A blood test may not be a pleasant experience for many, but it is an important part of the standard and preventive health care. There are multiple things one can do, or avoid, to get the most accurate blood test results.
A blood test is a test in which a sample of your blood is drawn for testing in the laboratory.
Usually, no special preparation is required for most of the blood tests. Few blood tests may require fasting for 8 to 12 hours before the blood draw. It means you don’t eat or drink anything, except for water during that time frame.
There are certain questions people want to ask about fasting before a blood test. This blog is dedicated to answering such questions.
The coronavirus pandemic has emerged and is relentlessly engulfing the whole globe. It has disrupted human activity and has destabilized the world’s economy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of confirmed cases worldwide as of November 15, 2020, was 53,766,728 including 1,308,975 confirmed deaths and the numbers are still rising. The US, India, and Brazil are leading the tally of most infected countries. The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 10,641,431 and 242,542 respectively, according to WHO. The physicians and public health research scientists are working tirelessly to tackle this virus. As the symptoms of the virus are varied, it poses problems before the health agencies. With its growth, the emergence of scientific publications trying to analyze the underlying medical conditions that may increase the severity of COVID-19 complications is also rising. According to the latest report by Italy’s National Institute of Health among 99% of COVID-19 patients who have died, it was found that at least one among them had pre-existing medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also come out with a report mentioning certain underlying conditions that may increase the severity of COVID-19 complications. This blog is dedicated to discuss those conditions.
Coronavirus disease, commonly known as COVID-19, is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus called coronavirus or officially called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO has already declared coronavirus a pandemic because of its extensive and widespread scale of the outbreak. The United Nations, on the other hand, has categorized COVID-19 as the “worst global crisis” since World War II. The US, India, and Brazil are leading the tally of most infected countries.
Aging is a steady, and continuous process of human life. As we grow older, many bodily functions begin to gradually weaken and can present seniors with various health challenges. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people 60 years old and above are referred to as older or elderly persons (1). People of this age group are more susceptible to developing diseases and thus, preventive health care (PHC) is highly recommended for them. To put it precisely, prevention is better than cure.
Aging is a part of human life. Human life starts with birth, then it enters the stages of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and finally old age. Aging is an inevitable and irreversible process. It is estimated that elderly people account for about 12 percent of the world’s population–and this is rapidly increasing to over 22 percent by 2050 (1). As we grow older, a wide range of changes happens in the body to varying degrees, which could result in different health issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), people 60 years old and above are referred to as older or elderly persons (2). People of this age group usually have high chances of developing diseases and preventive health care (PHC) is highly recommended for them. To put it accurately, prevention is better than cure.
The corporate world is experiencing a paradigm shift with more female employees slowly rising the ladder and creating their own position in the once called “men’s world”. A successful woman today flawlessly juggles between their roles at home and work and is smartly reprioritizing their focus where and when it needs. This huge portfolio of responsibilities surely demands double the amount of energy to keep going, so maintaining good health is vital for women.
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