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Article refutes claim that e-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes

Tobacco Harm Reduction

An article <https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305424> published on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) conclusively refutes the now too often-repeated erroneous claim that e-cigarettes have been proven to be 95% safer than regular cigarettes. Alternatives to cigarette smoking can create a big impact on health in society While the evidence to date indicates that e-cigarettes do expose ...

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Insomnia: Everything that you should know

Insomnia

People who have high-pressure jobs face more troubles with sleep. Insomnia is one of the most unwanted sleeping disorders, which can be responsible for several health problems. A person who is suffering from insomnia is not able to sleep at night, which is responsible for making him feel tired and disoriented throughout the day. To make sure that you are ...

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Nigeria to reduce malaria burden by 13% in 2023

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) says it is working toward reducing malaria burden in the country by 13 per cent in 2023. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Coordinator of the programme, Dr Audu Mohammed, said in Abuja on Monday, January 6, 2020 that Nigeria currently accounted for 25 per cent of global malaria burden. He said: “The world’s target ...

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Global tobacco use declines by 60m people – WHO

tobacco smoking

World Health Organisation (WHO) says overall global tobacco use reduced from 1.397 billion in 2000 to 1.337 billion in 2018 or by approximately 60 million people. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health The world body disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Geneva on Global Trends in Prevalence of Tobacco Use 2000-2025 ...

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Cholera cases drop by 60% globally, as Nigeria records significant progress – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday, December 19, 2019 said the number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60 per cent in 2018. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images The organisation disclosed this in a statement issued from its headquarters in Geneva entitled: “Cholera Prevention ...

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Estate valuer promotes health delivery with ultra-modern facility

Saint Davis Hospital

Residents and neighbours of Ada in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State have been blessed with an ultra-modern health facility christened Saint Davis Hospital, Ada. Saint Davis Hospital, Ada Located along Ibokun Road in Ada, the hospital was recently opened with a free medical service during which no fewer than 3,000 residents benefitted. The free medical outreach was part ...

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UK ad watchdog bans BAT from Instagram e-cigarette promotion

Tobacco Harm Reduction

British American Tobacco (BAT) must stop advertising its e-cigarettes from any public account on Instagram, including some influencers’ accounts, the UK’s advertising watchdog ruled on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. An e-cigarette The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also directed the company to remove all ads related to Vype on Instagram. The decision stems from a probe into seven Instagram posts by ...

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Artificial trans fat: A toxic chemical in our food

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Food! It provides our bodies with the nutrients we need to stay healthy and active. On three meals a day, we will consume more than 75,000 meals by age 70. Food has been termed “the essence of life.” Everyone has a right to healthy food. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / ...

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Caries: Biggest dental problem for Nigerian children

Caries dental issue

Children in Nigeria are battling a host of dental issues, including cavities, gum disease, traumatic dental injuries, and HIV-related dental issues, according to a report published in BMC Oral Health. Of all these conditions, the most pressing one is dental caries, whose prevalence among children ranges from around 11% to 48%. Nigerian children are battling a host of dental issues. Photo ...

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Partnership launches plan to end tuberculosis by 2022

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Stop TB Partnership on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 launched the Global Plan to End TB 2018-2022, which calls for $2.6 billion per year for vital research and development of new tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic tools, new drug regimens and a new vaccine, and $13 billion per year for TB care and prevention. With the new Global Plan, the Stop TB ...

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