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Tobacco Smoking: Death Prevalence is 1 in 5 in Bangladesh

Cardiovascular diseases are the top tobacco-related cause of premature death in Bangladesh, according to the UN health agency. Tobacco consumption, in any form, kills more than 161,000 people on average every year, amounting to around 19% of all deaths in Bangladesh, according to the WHO. The UN agency for global health released the statistics on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. 

Ayushman Bharat Rolled Out as an “Alliance” with the State Health Programmes

The first meeting of Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission Council (AB-NHPMC) that will give policy directions and foster coordination between Centre and States will happen in Delhi on June 14. It is going to be the NDA health flagship in an election year but the credits for the National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) will have to be shared with the states.

Effectiveness of PBO Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets Against Malaria

Bed nets coated with a long-lasting chemical – called piperonyl butoxide (PBO) – combined with pyrethroid insecticide reduced the prevalence of malaria in children by 44% over one year, and 33% over two years, compared to the bed nets currently used, according to a randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet. Based on this evidence, the WHO recommends increasing coverage of PBO bed nets in areas where resistance to pyrethroids is developing.

Prevalence of Syphilis and Gonorrhea in England

Both sexually transmitted infections (STIs), syphilis and gonorrhea, are on the rise in modern England, staging a comeback from the Victorian era. Over the past one year, there has been a 20% rise in the incidence of STIs. The rates of syphilis, for example, is on a 70 year high last year according to the Public Health England statistics.