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Osteoarthritis

The commonest form of Arthritis is Osteoarthritis. The area its affects are mainly the knee hip hand and spine. It is feautured by joint damage and failure. Its affect women than men (Arthritis and Muskuloskeletal Alliance (ARMA), 2004). It also causes reduction in movement to the affected joints. Evidence shows that people living with arthritis…

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What is Arthritis

Bones provides support for the body and aids it in its movement, the place where two or more bones meet is called the joint. Joint may be immoveable slightly moveable or freely moveable. The synovium membrane surrounds the moveable joints inside the membrane the synovia fluid lubricates and flourishes the joint tissue such as cartilage….

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Public Health Analysis Issues “OBESITY”

Health Promotion Activity and Obesity                                                                            Obesity is a disease categorised by some writer as epidemic whereas some classify it as a life style disease (Doyle, 2001).  Doyle (2001) & Blaxter (1990) cited behavioural diseases related to aetiology of lifestyle disease as poor product, lack of physical activity and cigarette smoking. Mrs B was 48 a…

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Public Health Promotion

Health enhancement and disease prevention is the concern of health promotion. In order to promote healthier health, the heart of health promotion is to change individual behaviour aspect of belief and attitude considered to mediate behaviour (Bennett & Murphy, 1998). Health promotion could be defined as educating individual and communities in relation to their health…

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Lung Function Test

Smoking BATTERS your Health. No-Smoking BETTERS your health People’s health and illness can be influenced by their cultural background, social class and social exclusion.  Get your lung checked!!!

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Health and Illness Behaviour

Disease, illness and sickness are often interchangeably. Disease could be referring to a specific condition or pathological state of a person. Health is define  as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being of individual and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity W.H.O (1948) while illness or sickness is describe as a…

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Stress Map and Disease

 Solid Fact An unhealthy material environment and unhealthy behaviour have direct harmful effects, but the worries and insecurities of daily life and the lack of supportive environments also have an influence. Social and economic factors at all levels in society affect individual decisions and health itself. Good health involves reducing levels of educational failure, the…

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Social Causes of Disease

Social Cause of Disease  The causes of disease and ill health can be grouped as follows: Infection disease, non infection disease and social causes. Mckeown in his thesis states that the continuous increases in population and dramatic improvement in health of human in the past centuries are as a result of changes in economics and…

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers; the systolic pressure is when the heart muscle contracts. The diastolic pressure is when the heart muscle is resting between beats and refilling with blood. What is High Blood Pressure? High blood…

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