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WHO updates fact sheet on Preterm birth (16 November 2017)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its fact sheet on preterm births recently.

Background Information:

Preterm is defined as babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed. 494 more words


The Link Between Syphilis and HIV

Did you know certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can put someone at a greater risk of contracting HIV?

But what exactly increases this risk? Is it the behavior pattern, or STI itself? 467 more words


When bad eating habits become more than just habits

I don’t think I’ve ever had an eating disorder, but I’ve had bad eating habits and bad thoughts around food on and off for 5 years. 940 more words

Mental Health

Hamstring Injury Prevention Practices in Elite Sport: Evidence for Eccentric Strength vs. Lumbo-Pelvic Training

Following from last week’s excellent review article by Matthew Bourne and colleagues, this week we have another review paper by Dr Anthony Shield and Matthew Bourne on the abovementioned topic. 228 more words

Whats the plan for free school meals?

Free school meals are an essential component of measures to tackle poverty in Wales especially now that cuts in benefits mean many families are having to turn to foodbanks to survive.  193 more words

Jay's Stages of Life: May 2017: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The teen pregnancy rate is declining due to practicing abstinence.  Sex education is extremely important.  Teens should pledge to abstinence until marriage.  That’s what I did when I was in middle school health class.   440 more words

Creative Writing


“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

Two weeks ago my friends and family participated in the Out of Darkness Walk in Piedmont Park for suicide prevention  and it was AMAZING. 295 more words