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Common Types of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Quote from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): “Complementary and alternative medicine,” “complementary medicine,” “alternative medicine,” “integrative medicine”—we have all seen these terms on the Internet and in marketing, but what do they really mean? While the terms are often used to mean the array of health care approaches with a history of use or origins outside of mainstream medicine, they are actually hard to define and may mean different things to different people. This fact sheet looks into these terms to help you understand them better, and gives you a brief picture of NCCAM’s mission and role in this area of research.

1.Dietary supplements
2.Meditaton
3.Chiropractic
4.Aromatherapy
5.Massage therapy
6.Yoga
7.Muscle relaxation
8.Spirituality
9.Dance therapy
10.Acupuncture
11.Reiki
12.Biofeedback
13.Hypnosis
14.Music therapy
15.Visual perception

Reference:
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2013/04/ce-corner.aspx
http://nccam.nih.gov/news
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_medicine


15 Most Common Causes of Death in the World

You never know just how you’re gonna go, but odds are it’s one of these 15 causes of death. According to the World Health Organization’s World Health Report, these 15 causes of death make up about 58 percent of all deaths.

Cause Percent of Total
1. Ischemic heart disease 12.6
2. Cerebrovascular diseases 9.7
3. Lower respiratory infections 6.8
4. HIV/AIDS 4.9
5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 4.8
6. Diarrheal diseases 3.2
7. Tuberculosis 2.7
8. Malaria (tied) 2.2
9. Cancer of trachea/ bronchus/lung (tied) 2.2
10. Road traffic accidents 2.1
11. Childhood diseases 2.0
12. Other unintentional injuries (tied) 1.6
13. Hypertensive heart disease (tied) 1.6
14. Suicide (tied) 1.5
15. Stomach cancer (tied) 1.5

Source: CDC/NHS, National Vital Statistics System


15 Most Common Causes of Death in USA

Where you live has a good deal to do with how you will die. In the United States, the top two causes of death are responsible for more than 50 percent of the annual death toll. In the world at large, there’s a lot more variety in how you meet your Maker.

Cause Percent of Total
1. Diseases of the heart 28.5
2. Malignant tumors 22.8
3. Cerebrovascular diseases 6.7
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.1
5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) 4.4
6. Diabetes mellitus 3.0
7. Influenza and pneumonia 2.7
8. Alzheimer’s disease 2.4
9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis 1.7
10. Septicemia (blood poisoning) 1.4
11. Suicide 1.3
12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 1.1
13. Primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease 0.8
14. Parkinson’s disease (tied) 0.7
15. Homicide (tied) 0.7

Source: CDC/NHS, National Vital Statistics System


Popular Health-Keywords Search in Google

Wanna to know what are the most searched  ‘keywords” related to health & healing in Google?

Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.

Hot-Trends Search Keyword=Medication

Hot-Trends Search Keyword=”Health”


Cardiovascular Diseases and Eating Habit

Every year, an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), particularly heart attacks and strokes, with 80% of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries. By 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from CVDs.

The most important risk factors include smoking, less exercise and fast-high fat food. A substantial number of these deaths can be attributed to tobacco smoking, which increases the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease 2–3 fold. Physical inactivity and unhealthy diet are other main risk factors which increase individual risks to cardiovascular diseases.

As part of efforts to provide actionable information for development and implementation of appropriate policies , WHO in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced for the wider audience, “The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke”.

The atlas addresses the global epidemic of heart disease and stroke in a clear and accessible format. This highly valuable reference material has been designed for use by policy makers, national and international organizations, health professionals and the general public. This picturesque atlas is in six parts: cardiovascular disease; risk factors; the burden; action; the future and the past; and world tables.

All topics of contemporary importance have been addressed in this atlas in succinctly summarized format such that the points are powerfully communicated in not many words on a few pages.

 


Cancer

This list of common cancer types includes cancers that are diagnosed with the greatest frequency in the United States, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers: Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Melanoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Thyroid Cancer.

Cancer incidence and mortality statistics reported by the American Cancer Society and other resources were used to create the list. To qualify as a common cancer for the list, the estimated annual incidence for 2014 had to be 40,000 cases or more.

The most common type of cancer on the list is breast cancer, with about 235,000 new cases expected in the United States in 2014. The next most common cancers are prostate cancer and lung cancer.

Because colon and rectal cancers are often referred to as “colorectal cancers,” these two cancer types are combined for the list. For 2014, the estimated number of new cases of colon cancer and rectal cancer are 96,830 and 40,000, respectively, adding to a total of 136,830 new cases of colorectal cancer.

The following table gives the estimated numbers of new cases and deaths for each common cancer type:

Cancer Type                                  Estimated New Cases          Estimated Deaths

Bladder                                                    74,690                         15,580
Breast (Female – Male)                       232,670 – 2,360        40,000 – 430
Colon and Rectal (Combined)                136,830                         50,310
Endometrial                                              52,630                           8,590
Kidney (Renal Cell and Pelvis)                 63,920                         13,860
Leukemia (All Types)                                52,380                         24,090
Lung (Including Bronchus)                      224,210                      159,260
Melanoma                                                76,100                           9,710
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma                         70,800                          18,990
Pancreatic                                               46,420                          39,590
Prostate                                                 233,000                          29,480
Thyroid                                                     62,980                            1,890

References
1. American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts and Figures 2014. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer Society, 2014. Also available online (PDF – 1.76 MB). Last accessed March 20, 2014.

     

WHERE IS MARIJUANA LEGAL?


Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia have enacted laws that allow people to use medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. More those states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, but the Justice Department said it will not challenge states’ marijuana laws as long as they do not run counter to certain federal enforcement priorities, such as selling pot to minors.



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