The word disease is a noun. Disease means (1) an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word disease.
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The mission of the CDC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. It has been in existence since 1946. The CDC tracks emerging diseases around the world, environmental threats, and lifestyle choices such as smoking. Information about the CDC, its projects, news, and other information is on their web site.
- American Heart Association
The American Heart Association was formed in 1915 by a group of physicians and social workers. It is a non-profit organization that seeks to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases. The AHA website provides information about heart disease, children's health, lifestyle, how to donate, a heart and stroke encyclopedia, and much more.
- American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association, founded in 1940, is a nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission is to cure and prevent diabetes and to enhance the lives of those who have it. On the website, which is in English and Spanish, are links to information about the disease, diet and exercise, and much more.
Sigma-Aldrich, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a Life Science and High Technology company. They manufacture biochemical and organic chemical kits used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, diagnosis of disease, and key components in pharmaceuticals. Users can learn about the company and order chemicals from the website.
UNICEF was founded in 1946 by the United Nations to help the many children facing famine and disease
after WWII. UNICEF's mission is to help children wherever they need it. It provides housing, food, and clothing. It promotes education, especially in places where it is denied to girls. It is involved in health care issues and immunizations. The website describes UNICEF's history and projects.
- World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, founded in 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland, is impartial and nonprofit and is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The website contains description of its initiatives, some of which include disease
prevention and water treatment efforts.
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