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These chemicals present health risks that range from bronchitis to cancer. Doctors believe that cigarette smoking is the cause of 90 percent of all cases of lung cancer. Heart disease, heart attack, and stroke are far more common in smokers. One of the effects of nicotine is constricting the blood vessels, which causes high blood pressure.

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National Health Service British agency Britannica

(6 days ago) WebNational Health Service (NHS), in Great Britain, a comprehensive public-health service under government administration, …

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Public health Definition, History, & Facts Britannica

(6 days ago) Webpublic health, the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical and mental health, sanitation, …

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World Health Organization History, Organization,

(8 days ago) WebWorld Health Organization (WHO), French Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) …

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Medicine Definition, Fields, Research, & Facts Britannica

(3 days ago) Webmedicine, the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease. The World Health Organization at its 1978 international conference held in the Soviet …

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Hospital Definition, History, Types, Services, & Facts

(3 days ago) Webhospital, an institution that is built, staffed, and equipped for the diagnosis of disease; for the treatment, both medical and surgical, of the sick and the injured; and for their housing during this process. The modern hospital …

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Therapeutics Definition, Types, & Regimens Britannica

(7 days ago) Webtherapeutics, treatment and care of a patient for the purpose of both preventing and combating disease or alleviating pain or injury. The term comes from the Greek …

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Definition, Measures, Applications, & Facts Britannica

(8 days ago) WebPerhaps the most widely used of these measures is the EuroQol 5D (EQ-5D), which addresses five dimensions of health: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain /discomfort, …

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immunization medicine Britannica

(7 days ago) Webimmunization, process by which resistance to disease is acquired or induced in plants and animals. This discussion focuses on immunization against infectious diseases in vertebrate animals, specifically humans. …

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Mental disorder Definition, Types, Treatment, & Facts

(Just Now) Webmental disorder, any illness with significant psychological or behavioral manifestations that is associated with either a painful or distressing symptom or an impairment in one or more important areas of …

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Food Definition & Nutrition Britannica

(7 days ago) Webfood, substance consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other nutrients used in the body of an organism to sustain growth and vital processes and to …

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Traditional Chinese medicine Description, History, & Facts

(3 days ago) Webtraditional Chinese medicine (TCM), system of medicine at least 23 centuries old that aims to prevent or heal disease by maintaining or restoring yinyang balance. China has one of …

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American Medical Association Overview, History, & Facts

(1 days ago) WebAmerican Medical Association (AMA), organization of American physicians, the objective of which is “to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public …

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history of medicine

(3 days ago) WebThe 20th century produced such a plethora of discoveries and advances that in some ways the face of medicine changed out of all recognition. In 1901 in the United Kingdom, for …

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UNICEF Definition, History, & Facts Britannica

(9 days ago) WebUNICEF, acronym of United Nations Children’s Fund, formerly (1946–53) United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, special program of the United …

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