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Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger: report

A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new study published on Friday.
 
Children at one in three schools lack access to proper toilets, putting them at risk of diarrhea and other infections and forcing some to miss lessons altogether, according to the study, based on data from 101 countries.
 
 

Vitamin A deficiency can trigger hair loss, experts say

Experts say that a lack of vitamin A may cause hair loss, one of the common problems of our age.
 
Hair thinning and shedding is very common in both men and women, and can start very early for some. The reasons behind this problem have been proven to be diverse; anything from too much stress to irregular eating habits and the environment could contribute to it, and now experts are warning that vitamin A deficiency may be one of the most important factors triggering hair loss.
 
 

Turkey Europe's biggest antibiotics user, Mongolia top consumer in world, WHO survey shows

ntibiotics use is dangerously high in some countries, especially in the southern Mediterranean, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday.
 
The "WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption" looked at antibiotic use in 65 countries and found the Netherlands used 9.78 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people, while Britain used twice as much and Turkey almost twice as much again, at 38.18 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants.
 
 

Gazans suffer growing health crisis due to medicine shortages

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza stressed that hundreds of patients in Gaza are in danger as the besieged enclave has been suffering from medicine shortages. Around half of the medicines needed are in short supply, according to Palestinian Deputy Minister of Health Yousef Abu-Rish. "This unprecedented situation puts the life of thousands of patients in the Gaza Strip at stake due to the lack of necessary medicines," he said in a statement.
 
 

Number Of Abortions Reduced By 30% Over Past 5 Years In Russia - Health Ministry

The number of abortions has decreased by almost 30 percent in Russia over the past five years, but is still high, Russian Deputy Health Minister Oleg Salagay said on Friday.
 
 

Is multimedia dulling your brain?

Whether it’s for work or leisure switching between the vast number of media platforms in today’s communication saturated world may be dulling your brain, according to a new research review.
In modern society, it’s perhaps more difficult to escape multimedia ‘noise’ than it has ever been. Moving adverts adorn public transport, social media occupies people’s spare time and smartphone notifications can invade almost every waking moment of our lives.
 
 

Unsafe food costs $110B annually: World Bank

Foodborne diseases cost around $110 billion in productivity lose and medical expenses annually, the World Bank announced on late Tuesday.
 
"The total productivity loss associated with foodborne disease in low and middle-income countries is estimated to cost $95.2 billion per year, and the annual cost of treating foodborne illnesses is estimated at $15 billion," according to the World Bank's report.
 
 

UK researchers link consumption of junk memes to teen obesity & other ‘unhealthy’ habits

Hopping on the “blame the memes” bandwagon, UK researchers have sent a letter to Parliament warning that kids are learning poor health habits from the memes they share on social media.
 
 

Deep Fried Food Consumption Increases Risk Of Heart Disease: Study

People who eat a lot of fried foods may have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a large, long-term study.
 
An Pan of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, the researchers examined data from more than 100,000 men and women over about 25 years.
 
 

Half of Turkish people suffer sleeping disorder: Expert

Fifty percent of the Turkish population suffer from sleeping disorders, according to a Turkish professor. 
 
“Half of our population suffers from sleeping disorders,” Fuat Ozgen, the head of Ankara-based Turkish Sleep Medicine Society, told Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the 19th National Sleep Medicine Congress held in Istanbul.
 
 
 

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