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World Health Organization
UN health care group: Who is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the united nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. ...Read more
WHO: see: http://www.who.int/whr/2008/whr08_en.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
How are the world health organization and center for disease control distinguished from each other?
WHO, CDC: Who: organization under 'the united nations'. Almost all countries of the world are members. Cdc: 'center fof disease control and prevention', us based; deals with prevention of epidemic, infectious diseases, provides a system of health surveillance to monitor, prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), maintain national health statestics. Personals stationed in 25+ countries. ...Read more
Japan Radiation: It is a local problem more than world problem and the food from there is being monitored. ...Read more
Categorize disease: WHO has an influenza pandemic alert system: Phase 1 (a low risk of a pandemic) to Phase 6 (a full-blown pandemic) as follows: Phase 1: A virus in animals has caused no known infections in humans. Phase 2: An animal flu virus has caused infection in humans. Phase 3: Sporadic cases of disease occur in humans. Human-to-human transmission, if any, is insufficient to cause community-level outbreaks.... ...Read more
What will be the global reaction if some flu forces the world health organization to declare phase 6?
World reaction flu: For a real story of such a situation, read "the great influenza" (http://www.amazon.com/the-great-influenza-deadliest-history/dp/0670894737). Also check out the important recent work of peter sandman (in the context of avian flu outbreaks). https://www.google.com/search?q=peter+sandman+influenza&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&startindex=&startpage=1. ...Read more
I want to get info on the world health organization or any other un agency involved in providing health care?
Hiv WHO: When HIV was first fondto cause aids.It was said by all including who.That aids is caused by a virus and it is transmitted by homosexual contact and they were yhe high risk group alon with people from haiti who were considered high risk for the virus it shows how far we have come. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: I don't care and you shouldn't either. The World Health Organization does some things very well, but it is extremely politicized, is controlled largely by non-scientists, and still has not dismissed the obviously-false claim that cell phone cause cancer, even after twenty years of zero good evidence. Your microwave does not produce ionizing radiation and is not a danger to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As soon as they: Become more obese than us.Get a more detailed answer ›
What has everybody got to say about the world health organization's plan to make certain flu a pandemic .?
Bad information: The who has a mandate to study, and help eliminate disease and human misery. Who may declare a particular flu to be pandemic but this is not a plan, nor a hoped for outcome. Their role here is to alert public health authorities to prepare for a pandemic to limit the spread and cope with those who develop the illness. ...Read more
WHO and health: Great question. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss in detail. ...Read more
The world health organization raised the swine flu alerts. What happens when it gets to avian flu?
All insurers should: Major insurance companies have drug plans. The insurance companies can have their own plan, or contract with a separate company to run a drug plan. Other groups, such as aarp, may have a plan (but again, they contract with a separate company to run the plan). Plans have benefits for local retail pharmacies to handle short-term prescriptions, and mail-order pharmacies for 90-day prescriptions. ...Read more
THEY WORK FOR PROFIT: Hmos are for profit businesses, whose main purpose is to make profit for their investors.Examples are united heathcare, oxford health plan, aetna health plan, etc the health of individual is seconadary purpose for them in my opinion they deny care and lot of times against your doctors orders and rest you can see their growth on wall street i call it socialised medicine for profit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long do health organizations keep documentations from the date a document is signed or created?
Depends: There are laws in every state which specify the minimum time a medical record has to be preserved. Many docs or Health Organizations keep records longer than that. To be safe, a person should keep copies of all their records, too. ...Read more
Oncology: Where within the National Institute of Health's organization does an oncologist send suspected cancer slides as a second opinion?
Your doctor can guid: NIH is a huge institution. Unless you are your doctor know someone there who is a bonafide speciallist, you may not get the answer that you are seeking. NIH is not known for slide reviewes in the first place. There are other centers of excellence in different cancers, which you doctor can guide you or his office to do. What is your diagnosis? If you tell me tha,t i can guide you and help you find ...Read more
Evaluate & Monitor: The underpinning of public health is the application of interventions to reduce the burden of disease. Health statistics provide a baseline measure from which the efficacy of an intervention can be ascertained. For example, enumerating the prevalence of malaria before and after the use of mosquito nets demonstrates their efficacy. The same is true for vaccines, treatments and rehabilitation. ...Read more
Why can't united states provide free and quality health care to all when third world countries can?
They don't either: Health care avaialabilty and cost to individuals vary the world around. Many developing countries provide subsidized health care for their citizens. Many also depend upon the generosity of other govermnments or ngo's for funding. The quality and availabltiy of healthcare varies tremedously country to country. Citizens in the usa who want subsidized health care need to work with their governement. ...Read more
It's all in the mind: Good health is a general sense of well being and freedom from illness, injury or pain. Health is often defined differently by doctors and patients. I think it entirely possible to have many illnesses and injuries yet remain "healthy." I have seen many patients who refuse to become ill or sick despite severe adversity. Health care providers love to see patients like that! ...Read more
Health: is managed best by good lifestyle choices and visits to doctor. Do you avoid junk food, eat protein, good fats, and carbs? Do you exercise? What is your attitude toward life, realistic & optimistic or negative? Consult w/a health psychologist can be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be smart: Manage your time. Get enough sleep. Avoid tobacco and addictive drugs. Find meaning in doing genuine good. Don't overuse alcohol or cannabis. Find a fitness activity you enjoy. Avoid the sugary, greasy and very salty foods. No one owes you love. Work and study hard to have a marketable skill. Say only nice things. Health doesn't come from a pill / vitamin bottle. Enjoy being who you are. ...Read more
Adaptive or not: There are many answers to this, but one way of answering this very broad question is the idea of how adaptive a person's behavior is (or isn't) to social situations, i.e., the context in which the behavior is exhibited. For instance, jumping up and down and yelling during, say, a Catholic mass might be considered maladaptive/ inappropriate, in that context. However, not at all at a sporting event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES!: There are 2 ways prayers may improve health- for the person praying and for others one prays for. There is research that supports the benefits in both of these situations. See http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/alternative/prayer-healing.Htm for a good discussion of the research. While there are many positive studies, as often is the case, some of the studies are negative. ...Read more