Heart disease is a leading cause of death, but it's not inevitable. While you can't change some risk factors such as family history, sex, or age there are plenty of ways you can reduce your risk of heart disease. When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer.
Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health.
Lactic acid is a common topic among athletes and sports enthusiasts, especially when it comes to performance and recovery. Lactic acid is the main cause of skeletal muscle fatigue
decrease in muscle strength or power output that causes impaired performance during exercise.
Hepatitis B vaccination is indicated to prevent active infection with the hepatitis B virus, which can lead to chronic liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. This vaccine is not only specifically for adults, children are also recommended to get this vaccine from an early age. WHO (World Health Organization) also recommends that this vaccine be given to babies within 24 hours after birth.
Smoking habits are not only a problem in adults but also rampant among children and adolescents. This is evidenced by the increasing prevalence of smoking in the population aged 10-18 years. Since 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) has used World No Tobacco Day external icon to highlight the harmful effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products on a person’s overall health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared an Extraordinary Event for the findings of acute hepatitis cases that have infected children in 12 countries in Europe, America, and Asia since April 15, 2022. The Indonesian Ministry of Health is also investigating the cause of this acute hepatitis incident. During the investigation period, the public is advised to maintain health protocols.
UV light in the wavelength range from 200 to 300 nm has a disinfecting effect. It is absorbed by the DNA of microorganisms, destroys their structure and inactivates living cells. In seconds the UV-C (UVGI) radiation renders viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungi harmless. If the irradiation intensity is sufficiently high, UV disinfection is a reliable and environmentally friendly method, as the addition of chemicals is not necessary.
Signs and symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure. Early symptoms of COVID-19 may include a loss of taste or smell, or also known as anosmia. The term “anosmia” refers to the total loss of sense of smell. This condition affects your ability to detect odors.
Swab sampling is very popular nowadays, especially in diagnosing COVID-19 using PCR. However, in fact, swab sampling is not only for COVID-19 cases, but also for various types of viruses and other microorganisms in various locations, for example from the oral cavity, nasal cavity and even anus.
The COVID-19 virus known as SARS-CoV-2 that enters the body can be detected by the body's immune system and causes the immune system to produce antibodies to destroy it. This product is a rapid immunochromatographic assay that uses a combination of colored particles coated with the SARS-CoV-2 antigen to detect IgG and IgM antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in whole blood, serum or plasma. This product can detect primary and secondary infection of SARS-CoV-2.
In addition to the PCR test, rapid tests are also often used as an initial examination of COVID-19. As the name implies, rapid test results can be known immediately in a short time, usually only a few minutes or a maximum of 1 hour to wait for the results of the examination to come out. Antigen tests are commonly used in the diagnosis of respiratory pathogens, including the influenza virus.