- November’s birthstone is the topaz(particularly, yellow) which symbolizes friendship and the citrine.
- Its birth flower is the chrysanthemum
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. Known as the “silent thief”, bone deterioration can occur over a number of years without presenting any symptoms.
Osteoporosis can affect people at almost any age, but in Canada it is most common among those who are age 50+. Two million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis, and at least one in three women and one in five men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime, according to Osteoporosis Canada
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as “Mo Bros”) to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention.
Lung cancer awareness month take places every November.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month across the globe. This year is special: it is the 100th anniversary of the revolutionary and life-saving discovery of insulin.
The discovery of insulin 100 years ago was a game-changer. But it’s not a cure. We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes. The time for action is now.
National Diabetes Month is an annual event each November to boost awareness about the risk factors, symptoms, and types of diabetes.