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Asia’s cancer rates to spike by 2020


via AP:

The number of cancer cases in Asia is set to rise dramatically by 2020 due largely to longer life spans and changing lifestyles, threatening a health crisis as poorer countries in the region struggle to afford care.

A fast-growing population coupled with people living longer and undergoing extreme changes to diet and lifestyle will place a major burden on developing countries that cannot afford screening, vaccines and expensive treatment, experts said at the start of a two-day conference in Singapore.


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  • Dec
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Robots could demand legal rights


Robots could one day demand the same citizen’s rights as humans, according to a study by the British government.

If granted, countries would be obliged to provide social benefits including housing and even “robo-healthcare”, the report says.

The predictions are contained in nearly 250 papers that look ahead at developments over the next 50 years.

Other papers, or “scans”, examine the future of space flight and methods to dramatically lengthen life spans.


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