Diabetes

'Repeat after me' for better diabetes care

(HealthDay)—Repeat this: The key to helping people with diabetes stay healthier and out of the hospital could be as simple as better communication.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany to store medical supplies for future crises

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed Monday to create 19 storage sites for medical equipment across Germany to avoid the shortages of masks and other protective gear seen at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M

Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus as it became the latest ...

Health

Iron infusion proves effective to treat anemia in rural Africa

Over 1 billion people globally are affected by iron-deficiency anemia. In sub-Saharan Africa, anemia is a major public health concern with roughly 60% of the population suffering from anemia. Around half of those cases are ...

Health

Niacin to boost your HDL 'good' cholesterol

Niacin is an important B vitamin that may raise your HDL, ("good"), cholesterol. Find out if you should talk to your health care provider about taking niacin alone or with cholesterol medications.

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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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