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  • Where Does Your Country Rank on the Body Mass Index?

    Where Does Your Country Rank on the Body Mass Index?

      The Body Mass Index is an important indicator which measures the overall health of the person. The body mass index can be defined as the measure of body fat based on weight and height. The body mass index is applicable for both men and women. Both high and low body mass index is detrimental
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  • High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

    High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

      High blood pressure is a serious medical problem which can also become fatal if precautions are not taken. High blood pressure may be due to a number of factors such as obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, more than required salt in diet, stress, old age, hereditary reasons etc. However, blood pressure has no
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  • Combating Tetanus the Need of the Hour

    Combating Tetanus the Need of the Hour

      Tetanus is a serious and painful bacterial disease that has a high mortality rate. The disease, which is also referred as Lockjaw, affects the nervous system of a person. It leads to muscle spasms, particularly of the neck muscles and the jaw. Other symptoms that are associated with tetanus include headache, high blood pressure,
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  • DTP3 Immunization Coverage on the Rise

    DTP3 Immunization Coverage on the Rise

      Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough), are serious diseases. However, vaccines and immunization can protect both children, as well as adults, from these diseases. Over the years, the percentage of people who have been provided immunization against these three infectious diseases is on the rise. Diphtheria, which spreads from one person to the other,
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  • Household and ambient air pollution: A Health Hazard

    Household and ambient air pollution: A Health Hazard

      Household and ambient air pollution is an environmental as well as health risk. Millions of people die every year due to household air pollution, which results from cooking with unclean fuels, or ambient air pollution, which rises from traffic, waste burning or residential fuel combustion or industrial sources. If the rising levels of air
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  • Liver Transplantation: A Life Saving Procedure

    Liver Transplantation: A Life Saving Procedure

      Liver is one of the most important organs of the human body and performs a number of functions. These include bile production and excretion, enzymes activation, filtering and disposing toxin materials from the blood, regulating the cholesterol levels and the mineral as well as vitamin supplies in the body, warding to viruses and infections,
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  • Blood Donation: An Essential Component of Healthcare

    Blood Donation: An Essential Component of Healthcare

      Blood donation is one of the most important component of healthcare. Blood donation is instrumental in saving the lives of millions of patients who are in dire need of blood. Further, blood donations also help in improving the life of people who have a variety of chronic conditions. However, voluntary blood donation is essential
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  • An Insight Into the Number of Deaths From Skin Diseases

    An Insight Into the Number of Deaths From Skin Diseases

      Skin is one of the most important as well as the largest organ of the human body. The skin is the body’s outer covering and protects the ligaments, muscles, bones, as well as the internal organs. Apart from regulating the body temperature, it also allows sensations such as heat, cold, touch etc. However, as
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  • The Number of Dentists in the United States per 100,000 People

    The Number of Dentists in the United States per 100,000 People

    In order to provide people with the best healthcare, it is essential that the government provides good infrastructure and qualified work force. However, it is also imperative that there should be a sufficient number of doctors or specialists to ensure that the population gets access to good healthcare. Dental care is a significant part of
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  • Death Rate for People With Asthma Rising Around the World

    Death Rate for People With Asthma Rising Around the World

    Asthma is a disease which affects the airways of the lungs. The disease leads to the narrowing and swelling of the airways, which are responsible for transporting air to and from the lungs. People suffering from asthma may experience breathing problems, chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. Millions of people across the globe are suffering from
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