May 24, 2018

Elder abuse - Definition, Risk factors, Prevention and Key facts You Should Know

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Elder abuse (also called "elder mistreatment", "senior abuse", "abuse in later life", "abuse of older adults", "abuse of older women", and "abuse of older men") is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.

May 18, 2018

Ebola Virus Disease Key Facts: Transmission, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Effective Control

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The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD), (formerly, Ebola haemorrhagic fever), first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in what is now, Nzara, South Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.

May 16, 2018

Suicide Key Facts - At Risk Population, Ways to Prevent and Control the Act, and Challenges

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Every year close to 800 000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and was the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds globally in 2015.

May 15, 2018

Depression - Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Other Key facts

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Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for at least two weeks.

Grilled Meats, Fish Linked to Hypertension

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A new study indicates that high consumption of meat, poultry, or fish grilled, broiled, or cooked at a high temperature is associated with an increased risk for hypertension, independent of the overall amount consumed, and the risk is also increased with higher intake of well-done meat.