Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus related to the herpes virus that spreads by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, congenital infection, and

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National Women’s Health Week

During 2017, approximately 810 women died daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Between 2000 and 2017, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR), the number of maternal deaths per

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World Immunisation Week

Immunisation is an inclusive term denoting the process of inducing or providing active or passive immunity artificially by administering an immunobiological substance. The human immune system is essential for our

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National Stuttering Awareness Week

Joe Biden, the 47th vice President of the United States, has had quite a life: at 29, he was one of the youngest senators of all time; a month after

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National Neuropathy Awareness Week

Peripheral neuropathy (Webberley: 2017), refers to a problem with the peripheral nerves. These nerves send messages from the central peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the nerves outside of

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National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects occur in one of every 33 babies and are the leading cause of infant death. These problems, present

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National Paediatric Transplant Week

A transplant is to remove (an organ) from one place and plant it in another – through surgery to transfer (an organ, tissue, etc.) from one part of the body

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a rapidly increasing burden of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. While annual deaths in the region resulting from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and

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National Public Health Week

South Africa’s public health system is a countrywide network of care facilities ranging from mobile and rural clinics to huge academic hospitals in the urban centres.

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World Tuberculosis Day

Researchers have uncovered the structure of a regulatory mechanism unique to bacteria, opening the door for designing new antibiotics targeted to pathogens. As the threat of antibiotic-resistant germs grows, the

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