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Description

Health, according to the World Health Organization, is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity". A variety of definitions 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 Yoga Federation / Est. 1988
International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology / Diegem, Belgium / Est. 1968
International Union of Food Science and Technology / Guelph ON, Canada / Est. 1970
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action / Penang, Malaysia / Est. 1991
International Society for Physical Activity and Health
International Society of Nutrigenetics / Nutrigenomics / Chapel Hill NC, USA / Est. 2005
GA - Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research / Darmstadt, Germany / Est. 1970
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1999
Global Health Council / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1971
World Association for Buiatrics / Ozzano dell'Emilia, Italy / Est. 1962
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
KPro Study Group / Penrith NSW, Australia / Est. 1990
World Disability Union / Istanbul, Türkiye / Est. 2011
Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 2009
Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT, and Radiation Therapy Trade Association / Brussels, Belgium
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
Nordic Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases / Aarhus, Denmark / Est. 1983
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
Association for an Integral Health and Citizenship of Latin America and the Caribbean / Quito, Ecuador
Scandinavian Association of Plastic Surgeons / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1951
International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants / Eskisehir, Türkiye / Est. 1993
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
European Institute of Women's Health / Dublin, Ireland / Est. 1996
International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care / Eindhoven, Netherlands / Est. 1950
Association européenne de méthodes médicales nouvelles / Est. 1987
European Society for Clinical Virology / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1997
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
Nordic Health Economists Study Group / Odense, Denmark / Est. 1979
European Nail Society / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1997
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
Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1990
European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis / Athens, Greece / Est. 1996
European Society of Paediatric Radiology / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1963
Latin American Federation of the Pharmaceutical Industry / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1962
Federation of European Societies for Chemotherapy and for Infections / Florence, Italy / Est. 1994

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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
Hypochondria
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
Obesity
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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