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Zika Virus

Zika Virus

In Lebanon no case has been reported so far.However, because of the presence in the Middle East (including Lebanon) of the mosquito Aedes aegypti/tiger-mosquito – the type of mosquito that could spread of the virus – the WHO (and the Lebanese Ministry of Health) recommend taking the appropriate preventive measures, including reducing mosquitoes through source

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disease that affects the connective tissue and locomotor system with pain and fatigue disorder in muscles, ligaments and tendons (the connective tissues of the body which consist of fibers). “Fibro” describes the fibrous aspect, “my” the muscular aspect, and “algia” the condition of pain. The term can be abbreviated to fibromyalgia. For
Fibromyalgia
Diabetes

Diabetes

DIAGNOSING & MANAGING DIABETES  DIAGNOSING DIABETES Name five symptoms of diabetes/hyperglycemia. Increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing infections In order to diagnosis diabetes, when is the blood drawn to determine the fasting blood glucose level? Collected after an 8 to 10 hour fast If the symptoms of diabetes are present, but the blood glucose

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia Many of us forget things as we get older. But if someone has Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, this forgetfulness gets very bad.The symptoms get worse over time and it can be a great strain to care for someone with Alzheimer’s. We’ve looked at the best and
Alzheimer’s disease

Stroke

Stroke   ___What is a Stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or a blood vessel breaks causing brain cells in the blood vessel territory to die. Brain cells do not regenerate. The problems experienced after a stroke like the inability to move one side
Stroke
Warning signs: Heart attack

Warning signs: Heart attack

Cardiovascular disease: types and symptoms The burden of cardiovascular disease – Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s largest killer. – Over 80 per cent of CVD deaths take place in low-and middle-income countries and occur almost equally in men and women – By 2030, almost 23.6 million people will die from CVD, mainly

Recognize chemical exposure

RECOGNIZE EARLY WARNINGS OF CHEMICAL EXPOSURE  The body often provides early warnings of chemical damage. Being alert to these warnings helps prevent more serious or permanent chemical damage.  Take steps to promptly reduce your exposure. This can prevent chemical injury. Warning symptoms in the beginning are often worse when you are near the chemical exposure and get
Recognize chemical exposure