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British Heart Foundation Warning: Sedentary Lifestyle Costs the UK £1.2 billion A Year

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The British Heart Foundation (BHF) warns that lack of exercise across the UK is costing the nation’s health system £1.2 billion a year. Last year, Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, admitted that British taxpayers are spending more on treating obesity-related conditions than on the police or fire service!

From Russia to the US: The Chilling World of Domestic Violence

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Recent reports of domestic violence have more than doubled in Russia following the Government’s reduced punishment for spousal or child abuse from a criminal to a civil one. The shift has also sparked outrage from human rights groups around the world. The Duma – the lower house of the Russian Parliament – passed the bill last month, which has been signed off by Mr. Putin.

Britain’s New Sugar Tax

File:Sugar-every1blowz.jpg(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced a new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry in his budget, to be introduced in April 2018. This move has been hailed by campaigners as a significant step in the fight against child obesity.

Novartis Foundation Fights To Eliminate Leprosy

Novartis Foundation commemorates World Leprosy Day with its continued efforts to go the last mile toward elimination(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leprosy is a disease that many of us associate with Biblical times, a disease that surely must be extinct by now. Sadly that’s not the case. 31 January was World Leprosy Day, a yearly date to raise awareness of the disease and its impact on impoverished communities.

Can Henna Bio Fences Save Indian Farmers?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Indian farmers are facing severe crop losses due to a variety of reasons: wild boar and wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, the effects of global warming, and the lack of manual farm labour. Many wild animals have changed their habitations, going from forests to farm fields because of man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and destruction in the forest areas.

Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

World Health Organisation’s Cancer Agency Warning: Red and Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), created a furore when it evaluated the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red and processed meat, placing cured and processed meats like bacon, ham and sausages alongside alcohol and cigarettes saying they do cause cancer.

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