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Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

IAEA Study Confirms Brachytherapy Effective for Cervical Cancer

Vienna (ABC Live): Brachytherapy :  A five-year long clinical trial conducted in seven low and middle-income countries has confirmed the safety and effectiveness of combining high doses of internal radiation therapy (Brachytherapy) with pelvic external beam radiation therapy in treating cervical cancer. The IAEA’s study’s findings were presented at the plenary session of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American …

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Youth Obesity Emerges as Global Health Crisis

New Delhi (ABC Live):Youth Obesity :The number of obese children and adolescents aged five to 19 years worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, and if current trends continue, there will be more obese children and adolescents than those moderately or severely underweight by 2022, a United Nations-backed study shows. “These data highlight, remind and reinforce that overweight …

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Sophia Bats for Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development

New York (ABC Live): Sophia : Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges, including ethical questions, human rights issues and security risks, speakers told a United Nations event today that featured a robot as one of the panellists. A moment that drew big applause during the day-long event, …

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International Girl Child Day 2017 Aims EmPOWER Girls

New York (ABC Live): EmPOWER Girls : The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception, the United Nations said on the International Day of the Girl Child, which kicks off a year-long effort to draw global attention to and action on the challenges and opportunities girls …

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António Guterres Presents $5.4 billion UN Budget for 2018-19

New York (ABC Live): UN Budget : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and budget committee. The proposal (before re-costing) is about $200 million – about four per cent – below the appropriation for the current biennium, and reflects …

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ESCAP Confirms Asia-Pacific as Most Disaster-Prone Region

New Delhi (ABC Live): ESCAP  :Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense and disaster risk is outpacing resilience in Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In recent months, the region has seen Typhoon Hato unleash large scale damage …

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UN Observes International Disaster Reduction Day 2017

New York (ABC Live):International Disaster Reduction Day 2017 :The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the International Disaster Reduction Day 2017 celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing …

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