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Charity: Thousands of cancer patients dying in pain

One in ten cancer patients are in pain for the final 48 hours of their life because of a lack of support and pain relief at home according to a charity.

Macmillan Cancer Support called on the Government to conduct a significant overhaul of palliative care to prevent further “pain and heartbreak”.

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Brazil's President joined by military for Zika safety drive

The nationwide campaign aims to educate the public about how to deter Zika carrying mosquitos Credit: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Brazil's President led a nationwide campaign to educate people in how they can help in the fight against Zika today, by visiting homes and sharing tips on how to deter virus carrying mosquitoes with the public.

President Dilma Rousseff, cabinet ministers, and as many as 220,000 troops all went door to door on the so-called National Day for "Zero Zika" in a concentrated effort to raise awareness about the disease which cuurently has no vaccine or treatment.

President Dilma Rousseff personally visited homes and handed out leaflets to raise awareness of safety measures that could be taken to try to avoid Zika Credit: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
220,000 troops took part in the awareness campaign on Saturday Credit: REUTERS/Adriano Machado
Tips on how to remove stagnant water and spray repellent were shared with the public by military forces Credit: REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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