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World Sight Day : Tips for Better Eyesight

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2017 is on 12 October 2017. This year, the ‘Call to Action‘ for World Sight Day is: Make Vision Count Approximately 285 million …

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The Rising Scourge of Antimicrobial Resistance

What is Antimicrobial Resistance? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others. AMR is an increasingly …

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World Mental Health Day 2017

The theme of the World Mental Health Day 2017 is Mental health in the workplace. The World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of ” raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health”. The World Health …

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Take a Stand Against Ageism

The World Health Organization reports that ” by 2025 the number of people aged 60 and over will double, and by 2050 will reach 2 billion globally, with the vast majority of older people living in low and middle income countries”. WHO Coordinator of Ageing and Life Course, Alana Officer …

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The Vicious Cycle of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction(ED) is the inability of a male partner to achieve and maintain erection enough to satisfy his female partner sexually. ED is common in the elderly but could be common in young people. A lot of factors could predispose to ED, including psychological, endocrine, neurological and vascular. However, in …

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