Month: March 2016

World TB Day 2016

What is World TB Day? On World TB Day, 24 March, WHO is calling for new commitments and new action in the global fight against tuberculosis – one of the world’s top infectious killers. There has been tremendous progress in recent years, and the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB. But this is not enough. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died. Clearly, we all need to do more. WHO’s End TB Strategy envisions a world free of TB with zero deaths, disease...

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The Importance of Water in our Lives

Introduction Water is one of the most essential elements to health and is so important that your body actually has a specific drought management system in place to prevent dehydration and ensure your survival. Water might be everywhere, but one must never take it for granted. Water makes up more than two thirds of human body weight, and without water, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body’s water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble...

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