Wednesday, April 7th is World Health Day

April 7 is World Health Day. This year’s theme for World Health Day is “1000 cities, 1000 lives.” The Day is set on April7, 2010 but events are planned worldwide from April 7 to 11. Here are the … [Read more...]

November is Diabetes Month

November is the month focused on diabetes. It is only right that we take a look at what we know about this condition. Diabetes mellitus is a group of chronic conditions characterized by high levels … [Read more...]

Harnessing the power of social media to #beatcancer

Remember the post I had a couple of months back on how the Internet is spreading health news? Well, this was recently demonstrated by the #beatcancer campaign whose aim was to get into the Guinness … [Read more...]

Battling stroke by fighting salt: the Portuguese strategy

Portugal has one of the highest mortality rates due to stroke in Western Europe and this has been attributed to the high salt intake of the population. Many Portuguese traditional food - including the … [Read more...]

April 8 is US National Start! Walking Day

No more excuses. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. Springtime is here. Take your sneakers. Because today is National Start! Walking in the US. The American Heart Association (AHA) … [Read more...]

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