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Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease. The word pathology is from Greek p????, pathos, 'feeling, suffering'; and -????a, -logia. Pathologization, to pathologize, refers to the process of defining a condition or behavior as pathological, e.g. pathological gambling. Pathologies is synonymous with diseases. The suffix 'path' is used to indicate a disease, e.g. psychopath.

 
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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 474: Pest...

By: D. C. Abbott

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INTRODUCTION This annual Joint Meeting was held in pursuance of the recommendation made in 1961, at a meeting of a MiHO Expert Comnittee on Pesticide Residues held jointly with the FA0 Panel of Experts on the Use of Pesticides in Agriculture (WHO/FAO, 1962)> that studies be undertaken to evaluate possible hazards to man arising from the occurrence of residues of pesticides in foods. Following this recommendation, Joint Meetings of the FA0 Committee on Pesticides in Agric...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 616: Neis...

By: B. B. Diena

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Publication of world Health organization enjoy copyright protection in accordance with the reproduction or trnslation of WHO publication in part or in toto.application should be made to the office of WHO Health organization Geneva Switzerland.

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization,...

By: J. M. Bertolote

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In 1986 the 39th World Health Assembly adopted a Resolution on the Prevention of Mental, Neurological and Psychosocial Disorders. This Resolution referred to a document in which WHO'S Director-General listed a number of problem areas which could be significantly reduced with the implementation of well-defined, acceptable and affordable interventions1. After the adoption of that Resolution, WHO Regional Committees considered it and Member States were requested to review t...

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; Communicable Diseases and ...

By: World Health Organization

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Introduction Cholera and dysentery have afflicted humankind for centuries. The epidemics they cause have affected the outcome of wars and the fates of countries. In much of the world, epidemic cholera and dysentery are uncommon, but during the past decade these two diseases have re-emerged as causes of significant morbidity and mortality in many developing countries. Only a few pathogens cause epidemic diarrhea, although there are many that cause sporadic diarrhea. In de...

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World Health Organization : Report on a European Syposium Convened...

By: A. H. Linton, Dr.

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General objectives The need for an elaboration of s t r a t e g i e s and methods for control of zoonoses and foodborne diseases was recognized by the T h i r t y - f i r s t World Health Assembly held in May 1978. In its resolution WHA31.48 on Prevention and control of zoonoses and foodborne disease due t o animal products, the Assembly invited Member States t o formulate and implement countrywide p r o g r a m s for the control of these diseases a s an i n t e g r a l ...

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World Health Organization : Organisation Mondiale de la Sante ; Se...

By: R. F. Bridgman, Dr.

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It is hard to say exactly what is meant by rural hospital because of the many different forms the institution may take. Looked at from the sociobiological standpoint, the rural hospital is the smallest curative unit serving a rural community, and its structure varies with the basic features of country life. In western countries the rural hospital has retained the impress of a fairly lengthy past when its sole function was to provide hospital care for the sick.

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 394: Stre...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The Committee decided to confine its attention to the diseases of man caused by Group A streptococci and by staphylococci. Streptococci continue to be among the commonest causes of bacterial infections of man. They are also responsible for acute rheumatic fever and acute nephritis. Certain aspects of streptococcal infections relevant to the problem of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart diseases were considered in 1956 and again in 1966 in the reports of two...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 411: Comp...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION The control of American and African trypanosomiasis involves considerable difficulties, particularly the continental dimensions of the problem, the large numbers of people exposed to the risk of infection, and the lack of a single inexpensive method of mass control that is effective in all epidemiological conditions. The areas principally affected by the diseases are the developing countries, which are unable to use some of the measures that have been develo...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 423: Cell...

By: B. Benacerraf

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The WHO Scientific Group on Cell-Mediated Immune Responses, which met in Geneva from 8 to 14 October 1968, Tras opened on behalf of the Director-General by Dr. A. M.-~I.PAYsE: Assistant Director- General. Dr. PAYNEno ted that in recent years an increasing number of diseases have been recognized in which it is not possible to correlate the presence or level of humoral antibodies with the clinical picture or degree of resistance. WHO had accordingly convened the meeting in...

