High Blood Pressure

For the purposes of this article, Hypertension and High Blood Pressure are the same. WHY on earth do we need a World Hypertension Day? WHY are the world and its mothers and brothers popping pills for Hypertension? Do we even know what Hypertension means? Are we interested or bothered about …

The Real Truth about Sleep

What on earth is World Sleep Day? WHY do we need a World Sleep Day? WHY is Sleep such a big deal? WHY is Sleep super important to us? WHY do we ignore the value of sleep? WHY do we bang on about wanting more sleep? WHY do some of …

World Kidney Day

Dear World Have we heard of World Kidney Day? What is this all about? Are we interested in our kidneys? Do we know how our kidneys actually work? Do we know anything really about our kidneys? Do we know what Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is? World Kidney Day is a …

CANCER

Dear World Are we aware that it is World Cancer Day on 4th February? How do we feel about the big C word? WHY is cancer such a dreaded word? WHY is cancer on the rise? WHY is there so much unknown about cancer? WHY is our greatest fear losing …

Common Cold

For the purposes of this blog, we will only be presenting the common cold. Flu will be another blog, another time… So what is the common cold? Do we know the facts? Are we aware how we get a cold? WHY are colds so common? WHY are colds more common …

The Real Truth about Diabetes

Dear World Since 2007, the United Nations recognises Diabetes as a Global threat and designates November 14th each year as World Diabetes Day, in honour of Frederick Banting’s birthday. (1) Diabetes is a very common disease, which is rapidly growing. In the past it was a problem of industrialised nations, but today it …

The Real Truth about Suicide

Dear World There are more deaths from suicide than from war and homicide together. (1) Are we up to date with what is going on? Did we know we have a World Suicide Prevention Day? Are we aware of this? What is this all about? Why is suicide a global …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

So here we go again – another awareness day for our world. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day? What does that mean to us on the street? Have we even heard about this syndrome? What is a syndrome? What are the medics saying about it? What is this really all …

Asthma

Dear World WHY do we have these World Awareness days every year? Have we clocked that most of them are related to Health? WHY does the world need to know more about Asthma? WHY are we told that we do not know what causes Asthma? In other words, all our …

WORLD HEALTH – Part 1

Dear World Are you paying attention, we have World Health Day on 7 April 2016 from WHO. Who is WHO? WHO is the World Health Organization and their job is to inform us all what is going on. So what does WORLD HEALTH mean to you and me – the …