Toothache Awareness Day – Prevention is better than cure

Introduction By the third week after conception, the primitive mouth has formed. Over the next few weeks, the tongue, jaws and palate develop. During the sixth week, the formation of

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World Cancer Day – Advances in Cancer Prevention

Introduction There are certain prevention efforts, including screening, vaccination, tobacco control, healthy eating, and physical activities that remain key factors in reducing the effects of cancer and improving the outcomes

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Sun Safety Awareness Month

Basal Cell Carcinoma Introduction According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers have been increasing over the past few decades. Currently, between

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World Leprosy Day

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a mycobacterium affecting especially the skin and peripheral nerves and characterised by the formation of nodules or macules that enlarge and spread

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World Patient Safety Day

Patient safety is a healthcare discipline that emphasises the reporting, analysis and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. As per statistical reports, healthcare errors impact

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), disabilities is an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restriction. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure and

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are important medications. It would be difficult to overstate the benefits of penicillin and other antibiotics in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease and reducing serious complications

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World Quality Day

World Quality Day is one of the international observances that annually falls on the second Thursday in November. This year it will be on November 8, 2018. This observance was

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What to know about Reye’s syndrome

Reye’s syndrome is a rapidly progressive encephalopathy Reye’s syndrome is a rare but serious condition and often fatal. This condition causes swelling in the liver and brain. It most often

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The history and future of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding through the 17th century As long as there have been babies, there have been breastfeeding mothers. In cases where a mother died during childbirth or was unable to breastfeed,

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