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CHAINED: The Vicious Shackles of Drug Abuse – Health Education Article

The shaku shaku is a popular African dance style which has continued to be a growing trend among young people in Nigeria. Recently, it has been said to be a depiction of slavery, bondage and criminality because the pronunciation seems to be a modified version of the word “shackles”.  To depict the similarities, pictures of statues of slaves in chains were placed side by side with pictures of people doing the dance in the characteristic posture of placing both legs…

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The Art of Breastfeeding – VCGi Health Blog – Health Education Article

Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby. It provides your baby with the nutrients he or she needs for healthy growth and development. Breastfeeding should commence within one hour of birth. Early initiation of breastfeeding protects your baby from acquiring infections. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. This means that your baby receives only breast milk. No other liquids or solids are given, not even water, with the exception of…

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More than 1 million new sexually transmitted infections every day – WHO – Health Education Article

Every day, there are more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among people aged 15-49 years, according to data released today by the World Health Organization. This amounts to more than 376 million new cases annually of four infections – chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. “We’re seeing a concerning lack of progress in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections worldwide,” said Dr Peter Salama, Executive Director for Universal Health Coverage and the Life-Course at…

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How many cups of coffee in a day can cause harm? – Health Education Article

An estimated three billion cups of coffee are enjoyed every day around the world, Knowing the limits of what’s good for you and what’s not is imperative says Professor Elina Hyppöne. Latte, cappuccino or short black, morning coffee is essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much? While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades,…

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