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Health has a variety of definitions, which have been used for different purposes over time. Health can be promoted by encouraging healthful activities, such as regular physical exercise and adequate sleep, and by reducing or avoiding unhealthful activities or situations, such as smoking or excessive stress. Some factors affecting health are due to individual choices, such as whether to engage in a high-risk behavior, while others are due to structural causes, such as whether the society is arranged in a way that makes it easier or harder for people to get necessary healthcare services. Still, other factors are beyond both individual and group choices, such as genetic disorders.

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Organizations relating to Health

International Council of Psychologists / Boulder CO, USA / Est. 1941
International Society for Physical Activity and Health
Fédération Internationale Francophone de Coelio-Chirurgie / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 2005
International Coalition for Trachoma Control / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 2004
International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, and Rehabilitation / La Jolla CA, USA
World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / Dublin, Ireland
Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 2009
Sacro Occipital Technic Organization International / Burleigh QLD, Australia / Est. 2010
International Society for Nomenclature of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Disease / Est. 2000
International Youth Alliance for Family Planning / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2013
European Medical Association on Smoking and Health / Meyrin, Switzerland / Est. 1986
Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Educación en Salud Pública / Est. 1974
International Society of Critical Health Psychology / Est. 2001
Latinamerican Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition / Lima, Peru / Est. 1975
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Investigación Pediatrica / Est. 1962
African Council for Sustainable Health Development / Abuja, Nigeria / Est. 1998
European College of Veterinary Pathologists / Est. 1995
Association européenne de méthodes médicales nouvelles / Est. 1987
European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1996
European Society for Pediatric Dermatology / Prague, Czechia / Est. 1983
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery / Est. 1970
European Society for Vascular Surgery / Bordeaux, France / Est. 1987
Mobile Mediterranean University of Mastology / Ioannina, Greece / Est. 1992
European Society of Veterinary Pathology / Neston, UK / Est. 1951
Latin American Federation of the Pharmaceutical Industry / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1962
European Association of Plastic Surgeons / Rome, Italy / Est. 1989
Paediatric Rheumatology European Society / Est. 1999
Paediatric Pathology Society / Southampton, UK / Est. 1955
International Society of Medical Doctors for Biophysical Information Therapy / Freiburg, Germany / Est. 1980
Latin American Association of Pharmacology / Est. 1964
European Blind Union / Paris, France / Est. 1984
Association européenne de psychopathologie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent / Paris, France / Est. 1996
Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association / Est. 2005
European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery / Est. 1997
Pacific Island Health Officers Association / Honolulu HI, USA
International Association of Health Policy in Europe / Est. 1982
European Society of Veterinary Neurology / Valencia, Spain / Est. 1988
Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association / Port-of-Spain, Trinidad-Tobago / Est. 2012
Asociación Iberoamericana de Cirugia Pediatrica / Est. 1966
Asociación Latinoamericana de Psicologia de la Salud / Xalapa, Mexico
International Federation for Artificial Organs / Lafayette IN, USA / Est. 1977
European Council of Doctors for Plurality in Medicine / Basel, Switzerland
Nordic Midwives Association / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1950
European Association of Veterinary Anatomists / Brno, Czechia / Est. 1963
European Veterinary Dental College / Sem, Norway / Est. 1998
European Society of Health and Medical Sociology / Ghent, Belgium / Est. 1983
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society / Northbrook IL, USA / Est. 2002
European Resuscitation Council / Niel, Belgium / Est. 1989
World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology / Est. 1990
European Society for Haemapheresis and Haemotherapy / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 2014

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World Problems relating to Health

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Emissions from combustion engines
Health risks of alcohol consumption
Health hazards of environmental electromagnetism
Antimony as a health hazard
Forest decline
Polychlorinated biphenyls as a health hazard
Hormone pollution
Health hazards of exposure to noise
Inadequate health services
Radon contamination
Dangers of using mobile telephones
Health hazards of air pollution for plants
Iatrogenic disease
Unsafe genetically modified food
Health hazards of passive smoking
Radioactive contamination
Physical unfitness
Children's diseases
Unethical practice of health professionals
Denial of rights to wounded military personnel
Toxic metal pollutants
Ill-defined health conditions in animals
Politicization of health standards

Action Strategies relating to Health

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting against hazards to human health in the natural environment
Safeguarding public health
Protecting against human health hazards in chemical-intensive agriculture
Conducting integrated environmental health risk assessments
Researching effects of air pollution on human health
Expanding knowledge resources on health implications of hazardous wastes
Monitoring effects of air pollution on human health
Reducing health risks from environmental pollution
Ensuring healthy environment
Involving school children in studies on environmental health and conservation
Caring for children's health
Creating bioinformatics
Developing medical informatics
Safeguarding employee health
Providing dietary supplements
Ensuring clean drinking water
Designing ecologically
Providing public health information
Keeping fit
Correcting unhealthy behaviour
Expanding public awareness of environmental health hazards
Delivering quality health services to ethnically diverse populations
Strengthening preventative and curative health services for indigenous people
Providing public health services
Preparing environmental guidelines for safe discharge of waste

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