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World Down Syndrome Day 2019: Theme, Significance of the Day That Believes in 'Lots of Socks'

A child with Down syndrome, people wearing colourful socks (Photo Credits: Getty Images, anyavera Instagram) World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed by the United Nations on March 21 every year since 2012 to raise awareness about the genetic condition. Various activities and workshops are conducted to promote the inclusion of people with Down syndrome.… Read More »

The dangerous link between smoking and hearing loss

Smoking is a well-established risk factor for hearing loss. Studies have shown that time and again exposure to cigarette smoke–whether directly, secondhand, or even in utero–can have a big impact on a person’s hearing health. Smoking can contribute to poor health, including hearing loss. For example, Reuters News reported last year that smokers were 60 percent more likely… Read More »