Suicide Survivors Week

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan.

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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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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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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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National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Introduction For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has proudly led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness

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National Kidney Month

Introduction This blog is about the kidneys with the emphasis on taking good care of one’s kidneys and the prevention of all factors/conditions which may have a negative impact on

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Introduction According to the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on cancer, colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world and accounts

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National School Breakfast Week

Introduction In Africa, there are approximately 23 million children who are persistently hungry as they live in food insecure households (World Food Programme, 2011). Poor nutrition has both short and

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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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