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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.

 

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

Today is the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this day, which is implemented by UNESCO and UN Women – the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women – we recognise the critical role of women and girls in science and technology.

World Microbiome Day 2020

Today is the 2nd World Microbiome Day, following on from the very first World Microbiome Day, launched by APC Microbiome, at University College Cork in Ireland last year!

Parkinson’s Disease & The Microbiome

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a debilitating and incurable age-related neurodegenerative disease that affects bodily movements and worsens over time. It is one of the most common neurological diseases and its incidence is rising rapidly, with 14 million cases expected globally just 20 years from now.

World AIDs Day 2019

Yesterday was an important day for Christians all over the world. The first Advent candles were lit and millions of children started preparing their annual letters to Santa.

But did you know that yesterday was also World AIDS Day? In fact, it was the 31st AIDS day since the tradition started in 1988, when AIDSs was the first disease to get its own Global Health Day.