NCDS 365 DAY 326- 334 ALL ABOUT EPILEPSY

Day 326 of 365 *_What is epilepsy_* Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy. Epilepsy affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages. Day 327 of 365…

STOWELINK DOCUMENTARY SERIES SHOOT WITH AFRICAN FILMS NETWORK

Stowelink has been so privileged to receive recognition and attention for the incredible work we continue to do in the NCDs space in kenya. This attention recently led us to a documentary series shoot by the African films network documenting how our day to day work occurs and our impact is in the communities that…

NCDS 365 DAY319-325 ALL ABOUT AUTISM

Day 319 of 365 What is autism Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism…

NCDS 365 DAY 312-318 ALL ABOUT ARTHRITIS

Day 312 of 365 What is arthritis Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that…

NCDS 365 REPORTS AUGUST TO OCTOBER

As the project continues to near the end of phase one, we continue o reach an incredible amount of people with daily messaging on non-communicable diseases. Here is a summary report from all stakeholders on the progress that we have been able to make form August to October AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER Lets change lives Let’s…

305-311 LESS TALKED ABOUT NCDS VISION IMPAIRMENT

Day 305 of 365 What is vision impairment Vision impairment means that a person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal” level. Vision impairment may be caused by a loss of visual acuity, where the eye does not see objects as clearly as usual. It may also be caused by a loss of visual field,…

301-304 OBESITY OCTOBER SUMMARY

Day 301 of 365 OBESITY PREVENTION FOR ADULTS I Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fatContrary to the belief behind the low-fat diet craze of the ’90s, not all fat is bad. A 2017 study published in the Nutrition Journal showed that intake of healthy dietary fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, can improve cholesterol…

295-300 OBESITY PREVENTION

Day 295 0f 365 ADULT OBESITY RISK FACTORS Lifestyle choicesUnhealthy diet. A diet that’s high in calories, lacking in fruits and vegetables, full of fast food, and laden with high-calorie beverages and oversized portions contributes to weight gain.Liquid calories. People can drink many calories without feeling full, especially calories from alcohol. Other high-calorie beverages, such…