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Health – United Nations Sustainable Development

3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.

3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.

3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.

3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to

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In Praise of Gratitude – Harvard Health

Expressing thanks may be one of the simplest ways to feel better.

The Thanksgiving holiday began, as the name implies, when the colonists gave thanks for their survival and for a good harvest. So perhaps November is a good time to review the mental health benefits of gratitude — and to consider some advice about how to cultivate this state of mind.

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways gratitude encompasses all of these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether

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MAXIMA female condom launched


The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize accompanied by Free State Health MEC Ms MM Tsiu launched the new MAXIMA Female condom on Saturday, 29 February 2020.

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A new HIV treatment – one pill, once a day


TLD(Tenofovir,lamivudine & dolutegravir is recommended by the World Health Organization for first-line treatment of HIV. It can also be used in second-line treatment of HIV.

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Health Minister, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, signed his Antibiotic Guardian pledge


On the 4th October 2019, the South African Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, signed his Antibiotic Guardian pledge… have you?

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Corona Virus(COVID-19) – updated
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Find 2020 Health Insurance, Compare Plans & Enroll Online


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Medicare

Do you qualify for Medicare? You might have Medicare plan options beyond the federal program, Original Medicare (Part A and Part B). Find out about Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Supplement plans.

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definition of health by The Free Dictionary

Health

the absence of pain. — analgesic, analgetic, adj.

Medicine. diagnosis of a condition on the basis of its resemblance to other conditions.

the use of friction, especially rubbing, in therapy or as a remedy.

the absence of physical sensation. — anesthesiologist, anaesthesiologist, anaesthetist, n.anesthetic, anaesthetic, n., adj.

the destruction of microorganisms that cause infection. — antiseptic, adj.

the process of preventing the growth or spread of bacteria. — bacteriostat, n.bacteriostatic, adj.

general physical or mental poor health; weakness or malnutrition.

Medicine. an unhealthy condition, especially an imbalance of physiologic or constitutional elements, often of the blood. Cf. eucrasia.dyscrasic, dyscratic, adj.

the formation of scar tissue as part of the healing process. — epulotic, adj.

1. Medicine. a normal state of health; good health.
2. physical well-being. Cf. dyscrasia.eucrasic, eucratic, adj.

a condition of good digestion. — eupeptic, adj.

the theory

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Dentists, Orthodontists, and Other Oral Health Care Providers

Many different types of oral health care providers could become involved in the care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. A brief description of these various health care providers is as follows:


General Dentist

A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. This dentist diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.

All practicing general dentists have earned either a DDS or DMD degree (doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine, respectively). There is no difference between the two degrees or the curriculum requirements that dentists must meet. Some schools simply award the one degree, while others award the other.

Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to become a general dentist. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a

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What does good health really mean?

The word “health” refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. Healthcare exists to help people maintain this optimal state of health.

In 2015, the population of the United States (U.S.) spent an estimated $3.2 trillion on healthcare costs.

However, despite this expenditure, a study by the U.S. National Research Council, published in 2013, showed that Americans die at a younger age and experience more illness and injury than people in other developed countries.

Good health is central to handling stress and living a long and active life.

Fast facts on health

Here are some key points about health. More detail is in the main article.

  • Health can be defined as physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and as a resource for living a full life.
  • It refers not only to the absence of disease, but the ability to recover and bounce back from illness and other problems.
  • Factors
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Health – Wikipedia

Level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being

Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in which disease and infirmity are absent.[1]

History

The meaning of health has evolved over time. In keeping with the biomedical perspective, early definitions of health focused on the theme of the body’s ability to function; health was seen as a state of normal function that could be disrupted from time to time by disease. An example of such a definition of health is: “a state characterized by anatomic, physiologic, and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued family, work, and community roles; ability to deal with physical, biological, psychological, and social stress”.[2] Then in 1948, in a radical departure from previous definitions, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition that aimed higher: linking health to well-being, in terms of “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not

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health – AOL Video Search Results

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