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Maintaining Normality Is Key During Cancer Recovery Cancer inherently provokes feelings of insecurity and worry about the future, affecting one’s physical and mental health and threatening to wrest one’s sense of psychological well-being. In a study published at a national conference in 2013, D Roberts et al noted that “current professional responses pathologise the experience,…

Help Africa breathe – Siza iAfrika iphefumule Lung and respiratory disease in children and adult is a major cause of death, disability and morbidity in Africa. The most common illnesses are: • Infections like pneumonia and TB) • NCDs like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). TB remains the #1 killer disease in South…

May 1: Today is the 20th annual World Asthma Day, an event held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. World Asthma Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, or GINA (www.ginasthma.org), a World Health Organization collaborative and 501(c)3 organization founded in 1993. According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from…

Global Development News The Telegraph: European cities consider making public transport free to tackle air pollution European cities are increasingly looking toward free transport in a bid to combat air pollution. Open Society Foundation: Virtual, Inclusive, and Strong: How a Youth Group Brings Disability Rights Mainstream What makes the group, known as Movimiento Estamos Tod@s En…

Content is originally written forBhekisisa After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges. The R135‑million in constitutional damages awarded to claimants in the Life Esidimeni tragedy this week — the largest award of its kind in South Africa’s history — could increase to 10 times that amount. Former…

Global Development News BBC: The girl who sabotaged her own wedding What is so striking about Rajasthan is how girls like Monika are taking the fight against child marriage into their own hands, in a culture where their voices are often not heard. The conversation: This is why health has to be at the heart…

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