UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative condition in the next 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are designed to help medical professionals and governments to develop national policies. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for…

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Nokia P1 Concept Render Video Highlights Flagship Nokia Android Phone’s Design

Nokia P1, the long-rumoured flagship Nokia Android phone, is widely expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, where HMD Global has already slotted an event. The company, which has rights to the Nokia brand, is also expected to showcase more devices at the mega trade show, but the Nokia P1 will be the centre of things. Now, concept renders claimed to be of the Nokia P1 have made their way on the Internet giving a rough idea about the design of the smartphone. The concept creator has shared…

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UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education. @UNICEF   At the UK Trades Union Congress’ Congress in Brighton on 14 September, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) President, Kathy Wallis, urged the Government to play its full part in ensuring all refugee and displaced children are able to access education and are protected from abuse and violence. She made the call while…

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Daily Bread Food Bank’s annual hunger report highlights growing need among adults

Adults are increasingly relying on Toronto food banks more than young people, a new report has found. The Daily Bread Food Bank released its annual Who’s Hungry report on Monday, breaking down the trends behind the 905,970 visits its clients made between April 2015 and March 2016. A further 2.6 million meals were given out through meal programs, the organization said. One of the key findings: clients 45 and older now make up 35 per cent of food bank users, up from 26 per cent in 2006. Some 39 per cent…

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