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Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013

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  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

You May Live Longer Where The Air Is Clean

August 11, 2013

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  One of the health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the importance of a healthy lifestyle is air-pollution. The World health Organization (WHO) defines air pollution as, “contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” According to […]

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