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SEPTEMBER IS Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognise the children and families affected by childhood cancers and to emphasise the importance of supporting research on these devastating conditions. This month, and throughout the year...

DEAF AWARENESS takes centre stage this month as the community celebrates the rich cultural history of the Deaf community, and continues the work of advocating for the rights of deaf people everywhere. Activities and events throughout Deaf...

COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has placed unprecedented pressures on our healthcare system. Thanks to front-line healthcare workers, many who were seriously ill have survived. With the passage of time, however, post-recovery effects are becoming...

Do you have irregular periods, acne breakouts, excessive weight gain and male-pattern hair growth? If you do, you may be struggling with the hormonal disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In PCOS, the ovaries which regulate the menstrual...

International Overdose Awareness Day, which is observed on August 31, is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. The campaign...

New York, New York Times: Two years ago, a sneeze or a cough wouldn’t have been cause for concern, but now even the mildest of symptoms can leave us wondering, “Do I have COVID?” Early in the pandemic, we learned about the hallmark signs of...

THE OLDER generation of our population is a valuable part of our society. Our senior parents and grandparents are living memories of history, imparting well-earned wisdom and advice, and providing support and guidance to their children and...

IF YOU have been considering not breastfeeding your new baby, you are probably inundated with information. It is a personal decision only you can make, but the benefits are seemingly endless. Before you decide or if you just need reassurance that...

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorised vaccines will protect...

The spread of the super-contagious Delta variant has prompted new restrictions around the world and spurred stark new warnings from public health officials. “The Delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously...
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