Overweight/Obesity-A Health Risk Factor

September 10, 2013

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The World Health Organization defines obesity as “an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a risk to health.” When we consume more calories than our body burns, the body store the excess as fat. This  eventually leads to excessive weight gain and obesity. Being overweight is a major health risk factor for many […]

Healthcare Online- An Emerging Trend

September 1, 2013

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They are called  ‘e-Patients,’ people like you and I who use the Internet to manage their health online According to a survey, people who search online for health information, do so to: Seek  health information Make informed decisons Access health services and resources In the last twenty years there has been a surge in health information […]

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Smoking-A Risk Factor For TB

August 21, 2013

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  “Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease,” World Health Organization(WHO). This makes tuberculosis a communicable disease. There is evidence that tobacco smoking […]

You May Live Longer Where The Air Is Clean

August 11, 2013

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  One of the health risk factors used in our health program to communicate the importance of a healthy lifestyle is air-pollution. The World health Organization (WHO) defines air pollution as, “contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” According to […]

Lifestyle Interventions For Behaviour Change

July 30, 2013

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// A report on  lifestyle interventions in developing countries was released by the World Health organization( WHO). The study was conducted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, using three communities. It shows that programs promoting a healthy lifestyle are effective in changing behaviour in developing countries. The study: Two intervention counties and one control county […]

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Fish In The Diet May Prevent Kidney Disease

July 22, 2013

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 A British study found that eating  fish twice a week can prevent kidney disease.  Nutritional experts also recommend two servings per week for healthy eating. For the study, researchers analysed 22,000 adults including 517 diabetics.  Using a dietary and lifestyle questionnaire participants were asked about their fish consumption habits. The Result: –The researchers found that people with diabetes […]

Overweight-A Risk Factor For Cancer

July 10, 2013

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It is known through many research studies that being overweight increases the risk of developing diseases. In  this study, researchers in the United Kingdom studied data from 221 studies  and 250, 000 cancer cases.  It was to determine if a 5kg/m2 increase in body mass index  is a risk factor f0r cancer. The Body Mass […]

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