Posts made in May, 2013

World No Tobacco Day

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2013 — Bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship are one of the most effective ways of reducing tobacco consumption. As more countries make progress towards implementing complete bans, the tobacco industry is increasingly using tactics such as brand extension, product placement and stealth marketing to sell its products. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”. Did you know? Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death. Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends...

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World Hypertension Day

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Health Topics | Comments Off

World Hypertension Day

May 17, 2013 is World Hypertension Day – established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment. Each year, May 17th is designated World Hypertension Day. The theme for World Hypertension Day 2013 is Healthy Heart Beat-Healthy Blood Pressure. What is Hypertension? Hypertension is most commonly known as High Blood Pressure. It is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure is elevated. Many people have high blood pressure for years without...

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