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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Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier ‘worse than prostitutes’

In a speech that one-upped even some of the president-elect’s colorful Twitter commentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s political enemies “worse than prostitutes” for disseminating a dubiously-sourced dossier last week alleging a relationship between Trump and the Kremlin. Speaking during a news conference, Putin said last week’s leak of the 35-page report — written by a private investigator as a series of memos and eventually passed on to the intelligence community — was a last-ditch attempt on the part of President Obama’s outgoing administration to “undermine…

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Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education

Control of school-related issues is spread across a number governmental agencies, and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos, won’t be the only member of his cabinet to have a say in student-facing policy. The Michigan philanthropist and billionaire will face her Senate confirmation hearing next Tuesday, and many of her fellow nominees already have education records of their own. We examined five of the potential cabinet members who could influence America’s schools and what their past actions might mean for students around the country. Jeff Sessions…

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Who Got Left Behind When “Body Positivity” Went Mainstream?

My first introduction to body positivity was online through a LiveJournal community called “Fatshionista.” There, we talked about fashion DIY, shared pictures of our favorite outfits, and gave the scoop on the actually trendy pieces popping up in plus-size departments (because lord knows they were hard to find). Beyond that, I was also introduced to radical body politics and intersectional feminism, and found solidarity with other fashion-minded people who existed beyond the “straight-size” world. As a college student who grew up in image-conscious Los Angeles, this was completely revolutionary for…

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First WHO toolkit to strengthen Europe’s health response to migration

Over one million refugees and migrants arrived in Europe by sea in 2015. 2016 has become the deadliest year ever for these travellers, with over 4700 people found dead or missing at sea so far. Sudden and large influxes of refugees and migrants can disrupt entire health systems in countries of transit and destination, if these are not adequately prepared. While the health problems of refugees and migrants are similar to those of the rest of the population, many suffer from physical and psychological illnesses associated with exposure to conflicts…

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Food for thought: The man who makes cooking videos go viral

If someone had told Jamie Bolding three years ago that he’d be earning a lot of money from making viral videos, he’d probably have quit his “proper job” a lot earlier. Jamie, who is behind a host of videos that appear on people’s Facebook newsfeeds, only lasted three weeks in an entry-level job at a drinks company, but he still thinks it was too long. “I thought I could hack a real job, but I hated that I had no say in the decision making,” says the 25-year-old founder and…

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Adopt heart-healthy lifestyle: WHO

Kathmandu, September 28 Maintaining a healthy heart is the best way to avoid life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke, which are among the most lethal killers in the South-East Asia region, which also includes Nepal. These and other cardiovascular diseases account for a sizeable proportion of the 8.5 million people in the region dying of non-communicable diseases every year, many of them prematurely, warned Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh World Health Organisation Regional Director for South-East Asia on the eve of World Heart Day (September 29). On World Heart…

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LAVISH PARTIES, PRICELESS ART AND WHITNEY HOUSTON AT THEIR WEDDING Incredible lifestyle of the Serbian singer and Russian oligarch who moored their £225m superyacht in the Thames Couple party with the s

LAVISH,PARTIES,,PRICELESS,ART,AND,WHITNEY,HOUSTON,AT,THEIR,WEDDING,Incredible,lifestyle,of,the,Serbian,singer,and,Russian,oligarch,who,moored,their,£225m,superyacht,in,the,Thames Couple,party,with,the,s A £225million superyacht owned by a Russian oligarch moored up alongside warship HMS Belfast in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge, last week. The floating palace, which dominated views from the central London landmark, belongs to Andrey Melnichenko and his glamorous wife Aleksandra, reported to boast a £8.5billion fortune. REX FEATURES 8 Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko pictured at a fundraising dinner at Hampton Court Palace in 2009 REX FEATURES 8 Model Aleksandra has worked for top fashion houses in London, Paris and Milan Andrey Melnichenko is up there with the…

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403 Vehicles, 45 People, Cops Ignored Dying Man. Driver Who Hit Him Finally Detained

NEW DELHI:  Police have detained the milk delivery man seen on CCTV footage hitting a pedestrian with his tempo in Delhi and then driving off without helping the victim. He is now being questioned. On camera, the tempo driver approaches 36-year-old Matibool, the man he hit, but turns away quickly, looks up and down the road, checks his tempo and then drives off. Matibool, an e-rickshaw driver, lay bleeding on the road in west Delhi’s Subhash Nagar for over an hour on Wednesday morning. No one tried to help; the…

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Cellphone Footage Gives A Glimpse Of Terrorist Who Triggered Assam Blast

HIGHLIGHTS 13 people were killed during a brazen terror attack in Assam’ Kokrajhar Manjay Islari, self-styled commander, is said to have triggered blast Strict vigil is being maintained along Assam-Bengal border after attack NEW DELHI: Minutes before they gunned down 13 people and injured nearly 20 at the village market in Assam’s Kokrajhar on Friday, at least one suspected NDFB (S) terrorist was caught on camera walking causally in the market. Cellphone shots accessed by NDTV show him wearing a blue rain coat, an automatic rifle slung across his shoulder….

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