Health&Fitness

Use Of Modern Contraception Soars Around The World — FP2030 Report

According to a new report published on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the use of modern contraception is soaring around the world, with an estimated 371 million women of reproductive age in low- and lower-middle-income countries now using a modern method of family planning—87 million more than just a decade ago. FP2030’s 2022 Measurement Report, which was previewed in November 2022 at the ...

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Sitting All Day Is Terrible For Your Health – Now, A New Study Finds A Relatively Easy Way To Counteract It

Researchers have long known that sitting at your desk hour after hour is an unhealthy habit. Morsa Images/Digital Vision via Getty Images Keith Diaz, Columbia University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea To reduce the harmful health effects of sitting, take a five-minute light walk every half-hour. That’s the key finding of ...

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Female Genital Mutilation Rates Peak In Kenya During School Holidays – An Alternative Option Offers A Solution

A past anti-FGM campaign meeting in Kajiado County, Kenya. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Tammary Esho, Amref International University (AMIU) Female genital mutilation is a practice deeply rooted in cultural traditions around the world. The World Health Organisation defines it as comprising all procedures that involve removal of parts of the external female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The cut ...

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Achieving Universal Health Coverage In Anambra

By Raymond Ozoji, Awka The attainment of Universal Health Coverage in Anambra state was the Crux of the matter at the world press conference held at the conference hall of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA) Government House Awka. The whole media parley was that Universal Health Coverage would be achieved as envisioned by the state governor Professor Charles ...

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Forced Mass Abortions Are A New And Disturbing Phenomenon In Nigeria

bmszealand/shutterstock Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria classifies abortion as illegal except under certain medical circumstances. A recent investigation by Reuters news agency has alleged that, since 2013, the Nigerian military has run a secret mass abortion programme in the north-east of the country, where it is at war with the militant Islamic organisation Boko Haram. Ten thousand women ...

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HIV Prevention: New Injection Could Boost The Fight, But Some Hurdles Remain

Shutterstock Jessica Haberer, Harvard University While the world has focused on the COVID pandemic for nearly three years, less and less attention is being paid to HIV. However, HIV is still a global problem. In 2021, according to the United Nations, 38.4 million people were living with HIV, over 650,000 died from AIDS-related illnesses, and 1.5 million became newly infected. ...

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Chickens From Live Poultry Markets In Nigeria Could Be Bad For Your Health – Scientists Explain Why

Antimicrobial use in poultry is threatening the health of consumers in Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images Oluwawemimo Adebowale, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Many livestock farmers treat their animals with antimicrobial medications. These are drugs that target bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. But using them the wrong way can have unwanted results. Animals are known to develop resistance ...

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Botswana Health Minister Unveils Key Diagnostics System In Gaborone

The cobas® 5800 offers multi-disease testing. Roche  in collaboration with Orthosurge Botswana and Diagnofirm, has inaugurated the cobas® 5800 molecular diagnostics system in Gaborone. The system will expand molecular testing capacity and increase access to health care for many Batswana who face health care barriers. The Botswana Minister of Health, Honourable Dr Edwin G. Dikoloti, unveiled the system on November 17, 2022. The ...

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Lower-Income Countries Push To Reach More Than 85 Million Children With Measles Vaccine

Following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on critical routine health activities and secondary impacts on malnutrition leading to alarming rise in measles cases and outbreaks globally, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) is working with governments, communities and other partners in a concerted effort to rollout measles vaccines to vulnerable children across Lower Income Countries. From 2022 through the first ...

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