Lung Health in the Global Spotlight

OCTOBER 28, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Respiratory diseases including lung infections like pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB) are some of the leading global causes of death. In particular, Tuberculosis was the in the top leading causes of mortality around the world in 2008, causing 1.3 million deaths worldwide. Today, as part of Respiratory Care Week, Lung Health Day promotes and encourages initiatives [...]

Global research impacts bone health

OCTOBER 20, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Love your bones is the key message from International Osteoporosis Foundation today on World Osteoporosis Day. Currently, 200 million people are affected worldwide and it’s set to increase exponentially by 2050, with projections of hip fractures increasing by 310% in men and 240% in women. Contributing to international data on bone health, a recent observational [...]

Fire Safety in the home- the value of smoke alarms

OCTOBER 12, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Three out of five home fire deaths in the USA between 2007-2011 happened from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Worryingly, one quarter of home fire deaths (USA) are caused by fires started in the bedroom. This raises the question, how safe are we in our homes? The National Fire [...]

The critical role of teachers beyond the classroom

OCTOBER 05, 2015 12:10 AM| no comments

Education is key in every society. It empowers us, it fosters creativity and new ideas it allows us to play a role in addressing important issues in our community. Led by the United Nations, World Teachers’ Day (05/10/15) focuses on “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies”. Pivotal to the success of any education system are the [...]