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England facing 'changing health needs'

England facing 'changing health needs'

Health
England is facing changing health demands due to an ageing population and the NHS must quickly adapt, says Public Health England. It has compiled what it calls "the most comprehensive picture" of the nation's current health and future fitness. It shows England's population is growing in size and people are living longer but not all in good health.While smoking rates may be decreasing, diabetes, obesity, dementia and mental health issues are on the rise.How fit is England?The Health Profile for England report shows average life expectancy has reached 79.6 years for men and 83.2 for women. In 2017, there were 1.35 million people aged 85 and over in England - nearly three times more than in 1971.By 2031, it could exceed two million, says Public Health Englan...
Iran facing tough new sanctions reality

Iran facing tough new sanctions reality

Business
Aug. 6 (UPI) -- With new U.S. sanctions on Iran taking effect Monday, the U.S. secretary of state said it would take immense changes from Tehran to avoid further pressure. Iran under the new sanctions is barred from purchasing or acquiring U.S. dollars and limited in what it can do with its own currency, the rial, outside of Iranian territory, making it exceptionally difficult for Tehran to conduct business. With its oil customers already backing away ahead of the next round of sanctions in November, Iran is facing difficult economic challenges. The sanctions clock started ticking in May when U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the multilateral agreement that eased sanctions pressure on the third-largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in exchange for c...
Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Facing pension related problems? Here's how to complain to the government

Finance
If you are a central government pensioner who has been facing issues related to your pension and your grievances are not being resolved by the bank or government department despite your repeated complaints, then you can lodge your complaint on the www.pensionersportal.gov.in. This portal helps pensioners to raise their grievances with senior people in the concerned department in case they have received unsatisfactory responses so far or if they do not know who to approach regarding their pension related issues. To file a complaint on the portal, you must keep your Pension Payment Order (PPO) number handy to ensure that your complaint is quickly answered by the government. Follow the steps below to lodge your pension grievance. 1. Go the website, www.pensionersportal.gov.in and click on CPE...
OPEC-member Venezuela facing more regional pressures

OPEC-member Venezuela facing more regional pressures

Business
June 5 (UPI) -- Venezuela may be facing further economic obstacles as the U.S. secretary state calls for its suspension from the Organization of American States. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro faced widespread criticism for holding elections in his country early. By putting his opponents on their heels, Maduro last month secured another six-year term in an election his global critics called a sham. Already under increased pressure from economic sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a call Monday for Venezuela's suspension from the OAS because of "an unconstitutional interruption in democratic order." "In addition to suspension, I call on fellow member-states to apply additional pressure on the Maduro regime, including sanctions and further diplomatic isolation, until...
Sainsbury's-Asda merger facing investigation

Sainsbury's-Asda merger facing investigation

Business
Britain's competition regulator has confirmed it is investigating the planned merger between Sainsbury's and Asda. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was inviting interested parties to comment on the impact of the deal ahead of a formal "phase one" inquiry.A deal between Sainsbury's and Asda, currently the second and third biggest UK supermarkets, would create a grocery powerhouse, overtaking Tesco as the market leader.It would have 2,800 stores across the UK - including the Argos business already owned by Sainsbury's - with combined revenues of £51bn.Some experts think the CMA could ultimately order the company to dispose of at least 75 stores.There are also concerns about the impact the tie-up would have on suppliers - and this part of the sector is ...