Learning About High Cholesterol—What is high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat in your blood. It is needed for many body functions, such as making new cells. Cholesterol is made by your body. It also comes from food you eat. If you have too much cholesterol, it starts to build up in your arteries. This is called hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. High cholesterol raises your risk of a heart attack and stroke...
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How is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated?

RA is most often treated with medicine. Physical therapy and finding the right balance between rest and activity can also help. There's no cure for RA, but treatment may help relieve symptoms and control the disease. Treatment usually continues throughout your life, but it will vary depending on: The stage. RA may be active or in remission (not having symptoms). How sev...
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How can you deal with stigma toward mental health problems?

World Mental Health is 10 October.  The aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues. Every one of us can help to ensure that people dealing with problems relating to mental health can live better lives with dignity. If you have a mental health problem, you may worry about what other people will think of you. In many cases, no one can even tell if you are struggling...
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World Cerebral Palsy Day

6th October is world Cerebral Palsy Day, it is a social movement to ensure that everyone within the CP community has the same access, rights and opportunities as everyone else. What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of nerve problems that make it hard for a child to control movement. The nerve problems are caused by damage to the brain. In most cas...
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How you can plan to quit smoking?

You've made up your mind that you want to quit smoking. You might be nervous or not sure you can quit. But try to focus on the fact that you want to quit—whether it's your first time or tenth time. And focus on creating your plan to quit. A quit plan can help you deal with your feelings now and ones that may come later. Having a plan may help your chances of staying t...
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How you can keep your heart healthy?

World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29 September. The campaign is to raise awareness of health heart and unites people from all countries and backgrounds in the fight against CVD (Cardiovascular disease). What causes heart failure? Any problem that damages your heart or affects how well it works can lead to heart failure. Problems that damage the heart muscle ...
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How can you prevent falls?

Getting around your home safely can be a challenge if you have injuries or health problems that make it easy for you to fall. Loose rugs and furniture in walkways are among the dangers for many older people who have problems walking or who have poor eyesight. People who have conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, or dementia also have to be careful not to fall. You ...
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Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It causes memory loss and affects judgement, language, and behaviour. You may have trouble making decisions or may get lost in places that you used to know well. Alzheimer’s disease is different than mild memory loss that occurs with ageing. It is not clear what causes Alzheimer’s disease, but it is the most common form of dementia in ...
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Caring for yourself at home if you have a migraine

  What are migraine headaches? Migraines are painful, throbbing headaches that last from 4 to 72 hours. When you have a migraine, it may be so painful that you aren't able to do your usual activities. But migraines can be treated. And even though they make you feel bad, they don't cause long-term damage. What causes migraine headaches? Experts aren't sure what causes migrai...
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How can you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease?

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that damages the brain. It causes a steady loss of memory and of how well you can speak, think, and do your daily activities. The disease gets worse over time, but how quickly this happens varies. Some people lose the ability to do daily activities in the first few years. Others may do fairly well ...
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