Etymology: L, industria, diligence; ME, helthe
the health concerns associated with the workplace, such as exposure to asbestos, mining and milling dusts, and metal and acid vapors; lighting; and ergonomic factors.
A condition in which all functions of the body and mind are normally active. The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, or social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing environmental factors that can adversely affect the health of present and future generations.
wholistic healthHolistic medicine.
The health of employees.
Psychological adjustment to one's circumstance or environment; the ability to cope with or make the best of changing stresses and stimuli. Individuals are considered mentally healthy if they have adjusted to life in such a way that they are comfortable with themselves and, at the same time, are able to live so that their behavior does not conflict with their associates or the rest of society. Inherent in this, for most individuals, are feelings of self-worth and accomplishment and the ability to be gainfully employed with sufficient reward for that employment to satisfy economic needs.
The discipline concerned with measures that affect the health of communities. It includes the study and practice of techniques that protect communities from epidemics or toxic exposures, predict environmental disasters, and enforce the laws that provide a safe supply of water and food. In the U.S. various government agencies (such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institutes of Health) are active in maintaining public health. Each of the 50 states has a health department in which at least one physician is the public health official. See: table; preventive medicine; preventive nursing
|Enhanced motor vehicle safety|
|Improvements in sanitation and clean water|
|Discovery of antibiotics|
|Risk factor modification to reduce heart attack and stroke|
|Improvements in food safety and nutrition|
|Maternal/child care innovations|
|Fluoridation of drinking water|
SOURCE: Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR 1999; 48:241–243.
Patient discussion about industrial health
Q. What do you think is the most serious nutritional issue facing us in an industrialized society today? I am very careful about taking care of my health. I never ever left my stomach empty. I always eat a nutritional diet. I am staying away from parents to support their financial needs. So I take more care with my health. If I am in good health then my family will be healthy. I often do a lot of research regarding my diet. I am very careful about that. If you are a dietician, please tell me what do you think is the most serious nutritional issue facing us in an industrialized society today?
A. PS...THE DYE IN FOOD....has been linked to cancer.
Q. is ADHD a new age disease ?like something influenced by the industrial revolution and the new advanced products of today's time ? any relation ?
A. ADHD is in evolutionary disease. it's probably with us for the last million years. the thought is that ADHD actually helped a man to survive. the alertness coming with ADHD probably helped an ancestor of ours not to be eaten by a bear.
Q. are there are acceptable drugs by the health industry for depression which are not addictive but yet effective
A. As toward other drugs, patients may develop addiction to the mood-improving actions of the medications, so potentially every medication that works has the potential to induce addiction (even medications to other non-psychiatric condition that cause good feeling may do that).More discussions about industrial health
However, the current medications used to treat depression are not considered dangerous in this matter.
You may read more here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html), and if you have any questions regarding this subject you may consult a doctor (e.g. a psychiatrist)