Category: Public Health

Are the Side Effects of Drugs Very Dangerous?

Drugs have different functions or benefits. Some can relieve complaints such as headaches, for example, paracetamol. There are also drugs used to treat bacterial infections, for example, antibiotics, and there are also drugs used to prevent more severe diseases or complications, for example, hypertension drugs.
Various drugs have side effects. For some people, the side effects of the medication may sound alarming. Is everyone bound to experience drug side effects? Are the side effects of drugs dangerous? Here’s an explanation.

1. What are drug side effects?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains that a side effect is an unwanted effect associated with a drug. All drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, have side effects.
In addition, the reported by health direct states that vitamins and minerals also have side effects, as well as herbal products. Even so, it’s important to remember that not everyone will experience side effects after … Read the rest

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Pollution Over Time Undermines The Lung’s Immune Defenses
Impaired lung immune function joins the list of pollution-related health problems
Particulate matter, one of the pollutants emitted from coal-burning power plants, accumulates over time in the lungs’ immune tissues. The buildup might help explain older adults’ weakened respiratory immune function.

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Lung immunity can decline with age, making older adults more susceptible to lung damage and serious respiratory infections. New research shows one reason why this might be so: Particulate matter inhaled from pollution acts over time to weaken the lungs’ immune system, researchers report online Nov. 21 in Nature Medicine.

Air pollution is a leading cause of disease and premature death worldwide, disproportionately affecting the poor and marginalized (SN: 30/7/20). Particulate matter – a type of pollution emanating from vehicle exhaust, power plants, wildfires and other sources – has been linked to health hazards including respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous diseases (SN: 09/19/1Read the rest

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Studies Show That the Biology Underlying Pair Bonding and Parenting May Not be Dictated by Oxytocin Receptors


New research from scientists at UC San Francisco and Stanford Medicine is changing decades-old dogma and suggesting that oxytocin receptors, a hormone thought to be important in forming social bonds, may not play the crucial role that scientists attribute to them. last 30 years.

In a study published in Neuron on Jan. 27, 2023, the team found that prairie voles without oxytocin receptors reproduced and exhibited the same mating, attachment, and monogamous parenting behaviors as normal mice. In addition, females without oxytocin receptors gave birth and produced milk, albeit in smaller amounts, than female rats.

The results suggest that the biology underlying pair bonding and parenting is not solely dictated by oxytocin receptors, sometimes dubbed the “love hormone.”

The CRISPR mouse surprised us

Because the prairie mouse is one of the few mammalian species known to form lifelong monogamous relationships, the researchers studied them to better understand the biology of … Read the rest

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Population Health in World

Introduction

Well-being is the state of being healthy and free from disease. Well-being is an important goal for individuals, organizations, and societies. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

What is population health?

Population health is the concept of providing care to a population. It’s about improving the health of our whole population, not just a small part of it.

Population health means making sure people have access to high-quality care and services that allow them to stay healthy and productive in their daily lives.

Population health is about getting the right care for each individual, at the right time and in the right place. It helps us to understand what it means to be healthy, how we can improve health outcomes for everyone and how our services contribute to good … Read the rest

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