A gluten-free diet is a must for people with coeliac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. It restricts dietary habits of people with gluten intolerance. To address this issue, supermarkets filled their shelves with plenty of gluten-free products. In fact, gluten-free became synonymous with healthy. In fact, biscuits and bread without gluten are very healthy to those with the coeliac disease. Technically, they are the only option for people with the gluten intolerance. The benefits for people who can tolerate gluten, however, remain insufficient. The research conducted at the George Institute for Global
Current evolution in drugs and health care allowed people to live much longer. Living to 70 or 75 is nothing extraordinary these days, and even more people manage to celebrate their 100th birthday. There is no single key to longevity, however. Long-livers usually have other people who lived a long life in their family. They also stick to a certain lifestyle, like exercise or work during retirement. Long-livers always take activities, physical, mental, or both. It does not mean that they work hard to keep fit. They just get more social and involved in their community than passive aged people.
Coronary disease is still a major killer of people on the wrong side of 60. Some of them have a family history of cardiovascular conditions, while the others have earned a stroke through life. It is rather easy to look through one’s family history searching for warning signs. It is much more challenging to notice how our own body changes under the influence of outer factors. Living with heart disease requires stillness of nerves and prominent self-discipline from patients. Whatever caused the change in heart function the point is to maintain a stable blood pressure and control one’s cholesterol.
In many countries, polio is a distant memory. Thank to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the incidents of disease reduced by 99% worldwide. The program provided live oral polio vaccines on the global scale. Combined with a strong political advocacy and mass mobilization, simple measures wiped polio away from most affected countries. Only marginalized rural communities preserved the virus so far. Today only Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan remain polio-endemic. Low political advocacy, poor community participation, and vaccine failure are responsible for the inability to eradicate polio in these areas. Social awareness and consciousness are essential to establish herd
Frontline health workers are an essential segment of health care systems in the US and abroad. These are doctors, nurses, midwives and many others who serve in community clinics where people need them most. They provide first aid as well as essential immunization. Today, frontline health workers face challenges common to everyone in health care. The increase of chronic diseases and population aging put a greater pressure on doctors every day. By 2025, the healthcare industry in the US will lack estimated 130,000 physicians and 260,000 nurses. About a half of them are frontline health workers. To