December 1 - World AIDS Day!

Every year on December 1, World AIDS Day is celebrated. People around the world are uniting to show support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

World AIDS Day always has a specific theme. This year's theme is Time for Equality! This theme adds to the growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day sets for the world. 

Today, World AIDS Day remains relevant, reminding people and governments that HIV is far from over. It remains a critical issue to attract additional financial resources to the AIDS response to raise awareness of the impact of HIV on people's lives, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV.

November 20 - World Children's Day!

World Children's Day is celebrated annually on November 20th. The date is not accidental - it was on this day in 1989 that the “Convention on the Rights of the Child” was adopted, which recognized that for the comprehensive and harmonious development of the personality, a child needs to grow up in a family environment, an atmosphere of happiness, love and mutual understanding. Children are very vulnerable and therefore need special protection and assistance.


Нistory of the holiday

The holiday dedicated to the World Children's Day is designed to remind us of exactly this - the fragility of childhood and children, about how valuable they are to us.

Every year more and more people and public figures direct their efforts to help and protect the child. Funds are being created to support seriously ill children, communities that monitor dysfunctional families, and a Children's Fund is founded on the basis of the United Nations.

The healthcare system has made great strides - now many childhood diseases that were previously considered incurable have been defeated by the power of modern medicine. Assistance is provided to pregnant women; in some countries, free consultations are held for expectant mothers.

November 18 is International No Tobacco Day!

Every year on the third Thursday of November, most countries around the world celebrate International No Smoking Day. It was established by the American Cancer Society in 1977.


Why do people start smoking?

Stereotype of an adult male smoker. If all the men around the child, relatives and friends, smoke, then in his understanding, this is the norm. The probability that a child will smoke if adults in the family smoke is 50-60% more than in a non-smoking family.

Social dependency. In girls, this is one of the main reasons why they start smoking. They smoke because their friends smoke.

imperative ban. A teenager has a number of questions: “Why?”, “Why can’t I, but you can?”, “When will it be possible?”, “Why not now?”, “What's wrong with that?”

Prevention week from 7 to 13 November colon cancer!

Colon cancer (or colorectal cancer) ranks fourth among all malignant tumors. Regular screening can help prevent up to one-third of deaths from the disease, and if cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate can be nearly 100%. The mean patient age at diagnosis is 67 years. Patients over 65 years of age account for 56% of newly diagnosed cases, and patients over 75 years of age account for 31%.

November 14 is World Diabetes Day!

World Diabetes Day was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to the threat of an increase in diabetes worldwide. 

Since 2007, World Diabetes Day has been held under the auspices of the United Nations. November 14 was chosen in order to perpetuate the merits of F. Banting, who was born on November 14, 1891.

October 13 - World Day of Sight!

According to recent studies, almost 80% of people over the age of 55 have visual impairments or eye diseases. Visual impairments are often not only a natural consequence of aging, but may also indicate the development of serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, or systemic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension.

Is there any universal method for eye protection? Unfortunately no. Vision aging is an irreversible process. The quality of vision is affected by the nature of the work performed, genetically determined features, as well as high physical activity and nutrition. 

September 11 - All-Russian Day of Sobriety!

HISTORY OF THE HOLIDAY

Sobriety Day is a tradition that dates back to the last century. The first celebration of the Day of Sobriety took place in pre-revolutionary Russia in 1913. The date of September 11 was not chosen by chance: on this day, Orthodox Christians remember the Beheading of the Holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord John, who led a sober life and was beheaded at the slander of ill-wishers during a drunken feast. On this day, the Orthodox observe a strict fast. And in pre-revolutionary Russia, during the holiday, wine shops were closed and the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited, sermons were read in churches, members of the public and priests made religious processions.

How to pick mushrooms..

Many people love to pick mushrooms. These gifts of nature are not only fragrant, but also tasty and healthy. Mushrooms are very nutritious due to the proteins found in the caps and provide a feeling of satiety. That is why they are often equated with meat. Mushrooms are also rich in potassium, sodium and iron.

Little by little, going for mushrooms from country leisure began to turn into a fashionable direction of tourism, and more and more often you can meet whole families and large companies in the plantations outside the city, wandering among the trees in search of russula and mushrooms. 

However, in order to avoid fatal errors, certain rules must be followed. Let's see how to pick mushrooms correctly so as not to get poisoned.

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