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Let it grow for Movember!

Movember, a blend of the English words for moustache and November, is a yearly month-long event set up to raise awareness about men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, and suicide in men.

If you haven’t noticed it before, watch out for it this month – you will likely see more beards and moustaches than you’ve ever seen before, and not just on people but on cars, buses, and trains around the world too!

Touching Down on the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Last week, the Nobel assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden announced the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to two scientists whose work ultimately solved the ancient mystery of how the human body perceives temperature and pressure.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign was set up in 1985 as a partnership between national public service organisations, professional medical associations, charities, and governmental agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness. The goal of the campaign today is to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer, and to educate people about breast cancer risks, why and how to be screened and seek medical attention, if what to do when a suspicious lump appears.

 

World Alzheimer’s Day

Every September, people from all over the world come together for World Alzheimer’s Month. This is a month-long global campaign to raise awareness about the issues faced by people affected by dementia and to challenge the common stigmas and myths that surround Alzheimer-related dementia, a disease that directly affects almost 50 million people worldwide.

September 2021 marks the 10th year of the global World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, while today, 21st September, marks World Alzheimer’s Day.

World Lung Cancer Day 2021

 

Today marks the 9th Annual World Lung Cancer Day (WLCD).

The inaugural WLCD was initiated by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies in 2012 as a campaign to celebrate, commemorate & support people affected by lung cancer all over the world.

On the day and in the lead up to it, members of the international lung health community including the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in the U.S. host various events to raise awareness and educate about the disease risk factors as well as encourage people to seek screening tests for early diagnosis and improved prognoses.

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

Today is the 10th Annual World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This date is observed by the United Nations as a global awareness day to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome.