In our future, there is truly something for everyone. We should all take advantage of digital technology, especially social media and the various platforms on offer, to grow a customer base, gain traction and advance businesses. You can write a blog, develop a website to sell your products or even your ideas – whatever it is you know how to do best. People are running fully-fledged commercial businesses on Instagram without a single physical shop, an opportunity only made possible by the internet. We are an entrepreneurial people, a society of multitaskers who, thanks to the virtual economy, can make a real opportunity out of anything we are passionate about. … [Read more...] about Facing The New Decade: Letter to young Nigerians by Prof Yemi Osinbajo
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There is a growing appreciation that other, perhaps less well-known, symptoms associated with schizophrenia – memory and cognitive problems, and lack of motivation – can have an equally profound impact on patients, and existing drugs do little to help this side of the disease. “It’s typically [these other] symptoms that are the most disabling,” said Toby Pillinger, a psychiatrist and King’s College London researcher involved in the study. … [Read more...] about Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial
The study was carried out by scientists funded by the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, which makes diabetes treatments, together with the Steno Diabetes Centre in Gentofte, Denmark, and University College London. They say that to prevent type 2 diabetes rates rising above 10%, obesity levels must come down by a quarter. … [Read more...] about One in eight people set to have type 2 diabetes by 2045, says study
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BEIJING: The WHO experts visited various hospitals in China's coronavirus-hit Wuhan city over the weekend as the death toll climbed to 2,592 with 150 new fatalities while the total number of confirmed cases increased to over 77,000, health officials said on Monday. The country's national health commission (NHC) said it received reports of 409 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection and 150 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions on Sunday. The overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland has reached 77,150 with a total of 2,592 fatalities by the end of Sunday, the NHC said. Hubei province and its provincial capital Wuhan, the ground zero of the virus, continued to bear the brunt with 149 death while one person died in Hainan Province, it said. The NHC also highlighted that recovered coronavirus patients have outnumbered new infections for the sixth consecutive day, indicating stabilisation of the virus situation in China. Sunday saw 1,846 people walk out of … [Read more...] about WHO team visits hospitals in China’s coronavirus-hit Wuhan: Death toll reaches 2,592
He would eat from a dustbin behind McDonald’s until staff realised what he was doing, installed CCTV cameras and called the police, who arrested him on the spot, he says. For three years after that, Kola slept on the first floor of a multi-storey car park. He would be woken every night by other homeless men drinking, shouting, having sex on the level above. He was robbed twice by a group of rough sleepers. … [Read more...] about One night on the streets: a portrait of homelessness in Britain
Experts from the World Health Organization have visited the locked-down central Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly global coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities said Monday. The trip over the weekend is the first reported visit to Wuhan by the WHO since the virus emerged from the city of 11 million people late last year. The virus, which is suspected to have crossed from animals to humans at a market in Wuhan, has killed more than 2,500 people across China and spread around the world. The international group of experts led by the WHO inspected two hospitals during their visit, including a makeshift one at a sports centre, the National Health Commission said on Monday. They also met with top officials at the centre for disease control for Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital. China has quarantined Wuhan and other cities in Hubei, blocking tens of millions of residents from travelling, since late January, to try and contain the virus. Most of the deaths have … [Read more...] about WHO experts visit Chinese virus epicentre
For Egerton and his colleague Nana Choak, this morning’s shift begins in a side street behind Waterloo, where two men are sleeping outside a Travelodge hotel. Cosy hotel room windows are visible just above the doorways where they are sheltering in unusually harsh March temperatures. The outreach workers spend some time trying to rouse a man asleep beneath a thin sleeping bag, curled up on an abandoned brown plastic sofa in a doorway. To begin with he doesn’t respond, but after a while he sits up to reveal a face blackened with bruises, one eye swollen shut. He looks like he has been badly beaten, but he says he has been hit by a bus and his leg is painful. It’s hard to have a detailed conversation because neither outreach worker speaks Lithuanian, but they register his name and make an appointment for him to come to a homelessness drop-in centre to have his injuries looked at. … [Read more...] about ‘Every day is a struggle’: rough sleeping on the rise in London
Home to corporate tech titans such as Google, the area, which only a couple of decades ago was synonymous with drugs, prostitution and warehouse raves, has become one of capital’s most desirable places to live. Flats in the new blocks mushrooming along the canal sell for millions, reflecting a housing market out of control, one that is stretching the term “affordability” to breaking point, with devastating consequences for those right at the bottom of the ladder – people such as Obi Ojang. … [Read more...] about Why are so many people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets?