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1 in 4 adults doesn't exercise enough, risking health: WHO

More than a quarter of the world's adults — or 1.4 billion people — don't exercise enough, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.
 
In 2016, around one in three women and one in four men worldwide were not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity to stay healthy – at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week.
 
 

Europeans live longer but obesity threatens life quality

In its European Health Report, covering 53 countries in a vast geographical area from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the World Health Organization (WHO) found well-being is the highest in the world but varies widely within the region.
 
Average life expectancy from birth has increased from 76.7 years in 2010 to 77.8 years in 2015. Women continue to live longer than men - 81.1 years compared to 74.6 years for men, although the gap has slightly narrowed.
 
 

Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age

Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.
 
 

Oil & gas among top performers in business: study

Oil & gas, metals & mining, and construction sectors emerged among the top 10 performers with over 10 per cent growth in both revenue and profitability between 2016 and 2017, said a report.
 
Pharma, banking, and medical devices turned out to be the weakest performers with less than 10 per cent growth across both measures, added the latest business sector performance analysis 2017, researched by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
 
 

Dubai Metro yields $18bn for economy in 8 years: study

Accumulated benefits of Dubai Metro in the period between its establishment in 2009 and end of 2016 reached Dh66 billion ($18 billion) compared to accumulated capital and operational costs of about Dh41 billion, i.e. the cost-benefit ratio reached 1.6 by the end of 2016, a report said.
 
 

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity: WHO

More than a quarter (1.4 billion) of the world’s adult population were insufficiently active in 2016, putting them at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, according to the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time.
 
The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in The Lancet Global Health journal.
 
 

Over 70 of world's population lacks proper social protection

Source : UN multimedia / 03 Jun 2014

More than 70 per cent of the world's population doesn't have proper social protection, according to a report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday.

The ILO defines social protection as covering both social insurance schemes such as social security pension systems and monetary transfers to lower income households.

 

Arab newspapers to become ‘extinct’ earlier, says researcher

Source : Al Arabiya / 21 May 2014

Newspapers in the Arab world are to become ‘extinct’ earlier than forecast due to the rapid rise of social media in the region, according to a key researcher.

Author Ross Dawson, who in 2010 published a ‘newspaper extinction timeline’, says he is revising his predictions of when printed papers will no longer be significant in the Arab world.

 

Record 33.3 mln people worldwide displaced by conflict

Source : UN Multimedia / 19 May 2014

More than 30 million people globally were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict, according to a new report launched at the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday.

The report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), which is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, covers 58 countries.

 

The least number of orphans live in North Caucasus: Study

Source : Islam.ru / 26 Apr 2014

Ingushetia is the only Russian region where there are no orphans, Interfax news agency reports.

According to the study of "Interreyting" organization, most children who are under the care of the state, live in the Kemerovo and Irkutsk regions. The ‘top’ ten regions leaders of the number of orphans are:  Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnoyarsk region, Moscow and Moscow region, Primorskiy Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai and St. Petersburg.

 
 

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