Proper hydration is fundamental to overall health, affecting both adults and children. This article explores dehydration, its causes, symptoms, complications, and preventive measures to maintain optimal fluid balance What is Dehydration? The human body, comprising up to 75% water, requires adequate hydration for optimal functionality. Dehydration occurs when the loss of water exceeds the intake. … Read more
Overview The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating body metabolism by producing hormones. Blood tests are now widely available to assess thyroid hormone levels, helping determine whether the gland is functioning normally, overactively, or underactively. Thyroid Gland and Hormones Located in the lower neck, the thyroid gland resembles a butterfly and produces vital … Read more
Angiomyolipoma (AML) in the kidney is an uncommon benign tumor characterized by a blend of blood vessels, smooth muscle, and fat tissue. Frequently discovered incidentally, AMLs may grow, potentially causing pain or bleeding. Though mostly non-cancerous, large or symptomatic tumors may necessitate surgical intervention or embolization. This article delves into the types, causes, symptoms, and … Read more
What is Portal Hypertension? Portal hypertension is a condition characterized by elevated pressure within the portal system, including the portal vein and its tributary veins. In this article, we’ll explore what happens during portal hypertension, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatment options. Understanding this condition is crucial for those affected and healthcare professionals alike. … Read more
In anticipation of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28), the World Health Organization (WHO) has released its “2023 review of health in nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies.” This report underscores the imperative of prioritizing health within national plans to combat climate change.
France unveiled its Global Health Strategy for the period 2023-2027 in a ceremony held today in Lyon, attended by three prominent French Ministers — the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Health and Prevention, and the Minister of Higher Education and Research — along with WHO’s Director-General.