May was anti-tobacco month, so to end it off we are telling you what exactly it is that tobacco does to your body. Believe it or not, tobacco affects your whole body and not only your lungs. Lungs – the effect tobacco has on your lungs is the most known and most obvious damage.
“Make it happen” is the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD). Every 8th March, thousands of women stand together and celebrate their achievements and promote the advancement and recognition of women all over the world. Over a million people in different parts of the world joined the first marked IWD on the 19 March 2011.
Globally, about 34 million people are infected with HIV and more than 35 million people have died from the virus. These horrifying figures show the severity of the virus. For this reason, on the 1 December, World Aids Day is annually held around the world.
While there are many campaigns that encourage preventative care, regular medical check-ups and overall good health, few of these focus on the unique health issues facing men. The Movember movement hopes to change that and help raise awareness of the many preventable cancers that afflict men across the globe.
According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), breast cancer is among the top five cancers that affect women. Additionally, figures published by the National Cancer Registry show that South African women have a 1:35 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.