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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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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