Health and Wellness

AKF supports effort to eliminate tuberculosis globally
AKF supports effort to eliminate tuberculosis globally
11 October 2023

Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is known to have the highest death rate of all infectious diseases — far more than Covid-19. Approximately 10 million new cases of TB emerge annually, more than 4 million of which are thought to be undiagnosed. Efforts to find effective and accessible therapies are therefore essential, especially for the developing world.

Loneliness has become an epidemic that needs an urgent response.
Loneliness has become an epidemic that needs an urgent response.
How to combat loneliness
How to combat loneliness
9 October 2023

In quiet periods of our lives, loneliness can appear like an uninvited guest. It's a universal human experience that affects people of all ages and circumstances. By understanding its signs and extending a helping hand, we can make our neighbourhoods and communities more inclusive and supportive.

A journey of faith and resilience
A journey of faith and resilience
25 September 2023

In February this year, my life took an unexpected turn that left me grappling with emotions I never imagined I would face. At the age of 33, after a miscarriage, I found myself entangled in a web of challenges that would put my strength and determination to the test. As a woman, the struggle to overcome infertility is already a battle in itself, but when cancer entered the equation, it felt like an insurmountable mountain to climb.

Eco-anxiety is a normal response to the escalating environmental crisis surrounding societies around the world.
Eco-anxiety is a normal response to the escalating environmental crisis surrounding societies around the world.
Confronting eco-anxiety in a changing world
Confronting eco-anxiety in a changing world
29 August 2023

Parents are encouraged to teach anxious children that not all thoughts are real, since the human body sometimes responds to imaginary threats. However, climate change is not imaginary, it is real — and for some children, it is terrifying.

Dr Rabia Topan, a gastroenterologist and researcher, with a special interest in the gut-brain connection
Dr Rabia Topan, a gastroenterologist and researcher, with a special interest in the gut-brain connection
A doctor’s journey into the mysterious world of gut health
A doctor’s journey into the mysterious world of gut health
31 May 2023

The topic of gut health is receiving increased attention recently as new research comes to light. Dr Rabia Topan, a gastroenterologist and researcher, with a special interest in the gut-brain connection, took the time to discuss all things gut health after appearing as an expert on a UK Channel 4 TV series about the topic.

Listening to devotional music has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, increase positivity and well-being, and bring a sense of inner peace.
Listening to devotional music has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, increase positivity and well-being, and bring a sense of inner peace.
How devotional music can transform your mental health
How devotional music can transform your mental health
27 May 2023

From soothing the soul to inspiring hope, studies have shown the positive effects of listening to religious music. Read on to learn how you can incorporate this practice in your life to improve mood and feel more connected.

Seasonal depression is recurring, and one might notice a significant shift in their well-being consistently as the seasons change.
Seasonal depression is recurring, and one might notice a significant shift in their well-being consistently as the seasons change.
What you ought to know about seasonal depression
What you ought to know about seasonal depression
9 January 2023

Have you ever noticed that your mood and energy levels change with the weather? For example, how do you feel when the sun is shining versus when it is rainy and gloomy?

A bright light amid the darkness
A bright light amid the darkness
7 September 2022

My blindness is not my weakness, but my greatest strength. I could see one day, but the next I could not. Once I realized I would be blind for the rest of my life, the challenge placed before me cultivated a strong motivation. I wanted to learn new and diverse ways of doing things. Each barrier became a challenge, and each challenge an invitation to overcome.

Stammering or Stuttering is a neurological condition that affects one out of every 100 people worldwide, about 70 million people in total.
Stammering or Stuttering is a neurological condition that affects one out of every 100 people worldwide, about 70 million people in total.
Facing my fears, year after year
Facing my fears, year after year
10 May 2022

As part of the one percent of the population who stammer (stutter), I know first-hand the challenges that come with having one. I remember the feeling of dread when being asked my name or if I had to speak on the telephone. Ever since I was young, I’ve been on a journey to find the courage to face my speaking fears.

It’s important that we start talking about our mental health.
It’s important that we start talking about our mental health.
How are you, really? Let’s talk!
How are you, really? Let’s talk!
2 February 2022

Time to Talk Day is observed every year in the United Kingdom on 3 February. It is considered to be the “nation’s biggest mental health conversation where families, friends, workplaces and communities come together to talk, listen and change lives.”

By ensuring that we take care of ourselves, we can be better positioned to take care of others.
By ensuring that we take care of ourselves, we can be better positioned to take care of others.
The secret to successful self-care
The secret to successful self-care
26 January 2022

While the term “self-care” appears more and more often in conversations nowadays, the concept is not new. However, knowing what it is and correctly putting it into practice is essential to taking control of your health.

Expressive writing is a useful, therapeutic tool that can be part of a wellness plan.
Expressive writing is a useful, therapeutic tool that can be part of a wellness plan.
Expressive writing for better health
Expressive writing for better health
16 December 2021

Do you ever feel like you want to vent your feelings without having to speak with another person? If so, journaling may be for you.

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