News tagged with illness

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New diagnostic method identifies genetic diseases

People with genetic diseases often have to embark on an odyssey from one doctor to the next. Fewer than half of all patients who are suspected of having a genetic disease actually receive a satisfactory diagnosis. Scientists ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Hormones and illness behavior

Nicoletta Sonino and associates, in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, point to the importance of including illness behavior (the ways in which people experience, perceive, evaluate and re ...

Sep 10, 2014
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African mothers doctor themselves

In order to improve children's health care in Africa is important to find out what African mothers do when their children fall ill and what decisions they make. Mothers make a choice between regular healthcare, herbalists ...

Sep 05, 2014
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Illness

Illness (sometimes referred to as ill-health or ail) can be defined as a state of poor health.

It is sometimes considered a synonym for disease. Others maintain that fine distinctions exist. Some have described illness as the subjective perception by a patient of an objectively defined disease.

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