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Japan to provide $40 million to ADB to back high-level technology

Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso attends at opening session of the ADB annual meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan May 6, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato Japan will provide $40 million to the Asian Development Bank to promote high-level technology as part of efforts to boost quality infrastructure in Asia, Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday. “Japan has been promoting quality infrastructure in Asia in close collaboration with the bank,” Aso told the ADB’s annual gathering in Yokohama. “Enhancing quality of infrastructure in terms of lifecycle…

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LinkedIn Reaches 500 Million Members Adds Matched Audiences for Ad Retargeting

But it’s worth clarifying a few specifics here – unlike other networks, LinkedIn reports total members as opposed to active users. For comparison, there are more than 1.3 billion existing Twitter accounts, but only 319 million monthly active users, a big difference. In this case, LinkedIn’s active user count is likely a lot less than its total members – according to TechCrunch, some research suggests that LinkedIn has 250 million MAU, though previous data has indicated that only around 25% of LinkedIn users are regularly active on the app, which…

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World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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Smoking Costs $1 Trillion, Soon to Kill 8 Million a Year – WHO/NCI Study

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday. That cost far outweighs global revenues from tobacco taxes, which the WHO estimated at about $269 billion in 2013-2014. “The number of tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million deaths annually to about 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80 percent of these…

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Over 24 Nations Agree to Reduce 12.6 Million Annual Pollution Deaths

Health and environment officials from over 24 countries have committed to reducing the annual 12.6 million deaths due to pollution, the World Health Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme have said. On the sidelines of the ongoing 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) here, the officials on Tuesday signed up to the declaration for health, environment and climate change. The goal is to reduce pollution-related deaths through a new global initiative to promote better management of environmental and climate related risks to health. According to WHO, around 12.6…

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Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday. Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, there were around 31.7 million persons diagnosed with diabetes and by 2015, the figure increased to 62 million. “This change is due to the erratic food timings, sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity and other erratic patterns of lifestyle. Such changes in…

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