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Vaccinating pregnant moms protects newborns from whooping cough

Infants born to mothers who are vaccinated against the highly contagious and potentially fatal whooping cough are much less likely to get it than others, researchers said, in a large study published Monday. Whooping cough, which is caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria, is easily spread when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. About half of infants who contract the illness require hospitalization for complications like pneumonia or brain disorder, Reuters reported. In this study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers analyzed data of approximately 149,000 infants born in California from 2010 to 2015. They found that babies...

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More Than 330M Worldwide Have Depression: WHO

March 31, 2017 — Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of poor health and disability, according to the World Health Organization. The number of people with depression rose more than 18 percent between 2005 and 2015, but lack of support and fear of stigma prevent many people from receiving treatment. “These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries to re-think their approaches to mental health and to treat it with the urgency that it deserves,” WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in an agency news release. The WHO’s year-long campaign called “Depression: let’s talk” seeks to...

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Is Second Hand Vapor from E-Cigarettes Dangerous? (Infographic)

It seems like everywhere we look nowadays, it is impossible not to see someone enjoying their e-cigarette, performing tricks here and there, and puffing a bunch of vapor almost anywhere. And this is where the debate between the user and non-user starts to unfold: is the second-hand vapor that e-cigarettes produced can harm our health? First of all, we need to clarify that whether you smoke an e-cigarette or a regular tobacco cigarette, smoking on public areas where non-users can inhale your second-hand vapor is a big no-no. It should be of common sense. Now that being said, what if you’re friend with someone who doesn’t vape but is okay being with you while you vape? Does a second-hand vape affects their health or not? There could be some instances where non-users may inhale the vapor your produce with your e-cigarette. And it is good if you can provide them with some facts if ever they throw you the “You’re giving me lung cancer” argument. To learn these facts, check out the infographic below from Vape...

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Infographic : Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death Amongst Elderly People

Did you know that many elderly people die because of falling? It is between 32%-42% of people over 70 falls between 5 and 7 times a year. 56% of falls in elderly people lead to fractures with 26% of those who sustain hip fractures dying within 12 months. There are steps we can take to reduce the risks of falling amongst the elderly and Injury SOlicitors has give the visual asset that could help you to avoid this...

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Cigarette Butts & The Environment

Cigarettes butts are the most littered item in the world. This isn’t hard to believe when you consider that 65% of cigarettes smoked are littered. This adds up to over 4.5 trillion cigarettes being littered around the world every year. The amount of toxic waste this produces is staggering. This infographic from purplebox describes in detail the devastating impact it is having on our environment. Just on our beaches, there were recently 3.2 million cigarette parts were collected in one year. Of course, many cigarette butts (80%) are lost in our oceans and have an absolutely devastating effect on marine life. This is hardly surprising when you consider the chemical composition of cigarettes and they tend to leak very badly when introduced to water. This isn’t just any leak, but a leak that involves over 4000 chemicals entering our water stream. Find out more information about the impact cigarette butts are having on the environment in the...

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