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Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says

Health
The number of elderly people in the UK diagnosed each year with cancer is set to rise by 80% in less than 20 years, a report predicts.Cancer Research UK estimates that by 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now. The charity also said the elderly were more likely to have multiple health conditions, leading to later diagnoses.It called on the health service to prepare now for the rise in older patients with "complex needs".The government said cancer was a "priority" and the prime minister had just announced increased funding for the NHS. Cancer rises due to ageing population Rise in cancers 'caused by weight' Each year, some 360,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the UK.About 36% of diagnoses are in people aged 75 ...
Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Health
"Call of Duty," "Grand Theft Auto" and "Fortnite" are just some of the super-popular video games that have captured the imaginations of gamers around the world. But health officials have become increasingly concerned about what all those hours lost in gaming worlds might actually be doing to mental health. This week, the World Health Organization said that gaming can be highly addictive and that "gaming disorder" will be added to the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In the U.S., 60 percent of Americans play video games daily, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Video games are designed to be riveting, the reaction designers hope for is "I couldn’t stop playing." But the desire to keep players going and wanting more is ...
RBI must act as an alert inspector, not just off-site surveyor, says bank union

RBI must act as an alert inspector, not just off-site surveyor, says bank union

Finance
Reserve Bank union today requested Governor Urjit Patel to monitor banks through a combination of risk-based supervision, off-site surveillance and on-site inspections of operational systems. In a letter written to the governor, the union suggested that the RBI should undertake random supervision of bank branches in all parts of the country periodically - possibly 10 per cent of bank branches comprising all regions on an annual basis. "We would request you that RBI monitoring of banks should be a triad - a combination of risk-based supervision, off-site surveillance and random on-site inspections of operational systems, which, we feel, will give the best result instead of RBI totally dispensing with on-site inspections," the union said in the letter. "We strongly feel that RBI must remain ...
World Cup: Omar Gonzalez says USMNT needs 'direction'

World Cup: Omar Gonzalez says USMNT needs 'direction'

Sports
June 13 (UPI) -- Somewhere, trapped in Omar Gonzalez's mind is a 17th minute he won't soon forget. And neither will fans of the United States Men's National Team as they watch a pool of 32 countries clash for World Cup glory starting Thursday in Russia. A World Cup without the United States for the first time since 1986. A tournament without "One Nation, One Team" banners and "I believe that we will win" chants. Gonzalez can't shake the own goal he scored on Oct. 10. It was the first score in a last-gasp World Cup qualifying bout against Trinidad and Tobago, putting his team down in a game that needed to result in a draw for the USMNT to clinch a spot among the world's elite. The scoreboard at Ato Boldon Stadium flickered with a 2-1 loss before it went dark that night, like the USMNT's a...
World Cup 2018: Frank Lampard says he is against the use of VAR at this summer's tournament

World Cup 2018: Frank Lampard says he is against the use of VAR at this summer's tournament

Sports
Frank Lampard has claimed VAR should not be used at this summer’s World Cup because football has "not got it nailed down yet".Lampard, who had a goal disallowed in England’s last-16 defeat to Germany in 2010, believes the new system is not fit for purpose at present. The former England midfielder and newly-appointed Derby boss said: “Goalline technology was a no brainer with that goal of mine. "But VAR is going to be a huge discussion point. It’s too early. We’ve not got it nailed down yet. "Different refs in different countries are having problems. We are not using it in the Premier League. "I just think we’re going to cause ourselves problems in the most important football tournament in the world. "I didn’t see it needing to be rushed. "The last ...