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Fact on Chikunguya you must know

Do you know about Chikungunya? It is a disease that make impact in health news. Let’s read some fact about chikunguya. 1. What is it Chikungunya? Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne diseases. Chikungunya was first detected in Tanzania in 1953. Ever since it occurs in countries of Africa, Asia, and lately it occurs in several places in Europe. It is endemic (always valid) in most countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is not a mysterious disease with unknown cause. 2. How this disease cause? Chikungunya fever is caused by a virus of the genus...

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Infographic : Wearables : New Technology May Make Workplace Safer

It has been said time and time again that the dangerous jobs are found within the construction industry. It does not matter which part of the country you work in, the dangers are still the same. Statistics released by the Bureau Labor of Statistics (BLS)  reveal that almost 19 percent of work-related deaths come from the construction industry. With such numbers and dangers, more needs to be done to reduce the potential for accidents and injuries among construction workers. This is where technology comes in order to help change the stats. A number of companies are coming together to develop new technology that is meant to help workers be aware of any impending danger before it occurs. This new technology is called wearables. The purpose of wearables is to have workers wear them on their wrists or clothing so that they can help in areas that come with high risks. Workers who are likely to use these wearables are electricians, construction workers, loggers, and roofers. Below is an infographic highlighting this latest technology.  For more information, visit...

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What is Diplopia

Do you know the meaning of diplopia? I think some of us don’t know about the term. It is a disease on eye that referred to as double vision. The disease may be result of refractive error, where light from an object is split into two images by a defect in the eye’s optical system. It also may result from failure of both eyes to point at the object being viewed, a condition referred to as ocular misalignment. There’s mistake from people that though double and blurred vision are the same. For blurred vision, a single image seen by...

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Viral social media post on rotavirus outbreak rattles Melaka

MALACCA: Health authorities here are investigating the source of a possible rotavirus cluster infection in the state – but advised members of the public not to panic over unfounded social media reports alleging that cases of the disease have been officially confirmed. State Health Department director Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman said investigations are being conducted to verify claims on social media that several children contracted the virus after playing at a fountain located at the Klebang coastal recreation area.  “There are no conclusive results which can be shared with the media at the moment. “I advise members of the...

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Just two portions of fish a week can cancel out all your junk food

Two portions of oily fish a week could reverse the damage caused by a junk food diet, say scientists. The new research shows eating fish such as mackerel, salmon and pilchards twice a week can clear up serious problems caused to the body’s immune system by obesity. It’s known that obesity can wreak havoc on the immune system, leading to potentially life-threatening conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, and stroke. The affects are similar to those caused by aging. In tests, overweight mice were given omega-3 fatty acids, found in mackerel, sardines and salmon. The...

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