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The two biggest causes of childhood mortality in the developing world today are diarrheal disease and respiratory tract infections. The simple act of washing hands with soap can reduce diarrhoeal risk by almost half, and respiratory tract infection by a third.  Hand washing interrupts the transmission of disease agents and so can significantly reduce diarrhoea […]

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Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned, 3D-printed spectrometer, the scanner is 15 times lighter and smaller than current commercial systems and is made from parts costing […]

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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 […]

The post How many cups of coffee in a day can cause harm? appeared first on VCGi Health Blog.

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After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has levelled off.  According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, no significant gains were made in reducing malaria cases in the period 2015 to 2017. The estimated number of malaria deaths in 2017, at 435 000, remained virtually unchanged over the previous year.  Urgent […]

The post Zero Malaria Starts with Me appeared first on VCGi Health Blog.

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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 […]

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World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is a far-reaching global oral health campaign. It is a platform for the public, oral health community, and policymakers to help reduce the overall oral disease burden. WOHD is celebrated on 20 March every year; the day was first declared by FDI (World Dental Federation) in 2007 and first officially […]

The post Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health appeared first on VCGi Health Blog.

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Antibiotics are one of the most groundbreaking medical discoveries and they are drugs used to prevent or treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of the drug that once could successfully kill the bacteria. This bacteria can then multiply and even pass on its resistant properties. When a […]

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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 […]

The post CHAINED: The Vicious Shackles of Drug Abuse appeared first on VCGi Health Blog.

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World Cancer Day is a campaign built to resonate, inspire change and mobilise action long after the day has passed. A multi-year campaign offers a chance to create long-lasting impact by increasing public-facing exposure and engagement, more opportunities to build global awareness and impact-driven action. World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage […]

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  The complete and rich experience we get from the use of a product doesn’t necessarily come from just using the key product alone. The combine input from accessory items that support the key product makes the consumer enjoy a holistic satisfaction from the product. Your shoes may need a shoehorn, lace or shoe strings, […]

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