Preceding an interview with Andrew Marr on a Sunday morning BBC TV show, 18 September 2011, it was revealed that his treatment for three-times recurring cancer of the oesophagus had been unsuccessful. After being told by his doctor that he only had three months to live, Gould described himself as being in the "death zone":
This time it was clear. I was, you know... I was in a different place, a death zone, where there was such an intensity, such a power. And apparently this is normal. And so, even though obviously I'd, you know, rather not be in this position, it is the most extraordinary time of my life, certainly the most important time of my life.
By ANNE BARNARD, MICHAEL R. GORDON and JODI RUDOREN
Experts said Israel took a calculated risk that strikes, aimed at disrupting arms flow to Hezbollah, would provoke a limited response.
《中英對照讀新聞》Drinking over recommended limit raises cancer risk 飲酒過量提高癌症風險
Drinking more than a pint of beer a day can substantially increase the risk of some cancers, research suggests. The Europe-wide study of 363,988 people reported in the British Medical Journal found one in 10 of all cancers in men and one in 33 in women were caused by past or current alcohol intake.
More than 18% of alcohol-related cancers in men and about 4% in women were linked to excessive drinking. The study calculated that in 2008 current and past drinking habits were responsible for about 13,000 cancer cases in the UK, out of a total of 304,000 cases.
Previous research has shown a link between alcohol consumption and cancers of the oesophagus, liver, bowel and female breast.
When alcohol is broken down by the body it produces a chemical which can damage DNA, increasing the chance of developing cancer. Of the cancers known to be linked to alcohol, the researchers suggest that 40% to 98% occurred in people who drank more than the recommended maximum.
raise：動詞，提高。例句：Would all those in favour please raise their hands?（支持的人可以舉一下手嗎？）
break down：片語，分解。例句：These enzymes break down food in the stomach.（這些酵素在胃裡分解食物。）
maximum：名詞，極大值、最大限度。例句：The temperature will reach a maximum of 27°C today.（今天最高氣溫會達到攝氏27度。）
oesophagus 食道also oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf'ə-gəs)
n., pl., -gi, also -gi (-jī', -gī').
The muscular membranous tube for the passage of food from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet.
[Middle English isophagus, from Medieval Latin ēsophagus, from Greek oisophagos, arbitrary medical coinage perhaps from ois-, future tense stem of pherein, to carry + -phagos, food (unattested sense) (from phagein, to eat).]esophageal e·soph'a·ge'al (-jē'əl) adj.