World Suicide Prevention Day

In the book Time Quake the author, Kurt Vonnegut, wrote as a repeated statement in different ways the theme that children don’t ask to be born. The underlying theme: we

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World Sepsis Day

Introduction According to Shiel (2018) nosocomial infections are infections that have been caught in a hospital and are potentially caused by organisms that are resistant to antibiotics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Pediculosis Prevention Month – Head Lice

Introduction Where did lice come from? Many parents are so incensed that their children have head lice that they ponder this question. It may seem to you that the lice

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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura

Introduction Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a clinical syndrome in which fewer circulating platelets (thrombocytopenia) (see the image below) manifests as a bleeding tendency, easy bruising (purpura), or extravasation of

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding According to Doshier (2015) breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and infant, yet rates are not as high as the World Health Organisation (WHO: 2014) and American Academy of

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Introduction   Gastroparesis is a condition in which your stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. It can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Introduction Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of distance or near vision impairment. People with vision impairment are more likely to experience higher

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis According to research studies, more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis. 125 million people worldwide—2 to 3 percent of the total population—have psoriasis, according to the World Psoriasis Day

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis Introduction Hepatitis means the inflammatory condition of the liver and it is most often caused by viral infections. Some types of hepatitis will cause discomfort but will eventually go

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Juvenile arthritis (JA)

Juvenile arthritis (JA) Introduction Juvenile arthritis (JA) is also known as paediatric rheumatic disease. JA is not a disease in and of itself, but rather an umbrella term used to

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