March 3 is World Hearing Day

Today, March 3 is World Hearing Day. Every year on March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes World Hearing Day to raise awareness about disabling hearing loss. This year’s theme is: Hearing for life: Don’t let hearing loss limit you Hearing Loss that is not Treated Costs about 750 billion Dollars Worldwide every Year…

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AGEISM is Prejudice against the Elderly

Age-related prejudice (AGEISM) is a major problem for seniors. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines AGEISM: “AGEISM is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age; AGEISM can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs.” AGEISM has Harmful Effect…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Today, December 3, 2019 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The yearly observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to increase awareness about people with disabilities and to promote their rights and well-being in every…

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Got a Sweet Tooth? You May Pay Sugar Tax

The epidemic of metabolic illnesses like diabetes and obesity that are leading causes of premature deaths and disabilities all over the world has led to governments toying with the idea of applying a sugar tax on foods and beverages with high sugar content. They are also applying front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labelling. These measures will encourage…

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