World Stroke Day

Did you know that every six seconds someone, somewhere, will die of a stroke? In 2018 it was found that nearly six million people worldwide will die from a stroke.  A stroke causes more deaths annually than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, yet stroke remains a silent epidemic.

World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on the 10th of October every year. The objective of the day is to raise the awareness of mental health issues and to help individuals who suffer to know that it is okay to get the help that they need.

World Heart Day 2018

World heart day is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. The campaign aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer:

The ‘Silent Killer’ is the title which has been coined for Ovarian Cancer. This is due to the very few signs and symptoms apparent in the early stages of the disease. Researchers have found that if women do have symptoms, they are normally dismissed as being due to something else.

World Suicide Prevention Day

On the 10th of September, it is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day to create public awareness for one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death. The World Health Organization estimates that over 800 000 people commit suicide every year! That is one person every 40 seconds.