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How is it possible that most intellectual
creature to ever walk the planet Earth
is destroying its only home?
Destruction of nature triggering pandemics:
Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades. The illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade as well as the devastation of forests and other wild places were still the driving forces behind the increasing number of diseases leaping from wildlife to humans. “Future pandemics are likely to happen more frequently, spread more rapidly, have greater economic impact and kill more people if we are not extremely careful about the possible impacts of the choices we make today,”
Uncontrollable deforestation, expansion of agriculture day by day, destroying habitat which causes extinction of wild life, forest fires, mass extinction, decline in biodiversity, invasive species, intensive mining, farming and infrastructure development these are lead to not only pandemic type diseases but also alarmingly causes climate change, ozone layer holes, global warming, acid deposition, disruption of nitrogen cycle etc. These activities cause pandemics by bringing more people into contact and conflict with animals, from which 70% of emerging human diseases originate.
A WWF report, also published on Wednesday, warns: “The risk of a new [wildlife-to-human] disease emerging in the future is higher than ever, with the potential to wreak havoc on health, economies and global security.”
We have seen many diseases emerge over the years, such as Zika, Aids, Sars and Ebola and they all originated from animal populations under conditions of severe environmental pressures,” said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, head of the UN convention on biological diversity.
Worryingly, while Covid-19 has given us yet another reason to protect and preserve nature, we have seen the reverse take place. From the Greater Mekong, to the Amazon and Madagascar, alarming reports have emerged of increased poaching, illegal logging and forest fires, while many countries are engaging in hasty environmental rollbacks and cuts in funding for conservation. This all comes at a time when we need it most.
“We must embrace a just, healthy and green recovery and kick start a wider transformation towards a model that values nature as the foundation for a healthy society. Not doing so, and instead attempting to save money by neglecting environmental protection, health systems, and social safety nets, has already proven to be a false economy. The bill will be paid many times over.”
The WWF report concludes the key drivers for diseases that move from wild animals to humans are the destruction of nature, the intensification of agriculture and livestock production, as well as the trading and consumption of high-risk wildlife.
When a habitat is destroyed, the carrying capacity for indigenous plants, animals, and other organisms is reduced so that populations decline, sometimes up to the level of extinction. Extinction may also take place very long after the destruction of habitat, a phenomenon known as extinction debt.
we should stop consuming animals meat and reducing the cutting of forests or destroying their habitats as we know forests are the main source of rain which is essential for nourishing soil. Unfortunately, forest fires are occurring because of climate changing and global warming which caused many animals death. we should look for other resources which do'not harm the nature.
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."
Breast Cancer Awareness:
It is a collective effort to spread awareness and education about symptoms of breast cancer and reduce social stigma that usually woman faces on having it.
The October is breast cancer awareness month as it starts from 1st Oct and lasts up to 30th Oct. It is also known as pink ribbon day. Among all cancers, breast cancer is most emerging cancer in woman especially in America as every 10th woman might b suffering from it but don't have any idea.
- Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).
- A new lump in the breast or underarm.
- Localized, persistent breast pain
- Redness, scaliness or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
The main risk factors for breast cancer include being a woman and getting older (most breast cancers are found in women ages 55 and older). Uncontrollable factors that may increase risk include personal/family history, race, breast density and menstrual period history. In addition, having changes in certain breast cancer genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
Certain risk factors are lifestyle-related, including the use of birth control pills, hormone therapy after menopause, having children, drinking alcohol, being overweight or obese, and not being physically active. Having one or several risk factors does not mean a woman will develop breast cancer. “Women need to become familiar with all of the risk factors.
- Keep a healthy weight and exercise regularly.
- Don’t drink alcohol, or limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
- If you are taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, ask your doctor about the risks.
- Breastfeed your children, if possible.
The best time to do a monthly self-breast exam is about 3 to 5 days after your period starts. Do it at the same time every month. Your breasts are not as tender or lumpy at this time in your monthly cycle.
If you have gone through menopause, do your exam on the same day every month.
Begin by lying on your back. It is easier to examine all breast tissue if you are lying down.
- Place your right hand behind your head. With the middle fingers of your left hand, gently yet firmly press down using small motions to examine the entire right breast.
- Next, sit or stand. Feel your armpit, because breast tissue goes into that area.
- Gently squeeze the nipple, checking for discharge. Repeat the process on the left breast.
- Look at your breasts directly and in the mirror. Look for changes in skin texture, such as dimpling, puckering, indentations, or skin that looks like an orange peel.
- Also note the shape and outline of each breast.
- Check to see if the nipple turns inward.
Three tests are typically used in detecting breast cancer.
It is very important to know or self examining yourself as it is going to increase day by day because of woman negligence and they feel stigma cause of the fear of society and families or relatives, woman often feel shy to go for check up. Therefore, Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable.