International Infection Prevention Week

Nosocomial Infection Before focusing on the prevention of an infection, it is imperative to say something about nosocomial infection which is contracted because of an infection or toxin that exists

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International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many

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World Stroke Awareness Day

There are 15 million people worldwide who suffer a stroke each year.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterised by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. People with the condition are often prescribed a stimulant drug called methylphenidate, which treats

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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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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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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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