Essay: Can breastfeeding in the first six months prevent childhood obesity?

‘Obesity’ is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of ≥25kg/m2 (World Health Organisation 2015). In the past decade, throughout much of the world, the rates of obesity in children in particular have increased to epidemic proportions (Lefebvre & John 2012, p. 386). The World Health Organisation (2015) estimates that 42 million children under the […]

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Argumentative Essay on Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is a term used to address girls between the ages of 13-19 years who become pregnant (UNICEF, 2008).Teenage pregnancy and its resultant health issues are of concern worldwide. In Ghana, for example, according Keller, Hilton & Tsumasi-Ankrah (1999), nearly 1/3 of the childbirths recorded in public hospitals occurred to women less than 19 […]

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Essay on Abortion

Getting an abortion is a very tough decision to make with serious consequences. The process requires the pregnant, soon to be mother, to go through a procedure where the fetus in the uterus is killed and extracted from their body. The decision to have this done could be a very regrettable one. Sure, it may […]

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