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Global hunger rate on the increase; new UN report

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According to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 released Tuesday, new evidence continues to signal that global hunger rate is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people.

Limited progress is also being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity, putting the health of hundreds of millions of people at risk.

Yvonne Jegede Gives her suggestion On How To Fight Depression

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Yvonne Jegede gives hints on how to avoid depression

Popular Nollywood Ebony actress Yvonne Jegede Fawole has lent her voice to the rising rate of depression, especially among celebrities and she has given her own hints on how to fight depression.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike guests D’banj at the State House

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Wike and Dbanj meet to talk about youth career in music

Nigerian music artiste, D’Banj was recently hosted by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.

Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak as death toll rise to 20

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Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe has declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after more than 2,000 people were infected and bout 20 considered dead.

First-ever UN High Level Meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) scheduled for 26 Sept.

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tuberculosis

The United Nations General Assembly first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) has been scheduled to take place in New York on 26 September 2018.

The gathering of Heads of State is to accelerate efforts in ending TB and reach all affected people with prevention and care.

800,000 People Commit Suicide Annually – WHO

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World Suicide Prevention Day
On World Suicide Prevention Day, the World Health Organisation, WHO, said no fewer than 800,000 people commit suicide annually, the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29 in 2016.

Centre saves 1,805 from snake bite, 24 die

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The Snake Bite Treatment and Research Centre in  Kaltungo, Gombe State, says it has recorded 24 deaths out of  the 1,829 cases of snake bites recorded between  January and  August.

Youths make up 85 per cent of mad people in Nigeria; Health expert

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85 per cent of mad people in Nigeria

Dr Aliyu Abubakar of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, has said that the youths account for about 85 per cent of mad people in Nigeria.

This was contained in his paper presentation entitled: “Drug Abuse in Nigeria: Causes, Effects and Solutions” at a sensitisation workshop for youths organised by Bizara Youth Development Association in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

READ: Mental health advocate charges students to desist from drug abuse

Abubakar said: “According to a recent study, 85 per cent of mad people in Nigeria are youths within the age bracket of 18-38 years.

“The major cause of mental challenge in Nigeria has gone beyond drug-abuse as the youths now inhale lizard feces, putting their noses into pit toilets, smoking matches, smoking dried horse feces and mixing lizard feces with dye powder.

“Drug abuse disorder is a common problem affecting about 5 per cent of the of the world population with an estimated 10.2 per cent in the USA.”

READ ALSO:Sweet sweet codeine: What Nigerians Are saying on Drug Abuse

He recalled that in Nigeria, it was recently reported that about three million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine is consumed daily in Kano State and about six million bottles consumed in the North-West.

In 2016, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency reported that about 40 per cent of Nigerian youths engaged in drug-abuse, Abubakar said.

The medical doctor stressed that the consequences of drug-abuse include mental disorder, liver cirrhosis, lethargy and cardiovascular disorder among others.

Drake And Meek Mill Reconcile

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Drake and Meek Mill
Meek mill and drake reconciles

The long standing hostility between rappers Drake and Meek Mill is finally over.

Tennis Experts react to $17,000 fine on Serena Williams

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Serena Williams

Experts in the tennis world have reacted to the $17,000 fine on Serena Williams following her behavior during last Saturday’s U.S. Open final.

Williams, who lost her 24th Grand Slam singles title to Naomi Osaka on Saturday was fined $17,000 by the United States Tennis Association for calling the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief”.

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