Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO
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New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking – and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday.

UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner
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UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report”. Post Views: 3

UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic
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UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic

This post was originally published on this siteDenouncing the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and the unlawful denial of humanitarian access to those need, the United Nations Security Council underscored that all parties to armed conflict must uphold their obligations under international law and protect civilians from …

France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert
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France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert

This post was originally published on this siteWhile commending efforts by the French government to combat terrorism, a United Nations rights expert has raised concerns about the effect recent counter-terrorism laws are having on fundamental human rights there, including freedom of movement, religion and association. Post Views: 2