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 …

YOUTH – Part 1

We have International Youth Day – 12 August 2016 Hello World The theme for this year is – The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production (1) So before we go any further what exactly is YOUTH? Our Concise Oxford English dictionary says the period between …

MODERN SLAVERY

by Bina Pattel The 30th July is World Day against Trafficking in Persons and the United Nations have stated that this is ‘a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights.’ http://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/background.shtml Human Trafficking is the world’s fastest growing global crime (1) Call it Human Trafficking or Modern Day Slavery …

Independence Day – July 4th

Big day for those in the USA but what exactly is this day about and what are the American citizens celebrating on this official holiday? Back in 1776 a Declaration of Independence was signed and we all know it was about Liberty, Equality and Freedom for ALL. But what is …

DRUGS

Dear World, Just in case you don’t know we have World Drug Day – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It is every year on 26th June and was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987 and serves as a reminder of the goals agreed to …

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 …

World Asthma Day

Dear World, Have you ever wondered why we have these world awareness days? Have you noticed that they seem to be about our health? Why is it that the world needs to KNOW more about Asthma? Why is it that all the advanced science we have today does not know …

World Health Day 2016

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 …

CHOCOLATE

Who doesn’t love chocolate? What is the chocolate world all about? In 2010, US annual retail sales of chocolate were $18 billion. According to the National Confectionary Association retail sales of chocolate have continued to increase 3 – 4% each year. In 2011, each person in the US consumed 4.6 …

HEARTBURN and Common Sense

The American College of Gastroenterology states that 15 million people everyday in the USA experience Heartburn. It is estimated that One in Five in the UK suffer with Heartburn. Heartburn is increasing rapidly – over 50% in the last ten years. Acid reflux is one of the top health related Internet search …