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World Autism Awareness Day

United Nations General Assembly, in 2007, adopted a resolution that declares every April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD).  This is to bring the world’s attention to autism, a prevalent disorder that affects many worldwide by raising the awareness about autism, to encourage early diagnosis and early intervention. What is Autism? Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder are terms describing disorders of the brain development.  There is not only 1 autism but many types due to various combination of genetic and [...]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

1.Basic facts about HIV HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Early diagnosis allows for early treatment ensuring better long term health. Effective antiretroviral treatment is available so HIV positive people can live a normal healthy life. HIV is found in blood, semen, vaginal and anal fluids and also in breast milk. Using protection methods (male/female condoms) during intercourse is the safest way to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. HIV CANNOT be transmitted through shaking hands or other forms of casual contact, sneezing, [...]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by the obstruction of lung airflow or other breathing-related problems. This includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema and occasionally asthma. Main cause of COPD is prolonged exposure to irritants that damages the lungs. Usually presents with increased breathlessness or shortness of breath. Early stages of COPD are symptomless until it has progressed to a more developed stage. Severity of the symptoms usually depend on how much lung damage you have. Signs and symptoms [...]

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Alcoholism

Alcohol. It is one of the most common addictive substance use worldwide. Habits of daily drinking or drinking too much at a time may lead to alcohol abuse. If left untreated, will lead to dependence or alcoholism. Signs and symptoms of alcohol dependence are: • Drinking alcohol in the mornings or being secretive and feeling guilty after drinking • Often drinking alone or drunk for long periods of time • Sudden mood changes, irritability • Temporary blackouts or memory loss • Headache, anxiety, insomnia or [...]

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