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Advanced Alternative Medicine Practice in Primary Healthcare

Advanced Alternative Medicine Practice in Primary Healthcare

There is an increase in the public awareness about complementary and alternative medicine (T/CAM). According to the reports, about half the population of many industrialized countries now use herbal medicine. More than 80% of the world population uses medicines made from herbal & natural products (World Health Organization Statistics). Studies also state that 80% of the population relies on traditional medicine in many developing countries (3).  Most research concentrate on experimental medicine and regulatory issues. …

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Types of 3D Printers I

Types of 3D Printers I

During the last few years the 3D printing market has grown at an alarming pace. In 2014, the 3D printing industry was roughly $ 700 million increasing to 8.8 billion U.S dollar industry (1, 2). It is predicted that it will be worth 32.78 billion dollar by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 25.76% between 2017 and 2023(3). This exponential growth is attributed to factors such as the ease of production of customized …

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Mental Health – We Cannot Ignore It Anymore

Mental Health – We Cannot Ignore It Anymore

The mental health practice in Arab countries has become complex and important considering the existing scenario in the nation.The issues related to mental health is of high importance for all the age groups in the United Arab Emirates (WHO – Health Statistics). Lack of awareness The first issue to be taken into the consideration is the lack of awareness regarding mental health problems. There exist negative attitudes toward formal mental health services and also under-utilization …

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Vitamin D Deficiency is a Growing Concern in Europe

Vitamin D Deficiency is a Growing Concern in Europe

Above 40% Meets the Criteria of Pandemic A recent study on vitamin D status in Europe, which appeared the first to report the prevalence estimates of vitamin D deficiency based on standardized serum 25(OH)D data, suggests that vitamin D deficiency, defined as 25(OH)D is widespread across Europe. With the yearly prevalence of 40.4% among residents living in Europe and above prevalence rate meets the criteria of a pandemic. The study was presented during the 6th …

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Vitamin D Deficiency Higher in Immigrants to European Countries

Vitamin D Deficiency Higher in Immigrants to European Countries

Most Affected by Vitamin D Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency among migrants include dark-skin pigmentation, cultural practices such as veiling and insufficient sunlight exposure in the host country. It’s common among dark-skinned individuals who migrate to high- northern or low southern latitudes. Study Found Somali Migrants Suffers the Most Dr. Pawel Pludowski, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland, said that vitamin D deficiency is associated with adverse health in dark-skinned individuals who have …

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Vitamin D Deficiency Management in Adults Through Pharmaceutical Care

Vitamin D Deficiency Management in Adults Through Pharmaceutical Care

The role of vitamin D in calcium homeostasis has been appreciated since 1921. However, the interest in vitamin D has been on the increase recently after the association of vitamin D with non-skeletal diseases as well and its potential role in the prevention of auto-immune disease, cancer, mental health problems and cardiovascular disease. Despite the conduction of numerous researches around vitamin D and vitamin D deficiency, however there’s an absence of studies directly focusing on …

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Vitamin D Deficiency – A Public Health Issue in Asian Populations

Vitamin D Deficiency – A Public Health Issue in Asian Populations

Human body is designed by nature that it requires a myriad of nutrients to meet its physiological needs for optimal functioning. Diet provides most of these nutrients however, fat soluble vitamin D, generally classified as a steroid hormone and is unique for being sourced from sunlight exposure. Dr. Saeed Akhtar, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan, said that its fundamental role in bone health, vitamin D has been associated with a wide variety of acute and chronic …

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An Evidence Based Review On Vitamin D’s Role in Respiratory Diseases

An Evidence Based Review On Vitamin D’s Role in Respiratory Diseases

Vitamin D is one of the most widely studied vitamins in last ten years. Researchers in the field continue to get more data worldwide on its role in the regulation of various biological bodily functions which is mostly observational at present and the quality of evidence is moderate in view of the predominately small trials. Link between Respiratory Diseases Dr. Saicharan G Bodi, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, said that vitamin D may also have a …

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How Minimally Invasive Surgeries Are Becoming Popular?

How Minimally Invasive Surgeries Are Becoming Popular?

Now a days we walk in and out of the operation theatre just like we walk into a movie theatre. Though this might sound a bit exaggerated it is not far from becoming a reality. Walking into the hospital, getting a surgery done and walking out of the hospital on the same day is the ideal scenario for almost everyone who needs to get a surgery done. The concept started with eye surgeries and it’s …

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Health Problems of Carrying Heavy School Bags

Health Problems of Carrying Heavy School Bags

They say that there is no more childhood even in children. And we cannot argue otherwise because we are to be blamed for that. When they should be playing and learning and enjoying, we have overburdened them with the school bag. No, I am not against their education but the sheer weight they carry everyday on their backs can harm them in serious ways. The bulky school bag is making its presence felt in both …

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