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10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

Health
May 24 (UPI) -- A new report by the World Cancer Research Fund Thursday links excessive body fat to 12 types of cancers, at a time it says obesity is on the rise globally. The report Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective examines a decade of research linking cancer prevention to diet and lifestyle, and is the third to address the subject. The first and second reports were published in 1997 and 2007. Thursday's report found obesity increases humans' risk of getting 12 cancers -- in the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, colorectum, breast, ovary, endometrium, prostate and kidney. The prevalence of obesity, it said, has increased at a rate faster than ever before. "In 2016, an estimated 1.97 billion adults and over 338 million children an...
AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

Technology
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $ 44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press analysis of its grants. The spending paid for research aligned with Gates' interests, led to friendly media coverage and had a role in helping write one state's new education system framework. The grants illustrate how strategic and immersive the Microsoft founder can be in pursuit of his education reform agenda, quietly wielding national influence over how schools operate. Gates' carefully curated web of influence is often ...
A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

A healthy diet can improve hearing in women, research shows

Health
May 11 (UPI) -- Eating healthier than help prevent hearing loss, new research suggests. Previous studies have examined the relationship between specific nutrients and hearing, but researchers Brigham and Women's Hospital took a more holistic view, looking at the relationship between diet and hearing. Researchers examined the health data collected by the Nurses' Health Study II, which tracked the diets and health of 70,966 women over a 22-year span. Healthy eating habits were scored using three different diet-rating systems: the alternate Mediterranean diet, or aMED; the "dietary approaches to stop hypertension," or DASH diet; and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010. Their analysis showed women who adhered most closely to a healthy diet were least likely to develop hearing loss duri...
Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows

Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows

Science
April 30 (UPI) -- As population growth accelerates in much of the world, demands for meat are putting added pressure on natural resources. New research suggests some of the pressure can be relieved by fish farming.Scientists with the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization estimate an additional 10 billion people will be hungry for protein by 2050 and that a 52 percent increase in animal production will be required to meet their needs.According to the latest calculations by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, if those protein needs are met with an increase in farmed aquatic animals, humans can conserve land. Recent studies have suggested as much as 75 percent of the planet's land and soil has already been significantly degraded."While aquaculture can add s...
Britain's Got Talent: Dec to host live shows alone

Britain's Got Talent: Dec to host live shows alone

Entertainment
Declan Donnelly will host the Britain's Got Talent live shows without Ant McPartlin, ITV has confirmed.The broadcaster said Dec will host the live shows without his long-term co-presenter "while Ant steps down from his TV commitments for now".Mr McPartlin was charged with a drink-driving offence last month following a three-vehicle collision in London.He will still feature in the audition episodes of the upcoming series, as they were filmed in January.Britain's Got Talent will return for its 12th series this Saturday. In recent years, the talent show's live semi-finals and final have been screened nightly across one week, usually at the end of May, with the audition shows broadcast in the weeks running up to it.In a statement released on Tuesday, ITV said: "We send Ant all our love. And we...