World Contraception Day is observed every year on September 26. This day was observed for the first time in 2007, when it was initiated by ten international family planning organizations. World Contraception Day is an annual worldwide campaign whose mission is to improve awareness of contraception among young people and to enable young people to… Continue reading World Contraception Day
Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) is the circumference of the left upper arm, measured at the mid-point between the tip of the shoulder and the tip of the elbow. What is special about the MUAC? Mid-Upper Arm Circumference is an essential measurement used to detect children with nutritional problems early on. Malnutrition is still a major cause… Continue reading Child Health: Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC)
#ChildHealth: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect a child, especially in attention span and level of activity. It can have a major impact on the child's success in school, outlook on life and his/her interpersonal relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize as many of the symptoms are within the normal range for children to experience. Many children with ADHD struggle with symptoms such as hyperactivity, behavior issues, disorganization, anger, and poor social skills. It is however very important to remember that children with ADHD aren't lazy or less intelligent than other children. The good news is that ADHD is a very treatable condition. And in fact, all kids with ADHD can succeed if they get the help they need. http://wp.me/p4YnLC-eL
VACCINATION AND IMMUNIZATION Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (an antigen - a vaccine) to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a disease causing organism. Even though vaccination and immunization are often used interchangeably, especially in non-medical community, immunization appears to be the better and the more inclusive term because it implies… Continue reading #ScholarlyArticles – VACCINATION and IMMUNIZATION
JANUARY 25 2015: WORLD LEPROSY DAY LEPROSY Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases known to humankind; a disease that has been known since biblical times. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body - the hands, feet, and face. It… Continue reading JANUARY 25 2015: WORLD LEPROSY DAY
The struggle against cigarette smoking has been an impossible one. Smoking is an important social and health issue today as it was a century ago. In fact, the past century was dubbed the cigarette century. Despite the perceived extraordinary success in controlling combustible tobacco use, progress has stalled in reducing premature deaths from tobacco; primarily… Continue reading Electronic Cigarettes: Healthy Alternative vs Health Hazard?
Health Awareness Events In January 2015 The new year 2015, like several years before it, is marked with many special days, weeks and months dedicated to raising awareness about important health issues - specific conditions & diseases that people struggle with daily. A little awareness will avoid unnecessary excitement, correct misconceptions, eliminate stigma and also save life from… Continue reading Health Awareness Events Happening In January 2015