For today's World No Tobacco Day 2018, WHO has joined with the World Heart Federation and many other allies to raise awareness on the link between tobacco and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), which are the world's leading causes of death.
"We have also raised excise taxes on tobacco products, educated Jamaicans on the health effects of tobacco smoke with a focus on youth, provided support for persons that want to quit smoking through our health facilities", said Dr Tamu Davidson, the director of non-communicable diseases at the Ministry of Health.
"Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 20-30 per cent". These include a ban on smoking in indoor workplaces, public spaces and public transport, graphic health warnings on tobacco products, among other measures. It has also been revealed that 7.1% in Andhra use smokeless tobacco which was way lesser than the national average of 21.4%. "It quite literally breaks hearts", he said.
The GATS stated that the awareness campaigns used to ask people to quit using tobacco, worked well.
The high level of carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke reduces the amount of oxygen the blood carries, causing vital organs such as heart, lungs, brain don't receive enough oxygen to perform everyday functions. She added that by taking a robust control measure on tobacco, governments can safeguard their countries future by protecting tobacco users and non-users from these deadly products, generating revenues to fund health and other social services, and saving their environments from the ravages of tobacco, the only legal product that maims and kills.
The Olympic Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) covers all enclosed places with public access, including the sporting venues, bars, restaurants and vehicles, as well as any enclosed place in the Olympic and Paralympic Villages. "This is why it is so important that countries accelerate the implementation of the FCTC". The number of smokers in the world has barely changed this century: it was also 1.1 billion in 2000.
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The changes referred to relate to a decision to scrap the previous 00 threshold for imposing GST on online purchases from overseas.
Kim Jong-un cries on camera over state of North Korean economy
It was an effort that ultimately failed as Clinton's time in office ran out, and relations turned sour again after George W. Kim Yong Chul, who till now was under USA sanctions, is likely to stay in the country till tomorrow.
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Any money put toward construction would be converted into an equity stake in the federal project, she said. Canada would then proceed with construction, selling the pipeline when it would generate the best return.
This year, 65 patients sought treatement up to April this year, said Minister of Health Dato Paduka Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Jaafar, in his message for World No Tobacco Day, which falls annually on May 31. However, the 2017 statistics show that the number of smokers has not dropped, moreover, the cigarette use has increased among both men and women. This is due to population growth, even as prevalence rates decline.
Find a healthy snack food you can carry with you: Substitute smoking with a good snack like sugar- free lollipops, gum, celery sticks, sunflower seeds etc.
Country response: Over half of all WHO Member States have reduced demand for tobacco, and nearly one in four are likely to meet the 30% reduction target by 2025.
Many of us are now trying to quit smoking with the help of e-cigarettes, but by using the devices we may be exposing ourselves to a new health risk. Currently, one in four countries have insufficient data to monitor their tobacco epidemic.
"Surveys conducted around the world among children aged 13-15 years indicate that 24 million of them smoke. You may have heard this a million times, smoking is unsafe to your health, but we still want to remind you every time we have a chance", said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III during a press conference Thursday at the DOH Central office in Manila.. .
- Veterans Health Administration (VHA) providers need to enhance their state-run prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) use, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Investigators assessed VA’s progress in improving opioid safety among veteran patients and determined that the federal department has not yet met all of its opioid safety goals developed as part of the Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI). Furthermore, VA providers are not consistently adhering to evidence-based opioid risk mitigation strategies.
GAO investigators reviewed a sample of 103 veteran EHRs at five VHA medical facilities and found 40 veterans did not have their names queried in a state-run PDMP.
PDMPs allow providers to search for patient EHRs and access a comprehensive picture of a patient’s controlled substance and prescription history.
In accordance with the opioid risk mitigation strategies outlined in OSI, VHA providers are required to query state PDMPs at least annually when prescribing opioids to determine if a veteran has obtained opioid medications or other controlled substances from a non-VA provider.
Only 26 percent of veterans in its sample had their names queried in a PDMP, according to GAO’s investigation.
“We identified a number of factors that may have contributed to the inconsistent adherence to the three key opioid risk mitigation strategies at our selected VHA medical facilities,” stated GAO investigators in the report. “These factors may impede providers’ ability to consistently follow these strategies for all applicable patients at these facilities.”
GAO pointed to problems with PDMP access as a main factor that may have obstructed VHA providers’ abilities to follow through on key opioid risk management strategies.
“Officials at four of the five selected medical facilities faced PDMP access issues,” explained GAO investigators. “Officials at two facilities told us that not all facility staff can access state PDMPs due to state laws and regulations that do not allow access to all types of providers, such as nurses and pharmacists.”
VHA officials at one healthcare facility stated nurse practitioners are unable to access the state’s PDMP due to state laws and regulations that bar nurses and pharmacists from viewing health information contained in the PDMP.
“In addition, in some states, only providers licensed in the state may access the state’s PDMP,” wrote investigators. “Because providers at VHA facilities may not be licensed in the state where the VHA facility is located but licensed in another state, these providers may be unable to access the state’s PDMP.”
