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Mental Illness is No. 1 Disability in Youth

Mental health problems such as depression account for nearly half of all disability among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO). Looking at data from 191 countries, 45% of disability among adolescents and young adults was related to depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. After mental disorders, accidental injuries were the second largest cause of disability (12%), followed by communicable diseases including HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (10%).

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Lung Diseases in Children

Several different lung diseases can affect a child. Asthma, cystic lung disease and interstitial lung disease are three of the most common lung issues children face. With each disease, precautions need to be taken so the child’s symptoms are controlled. Understanding the symptoms, treatment and preventative measures for each case can help you feel less anxious about it.

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Diseases That Can Affect a Baby in the Womb

The development of a fetus into a healthy baby is a complicated and delicate process. Genetic factors can sometimes cause the baby to be born with genetic disorders. Other diseases that can affect a baby in the womb are passed to the baby when the mother suffers from them. For this reason, it is important for a pregnant woman to keep herself as healthy as possible.

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Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

It’s a very scary moment an older family member struggles to remember where they are or what they are doing. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common types of dementia, according to the Mayo Clinic. Women are at a greater risk for the disease than men are, primarily because they live longer and the disease mainly affects those over age 65.