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Healthy Substitutions in Meals

Healthy Substitutions in Meals

You can use healthy substitutions to reduce salt and saturated fat and boost fiber content to make your favourite recipes healthier. The table below gives alternatives for some common ingredients found in recipes. If a recipe calls for this: Try using this: Breadcrumbs, dry Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal Butter, margarine, shortening or oil […]

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation. Diabetes is a chronic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. This leads to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycaemia). Click […]

World Diabetes Awareness

World Diabetes Awareness

All persons with diabetes suffer hyperglycaemia i.e. high levels of dissolved sugar(s) in the blood.  If left untreated, persistent hyperglycaemia can permanently damage the internal lining of blood vessels.  This injury limits the continuous delivery of blood containing nutrients and oxygen to vital organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys, genitals and eyes.  Some long-term […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., but it can be successfully treated.

Malaria Day in the Americas

Malaria Day in the Americas

“Zero Malaria Starts with Me” Malaria Day in the Americas will be commemorated on November 6th, 2020. This year we will observe the 14th Annual Malaria Day in the Americas. This initiative, supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) brings awareness to Malaria and is focused on the elimination of the disease. Fast Facts […]

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020 – “Mental Health For All, Greater Investment-Greater Access. Everyone, Everywhere”

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020 – “Mental Health For All, Greater Investment-Greater Access. Everyone, Everywhere”

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020 “Mental Health For All, Greater Investment-Greater Access. Everyone, Everywhere” World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness in the global community about the critical mental health agenda – with a unifying voice through collaboration with various partners – to take action and to create lasting change through the messages we […]

WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY DAY 2020

WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY DAY 2020

WORLD PHYSIOTHERAPY DAY 2020 – BY MIRZA ALI Join us in celebrating physiotherapists worldwide, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic with the theme – “Rehabilitation after COVID-19.” World Physiotherapy Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of September and gives physiotherapists worldwide a chance to promote their profession and raise awareness of how crucial their […]

International Day of Peace – 2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

International Day of Peace – 2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades […]