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Half of world's children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO

...or bogus scientific studies, unleashed well-funded campaigns to attack legitimate studies, set up front groups to push smokers rights, sued health authorities in court, and done everything in their power to delay and defeat meaningful action on second-hand smoke". Another startling and worrying statistic is t...

A crude custom

...ut in unhygenic conditions. Luckily due to health campaigns and education, female circumcision has been falling in some countries in the last decade. In Kenya, a 1996survey found that 76% of teenagers had been circumcised, compared to 100% of women over 45. Several governments have introduced legislation to ...

Smoke less to stay young

...d to kick the habit."it follows that public health campaigns aimed at young people must be drastically modified to convince them to eliminate cigarettes completely....

Sharing injection equipment spreads Hepatitis C

...okers" and cotton filters.// While many anti-drug campaigns have warned of the hazards of sharing hypodermic n...mong injection drug users, preventing messages and campaigns should be revised to alert active injection drug users to the importance of reducing or eliminating ...

Suggestions to reduce global heart disease burden

...al. Non-personal measures include those like media campaigns to persuade people to stop smoking, while personal measures are tailored towards the individual. Typically, this might involve someone taking medication to control their blood pressure. The WHO team has been studying the potential impact of these mea...

Reduce watching TV to prevent Obesity and Diabetes

... is also linked to obesity in children. The health campaigns are focussed on increasing exercise and hardly concentrate on reducing sedentary behaviours.// In a study conducted for over six years researchers have found that time spent watching TV was positively associated with risk of obesity and type 2 dia...

AIDS - The ‘silent but lethal tsunami’ of Asia

...wever with the help of government programs, strong campaigns and reaching out to the rural districts on scales that only the government bodies can succeed in doing, it is possible to tackle this epidemic. Its high time, we Asians look at giving a better Asia to our children. And perhaps the time is now that w...

Anti-tobacco Advertising Can Reduces smoking Among Teens

...es suggest that state-sponsored anti-tobacco media campaigns were associated with more favorable antismoking attitudes and beliefs among youth and reduced youth smoking. The strong associations between antismoking attitudes and beliefs, as well as reduced smoking, among students with a state TRP measure of at ...

Malignant virus in polio vaccine combined to Cancer

...ried about its role in promoting polio vaccination campaigns in the 1950s. Jackie Kennedy And maybe it's because the first SV40-related cancers that were discovered were such rare ones,'' Gazdar said. ``But you can't ignore lymphoma; it's too widespread and too important a cancer. Jackie Kennedy and a lot of ...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...worldwide public awareness of the disease, but the campaigns following the disease should not mislead the public by activating the panic button regarding the disease prevention. The first celebrity to speak out was Betty Ford, wife of president Gerald Ford, who did a great deal to raise awareness of breast can...

Attitude Towards AIDS Patients – Time For A Change

...rding the disease inspite of the massive awareness campaigns that has been conducted so far. Infact, a hardened cultural attitude to the disease has been cultivated, which, up to now, scientific and empirical information have found it difficult to penetrate. There is a general belief that HIV/AIDS can be cont...

Do Not Neglect Your Abdominal Pain/ Swelling - Help Your Doctor In Early Cancer Detection

... figures only indicate the need for more awareness campaigns and prompt screening camps for cancer in women....

Pepsi, Coke Join Hands To Spread AIDS Awareness

... stars advising on the need for preparedness. Some campaigns even had them carrying condoms along with the cric...fforts to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS through campaigns on safe sex. The effort is to ensure that the number of HIV positive cases in the country is cont...

Smokers Avoid Dental Care More Than Others

...p their patients quit smoking. Tobacco awareness campaigns are beginning to incorporate more recognition that oral health is affected by the use of tobacco. Lung cancer has traditionally been the focus of attention, but increasingly they are acknowledging that every system in the body is affected. Further r...

Smokers Face The Risk Of Becoming Blind In Later Life

...ine edition of Daily Mail. Steve Winyard, head of campaigns at the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) and chairman of AMD Alliance UK, said: "Smoking is the only proven cause of AMD that people can do anything about, yet people are not aware of the link and most people have not even heard of the con...

Patient Negligence - Significant Problem In The Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...ovements in breast cancer outcomes, the success of campaigns to increase screening use have not shown consistent improvements. In New Hampshire studies assessing use demonstrate that overall use by women 50 years old and older range from 65-82 percent and depend on age. However, these studies rely on self-re...

Cannabinoids - Antidepressant And Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

...d be replicated in humans. Paul Corry, Director of campaigns and communication at Rethink said" But as also pointed out in this study, the effects of cannabis on the brain are complex and produce conflicting evidence. Cannabinoids drug for inflammatory bowel Researchers from the University of Bath, UK h...

UV- Light Tanning As A Type Of Substance-Related Disorder

...t. The finding may explain why, despite widespread campaigns to alert people to the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, many people continue to sunbathe or use tanning booths. The authors conclude that individuals who chronically and repetitively expose themselves to UVL to tan may have a novel type of UVL...

One In Nine Young Women Diagnosed With Chlamydia Infection

...cipation is the key to the success of such massive campaigns directed towards diagnosis and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases....

AIDS Threat Aggravated Due To Sale of Blood by Drug Addicts in Cambodia

...ence of HIV infection rates in Asia. Educational campaigns over the past seven years have to a large extent helped in bringing down the rate from 3.8 to 1.9 among people aged between 15 to 49 years. Cambodian authorities have been too relaxed about handling the drug trade, leading to a steady increase of m...

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