Cholesterol – Why You Can’t Live Without It

Cholesterol – Why You Can’t Live Without It

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance (a lipid). Although we are often warned of the dangers of cholesterol, we can’t survive without it. It is essential to the body’s cell membranes, to the insulation of nerves and to the production of certain hormones. It is also used by the liver to make bile acids, which help… Continue Reading

Cataracts

Cataracts

If you are nearing your 65th birthday and have spent many enjoyable hours in the sun, there is a 57% chance that you will develop a cataract. It is further estimated that an additional 20% of the population will develop cataracts by the time they celebrate their 70th birthday. Cataracts are the leading cause of… Continue Reading

Just to Make You Smile Campaign

Just to Make You Smile Campaign

In August 2013 Working Knowledge International launched the ‘Just to Make You Smile’ Campaign by giving roses to passersby, an initiative inspired by Random Acts. We have also handed out sweets, highlighters and chocolates. The purpose of the campaign is to do random acts of kindness and so brighten someone’s day. However we at Working… Continue Reading

Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment

Tuberculosis Testing and Treatment

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. These bacteria can be spread by an infected person coughing, sneezing, singing or talking. This spreads the airborne droplets, which in turn are inhaled by people in the vicinity. This generally occurs over a prolonged period of time. There are two different stages of… Continue Reading

Raising Cancer Awareness In The Workplace

Raising Cancer Awareness In The Workplace

The 4th of February is World Cancer Day. People all over the world use the day to improve awareness about cancer and dismiss misconceptions about the disease. Cancer does not discrimintate – it affects people of all races, genders and age groups. Globally, cancer takes more lives each year than TB, AIDS and Malaria combined.… Continue Reading

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