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First National Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign Launches in The Gambia

  Today marks the launch of the first-ever national mass media campaign to warn people of the Gambia about tobacco’s harms. Developed by the Non Communicable Disease Control Programme, Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and World Lung Foundation, the campaign graphically depicts tobacco’s impact on smokers and non-smokers exposed to tobacco smoke. The campaign, which

The world’s first Malaria Vaccine?

The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria conference (MIM) is currently going on in Durban, South Africa. This is a conference where researchers and experts in the field gather together to share progress of their research to the malaria community. One of such progress that has been reported is by Glaxosmithkline (GSK)

Coke- Perils of an addiction

I have been a coke addict. Yes, i confess. Mine was particularly bad especially during my undergraduate years. My addiction got so bad that i could tell the difference between coke in a bottle, a can, coke from London, Nigeria or even Thailand. Either that or i have a pretty

Fight cancer at the gym

Taller people are more likely to get cancer. For every four inches above five feet you are, there’s a 16% increased cancer risk, according to a new study from Oxford University     Which means a 5ft 9in (175cm) man has a 32-40% increased risk. Obviously you can’t fight it by getting shorter –

Male Pattern Baldness

In a group of four male friends, one of them will begin balding by age 20, and by age 60, two-thirds of men will have begun balding. Male pattern baldness is a very common, harmless condition, where the hairline begins receding at the front and begins to thin at the top

The problem with that in-grown hair…

WHAT are ingrown hairs? If you’re a man who has to shave more than once a week, you are probably very aware of ingrown hairs, often called ‘razor bumps’. Different to the usual type of pimple, razor bumps are hard and dark and appear when a hair is trapped under the skin. WHY

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