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British armed forces suffer record levels of alcohol abuse

Source : Independent / 12 May 2014

Record levels of alcohol abuse in Britain's armed forces have led to more than 1,600 service personnel – the equivalent of several infantry battalions – requiring medical treatment in the past year.


Air quality deteriorating in many of the world’s cities

Source : / 08 May 2014

Air quality in most cities worldwide that monitor outdoor (ambient) air pollution fails to meet WHO guidelines for safe levels, putting people at additional risk of respiratory disease and other health problems.


UK child mortality rate one of the highest in Western Europe

Source : RT / 05 May 2014

Britain has one of the highest mortality rates in Western Europe for children under five, new research has revealed. Experts say factors like poverty, deprivation and smoking during pregnancy contributed to the premature deaths of 3,000 children in 2012.


Black Seed - 'The Remedy For Everything But Death'

Source : Agencies / 02 May 2014

Black Cumin or Latin name “Nigella Sativa” is a plant which has acquired tremendous worldwide fame thanks to Islamic tradition. 

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him): I heard Allah's Apostle saying: "There is healing in Black Cumin for all diseases except death." (Sahih Bukhari 7:71:592)


Agriculture one of the most dangerous jobs because of chemical exposure

Source : UN Multimedia / 29 Apr 2014

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous jobs with regards to exposure to dangerous chemicals like pesticides, according to a technical officer with the International Labour Organization or ILO.

"Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work" is the theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.


Saudi MERS death toll passes 100 mark

Source : Arab news / 28 Apr 2014

The death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the Kingdom reached 102 on Sunday with 10 new deaths during the past 24 hours as authorities scrambled to reassure an increasingly edgy population.


Causes and treatment of the osteochondrosis

Source : MediBird / 26 Apr 2014

Osteochondrosis from the Greek "osteon" = bone and "chondron" = cartilage is initiated by changes to the disc´s cartilage, with an accompanying response in the vertebral body taking place. In this disease, degenerative alterations happen in the disc. The height of the disc is decreased and the disc´s physiological function is lost, producing in instability and alterations in the vertebral joints. As the disease progresses, a reaction occurs in the end plate of the vertebral body. This reaction can be divided into three stages:


Russia approves policy on alcohol and drug prevention until 2020

Source : Agencies / 25 Apr 2014

Russian Federation has approved an alcohol and drug prevention policy until 2020. The new legislation goes beyond the traditional focus on health-care delivery to include a concern about population health, setting out the goals of reducing mortality in working ages, especially by lowering rates of injuries and alcohol poisoning, as well as reducing infant and maternal mortality. It also highlights the need for effective action against “socially determined conditions” such as drug addictions, smoking, hazardous drinking, diseases, tuberculosis, and AIDS.


Ban children from watching television, says study

Source : Guardian / 22 Apr 2014

Doctors and government health officials should set limits, as they do for alcohol, on the amount of time children spend watching screens – and under-threes should be kept away from the television altogether, according to a paper in an influential medical journal.


50% Saudi children are obese

Source : Arab News / 22 Apr 2014

A new study has revealed that 50 percent of Saudi children suffer from obesity. Tests conducted on 280 children at the Children and Maternity Hospital in Dammam showed that 20 percent of Saudi children suffer from extreme obesity while 30 percent undergo a weight increase. The other 50 percent of children tested didn’t gain any weight throughout the period of the study.


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