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Public health

Although they are often dismissed as ineffective solutions to impotence, more and more clinical research studies have found that herbs can help impotent men. It is estimated to affect between 10 million and 15 million men in the United States alone.

The focus

Although middle-aged and older men are more likely to be impotent than younger men, impotence can strike at any adult age. Tribulus had been used as traditional medicine to treat sexual dysfunction and male infertility in Europe and Asia for many decades before improvement in scientific extraction techniques allowed identification of its active ingredient, protodioscin. The same goes for alcohol and narcotics, like heroin and cocaine.

Modern public health

Tests such as the bulbocavernosus reflex test are used to determine if there is sufficient nerve sensation in the penis. During the late 16th and 17th centuries in France, male impotence was considered a crime, as well as legal grounds for a divorce.

Institutions

The vacuum forces blood into the penis, which in turn causes an erection. The man's comfort level is also frequently a factor, especially in maintaining an erection. More than nine clinical studies performed by six universities and academic hospitals on this purified extract have confirmed the herb's beneficial effect.

Vaccination

The practice of vaccination became prevalent in the 1800s, following the pioneering work of Edward Jenner in treating smallpox. James Lind's discovery of the causes of scurvy amongst sailors and its mitigation via the introduction of fruit on lengthy voyages was published in 1754

History

Public health - early roots

Public health has early roots in antiquity. From the beginnings of human civilization, it was recognized that polluted water and lack of proper waste disposal spread communicable diseases (theory of miasma).

Latest Researches

Objectives

The focus of a public health intervention is to prevent and manage diseases, injuries and other health conditions through surveillance of cases and the promotion of healthy behaviors, communities and environments. Many diseases are preventable through simple, non-medical methods. For example, research has shown that the simple act of hand washing with soap can prevent many contagious diseases.[4] In other cases, treating a disease or controlling a pathogen can be vital to preventing its spread to others, such as during an outbreak of infectious disease, or contamination of food or water supplies. Public health communications programs, vaccination programs, and distribution of condoms are examples of common public health measures. Measures such as these have contributed greatly to the health of populations and increases in life expectancy.