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Overseas aid should focus on education, say MPs

The international development committee says the proportion spent on education should be lifted from 8% to 10%. There are 250 million children around the world without access to school – and efforts to tackle this have been “shamefully underfunded”, say MPs. Committee chair Stephen Twigg warned of a “global learning crisis”. The select committee says that the Department for International Development’s spending on education is £526m per year – less than on supporting health, civil society and intervention in disasters. UN warns of schools lost in conflict Who really paid…

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World Cancer Day: Health Experts Urge Focus On Preventive Measures, Say Prevention Remains Vastly Underfunded

Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) — a number expected to swell to 21 million by the year 2030. As the global cost of treatment skyrockets, measures to prevent people getting cancer in the first place are increasingly important in seeking to limit the expected explosion.   “The way…

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This Winter Focus More on Vegetables and Fruits: Dieticians

With winter being the best time to increase food intake, dieticians have urged children to focus more on fruits and vegetables to supplement body nutrition, which is hardly the case during summer due to low appetite. According to them, the increased intake of walnuts can be extremely helpful for dementia patients. Vitamin A is necessary for eyesight and carrot has plenty of it. “Carrot also enhances blood flow to the eyes to aid in better functioning,” said Nidhi Dhawan, dietician at city based Saroj Super Specialty Hospital. “The connection between…

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Reducing Malnutrition is the Key Focus: Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that the key focus of her ministry was to reduce malnutrition. “The key focus is to reduce malnutrition for which the WCD Ministry is holding regular consultations with the states on improving the content of food being provided to the children in anganwadis and regular monitoring of their nutrition status,” she said at the second edition of “All India Women Journalists’ Workshop” bringing together over 100 journalists from various media organisations across the country. Gandhi also gave a brief overview…

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Microsoft Says Windows Phone Isn’t Its Focus This Year

There were Android smartphones and iPhone handsets to be seen at Microsoft’s developer conference Build 2016 on Wednesday, but surprisingly, company’s own Windows Phone or Windows 10 Mobile handsets were completely out of the picture. The company also chose not to share any development it has been working on to improve the receding status of Windows Phone. There’s a reason for this: Windows Phone isn’t Microsoft’s focus this year. On day one of Build 2016, Microsoft announced tools for developers to make or port Win32, .Net, Xbox One, Surface Hub…

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