Showing posts from June, 2022

International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking - June 26

About  : The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking or World Drug Day is observed on 26th June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse. The theme for 2022 is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”. This day is commemorated to highlight the dangers of drug use and their illegal trade and emphasize the hazards of drug addiction and illegal trafficking. Hazards of drug use  : The misuse of illicit drugs can cause risks to health both psychologically and physically on a short and long term basis. The long term hazards are the following : Addiction Depression, anxiety Liver failure and kidney damage Unpredictable behaviour leading to injuries and fatalities Nausea, hallucinations, paranoia Loss of appetite and malnutrition Cardiovascular problems like high blood pressure, increased heart rate, constricted blood vessels, heart attack and heart failure Lung damage Types of drugs  : The most common ty

Autistic Pride Day - June 18

About Autistic Pride day : Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on 18th June worldwide to raise awareness among people about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and respect the rights of autistic people so that they are not seen as disadvantaged or diseased but as individuals with a unique set of characteristics. As we all know that people with autism are often subject to human rights violations, discrimination and stigma so this day is marked to stop such discrimination and is symbolized by the rainbow infinity representing “diversity with infinite variations and infinite possibilities”. What is Autism ? Autism, also called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological developmental disability that affects the development of the normal brain, hampers communication, social interaction, cognition and behavior. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a minor problem or a disability that needs full time care in a special facility. Autism is diagnosed four times more often in boys than girls and i

World Blood Donor Day - June 14

World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14 worldwide to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusion and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life saving gift of blood. Importance of Blood Donation : Blood is essential for patients to survive surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illness and traumatic injuries. Types of Blood Donation : There are several types of blood donations a single donor can help upto three patients. A single unit of blood can be separated into its different components like red blood cells, plasma and platelets. The most common and flexible blood donation is whole blood which is usually collected in one pint and used to help multiple patients. Plasma, which has blood clotting factors is separated from other blood components and helps trauma patients and those battling diseases like cancer. The primary recipients of platelets are cancer patients as it plays a vital role in cancer treatment. Double red cell donation

World Brain Tumor Day - 8th June

World Brain Tumour Day is celebrated every year on the 8th June to draw international attention and awareness for the people suffering from this terrible disease and the need for greater research. What is a brain tumour ? A brain tumour is a collection or mass of abnormal cells in the brain. Brain tumours can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous) and they grow increasing the pressure inside the skull causing brain damage and is life threatening. Malignant tumours grow rapidly invading the healthy areas of the brain while, benign tumours not containing cancer cells are usually slow growing. Types of brain tumours : Brain tumours are categorized as primary and secondary. The former originates in the brain while, the latter, also known as metastatic brain tumour occurs when cancer cells spread to the brain from another organ such as the lung or breast. Primary Brain Tumours : They originate in the brain and can develop from brain cells, the membranes surrounding the brain call