Eye Care Awareness Month

Eye Care Awareness Month is commemorated from 21 September to 18 October to raise awareness about the importance of eye health, specifically around the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.

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Albinism Awareness

The prevalence of albinism varies across the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), estimates vary from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Europe and

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Pain Awareness Month

Physiology of Pain Pain, a complex experience consisting of a physiological and psychological response to a noxious stimulus. Pain is a warning mechanism that protects an organism by influencing it

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Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that result in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. The disorders differ in which muscles are primarily affected, the degree of weakness, how

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Cervical Cancer

Cancer of the cervix uteri is the third most common cancer amongst women worldwide with an estimated 569,847 new cases and 311,365 deaths in 2018 (GLOBOCAN). Most cases are squamous

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that causes skin cells to multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. This makes the skin build up into bumpy red patches covered with

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder where the food does not move or moves very slowly from the stomach to the small intestine. In gastroparesis, the muscles of

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Children’s Health & Safety

The five senses are controlled by the brain, which is connected through nerve cells. When a fetus is growing, one of the first parts of the visual system to start

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World Hepatitis Day

Introduction                                                                             Viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, is a group of distinct diseases that affect the liver. Each has different hepatitis symptoms and treatments. Some causes

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National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

July is celebrated as National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month (NCCAPM). Cleft and craniofacial defects affect a lot of new-borns or infants every year – one out of

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