May 31st is “World No Tobacco Day”, an annual awareness day to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its negative health effects. Here at RADAR we work with young children to promote a healthy life style from an early age, including healthy eating and substance abuse avoidance.
World Health Day 2016 is Beat Diabetes! World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the founding of the World Health Organization. It raises awareness of key public health issues and this year the focus is on diabetes. Over 85,000 people in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with diabetes, of which about 1,000 are children. With diabetes on the increase it’s important we all know more. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that occurs either when the body does not produce enough insulin or when we cannot effectively use the insulin we do produce.