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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International Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Throat Awareness Month

International Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Throat Awareness Month Introduction Strep stands for streptococci, which describes a class of strain of bacteria. There are several types, but two of them cause

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia. Dementia is a broader term for conditions caused by brain injuries or diseases that negatively affect memory,

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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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