Archive for December 12, 2016
Vaccines are one of the greatest inventions of all time, responsible for preventing over 2.5 million deaths every year. The first noted use of vaccines is recorded in 10th century China, but it was during the 18th century that they were given serious attention after English doctor Edward Jenner successfully developed an inoculation for smallpox. Within 100 years a range of vaccinations for multiple diseases was available, and have been monumental in saving lives around the globe. For example, between 2000 and 2008, global measles deaths dropped by 78 percent, with higher rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with a 92 percent decrease. Currently, worldwide efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other institutions are aiming at eradication of several debilitating diseases.
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Hormone replacement treatment is usually administered in several different ways. Systemic hormone therapy is given in pill form, skin patch, spray, gel, or cream. These are said to be the most effective in the treatment of night sweats and hot flashes that occur during menopause. Another method of hormone replacement in the form of vaginal products containing small doses of estrogen. These can come in the form of tablet, cream, or ring. These types of hormone replacement therapy, however, provide no relief from hot flashes or night sweats.
There are several benefits of hormone replacement therapy which generally touch on the relief from the menopausal symptoms mentioned. This type of therapy used to be more widely prescribed for women at this stage of life; however, more recently othe