November 20, 2017

Animal Bites: Key Facts You Should Know

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Animal bites pose a major public health problem in children and adults worldwide. The health impacts of animal bites are dependent on the type and health of the animal species, the size and health of the bitten person, and accessibility to appropriate health care.

November 17, 2017

Ambient (Outdoor) Air Quality and Your Health: Key Facts You Must Know Urgently!

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Do you know how critically important the quality of air around you is, and how it can affect your health? Outdoor air pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting everyone in developed and developing countries alike.

November 15, 2017

Adequate Vitamin D Leads to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART in Women

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Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (ART), those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby, compared with women whose levels were deficient or insufficient, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. The researchers are now calling for a randomized clinical trial to study the potential effect of vitamin D supplementation on live birth rates with ART.

November 14, 2017

New Guidelines Redefine Blood Pressure, Nearly Half of Americans Now Hypertensive

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New guidelines on blood pressure recognition and management have been released redefining the target set point for high blood pressure diagnosis so that the condition can be treated earlier.

November 13, 2017

Welcome to World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017!

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It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week! This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. So how much do you know about antibiotics and its attendant problems? Don't worry, this page has all you need to know about antibiotics, its safe use and other important issues.

What You Need to Know About Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial resistance have become an important topical issue in our health systems worldwide because of the enormous costs both to healthcare spending and potential life-threat to the individual patient.

How to Avoid Falling Ill While On A Tour or Travelling to A Destination

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Travelling? Then you should be careful not to fall sick because that could be a huge disappointment while on the road. Not only does it take the fun out of your trip, ill-health will disorganize your entire schedule and cost you some good money as you are forced to seek medical care outside of your insurance cover.

November 09, 2017

Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. This is different from Antimicrobial resistance. Read more on Antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial Resistance: Understanding the Basics, the Key Facts and the Global Concern

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Antibiotics and similar drugs e.g. antivirals and antimalarials, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 75+ years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illnesses and deaths from infectious diseases.

October 24, 2017

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

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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.

October 22, 2017

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) - reducing disease burden and treatment

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. They are the leading cause of death and disease burden in many countries, and the number of people living with them is increasing due to factors like population ageing and improved treatments that have resulted in people living longer with CVD.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) - meaning, risk factors and clinical features

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death and disease burden in many countries across the world. The number of people living with cardiovascular disease is increasing due to factors like population ageing and improved treatments that have resulted in people living longer with CVD.