Ultimately, GAO made five recommendations to help VHA providers improve opioid safety and execution of opioid risk mitigation strategies.
First, GAO recommended the Undersecretary for Health ensure the Central Office, Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN), and medical facilities document actions they take to improve OSI goals. GAO also recommended the Undersecretary for Health ensure any OSI goals that have not been met have clearly defined, measurable outcomes.
GAO also suggested government bodies track the use of the Opioid Risk Report and other tools prior to initiating opioid therapy. The regulatory body also said VISNs should implement academic detailing programs that support all medical facilities in the VISN and that all VHA medical facilities have a designated primary care pain champion as required.
Finally, GAO recommended all VHA medical facilities ensure providers are improving their adherence to opioid risk mitigation strategies—including the use of PDMPs, written informed consent, and urine drug screening.
“These steps could include creating alerts in the electronic medical record system to remind primary care teams when these actions should be completed or strengthening facility monitoring of providers,” GAO concluded.http://game-rapidshare.com/Granthan-grandpa-of-Lagard-from-Vancouver?Oziersist=220
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Jun 02, 2018 - 02:48
On his track " Wouldn't Leave ", West says Kardashian West screamed at him, saying they could lose everything over his comments. I'm a superhero! - "Menacing / Extacy"I said, " Slavery a choice". "I said, 'Hey, I don't want to pay for that".
Trump reveals details about meeting with top North Korean official
Jun 02, 2018 - 01:46
The North Korean leader added that he hopes to " solve problems with efficient and constructive dialogue and negotiation ". Trump cancelled the on-off North Korea summit in late May, blaming the country's " tremendous anger and open hostility ".
Trump Says June 12 Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On
Jun 02, 2018 - 01:42
But minutes earlier he had described the note as "a very interesting letter", and teased journalists about revealing its contents. And they agreed to pursue dates and places for further talks on matters such as railway, road and forestry cooperation.
People who wear glasses may really be smarter after all
Jun 02, 2018 - 01:37
The results of the study could help understand the related cognitive decline in age and illness, The Telegraph reported. They were then given a general cognitive ability score, and researchers examined their DNA.
NBA Finals 2018: Cavs' Kevin Love will not be suspended
Jun 02, 2018 - 01:29
Tempers flared with 2.6 seconds left after Thompson earned an ejection with a Flagrant 2 foul on Shaun Livingston . By rule, no bench players should step inside the court unless signaled by an official to come into the game.
One dead, two wounded in knife attack on German train
Jun 02, 2018 - 01:26
They said the details of the attack were not clear yet, but that one of the injured was a 22-year-old female police officer. A man has been shot dead after stabbing two people including a police officer on a train in Germany .
Denmark passes law banning face veil in public spaces
Jun 02, 2018 - 01:16
Zainab Ibn Hssain, who lives in Copenhagen and has been wearing the niqab for the past year , told Reuters: "It's not nice". Denmark's center-right government enacted the law with a vote of 75-30, with 74 absent, The Associated Press reported .
Kolkata: Soldier dies of suspected Nipah virus infection
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:50
Do we know what caused this outbreak? Both times the disease was reported in West Bengal state which borders Bangladesh. If diagnosed with the virus , the only solution available is supportive care, as there is no vaccine to cure the virus.
Manchester United want Real Madrid attacker at Old Trafford
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:48
On Tuesday, meanwhile, the Independent claimed that Bale's former club, Tottenham Hotspur, have joined the race for his services. Despite his heroics in Kiev , Bale has struggled to earn regular game time for Zinedine Zidane's side during the past season.
Egypt Forward Salah to Recover Within 3 Weeks
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:35
Threats have been made in various forms, including phone calls from unfamiliar numbers and a string of messages on social media. Salah has now flown to Spain to undergo treatment, along with doctors from both Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.
Wall Street rebounds as Italy worries ease, energy shares soar
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:33
Stocks in the US and Europe sank Tuesday following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc. In Asia, shares made moderate gains early on Thursday as global markets rebounded after recent fears about Italy faded.
Flash flooding possible in western, coastal SC
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:33
Florida, Mississippi and Alabama - the three states bearing the brunt of the storm - declared emergencies ahead of Alberto. The Charlotte Fire Department deployed two rescue teams to the western part of the state to aid in the rescues.
Chick-Fil-A location raising employees' pay to an hour
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:30
A Chick-fil-A in Sacramento, California, went viral Tuesday after it announced how much it pays its employees . That is going to be the reality for "hospitality professionals" at a Chick-Fil-A in Sacramento.
Newcastle University scientists use 3D printer to create artificial corneas
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:30
Before printing the corneal replicas, researchers scanned patients' eyes to ascertain the necessary dimensions and coordinates. Scientists have also demonstrated that they can create the cornea corresponding to the unique characteristics of the patient.
Karthik Nemmani, 14, wins National Spelling Bee
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:29
The only reason Karthik made it to this year's national competition was through a wildcard program that was just instituted. Karthik ended up beating 12-year-old Naysa Modi, who lives about 15 miles away and topped him at their county spelling bee.