Posts made in March, 2014

World Tuberculosis Day | 24 March 2014

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Tuberculosis Day  |  24 March 2014

World Tuberculosis Day is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness of tuberculosis and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. This event is held on March 24 each year and is promoted by organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO). What do people do? Various World Tuberculosis Day events and activities are organized by various organizations involved in the Stop TB Partnership. WHO is a United Nations’ (UN) health authority that works with this network to promote World Tuberculosis Day each year. Campaign activities include: Community discussion groups...

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Flu Questions and Answers

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Flu Questions and Answers

What is flu? Easily confused with a cold, flu is a viral infection that causes serious respiratory tract infections. The symptoms are similar to cold symptoms, except that the onset is very sudden. One morning you may be well, and that afternoon you’re running a high fever and feel really ill. How is it spread? Via droplets when infected people cough or sneeze near you. When you touch contaminated surfaces and then touch your eyes, mouth or nose straight afterwards. Through particles in enclosed, crowded spaces like elevators. What’s the difference between a flu epidemic and a...

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Glaucoma and your eyes

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Glaucoma and your eyes

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years. Because most people with glaucoma have no...

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World Glaucoma Week | 9-15 March 2014

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Glaucoma Week  |  9-15 March 2014

            ‘BIG – is Beat Invisible Glaucoma” World Glaucoma Week is commemorated to raise awareness of this silent robber of vision. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. If left untreated, most types of glaucoma progress (without warning nor obvious symptoms to the patient) towards gradually worsening visual damage and may lead to blindness. Once incurred, visual damage is mostly irreversible, and this has led to glaucoma being...

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