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Prevent sight disorders to remain productive

The theme for “2023 World Sight Day” is “Eyecare in the Workplace”. This is no surprise, as according to the WHO, 2.2 billion people across the globe suffer from various kinds of sight disorders stemming from work, including blindness, and at least 1 billion of these cases were actually preventable. Meanwhile, a joint study by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) shows how 13 million of our working-age population live with sight disorders, as a result of their work. This is the consequence of the estimated 1%, or 3.5 million, non-fatal eye injuries in the workplace every year. 

Love your healthy heart, love your life

“Heart disease” is a blanket term covering a number of incommunicable illnesses that specifically attack the heart. They represent a grave threat, the number one cause of death in the world: according to a World Health Organization study, more than 17 million people across the globe die from some variety of heart condition every year.

Kemenkes: Monkey Pox Cases Reappear in Indonesia

Monkey pox cases have been on the rise in Indonesia. The Health Ministry (Kemenkes) confirmed that the majority of the patients are residents of Jakarta.

Mental health, a universal human right

World Mental Health Day is commemorated on 10 October each year. This year’s theme, “Mental Health is Universal Human Right”, emphasizes that mental health is a basic and universal human right, no exception. Anyone must be able to obtain the best or highest mental health service that they can achieve or work on. No specific mental condition is grounds for denying access to any mental health service that a person may need, or for denying a person’s rightful freedom and independence to determine the kind of mental health service they undertake. 

Love your eyes at work

The eyes are windows to the world. They are necessary for us to function properly in daily living, even though the hard of seeing and the blind can still compensate for the troubles that lack of sight cause them. Therefore, it is not surprising that we commemorate World Sight Day on the second Thursday of October every year. This year, the theme “Love Your Eyes at Work” is meant to remind us that we need to preserve the health and functioning of our eyes if we want to maintain our productivity at work.

PrimaFit launches new fitness and wellness products for health enthusiasts

Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain one’s health and fitness, but if it is monotonous and unpleasant it can lead to boredom and people giving up. Currently, various sports equipment adopting the latest technology has been created to provide convenience so that exercise can be more fun, varied and can be done at home, the office or your favorite gym.

Leucorrhea: how to differentiate normal discharge from a symptom

Leucorrhea, or vaginal discharge, is actually a normal functioning of the female body. It is a normal protective mechanism of the vagina against infections, i.e. by increasing the acidity (lowering the pH) of the vaginal mucous area, compared to other parts of the body. However, it may also serve as a warning symptom of cervical cancer or other abnormal conditions. 

Maintaining quality, non-discriminatory access for participants

Per 1 September 2023, the recorded number of the National Health Insurance-Indonesian Health Card (JKN-KIS) Program beneficiaries was 262.74 million people, or 94.6% of the total population. Indonesia is expected to be able to achieve universal health coverage by next year. As the administrator of JKN-KIS, Prof. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, MSc., Ph.D, President Director of the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), declared that the Agency continues to expand its health facility cooperative network. 

Nutrition management for diabetics

According to International Diabetes Federation 2020 data, 10.5% of adults worldwide are diabetic, and 81% of them live in low-middle-income countries. We expect a 51% increase of the number of diabetics in 2045 worldwide, from 463 million diabetics in 2019 to 700 million by that time, with 152 million of them located in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, Indonesia has 19.47 million diabetics in 2021, with 236,711 deaths from the disease in that year. 

Eliminate dengue fever by living a healthy, mosquito-free life

According to 2022 data from the Ministry of Health, 143,000 cases of dengue fever cases were recorded throughout the year, with 39% of sufferers being in the 15-44-year-old range. Up to the 33rd week of 2023, there were 57,884 cases recorded with 422 deaths, or a case fatality rate (CFR) of 0.73%. Dengue fever, just like malaria and zika, are persistent tropical diseases whose incidence rate stubbornly remains at 20- 50 cases per 100,000 population level. 

HIFU, myoma therapy without incisions

Until the present, it has been difficult for lay people to differentiate between myoma and adenomyosis, solid tumors in the uterus that cause vaginal bleeding and pain that interferes with normal routines, apart from triggering fertility problems. Both myoma and adenomyosis are influenced by hormones, are prone to recurrence, and generally heal when a woman enters menopause. Both cause bleeding and sometimes patients need blood transfusions, but myoma and adenomyosis reveal fundamental differences. 

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