Around 1.2 billion people, or 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 to 19. Most are healthy, but there is still substantial premature death, illness, and injury among adolescents. Illnesses can hinder their ability to grow and develop to their full potential. Alcohol or tobacco use, lack of physical activity, unprotected … Continue reading All you should know about adolescent health risks and solutions
Pandemics Definition Pandemics are large-scale outbreaks of infectious disease that can greatly increase morbidity and mortality over a wide geographic area and cause significant economic, social, and political disruption. Evidence suggests that the likelihood of pandemics has increased over the past century because of increased global travel and integration, urbanization, changes in land use, and … Continue reading Pandemics: Risks, Impacts, and Mitigation
Importance of Pandemics Pandemics can cause sudden, widespread morbidity and mortality as well as social, political, and economic disruption. The world has endured several notable pandemics, including the Black Death, Spanish flu, and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Because the definition of pandemic primarily is geographic, it groups together multiple, distinct types of … Continue reading Pandemic Risks and Consequences
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, has said at least 250 journalists are imprisoned globally. Some of the countries where journalists have been incarcerated are China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The report, written earlier this December by Elana Beiser, Editorial Director of the CPJ, provides only … Continue reading Is journalism the riskiest profession?
Wouldn't it be good if we all can live over 100 years or even forever? It's definitely possible though it seems the odds stack against everyone living in this modern age due to life-threatening health risks we have to face every day. Though it's not within our powers to decide how long we can live, … Continue reading How You Can Live Forever.