Shirley Johanna's Profile
M.Sc, M.Phil (Food Service Management & Dietetics)
Shirley is passionate about teaching and writing. She conducts nutrition education program for children in an NGO. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening and photography.
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World Sleep Day observed on 16th March aims to raise awareness on the importance of sleep and a call to action on issues related to sleep. Every individual must sleep eight hours a day. Lack of sleep can trigger a host of health issues.
Conclusions from the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference on CKD & Arrhythmias
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference on CKD & Arrhythmias was held in Berlin in 2016. The conclusions of the conference were recently published.
Barbershop-based health intervention effectively reduces blood pressure in African-American men, showing that an informal setting (such as the barbershop) can go a long way in improving patient outcome in a chronic condition like hypertension.
World Glaucoma Awareness Week is observed from 11th - 17th March. The week emphasizes the need for regular eye check-ups to prevent glaucoma, which affects all the age group.
Indian Supreme Court Allows the ‘Right to Die With Dignity’ and Makes Passive Euthanasia Easier to Implement
In a landmark verdict, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that individuals had a right to die with dignity, allowing passive euthanasia with strict guidelines.