Unhealthy lifestyle may cause 17.6 million cancer-related deaths globally in 30 years – WHO

] The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the world may record more than 17 million cancer-related deaths in the next 20 to 30 years if unhealthy lifestyle choices should continue. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday that African countries would be the most affected by the disease. “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 8.8 million cancer-related deaths in 2015. “Within the next 20-30 years, the global death rate due to cancer is expected to…

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World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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Instagram Now Has 600 Million Users, Company Claims

Instagram on Thursday said that its user base has risen to more than 600 million. The company, owned by Facebook, said that new features it has introduced in the past few months helped it gain the steep increase in popularity. The photo-sharing app said it had added 100 million users since June, which is when Instagram last announced its 500 million user milestone, the company said in a blog post. Since then, the company launched Instagram Stories, its picture and video slideshow feature, identical to the signature function of rival Snap…

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A $1.3 Million Bank Glitch Funded This Guy’s Lavish Lifestyle

Luke Moore’s luxurious lifestyle came to a screeching halt when the bank finally realized he was $1.3 million overdrawn. Moore had been jet-setting around the world for the prior two years on the bank’s dime thanks to an error that allowed him an unlimited amounts of overdrafts. Moore first noticed the error in March 2010 when he opened a Complete Freedom account at St. George Bank and realized there was some truth to its advertising. He had complete freedom to withdraw as much money as he wanted, and boy did…

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Bowie artworks fetch $30 million in first round of auction

A first auction of items from late rock star David Bowie’s private art collection has fetched more than $30 million, with some going far above their estimated prices. In a packed salesroom on Thursday evening, auction house Sotheby’s held its first of three “Bowie/Collector” sales of art owned by the music icon, who died in January at the age of 69, raising 24.3 million pounds ($30.66 million). “David always enjoyed sharing the works in the collection, loaning to museums and actively supporting the art and artists that were part of…

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Children’s UAE education could cost expats more than a million dirhams

Expatriate parents in the UAE will end up spending more than Dh1 million on their children’s education, financial experts claim. According to a study by asset management group Old ­Mutual International, the total cost of sending a child to school in the UAE and on to university overseas can add up to nearly Dh1.5m. The company, which sells investment products to savers, said parents can spend as much as Dh562,543 in fees alone by sending their children to a UK or US curriculum school from the age of five to…

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U.S. Education Department Awards $4.4 Million to Improve Literacy and Education Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced more than $4.4 million in grants to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities. “When we improve literacy skills for children with disabilities, including those with dyslexia, we are not just teaching them how to read, we are opening doors to a lifetime of more positive opportunities, such as improved academic skills, reduction in behavioral incidences, increased school completion, and lifelong learning,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “These awards will continue to address inclusion, equity and…

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Spotify Now Has 40 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify has hit a new milestone, the company has announced that it now has over 40 million paid subscribers. The company had a total of 30 million paid subscribers back in March of this year, so they have managed to add 10 million paying subscribers since March. Apple Music has around 17 million paid subscribers as of this month, so it has some way to go to catch up to Spotify. Spotify have said that the launch of Apple Music has helped them grow quicker as it has raised the…

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Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide

Across the globe, nearly 50 million children have been uprooted, migrating to find a better, safer life, with 28 million forcibly displaced by conflict and violence within and across borders, a new UNICEF study reveals.   Often traumatised by the conflicts and violence they are fleeing, these children face further dangers along the way, including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, rape and even murder. In countries they travel through and at their destinations, they often face xenophobia and discrimination. The plight of the…

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