Tag: World Health Organization

Do I still need to worry about the H1N1 virus?

Do I still need to worry about the H1N1 virus?

Should I worry about contracting swine flu even though it is no longer in the media? Swine flu, or H1N1, first appeared in 2009 as a new ‘flu virus which caused some fatalities. The virus appeared to spread quickly from person-to-person and in June of that year the World Health Organization declared that the world [...]

November 12, 2012 More
A Complete List of Addiction Statistics in Canada

A Complete List of Addiction Statistics in Canada

Incidence and Prevalence – 1 out of 5 Canadians will end up experiencing some form of mental illness at one point or another, while the other 4 will know somebody else who will. – 1 out of 10 Canadians aged 15 years old and above report problems involving alcohol or drug dependence. – 3.8% of [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Violence

Violence

Violence is a major contributor to premature death, injury, and disability both in the United States and throughout the world. Each day throughout the world, an average of 4,400 people die from violent acts, for a total of 1.6 million deaths each year. Since many violent deaths are unreported, this estimate is an undercount. Many [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, is a chronic, progressive disease encompassing both emphysema and chronic bronchitis that lead to severe airflow obstruction. Emphysema causes irreversible lung damage by weakening and breaking the air sacs (the alveoli) within the lungs. As a result, elasticity of the [...]

August 5, 2011 More
Breast-Feeding

Breast-Feeding

Human breast milk is now widely acknowledged to be the most complete form of nutrition for infants, with a range of physiological and psychological benefits for both the infant and mother. Through the ages, humans have been dependent on it for its sustenance and even contraceptive attributes. Research supports the observation of benefits for infants’ [...]

August 1, 2011 More