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20 Topic Pages Found in Health and starting with the letter D
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dairying

business of producing, processing, and distributing milk and milk products. Ninety percent of the world's milk is obtained from cows; the remainder

Decompression sickness

physiological disorder caused by a rapid decrease in atmospheric pressure, resulting in the release of nitrogen bubbles into the body tissues. It is

Open Dementia
Dementia

An acquired and irreversible deterioration in intellectual function. Around 10 per cent of people aged over 65 and 20 per cent of those aged 75 or

Open Dentition
Dentition

kind, number, and arrangement of the teeth of humans and other animals. During the course of evolution, teeth were derived from bony body scales

Open Depression
Depression

Depression is a word that is regularly misused. Most people experience days or weeks when they feel low and fed up (feelings that may recur), but

Open Dermatitis
Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a general term used to describe the features of several skin conditions linked by the clinical finding of inflammation in the epidermis

Open Diabetes
Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, often referred to simply as diabetes, is not a single disease but a group of metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycemia

Open Diarrhea
Diarrhea

This year, over one billion people around the world will suffer from diarrhea. The disease is particularly prevalent in the developing world, where a

Open Diet
Diet

The mixture of food and drink consumed by an individual. Variations in morbidity and mortality between population groups are believed to be due, in

Open Dieting
Dieting

Dieting practices include various regimens and products that aim to reduce the amount of fat in the human body, specifically those that involve