Suicide Health Advice Science 

The next suicide threat you come across isn’t a joke!

Suicide is fast becoming a quick fix to intolerable depression. While we try to preserve the only life we have; every one hour, some other people are trying to lose theirs—intentionally. Stories of suicide could seem a bit like fiction. Can people hurt so bad that they resort to killing themselves? Well, you never know if you don’t feel the hurt the way they do. Please follow and like us:

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Health Advice Science 

Alarming rates of lung diseases warrant urgent action

Alarming rates of pulmonary diseases in India are warranting urgent action as well as well-coordinated and inter-sectoral comprehensive health responses across the country to ensure every citizen enjoys lung health.   “Recent smog in parts of north-central India had worsened the air quality in a dangerous manner sending lives of people in jitters and leaving behind disproportionately high economic impact. Emergency public health measures must be in place because healthy lungs are an indispensable need if we want a healthy country” said Director Professor (Dr) KC Mohanty, Organizing Chairman of…

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Tobacco Farming in Malawi Green Tech Health Advice Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Efforts of the Tobacco Industry in Southern Africa to Support Sustainability

The production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory crosshairs and with good reason; however, this is not likely to prevent people from smoking. While the WHO is welcome to put forward arguments and provide evidence on the dangers of exposure to tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products, it remains an individual decision to smoke or not to smoke in a free world. Furthermore, we must concede that tobacco farming is an important industry in many parts of the world,…

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We all can work, but together we win: Unite to #EndTB

Despite commitment from the governments to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 (one of the targets of Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) the pace of TB decline casts serious doubts on eliminating TB in the next 14 years. The latest Global TB Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) has set the alarm bells ringing: not only have annual TB cases and TB deaths increased compared to previous year, but also the pace of TB decline is not steep enough so as to reach the finishing line in the fight against…

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patients of drug-resistant TB Health Advice Science Technology 

Transforming hope into reality for patients of drug-resistant TB

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis. As per WHO’s Global TB Report 2016, 480,000 people fell ill with MDR-TB in 2015, with 3 countries – India, China, and Russia – carrying the major burden and together accounting for nearly half of all MDR-TB cases globally. Detection and treatment gaps continue to plague the MDR-TB response. In 2015, only 1 out of every 5 people needing treatment for MDR-TB were able to access it and only 52% of those who started MDR-TB treatment were cured. Please follow and like…

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Learn about Sexually Transmitted Diseases

An HIV-positive couple in South Africa.A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection or disease that can be passed from one person to another during sexual activity. STDs are common all around the world. They may be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites. Anybody who is sexually active can be infected if they do not practice safe sex. You cannot asses if a person has STD by just looking at them. If you have unprotected sex with any person infected with an STD, you are at a high risk of catching that infection. STDs include chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhoea, syphilis, genital herpes, scabies, pubic lice (crabs), hepatitis and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS).

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Heart to Heart: The Gift of Life

Giving your HeartThirteen years back Mr. A would not have even imagined that his quality of life would be so much better. To say it bluntly, he may have had doubts if he would live to see the world in a few years time. But he received a special gift – a gift of life that he treasures in ‘his heart’, from someone whom he had never met before and can never meet in the future.

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URINARY INCONTINENCE – A COMMON PROBLEM IN THE ELDERLY

Elderly Lady Getting examinedUrinary incontinence is common affecting about 1 out of 3 elderly people. Some people are incontinent every time they urinate, whereas many others are incontinent intermittently. Many people live with incontinence without seeking medical help because they fear that it indicates a more serious illness or they are embarrassed by it. Others mistakenly believe incontinence to be a normal part of aging and assume that nothing can be done for it.

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Allergy Trouble?

AsiaMed ConnectAn allergy refers to an inflated reaction by the body’s immune system in response to certain foreign substances. In normal non allergic people, a foreign substance that does not cause any reaction at all, will cause an exaggerated reaction in allergic people.  Allergic people’s bodies recognize the foreign substance and one part of the immune system is turned on against it. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Most common allergens are

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