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Over 3m Lives Lost To Air Pollution Annually – WHO

Over 3m Lives Lost To Air Pollution Annually – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday raised the alarm over urban air pollution sustained rise at an alarming rate, saying that over 3 million premature deaths are recorded worldwide every year. The Global health body also warned that more than 80 percent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to […]

Advance of Birth Control May Boost Female Smoking

Advance of Birth Control May Boost Female Smoking

The number of female smokers in developing countries may rise as contraception becomes more widespread, according to a study of smoking habits among a tribe in the Congo. The paper shows that Aka women, although equal to men in the tribe’s social model, smoke less than men. The women said they refrain from smoking because […]

‘Eating Banana With Its Cover’ – Misconceptions About Condoms

‘Eating Banana With Its Cover’ – Misconceptions About Condoms

Ethiopia is a conservative society, where open discussion about sex is rare, so it comes as no surprise that the younger generation find it hard to talk about condoms. Misrak (28) from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, remembers the first time she heard about condoms was while she was at junior secondary school. Her first reaction was […]

The Most Common Health Problems In The Workplace and How To Prevent Them

The Most Common Health Problems In The Workplace and How To Prevent Them

Workers in Nigeria take more time off than those in any other country. How can you, as an employer, protect your business to ensure that staff keep healthy? Nigerian workers take an average of nine days’ sick leave each year, more than four times as many as other African countries. This costs Nigerian employers about […]

Lagos Records First Successful Bone Surgery in West Africa

Lagos Records First Successful Bone Surgery in West Africa

Lagos — The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has successfully carried out the first bone bridge rurgery in West Africa. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris who disclosed that the operation was successfully carried out in December 2015, said that the teaching hospital also successful carried out cochlear implant surgeries on three […]

5 Expert-Backed Tips For Fighting Flight Anxiety

5 Expert-Backed Tips For Fighting Flight Anxiety

Vacation season is upon us (we see you, warm weather) but for some people, jet-setting off to a relaxing destination can be anything but. While data on the subject is sparse at best, some research suggests that an estimated 40 percent of people experience some level of anxiety when they fly, The New York Times […]

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone was happy (including himself). And to paraphrase Dean Wormer from Animal House: frazzled, stressed, and miserable […]

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

In the past 12 years, the U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion funding abstinence programs in Africa. They’re part of a larger program — called the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — aimed at stopping the spread of HIV around the world. Many health officials consider PEPFAR a succes. It is credited with […]

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Insecure

Let’s be real. Everyone feels unsure. Some may struggle with it more than others, but nobody is exempt. It’s how we respond in the face of that uncertainty that makes the difference–whether we allow it to feed us or frighten us. Fortunately, it’s not a matter of chance. There are techniques to reconnect with your […]

Why You Need to Love Yourself More

Why You Need to Love Yourself More

I used to believe that love meant putting everyone else and their needs first, before my own. While I do think there is some truth to that, in the sense that being a giving person is one of the ultimate acts of being a loving person, I came to realize that I must give to […]