Public Health Approaches

The management of the secondary nutritional deficiency attributable to hookworm or schistosomiasis, i.e., iron deficiency, can be achieved both by anthel-mintic medications or by supplemental iron to compensate for parasite-induced losses. In countries where HIV/AIDS is rampant efforts for its prevention are fundamental. A food-security crisis grips the whole society in AIDS endemic areas, and this must be relieved with food and economic assistance. The wasting syndromes produced by tuberculosis are best addressed proactively by prevention of transmission and early detection. However, when primary prevention fails, as in the aforementioned infections, efforts to enhance the enteral intake of infected members of the community are particularly essential for their comfort and well being.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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