Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental or social changes. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value, the ambiguity in developing cohesive health strategies, and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete". Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction. Classification systems such as the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), are commonly used to define and measure the components of health.

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  1. papersoldier

    In light of the recent Chinese virus problem, I present - Gutter oil!

    This video serves as a good example of how disease can spread so rapidly in countries with such a high disregard for healthy living practices: Video on the use of "gutter oil" in Chinese cooking.
  2. Joe Link

    Oregon  Gun violence in Oregon: 'Tremendous health problem'

    Gun violence in Oregon: 'Tremendous health problem'
  3. IOM

    National  Connecticut Dem introduces 50 percent tax on ammunition, calling it 'public health measure'

    Here we go again...:eek::confused::cool: Connecticut Dem introduces 50 percent tax on ammunition, calling it 'public health measure'
  4. RicInOR

    Dental Health for Mental Health

    Maybe cross reference to Preparedness. Needs to be verified, multiple checks. But, still good to do the prevention. TL;dr: Get bleeding gums fixed We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it
  5. ATCclears

    Using a self-service kiosk? When was it last cleaned?

    Poo found on every McDonald's touchscreen tested | Metro News This observation won't be limited to McDonald's...
  6. clearconscience

    Washington  Health warning for gun owners to be posted in seattle

    Should gun stores have to carry danger signs? WTF, what ridiculous BS. Worked great on cigs I’m sure it will drive people away from firearms
  7. Joe Link

    National  Social Determinants of Health Identify Communities at Risk for Mass Shooting Events
  8. Joe Link

    Washington  King County Considering Health ‘Warning Signs’ for Gun Stores and Gun Ranges

    Washington County Considering Health 'Warning Signs' for Gun Stores and Gun Ranges | Breitbart
  9. Joe Link

    National  Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis

    Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis
  10. ATCclears

    'Nature' explores why so many post-grads have bad mental health

    'Nature' Explores Why So Many Postgrads Have Bad Mental Health - Slashdot More than one-third of graduate students report being depressed
  11. ATCclears

    Infectious-disease outbreaks in Seattle homeless people concern health officials

    Here it comes... Infectious-disease outbreaks in Seattle homeless people concern health officials King County public health officials are becoming increasingly concerned about a variety of outbreaks of serious infectious diseases among people who are homeless. Seattle-King County Public...
  12. RicInOR

    Washington  Seattle police first in state to seize gun under mental health law

    Extreme Protection Order “erpo” <broken link removed> <broken link removed>
  13. Slobray

    Washington  Kirkland Hospital lockedown: man w/rifle in backpack

    Yesterday, an eyewitness noticed a suspicious man walking throw the hospital with a rifle in his backpack. Here's a picture of the dastardly villain.... Luckily, the man saw his picture on social media and knew the authorities were hot on his tail: The jig was up, so he turned himself in...
  14. cHaOsReX

    Oregon  Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue community forum OHSU tomorrow at 10

    OHSU and Portland State to address gun violence as public health issue in community forum Register with the link above. Saturday, April 22, 2017 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highland Christian Center 7600 NE Glisan Street Portland, Oregon 97213
  15. Joe Link

    Forum looks at gun violence as public health issue

    It'd be incredible if these folks finally began to realize that it's not the guns which cause gun violence. Sadly, I don't think that'll happen. Forum looks at gun violence as public health issue
  16. WAYNO

    Cyclists, Joggers, Health Walkers...Sheesh!

    They've migrated to Oregon City. I've got the green light and attempting a left turn. There are walkers with ski poles in the crossing, finishing their crossing while their light has turned to wait. I allow them to get completely across, while the other joggers and walkers are waiting at the...
  17. erudne

    Draw Social Security?

    Armed Social Security Recipients are Now Targeted by Obama Tim Brown February 10, 2016 If you've got a gun and you receive Social Security, you are now being targeted by the Obama administration. In the latest stealth effort by the Communist administration, the Social Security...
  18. G

    First colonoscopy...

    I thought it was going to be a pain in the bubblegum but it all went right in the end. So I am 51 and everyone agreed it was time to start being proactive about my health. Just something you have to do. Yesterday was the first slot open and I thought to myself, "Watch Trump's inauguration or...
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