Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Schizophrenia Awareness Week Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterised by abnormal behaviour, strange speech and a decreased ability to understand reality (Schizophrenia Fact sheet N°397, WHO, September 2015. Archived from

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Men’s Health Month

The gender gap in health   The last century was characterised by progress in many areas, e.g. new technological trends, immunisation, healthier lifestyles and a new way of diagnosing and

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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month There is a growing realisation that mental disorders take an enormous toll on society, hence a slow shift towards investment in resources for the treatment of mental

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Global Employee Health and Fitness Month – Advantages for Both Employer and Employee

Global Employee Health and Fitness Month Advantages for Both Employer and Employee “Do yourself a favor, and realize that there’s no technique in the world that will save you. There

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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Approximately 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 years and 2.5 million girls under 16 years give birth each year in developing regions (UNFPA, 2015;

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Introduction No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate! Infertility is “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a

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Introduction The World Health Organisation’s World Report on Violence and Health defines sexual violence as “any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or

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National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Introduction For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness

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National Kidney Month

Introduction This blog is about the kidneys with the emphasis on taking good care of one’s kidneys and the prevention of all factors/conditions which may have a negative impact on

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Introduction According to the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on cancer, colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world and accounts

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