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  • A Glimpse Into How Much the World Smokes Cigarettes

    A Glimpse Into How Much the World Smokes Cigarettes

      Everyone knows that cigarette smoking is addictive and harmful for health. Thousands of lives are lost every year due to the ill-effects of smoking. Despite this, a significant percentage of the world’s population is addicted to cigarettes. In the year 2014, an estimated 5.8 trillion cigarettes were smoked around the world. Of the estimated
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  • At What Age Can You Have Your First Drink of Alcohol

    At What Age Can You Have Your First Drink of Alcohol

      Minimum legal drinking age is the age at which a person can legally consume, or purchase alcoholic beverages. However, there is no standard drinking age across the world as each nation has its own set of rules and laws. It may range from as young as 16 in some nations to around 25 in
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  • Percentage of Urban Population with Access to Improved Water Sources on the Rise

    Percentage of Urban Population with Access to Improved Water Sources on the Rise

    Water is one of the most important ingredients that is essential for sustaining all forms of life force. However, it is of paramount importance to provide people with safe water as it can reduce diseases and deaths and lead to the all round development of the country. Today, giving their populations access to improved water
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  • Mental Health: The Number of Beds in General Hospitals per 100,000 People

    Mental Health: The Number of Beds in General Hospitals per 100,000 People

      Mental health problems are rampant in the world today and may affect just about anyone. Many people around the world suffer from health problems which range from anxiety and depression, which are quite common, to the extreme ones such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. According to the World Health Organization, around a third of
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  • Dying in Childbirth: Why Are the Women Still at Risk?

    Dying in Childbirth: Why Are the Women Still at Risk?

      Over the years, the global maternal mortality ratio has witnessed an overall decrease due to better healthcare facilities, skilled birth attendance and a woman’s increased access to family planning programs. In spite of that, maternal mortality cases have been reported due to a number of factors that are not under the control of the
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  • Tuberculosis, the killer disease’s Global Scenario – Time to Take Notice

    Tuberculosis, the killer disease’s Global Scenario – Time to Take Notice

      Since ancient times humans have been affected with Tuberculosis. During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was referred by the name of “Consumption” and had severely affected Europe and North America. During those years and up to the early 20th century, it was the main cause of death. However, advancements in technology, health care
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  • Cigarette Package Health Warning: The Big Picture

    Cigarette Package Health Warning: The Big Picture

    Tobacco-related diseases, which are on the rise, have forced many countries around the world to adopt stringent laws. Prime among these is the display of pictorial warnings on cigarette packs and other tobacco related products. Earlier, tobacco packages carried no warning about the harmful effects of tobacco products. However, in 2001, Canada became the first
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  • Countries with best health spend

    Countries with best health spend

    A robust healthcare infrastructure plays a significant role in the overall development of the nation. As such, nations around the world give a lot of emphasis to the development of their healthcare infrastructure. According to the OECD list of the countries which are the highest health spenders per capita, the United States ranks at the
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