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May 31, 2017

TOBACCO – A THREAT TO DEVELOPMENT

“Giving up tobacco is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times”. A very famous quote said by an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, Mark Twain. About 6 million people die from tobacco use every year, including 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being […]

May 25, 2017

Let’s Stand Together on World Thyroid Day- 2017

Thyroid gland, often referred to as simply the thyroid, is one of the largest endocrine glands. This butterfly-shaped gland is located in the neck. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland influence critical body functions and regulate metabolism, therefore thyroid health is extremely important. Approximately 750 million people worldwide are affected by thyroid disorders. World Thyroid […]

May 17, 2017

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS – KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure is the main cause of stroke, heart failure and heart attack. This silent killer is often symptomless, and each year contributes around 7.5 million cardiovascular disease related deaths globally. Every year, 17th May is dedicated to World Hypertension Day. This is the initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL), a part of […]

May 2, 2017

World Asthma Day-2017

Better air, better breathing! World Asthma Day is an initiative begun in 1998 by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), which is an organisation that sets medical guidelines for the control of the disease. Ever since 1999 GINA designates the first Tuesday in May as World Asthma Day. This day focuses on educating the public […]