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Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday.

Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of being a smoker, and they are likely to smoke more than average, according to a World Health Organization agency whose study has identified for the first time around 70 genes that could explain this behaviour.

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A quarter of thyroid cancer cases ‘probably’ due to Chernobyl: UN scientific committee

A quarter of all thyroid cancer cases among patients who were children at the time of the Chernobyl accident 32 years ago, are “probably” due to high doses of radiation received during and after the event.

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Demographic change a factor in cancer rise in low- and middle-income countries

Longer life spans combined with risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco use, physical inactivity and obesity, are behind a rise in cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries, the World Heal

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World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services

Millions of people suffering from cancer in developing countries still lack access to effective prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday, urging continued efforts to ensure greater access to these vital services.

News in Brief 31 January 2018

Holocaust commemoration about the past and the future: UN Secretary-General

Although hatred may appear to be on the rise, people everywhere can unite to create a world of peaceful coexistence.

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Over $46 billion lost to premature cancer deaths in BRICS economies, UN research finds

Premature deaths as a result of cancer is costing major emerging economies tens of billions of dollars a year, a new United Nations health study has found, underlining the need for context-specific strategies for both prevention as well as treatment for those suffering from the disease.

News in Brief 15 January 2018

Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts

The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country’s efforts to restore “peace and stability”.

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Prevention and timely diagnosis needed to combat under-40s cancer

There is urgent need for adequate measures to prevent cancer among people aged 20 to 39 years.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

At least 130 are dead or missing following three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday.

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