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More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014. It found obesity in men has tripled and more than doubled in women. Lead author Prof Majid Ezzat said it was an “epidemic of [...]

April 2, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

U.S. Math, Science Achievement Exceeds World Average

U.S. Math, Science Achievement Exceeds World Average

The math and science achievement of U.S. students continues to surpass the global average for nations taking part in a prominent assessment, results issued Tuesday show, but several East Asian countries and jurisdictions far outpace the United States, especially in mathematics. The most striking contrast comes in the 8th grade, where nearly half of all [...]

April 2, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on U.S. Math, Science Achievement Exceeds World Average

World T20 championships: Afghanistan stuns West Indies

World T20 championships: Afghanistan stuns West Indies

Afghanistan stunned West Indies by 6 runs in the World T20 championship match in Mohali on Sunday. Chasing a target of 124, West Indies could manage only 117 for 8 . Despite this defeat, West Indies topped their group and will face India or Australia in the semifinals. England will face New Zealand in the [...]

March 27, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on World T20 championships: Afghanistan stuns West Indies

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one I have never heard about – what kind of disease is that?” said Julius Makumbi, [...]

March 21, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away