World Brain Tumour Day to be observed on Saturday

Islamabad: The World Brain Tumour Day will be observed on Saturday across the world‚ including Pakistan‚ to raise public awareness of this disease.

The day was initiated in 2000 by the German Brain Tumour Association‚ whose members came from 14 different nations and lobbied together for the interest of brain tumour patients.

The brain is a soft‚ spongy mass of tissue. It is protected by the bones of the skull and three thin membranes called meninges. A network of nerves carries messages back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body. The brain directs the things we choose to do like walking and talking and the things our body does without thinking like breathing. The brain is also in charge of our senses sight‚ hearing‚ touch‚ taste‚ and smell‚ memory‚ emotions‚ and personality.

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