European Union proposes ban on single-use plastics!

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The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life!  The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers. The governing body also wants almost all plastic bottles to be collected for recycling by 2025.

The plan will need to be approved by the 28 member states and the European Parliament before it can be passed. The EU estimates that the ban will help to do the following  –  Avoid 3.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions, prevent damage to the environment that would cost the equivalent of €22bn (£19.2bn) by 2030 and save consumers €6.5bn.

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Hypertension as the most communicable disease in Nigeria!

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Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it. The experts spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as Nigeria recently  joined  other nations to celebrate the 2018 World Hypertension Day (WHD).

WHD is a day ma[[ed out  to promote awareness of hypertension and encourage people to prevent and control this silent killer, referred to many as the modern epidemic.

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Eating more in the company of others!

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How well do you remember the dinners you enjoyed with your friends, the ones where you left feeling as if you had eaten more than you could manage?Or in the opposite direction, the meals where you didn’t order a pudding, because nobody else did?

Perhaps you can blame social cues for eating too much or too little. Several decades of research shows that we eat more in company, and we follow what and how others eat.

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