As we get older, especially in our 40s and 50s, eating well can increase our resistance to illness, promote healthy and younger skin, improve mental sharpness, boost energy levels, and lots more. Although eating healthy is important at any age, at age 40 and above it becomes even more important to eat healthily due to the physiological and metabolic changes that come with ageing.
Hypertension also called raised or high blood pressure is a condition in which the blood vessels experience persistently raised pressure. It is created when the force of blood pushing against the walls of the artery is too high as the heart pumps. According to World Health Organization (W.H.O), about 1.13 billion people worldwide have hypertension.
Our body metabolism changes with increasing age. This means that as we grow older, right from childhood to adulthood, the way our body converts what we eat and what we drink into energy (metabolic process) changes. Thus, metabolism is an essential body process in sustaining life.
Photo Credit: 123rf.com What you eat and drink can have a long-term effect on your cardiovascular and visual health. Around 250 million people worldwide suffer from mild to severe vision loss, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, in this article I will be listing out the worst food for your eyes according to WebMD.com
The human body is formed in a way that it secretes hormone called insulin which helps regulate blood glucose or sugar level. Certain lifestyle habits such as excessive drinking of carbonated drinks, alcoholic drinks, high consumption of processed foods, poor exercise, etc gradually cause the sugar in the blood to increase beyond the normal range, hence reducing the activity of hormonal insulin.
Breastfeeding is very important to a child's growth and development. This is because children require breast milk as their primary source of sustenance during the first few months of their life. However, if you are HIV/AIDS this can become more difficult because breast milk is a type of body fluid and it might be transferred to the baby.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended widespread immunization of children across sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere with the world’s first vaccine against malaria to advance beyond pilot and testing phases. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to more than 90 percent of malaria deaths worldwide, with many areas of moderate to high transmission.
The development of the body systems would start while babies are still in the uterus but persists even after they have been put to bed. It continues like this and grows gradually till such a child attains full maturity as an adult. This is why there are places you should not expose babies to as it is likely going to affect their development.
Drinking adequate amount of water daily is a healthy practice everyone should embibe. It helps save you from certain water-related ailments and settling of hospital bills. Water is an important component in the body, though it doesn't contain any nutrient or calories, it plays a vital role in hemostasis, hormonal and blood constituents, digestion, excretion, etc in the human body.
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Food safety in the food market is one of the key areas of focus in public health, because it affects people of every age, race, gender, and income level around the world. World Health Organization estimates that 600 million people worldwide suffer from consumption of contaminated food, of which 420,000 die.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), Most of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. Obesity means extremely overweight, especially weighing more than 20% for men/25% for women over their ideal weight determined by height and build.
The World Health Organization, WHO, has just approved the first ever malaria vaccine for children in Africa. This vaccine was produced by a popular pharmaceutical company which has branches in Nigeria and other countries. Director-general of World Health Organization. This approval by World Health Organization is a major breakthrough for the company as reports show that the company has been working on this vaccine for about 30 years now.
Few days ago, the world celebrated "World Heart Day". A day to raise the awareness of the general public about prioritizing their heart health. According to the World Health Organization, WHO, heart diseases are the number one cause of death among people, followed by cancer.
Health professionals and Researchers celebrates because the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the use of the first malaria vaccine in the world. Over 260,000 children under five are dying from malaria each year, mainly in the sub-Saharan Africa, the approval of the vaccine, in more time could save tens of thousands of lives.
As the world continues to suffer at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of false assumptions have surrounded the discussions on it. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this Virus which has spread from a little fraction of the world, in China, has metamorphosed from a mere public health emergency of international concern to a Pandemic in March 11, 2020.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), six out of every seven COVID-19 infections in Africa go unidentified due to a lack of testing capacity. The figures, which amount to 85.8%, were revealed in a new WHO report issued yesterday during a virtual press conference by the WHO Regional Office for Africa.
Maintaining good physical and mental health depends a lot on the activities we do every day. That is why it is advisable to do different physical exercises, and even more so for the elderly. As people age, there are alterations in their physical and psychological health.
Photo Credit: Google Diabetes is not a disease caused by eating too much sugar. This is wrong. And I know lots of people have this idea as the ideal definition of diabetes. If this definition is wrong. Then what is diabetes. According to the WHO, diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the islets of Langerhans (the hormonal cells in the pancreas) does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending that the world's first malaria vaccine be widely used in the decades-long fight against the deadly disease for children at risk. The vaccine is aimed at children in Sub-Saharan Africa and other areas where transmission is moderate to high.