World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is recognized annually on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925–2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967, and 2 years later he developed the first hepatitis B vaccine.
Organizations around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC, commemorate WHD every year on 28 July to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, which impacts more than 354 million people worldwide. WHD creates an opportunity to educate people about the burden of these infections to influence real change.
Early diagnosis of cancer focuses on detecting symptomatic patients as early as possible so they have the best chance for successful treatment. When cancer care is delayed or inaccessible there is a lower chance of survival, greater problems associated with treatment, and higher costs of care. Early diagnosis improves cancer outcomes by providing care at the earliest possible stage and is, therefore, an important public health strategy in all settings.
Quoted from the Indonesian Ministry of Health's P2PTM, the Indonesian Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek said that the stunting problem in Indonesia is not only a problem in the health sector but also a problem that must be solved together. Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek also reminded me how much it would be a loss for this nation if there was still stunting in Indonesia. “Qualified human resources are needed to build this country. For that, let's work together to solve the stunting problem in a holistic and integrated way".
Some drugs have benefits if used for medical purposes with the right dose and under the supervision of a doctor. But unfortunately, the existence of these drugs is often misused to get certain effects and ends up endangering the lives of users.
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.