Feb 22, 2012

Photos of food and their sugar-cube equivalent

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Feb 21, 2012

Dr. William Li: Can we eat to starve Cancer ?

Dr. William Li heads the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit that is re-conceptualizing global disease fighting,  presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

Feb 20, 2012

21 Feb 2012 - International Mother Language Day - Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education

International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages .

http://www.un.org/en/events/motherlanguageday/images/poster2012.jpgOn 16 May 2009 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world". By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism.

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bangla, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka, the capital of what is now Bangladesh.

Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

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Feb 6, 2012

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2012

    The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health systems.
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    Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Female genital mutilation has no known health benefits. On the contrary, it is associated with a series of short and long-term risks to both physical, mental and sexual health and well-being.
    FGM is affecting about 140 million girls and women, and more than 3 million girls are at risk every year. A special focus for WHO this year, is the troubling trend of health-care providers increasingly being the ones performing female genital mutilation, and thereby contributing to legitimize and maintain the practice.

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Feb 2, 2012

February 2012- Health Observations and Events

February 2012 Health Current Events - Months

Awareness Event Coverage Related Organization
Heart Month        Canada Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
Raynaud's and Scleroderma Awareness MonthUnited Kingdom Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association
AMD/Low Vision Awareness MonthUnited States Prevent Blindness America
American Heart MonthUnited States American Heart Association
National Children's Dental Health MonthUnited States American Dental Association
Duchenne MD Awareness WeekWorldwide Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

February 2012 Health Current Events - Weeks

   Event     Date  Nation Organisation
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 3rd Feb - 9th   Feb   Canada National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Tinnitus Awareness Week 6th Feb - 12th Feb United Kingdom British Tinnitus Association
Contraceptive Awareness Week 11th Feb - 17th Feb United Kingdom FPA
Sexual Health Awareness Week 14th Feb - 21st Feb Australia SHine SA
Australian Organ Donor Awareness Week 21st Feb - 28th Feb Australia Medicare Australia
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 24th Feb - 1st Mar United States National Eating Disorders Association
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 25th Feb - 2nd Mar United Kingdom Beat Eating Disorders

  February 2012 Health Events - Days

Event Date   Nation   Organization
Give Kids A Smile Day 1st Feb United States American Dental Association
National Wear Red Day 6th Feb United States National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Condom Day 10th Feb United States American Social Health Association
Sexual and Reproductive Health Day 12th Feb Canada Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
National Donor Day 14th Feb United States OrganDonor.Gov
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day 14th Feb Worldwide Congential Heart Defects Foundation
National Impotence Day 14th Feb United Kingdom The Sexual Dysfunction Association
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