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Obesity and Health Care Policy

When one is obese, his/her body mass index (BMI) is 30 and above. Obesity is caused by various factors among them family history as well as lifestyle. There has been rise in cases of obesity worldwide and this has been attributes to change in the way of life. Obesity is most common in developed nations […]

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United Healthcare Organizational goals

Exhibit 1 depicts that the overall direct expenses of turnover that result from the departure of an old PFS employee and the selection of a new one add up to $51,188. In spite of that, this figure shows only a small percentage of the overall costs that United HealthCare will have to bear. Exhibit 2 […]

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Cholesterol-busting statins may help diabetics too: study

Cholesterol-lowering statin-based drugs may have the extra benefit of helping prolong the lives of people with diabetic cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability among people with Type 2 diabetes, which mainly affects adults. At least 65 per cent of people with diabetes die […]

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Getting delirium tremens? A worm could help you kick the bottle

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of alcohol addiction, scientists have produced mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, which could lead to new drugs to treat alcohol addiction. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin generated mutant worms by inserting a modified human alcohol target into the worms. This does […]

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Respiratory diseases rise as heat wave adds to pollution

With a heat wave raging across India, ozone levels are peaking to dangerous levels, a study shows. If the heat is bad in Mumbai – where the temperature rose to a 55-year high this week – it is much worse in Delhi. But the more disturbing news for coming years is that the summer pollution […]

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Searing heat wave leads to deadly ozone pollution, says latest CSE analysis

Delhi has witnessed significant ozone build-up this summer, shows a latest analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). A study of the real-time air quality data available from the key monitoring locations of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for the period January to early June 2014, shows rapid build-up of ozone and […]

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Genetic “atlas” of cells will pinpoint causes of disease, improve drug treatments news

Scientists at the University of Toronto have discovered a way to map the interactions of genes within a cell, that could lead to more precise targeting of drug treatments. By Chris Garbutt, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto Scientists at the University of Toronto have discovered a way to map the interactions of genes within a […]

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Newly engineered enzyme is a powerful staph antibiotic news

With their best chemical antibiotics slowly failing, scientists are increasingly looking to nature for a way to control deadly staph bacteria – the culprit behind most hospital infections. Naturally toxic for bacteria, enzymes called lysins have the promising ability to obliterate staph, but the problem is producing large enough quantities of them to study how […]

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Weight training improves cognitive function in seniors

Weight-bearing exercises may help minimise cognitive decline and impaired mobility in seniors, according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia. The study, published on 25 January in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is one of the first randomised controlled […]

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Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

This essay looks at the family and health care. In order to reveal what effects they have upon each other, the essay explores six main areas. These are the types of families in Britain today, marriage and divorce, the role of the woman, attachment, informal carers and State intervention. Clarke (2007) explains that the family […]

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