How Treating OCD Can Help Families and Communities

Why is OCD Detrimental to Individuals and Families? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is surprisingly common among communities all over the world. It is a chronic mental health condition which can last for many years. As a mental health disorder, OCD is characterized by obsessive thoughts and uncontrollable actions. These constitute the obsessive-compulsive component of the disorder. The […]

What Are The First Symptoms Of A COVID-19 Infection?

In early 2020, a new virus began generating headlines all over the world because of the unprecedented speed of its transmission. Its origins have been traced to a food market in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. From there, it reached countries as distant as the United States and the Philippines. The virus (officially named SARS-CoV-2) […]

How Environmental Factors Affects The Health Of Children

According to the World health organization, childhood diseases related to environmental factors represent an enormous global public health problem. This is particularly true in developing countries and impoverished communities, where there is often lack of awareness and knowledge about the effects of environmental hazards on children’s health. Reducing environmental risks could prevent 1 in 4 […]

How to Conduct a Health Impact Assessment

What is Health Impact Assessment? Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a practical approach used to judge the potential health effects of a policy, programme or project on a population, particularly on vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Recommendations are produced for decision-makers and stakeholders, with the aim of maximizing the proposal’s positive health effects and minimizing its […]

What Cause Shortness of Breath When Lying Down?

Orthopnea is the sensation of breathlessness in the recumbent position, relieved by sitting or standing. Other times, a person might experience paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea—or waking up suddenly feeling short of breath. While the symptoms may vary, people with shortness of breath can feel as though they’re being smothered, are unable to take in enough air, […]

Why Is My Vagina Itchy Inside and Outside?

The vagina is an elastic, muscular canal with a soft, flexible lining that provides lubrication and sensation. The vagina connects the uterus to the outside world. The vulva and labia form the entrance, and the cervix of the uterus protrudes into the vagina, forming the interior end. The vagina receives the penis during sexual intercourse […]

Dr Wolff Vagisan: Ingredients, Uses, Benefits, Side Effects

Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturizing Cream is a hormone-free cream for vaginal dryness. It alleviates symptoms like burning, itching and pain caused by vaginal dryness. It also helps for pain during sex. Unlike other products for vaginal dryness, Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturizing Cream is a real cream and not a gel (aqueous preparations). Its dual effect […]

WHO and UNICEF Recommendations on Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. However, nearly 2 out of 3 infants are not exclusively breastfed for the recommended 6 months—a rate that has not improved in 2 decades. Breastmilk is the ideal food for infants. It is safe, clean and contains antibodies which help protect […]

Unsafe Abortion: Definition, Dangers, Barriers to Safe Abortion

According to the World Health Organization, Every individual has the right to decide freely and responsibly – without discrimination, coercion and violence – the number, spacing and timing of their children, and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health (ICPD […]

How to Quit Smoking e-cigarettes?

What are e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are the most common form of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems (ENNDS) but there are others, such as e-cigars, e-pipes, e-shishas, etc.  ENDS heat a liquid to create an aerosol that typically contains nicotine, which is inhaled by the user. The aerosols also contain other toxic […]

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