During the colder winter months, it is important to look after yourself to make sure that you do not get the common colds and flu that go around. There are many different ways in which you can prevent colds and flu, so rather take the extra precautions.
When visiting the doctor, whether it is because you kicked your toe, you have the flu or you just going for a check-up, they will always check your blood pressure. This helps the doctor closely monitor you and can detect and prevent certain illness like hypertension or heart diseases.
International Yoga day is celebrated on the 21st of June every year. It is a day to create awareness about the importance that yoga has on your health. According to Narendra Modi UN General Assembly), “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition.
The slogan this year is “Be there for someone else. Give Blood. Share life”. It is to try to encourage to care for one another and create a community which helps.
According to World Health Organisation, “The campaign aims to highlight stories of people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood, and to motivate people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people.”
World Environment Day has been celebrated on the 5th of June every year since 1974. It is a day to create awareness about the effects that humans are having on the environment. According to the UN, World Environment Day is their most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
World Multiple Sclerosis Day is on the 30th of May. The day is about bringing the global MS community together and creating awareness for everyone affected by the disorder.
What is Multiple Sclerosis? It is one of the most common neurological disorders which causes disability in young adults. There are roughly 2.3 million people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. However, there are thousands around the world who remain undiagnosed and many who are affected indirectly as they are caring for someone with this disorder.
In South Africa, less than one percent of the population are registered organ donors. This is a worrying fact due to there being many South Africans who are waiting to have life-saving organ transplant surgery.
According to Health24, in 2017, less than 0,2% of South Africans registered as organ donors.
On the 17th of May every year, we celebrate World Neurofibromatosis Day. The aim of this is to raise awareness for the neurogenetic condition. Many people are unaware of the condition, never mind knowing the impact that it has on an individual.
The ongoing Cape Town water crisis has been an eye-opener for many individuals around the country. Having little to no water poses a threat to your health as the spread of disease significantly increases. Here is a list of diseases you should be aware of during this period: