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Volume 4 Issue 4

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Short Communication

Mental Health : A Major Challenge for Health Authorities

Mattig T*, Chastonay P

The World Health Organization recently reported that mental health disorders account for a significant proportion of disability adjusted life years (DALYs), responsible for 37% of the healthy years of life lost due to chronic non-communicable diseases, with depression alone accounting for one third. WHO called for action.

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Original Article

What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Relationship of Marriage to Health

Alai Tan, PhD1, Timiya S. Nolan, PhD2, Darryl B. Hood, PhD3, Karen Patricia Williams, PhD4*

Traditional thinking and scholarship has indicated that marriage is a life saver – extends life. Robles and Kiecolt-Glaser’s [1] review found that the functionality of marriage was important to reduce poor physiological health outcomes. With the declining rates of younger women and women of color committing to traditional religious or civil marriage (female and male) [2, 3], it raises a question if the traditional thinking is valid for all women.

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Case Report

Chlamydia Infection in children: A silent disease?

S Hosdurga1, MO Ogundele2*

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) affecting men and women and is most asymptomatic.  It can be transmitted at birth to babies if their mother has cervicitis.

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Case Report

Using A Competent Interpreter in Clinical Encounters to Prevent Human Suffering and Save Money

Fatahi Nabi

Due to the increase in the number of immigrants in the world over recent years, the number of interpreter-mediated consultations is constantly increasing. The purpose of this literature review was to highlight the importance of the interpreters’ competence in interpreter mediated clinical encounters.

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