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Health care

Health care or healthcare is the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illnesses through services offered by the health profession and its staff. Health care includes all reasonable and necessary medical aid, medica ...

                                               

Abbott Laboratories

The Abbott Laboratories are an American pharmaceuticals and health care company. They have 90.000+ employees in over 130 countries. The headquarters are in North Chicago, Illinois. This organization was established by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 188 ...

                                               

Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was a bill in the United States. It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It is also known as Obamacare. The law addresses health insurance coverage, health care costs, and ...

                                               

American Health Care Act of 2017

The American Health Care Act of 2017, referred to by the acronym AHCA and nicknamed variously as Trumpcare, Ryancare, Republicare, and pejoratively Obamacare-Lite, is a United States Congress bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and ...

                                               

Clinic

A clinic is a medical facility that gives health care for patients in an area. It is different from a hospital, because people do not stay in a clinic for a long time. Some clinics can become as large as hospitals, but still have the name Clinic. ...

                                               

District health authority

A district health authority was a division of the National Health Service in England and Wales. It was introduced by the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973. It was created in 1974 and disestablished in 1996. There were 205 when they ...

                                               

Field hospital

A field hospital is a small mobile medical facility that takes care of casualties close to the battlefield, or in case of disasters, the scene of the natural or man-made catastrophe. The World Health Organization gives the definition of a field h ...

                                               

Maternal health

Maternal health is the health of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth and her postpartum periods. It includes the health care dimensions of family planning, preconception, prenatal and postnatal caring. The risk of maternal death is higher in som ...

                                               

National Health Service

The National Health Service is a government run health care organisation that provides health and medical services to citizens and residents of the United Kingdom. It was started in 1948 and intended by its creators to be "free at the point of se ...

                                               

Pharmacy

A pharmacy is a shop where therapeutic drugs are sold. Sometimes a pharmacy is also called a drug store or chemist and druggist store. The people working in a pharmacy are called pharmacists, druggist or chemists. These people can recognise simpl ...

                                               

United States National Health Care Act

The United States National Health Care Act, or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act is a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Representative John Conyers. The bill had 49 cosponsors in 2015. As of August 12, ...

                                               

Universal health care

Universal health care, sometimes referred to as universal health coverage, universal coverage, or universal care, usually refers to a health care system which provides health care and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country.

                                               

Healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve peoples health and well-being. Many governments and non-governmental organizations work at promoting healthy lifestyles. You are the worstmeasure the benefits with critical health numbers ...

                                               

Aerobics

Aerobics or rhythmic fitness is a physical exercise performed under a rhythmic music. It includes running, jumping, stretching and strength training routines. It may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor, although it can be done so ...

                                               

Healthy diet

A healthy diet or balanced diet is a diet that contains the right amounts of all the food groups. It includes fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy products, and protein. It does not include too much or too little of any kind of food. Eating wrong amo ...

                                               

Food group

A food group is a collection of foods that have nutritional properties or biological classifications that are almost the same. People have written nutrition guides to put different foods into food groups and recommend daily servings of each group ...

                                               

Hand washing

Hand washing is the process of cleaning hands with water and soap or other special liquids. It is done to take off dirt, germs, and poisons. Germs and poisons cause diseases and other health problems. Germs are bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Some d ...

                                               

Longevity

The word longevity means long life, or life expectancy. It often means someone or something lasting longer than expected. Longevity usually includes thinking about methods to extend life. Longevity has been a topic not only for the scientific com ...

                                               

Love

Love is a mix of feelings and actions that shows a deep liking for someone or something. Romantic love can lead to things such as dating, marriage and sex, but a person can also feel for friends, such as platonic love, or family. There are also c ...

                                               

Nutrition

Nutrition provides the cells of an organism with food, in a form they can use. Organisms need food to be able to keep their bodies working properly. They also need food to be able to do certain things. Malnutrition can happen when a person does n ...

                                               

Swim

For living creatures, a swim or swimming is a way of moving in water. Swimming is an activity that can be both useful and recreational. Its primary uses are bathing, cooling, fishing, recreation, exercise, and sport.

                                               

Medicine

Medicine is the science that deals with diseases in humans and animals, the best ways to prevent diseases, and the best ways to return to a healthy condition. People who practice medicine are most often called medical doctors or physicians. Often ...

                                               

Acute (medicine)

In medicine, an acute disease or condition either happens for a short time, as in acute infection, or doesnt last long. The word acute may often be confused by the general public to mean severe. This is different: something can be acute but not s ...

                                               

Adverse effect (medicine)

In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect that results from a therapy like medication, chemotherapy, surgery or other intervention. An adverse effect may be called a "side-effect". It may result from an unsuitable or incorr ...

                                               

Antiseptic

An antiseptic is a substance that is applied to lesions or wounds of the skin to kill germs. This helps prevent the wound becoming infected. Commonly used antiseptics include alcohol, iodine and mercury compounds. Antiseptics are different from a ...

                                               

Antivenom

An antivenom is a medicine used to protect against a specific venom. Frequently the venom of some creature such as a cobra will be harvested and a little will be injected using a hypodermic needle into a horse every day for a long time. The horse ...

                                               

Apgar score

The Apgar score is used in medicine. It is a quick way of measuring how healthy a newborn baby is. Virginia Apgar invented the Apgar score in 1952. She was an anesthesiologist, and created the score to measure how babies were affected by anesthes ...

                                               

Basic reproduction number

A very important number for describing whether a disease can become an epidemic or not is R 0, pronounced "R naught" or "R zero". It refers to how many people a person who has this disease is expected to infect on average. It is an abbreviation f ...

                                               

Beating heart cadaver

A beating heart cadaver is the body of a dead person that has been connected to a medical ventilator. This will keep the organs of the dead body, including the heart, functioning and alive for a few days. Such a body still functions physically, b ...

                                               

Behaviour therapy

Behaviour therapy is used for a number of methods of psychotherapy. Ivan Pavlov found that it is possible to "learn" how to react to a stimulus. His method is known as classical conditioning today. Behaviour therapy tries to use this knowledge to ...

                                               

Benign

The word benign is often used to refer to a medical condition that will not become life-threatening if it is not treated, but can also mean that something is not harmful. It is often used in relation to tumours that do not metastasise to other pa ...

                                               

Birth defect

A birth defect is a defect in a baby at birth, or which develop in the first month of life. It is neutral as to whether the cause is genetic or environmental. If a condition is said to be "congenital", that is neutral language. Often it is not kn ...

                                               

Capsule

A pharmaceutical capsule is an easy way to take medication. Capsules may contain powder, liquid or oil. The outer shell is made of hard or soft gelatin. Capsules come in different shapes and colors to identify dose or what company made them. They ...

                                               

Clinical trial

A clinical trial is one of the steps needed to introduce a new drug or therapy. Depending on the drug, either volunteers or patients suffering from a disease or condition are enrolled in a study. In general, a number of the people taking part wil ...

                                               

Comorbidity

In medicine the term comorbidity is used to describe diseases and conditions that often occur together with another disease or condition. The first disease or disorder is called primary. In many cases, the primary condition or disease does not ca ...

                                               

Compliance (medicine)

In medicine, compliance or adherence refers to the fact that a patient follows the advice of the doctor, and takes the prescribed drugs in the quantities prescribed. Compliance is important for the treatment of chronic diseases. Worldwide, non-co ...

                                               

Cow urine

Cow urine is used as medicine mainly in India where cows are considered as holy by Hindus. In addition cow urine is consumed as a drink by people believing it to boost the immunity. Cow urine is one of the five contents of Panchagavya meaning fiv ...

                                               

ENCODE

ENCODE is the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements. Encode was launched in 2003 to identify all the functional elements in the human genome. The work was done by over 400 scientists in 32 laboratories in the US, UK, Spain, Singapore and Japan. Their find ...

                                               

Genetic counselling

Genetic counselling, or counseling, is the process by which clients are advised about genetic disorders. Genetic disorders, by definition, can be passed on in heredity. Example: many descendents of Queen Victoria carried one or both alleles for h ...

                                               

Genetic screening

Genetic screening finds out genetic susceptibility to a particular disease. Genetic testing identifies differences in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. It allows the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases. It can also be used t ...

                                               

Germ theory of disease

The Germ theory of disease is a theory in biology. It says that small organisms, also known as microbes, cause some diseases. These diseases are called infectious diseases. The germ theory states that small organisms cause a reaction in the body ...

                                               

Glasgow Coma Scale

Glasgow Coma Scale or GCS is a scale that is used to measure the consciousness of a person. It was invented in 1974 by Graham Teasdale and Bryan J. Jennett, professors of neurosurgery at the University of Glasgow. GCS is used in evaluation of pat ...

                                               

Hospice

A hospice is a type of medical treatment that helps take care of people who are very sick and have an illness that they will not be able to heal from. Many people staying in hospices have cancer or AIDS. People who stay in hospices are expected t ...

                                               

Hydrochloric acid

Hydrochloric acid is a chemical compound. It is a solution of hydrogen chloride gas that is dissolved in water. In the past, people called it muriatic acid. It is widely used in industry, and it is also made by the stomach to help digest food. Hy ...

                                               

Informed consent

Informed consent is the right of a citizen who will undergo medical treatment or care to know about the kind of treatment or service that will be provided by the doctor as well as the procedures involved. It also includes the right to refuse any ...

                                               

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is defined as the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats a wide range of diseases using actions that are performed through the skin or carried out with the least damage by x-rays, sonography, and so on. Some of thes ...

                                               

The Lancet

The Lancet is a weekly peer reviewed general medical journal. The journal was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley, an English surgeon. The word "lancet" has two meanings: a surgical knife, and an architectural term "lancet arch", a window with a sha ...

                                               

Malignant

In medicine, malignant is a clinical word that is used to describe an illness that kills a patient fast. A malignant tumor is a tumor that is able to invade nearby tissues and spread to tissues that are not nearby. Not all patients diagnosed with ...

                                               

Medical diagnosis

A medical diagnosis is when a doctor finds out what is making someone sick. Sometimes doctors can diagnose a sickness by asking the person questions and looking at the persons body. Sometimes doctors do tests. Tests can mean taking a small bit of ...

                                               

Medical ethics

Medical ethics is the set of ethical rules that doctors follow. These ideas tell doctors how they should treat patients. The earliest set of ethical ideas in medicine was the Hippocratic oath. An oath is a special promise. It was supposed to be w ...