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Ebola Virus Disease – History, Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

 

Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola Virus Disease discovered by Professor Peter Piot is a severe haemorrhagic fever caused by the viral infection from a dangerous and most frightening virus by name, Genus Ebola virus, which aggressively attacks the blood circulatory system and has a tendency to spread quickly to all organs in the human body.  The Survival rate of affected patients is very low, the death rate can go up to 90% in the majority of the cases, as the victims can die within a time period of 10 days and EVD being considered one of the deadliest in the world.

Importance of Vaccines: Why Immunizations Are So Important?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, highlights the importance of immunizations and also the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being vaccinated against infectious diseases.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century.

Donate Your Baby’s Cord Blood To Protect Your Family’s Long-Term Health

Cord Blood Banking

Cord blood comes from a newborn’s umbilical cord and is collected immediately after birth. Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells, similar to those found in bone marrow, apart from normal elements of blood – red blood cells (transports oxygen to the cells), white blood cells (helps to fight disease), platelets (for blood clotting) and plasma. These Stem Cells are immature in nature and have the tendency to reproduce them and to turn into other types of cells.

Cord Blood Banking

Umbilical Cord blood contains Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells(HPC) to form blood related cells in the body and can be used to treat over 80 life-threatening diseases like Parkinson’s disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteopetrosis, Histiocytosis, Retinal Disease, anemia, sickle cell disease, Neuroblastoma, Leukemia, Lymphomas, Bone marrow failure, etc, (by means of transplant or injecting these HPC stem cells into the body of the other persons who are suffering from the diseases to replenish  their blood supply with new healthy cells, i.e. replacing unhealthy cells with new healthy blood forming cells.).  Preserving those potential life-saving stem cells in special cord blood banks (Private and Public cord blood banks) for future use is called “Cord Blood Banking

International Men’s Health Week

Doctors Immediate Care Inc. is celebrating International Men’s Health Week (June 9-15 2014) to increase awareness of general male health issues and encouraging intra-national institutions to provide better care for health issues affecting men around the world.

International Men’s Health Week

Men’s health is a very important one that refers to health issues specific to human male anatomy. These often related to structures such as male genitalia or to conditions caused by hormones specific to males. The life expectancy gap between the men and women is also more and it varies across countries. In General, the life expectancy of men is on average 7 years shorter than women. An average American Woman lives up to the age of 80.1 years compared to 74.8 years for men. In the United States of America, Men’s Health Issues are raised by MHN (Men’s Health Network) a non-profit organization that is committed to improving the health and wellness of men, boys, and their families.

Raise Taxes on Tobacco – World No Tobacco Day 2014 Theme

World No Tobacco Day 2014 - Raise Taxes on Tobacco

World NO Tobacco Day (WNTD) is a very special day intended to encourage a 24 hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption apart from Smoking. World NO Tobacco Day, created by Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the year 1987 and observed around the world every year on May 31 to draw global attention by spreading the devastating effects of tobacco, a harmful substance on individuals from all walks of life, smokers and nonsmokers.