Archive for the ‘Other Health News’ Category
Medical tourism may not be a term that you’re familiar with, but you’ll certainly be hearing about it a lot more. The World Travel and Tourism Council announced that medical tourism contributed 9% of the global GDP in 2011, and resulted in 255 million jobs.
But what is medical tourism? Simply put, it occurs when people seek healthcare services outside of their own country, for a number of different reasons. Plastic surgery makes up a large proportion of the operations performed, due to the fact that cosmetic procedures are far cheaper outside of the US, without skimping on quality.
Parents often don’t see the symptoms of pediatric hypoglycemia because many of them are similar to symptoms of running around too much, and being dizzy which are the result of things that kids normally do for fun. However parents need to be a bit savvier to their children possibly having a condition that, if not treated, can be serious particularly for little ones.
What is Hypoglycemia?
Pediatric hypoglycemia is basically low blood sugar, and if it dips too low the child will start to exhibit several signs such as perspiration, irritability and fatigue. Because sugar is a form of energy it is needed by the body, but when it drops too low, the cells are not getting enough fuel and things start to go haywire.
Although Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) is used widely by EU citizens, the effectiveness of treatments and therapies has largely been ignored. However, in order for citizens to benefit fully from various Complementary and Alternative medicines, procedures and regulations need to be put in place, and a research office should be developed.
The majority of hearing loss cases, around four in every five, are the result of damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. Loud noises either in short bursts or cumulative can damage these hair cells and cause hearing loss, sometimes irreversibly, even with auditory training. Music and hearing loss, to a large degree, is something that we can control and thus for healthy hearing it’s recommended that you follow these few music and hearing safety guidelines. With music and hearing, it is always important to remember that even if a sound is pleasing, it does not mean that it is good for you.
Known as an umbrella term for a variety of auditory disorders that affect the way that the brain processes auditory information, auditory processing disorder is not very prevalent possibly because it’s not often diagnosed. The disorder is derived from adults and children’s inability to process information that they hear, correctly. The inner and outer ear functions are normal, however it makes it difficult for sufferers to recognize sounds and interpret sounds in composing speech.
Malta’s health sector says yes to the future of European public health by hosting the World Health Organisation’s 62nd regional meeting. The conference was witness to the signing of an ambitious eight-year European health plan that aims to increase health expectancy and reduce the continent’s public care inequalities.
Producing a health policy roadmap that is seen as the beginning of a new united fight to revive the essence of saving lives in Europe, Malta’s health authority released a statement saying that the department was honoured to host the prestigious week-long event.
Every parent knows that it is important for your child to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only is good nutrition vital to the growth of your child, but healthy eating will help your child make better dietary choices in the future. However, healthy eating for children is easier said than done. Children are extremely picky when it comes to food, and many parents struggle to get their little ones to eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables. This article outlines a few top tips to get your child to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, and to encourage healthy eating for children.
August is the time when roof maintenance checks should be conducted, as a faulty roof gone unchecked can be disastrous in the colder winter months. Broken tiles, clogged gutters and leaking ceilings are all pertinent items on the roof maintenance check list. Roofing safety should be a priority when conducting these checks yourself, as an accident from the height of a roof can have devastating consequences. This article outlines some top roofing safety tips to ensure the health of you and your roof.
In very interesting, baby health news, it has been discovered by a group of scientists, that a father’s age and not a mother’s, when a baby is conceived, is the single largest factor in the baby’s health. Conventional rules have always stated that a mother’s age when conceiving is incredibly important but these conventions have been challenged and it seems that the importance lies with the father.
Scientists are on the right track in developing a successful smoking vaccine that will cure the urge to smoke with a single vaccination. If successful, the anti smoking vaccine could turn the tide on smoking addiction, which affects the health of millions of people worldwide. So far tests have shown that the smoking vaccine is effective and can instantly help people quit smoking as well as prevent them from ever developing the habit.