Showing posts with label Disease Days. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Disease Days. Show all posts

Autistic Pride Day- June 18

Autistic Pride Day, or Autism Pride Day, is a day celebrated on June 18 to mark the broad spectrum of autism and teach the public about autism and the autistic community.
The holiday was created by an organization called Aspies For Freedom, a group of people with high-functioning Asperger syndrome, which aims to raise public awareness of autism and Asperger's.
The autism spectrum is a broad spectrum of cognitive and perceptual impairments that are manifested primarily in communication disorder, repetitive behavior, and sensory dysregulation.
Autistic Pride Day has been celebrated since 2005 to show that autism also has positive sides. At the first International Autism Awareness Week, the New Scientists newspaper published an article by Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen - "Proud to be autistic."

In honor of International Autism Awareness Day, here are some interesting facts about autism:

About 21.7 million people worldwide are on the autism spectrum.

In the United States, 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism.

Whites are 5 times more likely to be on the autistic spectrum than girls.

The doctor who claimed there was a link between vaccines and autism, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, was accused of presenting false data and losing his medical license as a result.

Many people around the world believe that there is a link between vaccines and autism and avoid vaccinating their children as a result.

"Autism Intensive World Theory" assumes that autistics "shut down" because they experience and feel too much.

People on the autistic spectrum yawn less than ordinary people. The more severe the autistic condition, the less yawning is observed in them.

There are almost no differences in the anatomy of the brain of people with autism to people without.

Find an association between low vitamin D levels in pregnancy and neonatal autism.

The UK has more than 250 autism-friendly cinemas, where the sound is lower, the lighting is dimmer and you can put your food and drink into them.

A 2008 study found that although it is assumed that autism is a lifelong disability, there is evidence that between 3% and 25% of people who suffer from it, are eventually cured of it.

Studies show that drama classes are especially helpful in improving the social skills of autistic children.
The symbol of awareness of the endless spectrum of autism. This icon replaces the previous icon, a movie with colorful puzzle pieces, which many adults did not like on the autistic continuum.

World Malaria Day- April 25

World Malaria Day is a special day of the year designed to raise awareness of the global effort to control malaria and ultimately eradicate it. The date of Malaria Day was set for April 25, 2001, but then it was called Malaria Day in Africa, in order to control malaria and reduce mortality from it there. In 2008 Malaria Day in Africa expanded to World Malaria Day.

World Malaria Day was set at the 60th Session of the World Health Assembly (a meeting sponsored by the World Health Organization [WHO]) to recognize that malaria exists in countries around the world other than Africa and raise awareness of the importance of the global fight against the disease.

Interesting facts about malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease also called swamp fever. It is most common in areas with tropical climates and especially in Africa, Central and South America and the Far Eastern countries.

Malaria mainly affects the red blood cells and causes damage to vital organs in the body as a result of anemia and blockage of blood vessels.

The origin of the name of the disease is in the Italian language, which means "bad air" (mala aria), due to the belief that existed in the past that the bad swamp air is the cause.

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in the world! In 2018, an estimated 228 million people contracted malaria, of which about 405,000 died, most of them children under the age of 15 in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria is spread by the Anopheles mosquito. It exists in more than 100 countries around the world.

Malaria can be prevented by protecting against mosquitoes and spraying their incubators. The goal of the World Health Organization is to raise, among other things, the use of bed nets treated with insecticides and spraying with insecticides in places of origin in countries that are particularly vulnerable to malaria.

The cause of malaria is a unicellular creature called Plasmodium, which exists in the stomach of the Anopheles mosquito. There are ten other species of plasmodium that also harm other animals such as birds, reptiles and rodents.

In 1897, Ronald Ross, a British physician, parasitologist and epidemiologist, showed the existence of a plasmodium in the stomach of a mosquito. Thanks to this discovery he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1902.

The drugs for malaria are based on quinine, a substance extracted from the bark of quinine or synthetically produced. But the treatment with these drugs is not enough, and to fight Plasmodium additional drugs are needed.

In 2015, Tu Youyou, a Chinese physician specializing in pharmacology and drug treatment for malaria, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the discovery of the substance Artemisinin, which is used as a cure for malaria.

Symptoms of malaria include high fever, tremor, joint pain, severe headache, vomiting that contains blood, excessive sweating, chills, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin punctures, hypoglycemia and general malaise. Complications of malaria include coma and when left untreated, it ends in death in about 20% of cases.

The eucalyptus tree is a natural fighter for malaria. In the 19th century it was believed that the eucalyptus fought malaria by disinfecting the soil and air. At the end of the century, the real cause of the disease was discovered and the connection between it and the eucalyptus was clarified. The water-loving eucalyptus dries the swamp water in which the Anopheles mosquito larvae spread the disease. It originated in Australia, where malaria did not exist. Eucalyptus has been used as an anti-malarial agent in California, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Israel and Italy.

April 25 is also East meets West and DNA Day

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