World Diabetes Day 2020

World Diabetes Day 2020

World Diabetes Day is celebrated on the 14th November each year to raise awareness of the increasing health risk posed by diabetes. The date was chosen to coincide with the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who, with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, […]

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World Stroke Day 2020

World Stroke Day 2020

One in four people will suffer from a stroke within their lifetime. The consequences of having a stroke are often life changing, dramatically altering both physical and mental capacities. Common effects post-stroke include pain, depression, changes in cognition (including dementia), communication difficulties (aphasia) and spasticity (the often-painful, involuntary contraction of […]

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World Osteoporosis Day 2020

Every year on the 20th October we are encouraged to think about our bone health. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more that 8.9 million fractures each year, this correlates to an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds, with one in three women and one in five men over 50 suffering from an osteoporotic […]

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World Arthritis Day 2020

World Arthritis Day is held every year on the 12th October to raise awareness about Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMD). RMDs are a collection of diverse (more than 200), usually chronic, diseases most commonly affecting the joints, but also muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, bones and even internal organs. This group […]

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World Heart Day 29th September 2020

Use♥for society, your loved ones and you. This is the message from the World Heart Federation on today, World Heart Day. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death across the globe, causing 17.9 million deaths per year. CVD is a broad term that covers any disorder that […]

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World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated every year on June 14th. It is a worldwide event celebrating and thanking the voluntary unpaid donors who donate their blood, but also raising awareness of how important blood donation is to provide safe blood and blood products. Blood is vital. The provision […]

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World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day 2020

World MS Day is celebrated each year on 30th May. It was initiated in 2009 by members of the MS international federation to bring together the global MS community to raise awareness of MS, share their stories and campaign for better services and effective treatment for people with MS. The […]

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World Blood Cancer Day 2020

World Blood Cancer Day (WBCD) takes place every year on the 28th May to raise awareness of blood cancer, and the active role you can take in helping fight blood cancers. Blood cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that form due to defects in the blood forming (hematopoetic) system. […]

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World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day

19th May: World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day 2020 The focus of World IBD day in 2020 is to “Make IBD work!”. Around 3.4 million people in Europe (10 million worldwide) live with IBD, an umbrella term for the chronic diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which cause inflammation of […]

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Day of Immunology 2020

Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation The first Day of Immunology (DoI), an initiative created by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), was celebrated on 29th April 2005, gathering together immunologists across Europe to bring immunology to the attention of the public. Due to its great success, DoI has been celebrated annually […]

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