Adolescent Pregnancy - An Overview of Important Facts

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ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY

Most teenage girls do not plan to get pregnant, but in some countries, many do. Adolescent pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. Often, teens do not get prenatal care soon enough, which can lead to problems later on. They have a higher risk for pregnancy-related high blood pressure and its complications. Risks for the baby include premature birth and a low birth weight.

Preventing Unsafe Abortions Amongst Women

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PREVENTING UNSAFE ABORTION

Unsafe abortion occurs when a pregnancy is terminated either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both. In a previous article, we had looked at abortion and the risks and consequences that could result from this.

Abortion - the risks, consequences and how it affects your health

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ABORTION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it doesn't result in the birth of a baby. It is also sometimes known as a termination of pregnancy (TOP). The pregnancy is ended either by taking medications (medical abortion) or having a minor surgical procedure (surgical abortion). One in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime.

Ageing and health: Understanding the Facts and Challenges

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AGEING AND HEALTH

People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older. By 2050, there will be almost this many (120 million) living in China alone, and 434 million people in this age group worldwide. By 2050, 80% of all older people will live in low- and middle-income countries.

Arsenic and Your Health: What You Need to Know for Healthy Living

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HOW DOES ARSENIC AFFECT YOUR DAILY LIFE?

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that is found in combination with either inorganic or organic substances to form many different compounds. Inorganic arsenic compounds are found in soils, sediments, and groundwater. These compounds occur either naturally or as a result of mining, ore smelting, and industrial use of arsenic. Organic arsenic compounds are found mainly in fish and shellfish, but may also be found in other animals and plants.

Leprosy - Symptoms, Treatment and Key Facts

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LEPROSY (HANSEN'S DISEASE)

Leprosy was once feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease, but now it is established that it does not spread easily and treatment is very effective. However, if left untreated, the nerve damage it causes can result in crippling of hands and feet, paralysis, and blindness. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment prevents disability related to the disease.

Leprosy - An Overview of Current Public Health Burden

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LEPROSY: BURDEN ON SOCIETY

Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy) is a long-lasting infection caused by bacteria. The disease was once feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease. Now, however, the disease is relatively rare and easily treated. Early diagnosis and treatment usually prevents disability related to the disease.

How to Get Some Good Sleep in the Summer Heatwave

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SUMMER IS HERE AGAIN WITH ITS HEAT WAVES

Summer is a great season but it comes at a cost. Many people love the outdoors and the sun during this period, but it can also have those heat waves which can be exasperating especially when you need to sleep.

Poor Sleepers Have Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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SHORT AND BAD SLEEPERS HAVE INCREASED RISK OF CV DISEASES

People who sleep badly or not long enough have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This does not apply to people who only sleep for a few hours, but wake up feeling fit and rested.

Asbestos: How to Eliminate Asbestos-related Diseases

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ASBESTOS: ELIMINATION OF ASBESTOS-RELATED DISEASES

When handled, asbestos can separate into microscopic-size particles that remain in the air and are easily inhaled. Persons occupationally exposed to asbestos have developed several types of life-threatening diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Although the use of asbestos and asbestos products has dramatically decreased in recent years, they are still found in many residential and commercial settings and continue to pose a health risk to workers and others.

Ebola Virus Disease: WHO Issues Statement On New Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

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WHO ISSUES STATEMENT AFTER DRC's MINISTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCE NEW OUTBREAK OF EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY

KINSHASA, 12 May. The Minister of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga, has informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of “an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)” in Likati health district (Aketi, Bas-Uélé province), more than 1300 kilometres from Kinshasa in the northern DRC, following confirmation of the disease by the National Biomedical Research Institute (INRB), the national reference laboratory.

Healthy Diet - Basic Principles and Practical Advice for Daily Living

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HEALTHY DIET

A healthy diet is one that helps to maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. The requirements for a healthy diet can be met from a variety of plant-based and animal-based foods.