All Health Topics

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Health Topics[edit | edit source]

Health topics encompass a broad range of subjects related to the well-being and functioning of organisms, especially humans. They can range from specific diseases and disorders to broader themes like nutrition, exercise, and mental health.

Physical Health[edit | edit source]

Physical health pertains to the state of the physical body, its functions, and its ability to perform daily tasks.

Diet and Nutrition[edit | edit source]

  • Nutrition: The intake of food in relation to the body's dietary needs.
  • Macronutrients: Including proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, which provide the energy necessary for daily bodily functions.
  • Micronutrients: Essential vitamins and minerals required in small amounts for various body functions.

Exercise and Fitness[edit | edit source]

Mental Health[edit | edit source]

Mental health relates to the cognitive and emotional aspects of an individual.

Preventive Health[edit | edit source]

The aspect of health focused on the prevention of diseases and conditions.

  • Vaccination: Administering vaccines to prevent specific diseases.
  • Screening tests: Tests to detect potential health disorders or diseases early.
  • Health education: Providing information to the public about health topics to promote healthy lifestyles.

Environmental Health[edit | edit source]

This focuses on the interactions between people and their environment, especially as it affects physical well-being.

  • Air quality: The cleanliness and molecular composition of the air we breathe.
  • Water quality: The purity and cleanliness of water sources.
  • Pollution: Contaminants introduced into the environment, impacting health.

Social Health[edit | edit source]

Pertaining to the ability to form satisfying interpersonal relationships.

  • Social support: The physical and emotional comfort provided by family, friends, and community.
  • Communication skills: The ability to convey information and understand others effectively.

Health Systems and Policy[edit | edit source]

The organizations, people, and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore, or maintain health.

Health topics A-Z[edit | edit source]

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