HEALTH POT-POURRI FOR YOUR SUNDAY

Jul 23, 2017 0

1. The occurrence of tuberculosis is highest among low socioeconomic groups. The occurrence of tuberculosis is highest among low socioeconomic groups. Mortality is much higher among the poor than the rich. Poverty with its associated evils of poor inadequate housing and overcrowded housing together with mal-nutrition and in particular deficiency of first class protein contribute to the risk of acquiring tuberculosis. Poor health resulting from other infections particularly infections with parasitic worms predisposes a community to tuberculosis. Both sexes are equally affected in infancy and childhood, but the prevalence is higher in males than in females especially among the elderly. Death rates increase with age. There is no established genetic predisposition to tuberculosis. 2. Loneliness increases risk of alcoholism Some people seek solace in alcohol when lonely and this could lead to alcoholism and its attendant health effects. 3. Hotels are fertile grounds for disease transmission Hotels are fertile grounds for disease transmission, from the rooms (toilet handles, TV remotes, door handles, taps etc) to the general toilets in the lobbies and entrance door handles. Some five star hotels have sanitizers positioned in strategic places. 4. Carrots protect your eyes, helps in night vision Carrot... ...

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Health effects of Loneliness

Jul 22, 2017 0

Loneliness is an emotional response by an individual to isolation, lack of companionship and lack of social or emotional connection not due to choice. Thus one can be lonely even in a crowd because of the absence of a close person. Someone can decide to remain isolated but not lonely; that is by choice. Lonely persons have no one to spend free time with  or confide in or discuss important matters with. Common causes include: Mental abuse, Inability to fit in, Heart break, Death, Divorce, Social media, Age (old age), Unstable marriage, Unstable close relationship, Lovelessness, Modernisation, Low-density neighbourhood. Of these, old age and low-density neighbourhood are the greatest culprits. The health effects of loneliness are discussed below: 1.Depression Loneliness is known to increase the risk of depression and hence the risk for suicide. Depression is a mental disorder characterized by low mood, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness and low self-esteem. 2.Dementia Loneliness is known to increase the risk of dementia; it is a mental disorder resulting from a brain disease or... ...

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How to prevent Tuberculosis(TB) infection

Jul 21, 2017 0

Tuberculosis occurs all over the world but there is great difference in prevalence between the developed world and the rest of the world. This could be attributed to early diagnosis and treatment, better nutrition, better housing and preventive measures. At a point it was almost nonexistent in the developed world but those countries relaxed and the disease has re-surfaced with a vengeance. India is said to account for about a fifth of new infections of tuberculosis globally, the reasons for this are obvious. ...

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HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE ON TUBERCULOSIS

Jul 20, 2017 0

TUBERCULOSIS is a chronic disease caused by several species of the germ, mycobacterium collectively called the tubercle bacillus. Tuberculosis in man is usually caused by the human and bovine varieties of the bacillus M. Tuberculosis and M. bovis respectively. It is one of the most widespread of all diseases and is found throughout the world. During the 19th century, casualties from various battles numbered some 19 million persons, but during the same period, the tubercle bacillus slew 34 millions. In the US alone in 1970, the number of infected persons was estimated at 16 million. The disease is steadily becoming less common as well as less dangerously especially in the more advanced countries with high living standards and active public health measures. The disease however will remain a major problem in many developing countries. ...

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Health Benefits of Carrots

Jul 19, 2017 0

Carrots are vegetables which varying in length from 2 inches to 3  feet and in diameter from half inch to 2 inches. The color of carrot is orange in most cases but could be white or purple. It has a crunchy texture with a slight sweet taste and a tinge of aromatic taste. ...

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Diseases You Can Contract Through Hand-shakes

Jul 18, 2017 0

1. Eye Infections Eye infections such as conjunctivitis and trachoma can spread through handshakes. Conjunctivitis is an infection of the covering of the eyeball caused by viruses or bacteria; there is redness of the eye and increased discharge of fluid. This fluid contains the germs (viruses/bacteria), if hand is used to wipe off the fluid or tissue/handkerchief is used, the hand can become contaminated and remains contaminated if not washed with soap and water. Trachoma is caused by an organism called chlamydia trachomatis and is one of the commonest causes of blindness. It also increases eye secretions which can contaminate the hands of the affected person. Hand shake can pass the germs on. 2. Hepatitis A Hepatitis is an infection of the liver caused by different types of viruses. Hepatitis A is caused by Hepatitis A virus; it spreads mostly through the faeco-oral route by contaminated food, water and fingers, that is, faeces containing the virus contaminating food, water and fingers. The unwashed hands of an infected person can pass... ...

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Seven Diseases You Can Contract Through Hand-shakes (1).

Jul 17, 2017 0

1. Chicken Pox Chicken pox is caused by a virus and spreads very easily from person to person. If it attacks one person in a class or household, several others persons in the class or household are likely to have it. It has a characteristic rash that is more on the trunk (body) than on the face, feet and hands. It starts with fever, and general feeling of unwell. The rash is the give-away sign. The soles and palms are spared of the rash which dries up after sometime. ...

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HEALTH POT-POURRI FOR YOUR SUNDAY

Jul 16, 2017 0

1. The occurrence of tuberculosis is highest among low socioeconomic groups. The occurrence of tuberculosis is highest among low socioeconomic groups. Mortality is much higher among the poor than the rich. Poverty with its associated evils of poor inadequate housing and overcrowded housing together with mal-nutrition and in particular deficiency of first class protein contribute to the risk of acquiring tuberculosis. Poor health resulting from other infections particularly infections with parasitic worms predisposes a community to tuberculosis. Both sexes are equally affected in infancy and childhood, but the prevalence is higher in males than in females especially among the elderly. Death rates increase with age. There is no established genetic predisposition to tuberculosis. 2. Loneliness increases risk of alcoholism Some people seek solace in alcohol when lonely and this could lead to alcoholism and its attendant health effects. 3. Hotels are fertile grounds for disease transmission Hotels are fertile grounds for disease transmission, from the rooms (toilet handles, TV remotes, door handles, taps etc) to the general toilets in the... ...

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