Gains of Humility

Sep 2, 2017 0

Humility is a virtue possessed by few; I am not talking of religious humility which refers to acceptance of God as the creator. I am talking about relating with other mortals. Humility is meaningful if in-spite of accomplishments whether in business, bureaucracy, academia or corporate, you are still approachable and recognize the attributes of others. Humble people have a modest estimate or low estimate of their achievements and are open to ideas. They accept criticisms and accept faults genuinely. Humility knows no ego, the opposite of humility is pride or arrogance. Humility is different from low esteem, low self worth; it is also different from being from humble background. If you have humility, you are more likely to be happy than if you are arrogant/proud ...

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 Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap 11 Passengers in Rivers

Aug 30, 2017 0

Gunmen have abducted eleven passengers in a bus on Ndele-Elele axis of East-West road, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Mondaynight. The victims were said to have boarded the vehicle at Rumuokoro in Port Harcourt, Obio/Akpor LGA, and were travelling to Ndele, Elele and Ahoada before the incident happened. ...

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India: Expecting mothers- Drinking during and after pregnancy could prove lethal

Aug 25, 2017 0

According to the study, people tend to adjust behaviors across their life-spans as they adopt new roles, such as marriage or parenting, that are incompatible with prior behaviors. The transition to parenthood appears to be particularly relevant for women, leading to a reduction in alcohol consumption. This study of maternal alcohol use is the first to focus on age at transition to motherhood as a predictor of trajectories of risky drinking during a 17-year span. ...

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 Consumption of processed, chemical foods linked to infertility

Aug 9, 2017 0

As Nigerian Fertility experts began consultation on ethics in Assisted Reproduction Technique, the high rate of infertility among Nigerian men has been linked to high consumption of chemically grown and processed foods. In the an interview with journalists during a Public Discussion on Ethics in Invitro Fertilisation, IVF, practice in Nigeria, the President Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health, AFRH, Dr. Faye Iketubosin , who traced the problem on the food chain said these foods have been causing harm to both men and female. Iketubosin, a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist said “Male fertility has been on the increase in the last 20 years. According to him, the average sperm count in men has dropped as such that the World a Health Organisation, WHO, actually estimates that it’s now downward from 20 million to 15 million and that’s because of the global food chain trend. ...

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 UK South Asian women ‘hiding cancer because of stigma’

Aug 9, 2017 0

A number of UK women from South Asian backgrounds who have cancer hide it because of a perceived stigma about the disease, the BBC has learned. One woman chose to “suffer on [her] own” through chemotherapy for fear of her family’s reaction, and questioned whether God was punishing her. Experts said others were seeking help too late, causing preventable deaths. ...

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UK: Govt to reduce multi-buy offer on unhealthy food to curb childhood obesity – MPs

Jul 17, 2017 0

The government must do more to reduce the number of cut-price and multi-buy offers on unhealthy food to help curb childhood obesity, a group of MPs say.  The report, by the Health Select Committee, also calls for rules on junk food advertisements to be made tougher. It argues the government’s official obesity plan contains “vague statements” that are “inadequate”. But ministers say the strategy is the world’s “most ambitious plan on childhood obesity” ...

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How to Choose the Right Men’s Shoes

Jun 19, 2017 0

The last thing I want to do is stereotype by implying that men don’t care about shoes, or that all women do. Those suggestions are ludicrous and insulting. I’ve known guys who have extensive footwear wardrobes, and who could match me pair for pair. I’ve also know women who couldn’t care less whether or not wedges are “hot” this season. Gender aside, some view shoes as practical necessities, while others have a shoe obsession. Most people probably land somewhere in between. However, of all the men I have known, many of them were uncomfortable wearing a variety of styles in men’s shoes. For example, many men I’ve known who have had to wear work boots for their jobs also had a tendency to stick with that style of footwear after work hours Other guys I know avoid certain clothes and events because sneakers would be considered inappropriate for the outfit or occasion. For the most part, I don’t believe this is disdain for other styles of shoes, but more of... ...

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Smoking may cause low bone density in youngsters

Jun 1, 2017 0

New Delhi: Experts have said youngsters who smoke are at risk of developing low bone density, a condition which may lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Raju Vaishya, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, in a statement on Wednesday said, “Smoking has a negative effect on the bones, causing loss of bone mass and, eventually, premature osteoporosis when young people take up smoking.” Smoking typically begins in high school or the college years as a habit, when bones are still developing. The habit also interferes with calcium and vitamin D absorption in the body. Doctors added, in case of a bone injury, a person who smokes is more likely to have a longer period of recovery and greater risk of complication. ...

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