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Parkinson’s Disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. The symptoms generally come on slowly over time. Early in the disease, the most obvious are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.
Leprosy is one of the most ancient illnesses afflicting humanity. It is called Hansen’s disease as well, termed after Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who disproved the existing belief at that time about leprosy being a genetic disease. He revealed that the ailment had a bacterial source. Since the beginning of mankind, leprosy sufferers have been marked out and excluded from the unaffected population. The purpose of World Leprosy Day is to alter this perception and spread awareness about prevention and the possible treatment available nowadays.
The date for World Leprosy Day was selected to match with the death anniversary of Indian independence activist, Mahatma Gandhi. Throughout his life, Mahatma Gandhi worked untiringly for the improvement of people suffering from leprosy. World Leprosy Day emphasizes on the goal of eliminating leprosy-related disabilities in children. Disabilities do not happen suddenly, but occur as a consequence of protracted period of undetected sickness.
We strongly support the efforts made by researchers worldwide to eradicate this disease from the face of earth.
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Healthy Weight Week signifies the importance of balance diet and healthy lifestyle. Being healthy does not mean losing weight and going on a diet. It means pursuing livable and sustainable healthy lifestyle through eating well, living actively and feeling good.
Bentham Open publishes important research publications that promote this idea.
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World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the key international awareness movement of the diabetes population and is observed on 14th of November annually. The campaign is symbolized by a blue circle sign that internationally represents diabetes awareness and international diabetes community’s solidarity. WDD 2017 theme is ‘Women and Diabetes: our right to a healthy future’.