News in Brief 14 May 2019

  • Rising safety fears for civilians in Libya's capital
  • Healthier lifestyle choices can prevent dementia onset
  • Top UN human rights official calls for probe into Lebanon death
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UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

Dementia sufferers set to triple by 2050, warns WHO

The number of people who suffer from dementia is set to triple to more than 150 million by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

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UN calls attention to rising number of dementia cases, urges early detection

The number of people with dementia is projected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today, noting that lack of diagnosis remains a major problem even in high-income countries, where only a fifth to half of cases are routinely recognized.