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Strategies and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion

Strategies and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion Oral health within WHO strategic directions The latter part of the twentieth century saw a transformation in both general health and oral health unmatched in history. Yet, despite the remarkable achievements in recent decades, millions of people worldwide have been excluded from the benefits of […]

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The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH)

The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH) Noncommunicable chronic diseases, which continue to dominate in lower-middle and upper income countries, are becoming increasingly prevalent in many of the poorest developing countries. They create a double burden on top of the infectious diseases that continue to afflict these countries. The objectives of the […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening sleep disorder It affects approximately 18 million Americans. It owes its name to the Greek word apnea, meaning “want of breath” and refers to episodes in which a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep. With each episode, the sleeper’s brain briefly wakes up in order […]

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