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Global Health Days

There are many 'health days' to promote important public health issues.

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World Heart Day: 29 September

World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. Through this campaign, the World Heart Federation unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against the CVD burden and inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living across the world.

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World Alzheimer's Day: 21 September

World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. World Alzheimer's Day is held each year to raise awareness about the challenges and hardships faced by Alzheimer's patients and their families.

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World Hepatitis Day: 28 July

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is observed on 28 July every year. It aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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World Digestive Health Day: 29 May

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) on May 29 every year, initiating a worldwide public health campaign.

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World Thalassemia Day: 8 May

World Thalassemia Day is observed on May 8th across the globe. It is an annual commemoration day dedicated to all thalassemic patients and parents who have never lost hope for life and to all implicated scientists who have never given up and who, with their efforts and persistency, have given this hope, for a long, good quality life, to the thalassemic patients.

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World Health Day: 7 April

World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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World Malaria Day: 25 April

World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly.

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World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of kidneys. World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday in March.

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World Cancer Day: 4 February

Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day is celebrated to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. It empowers to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.

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Types of Nutrients in Food

A nutrient is a chemical substance found in foods that is used in the human body. Essential nutrients cannot be synthesised by the body, therefore they have to be included in the diet. A nutrient is a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.

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Healthy Nutrition

Nutrition is the science of food and its relationship to health. Food plays an important role in health as well as in disease. With the current increase in lifestyle disorders around the world, it is important to promote healthy nutrition in all age groups. Improving eating habits is not just for an individual but for the whole population.

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First Aid

Injuries and pain are part of human life. In case of injury, some kind of immediate medical attention or treatment is needed to reduce the discomfort, pain and deterioration of the condition. The medical attention that is given at the first instance before seeking professional medical help is called First Aid.

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Know Your Teeth

The function of teeth is mechanically break down food items by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting.

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Oral Health

As per WHO, Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity. Oral health is essential to general health and quality of life. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.

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Yoga: Art and Science of Healthy Living

Yoga is an Art and Science of healthy living. It is a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. The holistic approach of Yoga is well established and it brings harmony in all walks of life and thus, known for disease prevention, promotion of health and management of many lifestyle-related disorders.

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