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Carcinogenic Effects of Benzene : An Update

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The major issue addressed in this document involves the nature and magnitude of the inhalation risk of cancer to humans exposed to low levels of benzene. Occupational studies continue to provide the bulk of evidence of benzene’s carcinogenicity. Workers are exposed at much higher levels than is the general public. This document reconfirms that benzene is a “known” human carcinogen by all routes of exposure. This finding is supported by evidence from human epidem...

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Bulletin of the World Health Organization : 1967; Volume 36, Numbe...

By: John Lindenbaum

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1. I n t r o d u c t i o n The Working Group on immunization of the e l d e r l y a met a t the I n s t i t u t e of Immunology i n Zagreb, 5-7 September 1983. The membersb were greeted by the d i r e c t o r of the i n s t i t u t e , p r o f e s s o r 8 . Popovic. The meeting was opened on behalf of the WHO Regional D i r e c t o r f o r Europe by Dr B. Velimirovic, who o u t l i n e d the scope and the purpose of the meeting. P r o f e s s o r 6. Popovic was e l e c t...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

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INTRODUCTION Bloody diarrhoea in young children is usually a sign of invasive enteric infection that carries a substantial risk of serious morbidity and death. This is especiafly true in the developing countries, where the problem occurs most frequently. Non-infectious causes account for a very small proportion of episodes of bloody diarrhoea. About 10% of diarrhoea1 episodes in children under 5 years of age have visible blood in the stool, and these account for about 15...

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World Health Organization : Year 1997 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Anthony Harries

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FOREWORD Doctors and other health professionals working in most countries will be only too aware of the many patients they encounter with tuberculosis. This excellent book is designed for the busy clinician. It concentrates particularly on the clinical problems of diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, both in adults and children. It provides a most useful review to those new to the problems and a handy reference for the experienced clinician when faced with some part...

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

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1. Rationale for convening the Scientific Working Group on Leishmaniasis The goal of the Scientific Working Group (SWG) meeting was to identify leishmaniasis research priorities for the next five years. In addition, the group was to identify strategic emphases, based on TDR’s comparative advantage, to add to the current ones. The discussions were to be focused on how to cope with and prevent drug resistance, and how to optimize the use of genomic information to improve d...

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Pan American Health Organization : Year 2006, Issue 9275116075 - i...

By: World Health Organization

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Publications of the Pan American Health Organization enjoy copyright protection in accordance with the provisions of Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights are reserved. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Pan American Health Organization concerning the status of any country, territory, city, or area or of its au...

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Vital Statistics of the United States 1994

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The technical appendix preparation was coordinated by Sherry L. Murphy in the Division of Vital Statistics under the general direction of Harry M. Rosenberg, Chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch. The vital statistics computer file on which it is based were prepared by staff from the Division of Vital Statistics, Division of Data Processing, Division of Data Services, and the Office of Research and Methodology. The Division of Vital Statistics, Mary Anne Freedman, Dir...

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Vital Statistics of the United States 1994

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The technical appendix preparation was coordinated by Sherry L. Murphy in the Division of Vital Statistics under the general direction of Harry M. Rosenberg, Chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch. The vital statistics computer file on which it is based were prepared by staff from the Division of Vital Statistics, Division of Data Processing, Division of Data Services, and the Office of Research and Methodology. The Division of Vital Statistics, Mary Anne Freedman, Dir...

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Vital Statistics of the United States 1994

By: David L. Larson

Death and fetal-death statistics Mortality statistics for 1994 are, as for all previous years except 1972, based on information from records of all deaths occurring in the United States. Fetal-death statistics for every year are based on all reports of fetal death received by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The death-registration system and the fetal-death reporting system of the United States encompass the 50 States, the District of Columbia, New York ...

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Vital Statistics of the United States : Mortality, 1995 Technical ...

By: David L. Larson

Mortality statistics for 1995 are, as for all previous years except 1972, based on information from records of all deaths occurring in the United States. The death-registration system of the United States encompasses the 50 States, the District of Columbia, New York City (which is independent of New York State for the purpose of death registration), Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In statistical...

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The Health Impact of Chemical Exposures during the Gulf War : A Re...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

Acknowledgments: The Executive Planning Committee would like to express its appreciation to the many veterans, scientists, and members of the general public who attended this conference, some traveling long distances at their own expense. It is because of their participation that this conference was a success. We would also like to thank the workgroup chairs (Drs. Barry Wilson, Roberta White, Benjamin Natelson, and Melissa McDiarmid), the other workgroup members, and the...

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