Monthly Archives: November 2014

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GORD Awareness Week

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Heartburn Concept.

Heartburn can be described as a form of indigestion which is being felt as a burning sensation caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus.

It’s anticipated that around one in five people in the United Kingdom will probably encounter symptoms of heartburn at least once in a week. Heartburn possesses various triggers which include being overweight, medication, foods and even emotional stress. Read More…

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White Ribbon Campaign

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October is domestic violence awareness month. Violence against women is a plague that needs to be eradicated. It affects nearly one third of all women, and in some regions more than a third. A vast majority of this violence is perpetrated by men, often men in relationships with women. According to the World Health Organization, “Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of all women who have been in a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.” Read More…

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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One of the hardest things that anyone can go through is a fight with cancer. A vicious and debilitating illness, if it’s not caught early then it can be fatal to the person who is suffering. Unfortunately, cancer is a hard thing to catch and the signs of pancreatic cancer in particular can be very subtle. They tend to tie in with more normal illnesses and this can make diagnosis hard to judge for a doctor, never mind a normal person. Read More…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Lung cancer is a very deadly disease. It is responsible for a considerably huge percentage of deaths annually. It is therefore necessary that the public is enlightened on a number of issues concerning lung cancer. November is the official lung cancer awareness month. It started off in 1995 as a lung cancer awareness day. The lung cancer movement and the lung cancer community grew and their activities increased and it had to be made into a lung cancer awareness month. During this period, many come together under the umbrella of the lung cancer community. Read More…

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World Diabetes Day

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced that there are 382 million people around the world diagnosed with diabetes. In the UK alone, there are 3 million people suffering from diabetes. The number of people with diabetes will increase through the years, and will be a heavy burden to health systems worldwide, including NHS UK. IDF estimates that globally, there are millions more who are not aware that they have diabetes. In the UK alone, about 850,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. This represents an alarming increase of about 132,000 people from last year’s numbers with 90% having Type 2 diabetes. Read More…

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