“What is cancer?” is the UK’s most googled health question in 2017 (so far), data reveals. According to experts at Google Trends, other pressing health issues searched for online by British people this year were diabetes, blood pressure and a condition called sepsis.
What is cancer?
The simplest way to describe it is abnormal cells that are dividing in an uncontrolled way.
What is blood pressure (and what is normal)?
Blood pressure is something that doctors can measure to help them get an idea of how healthy your heart and blood vessels are.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a health condition and it means that the amount of sugar in a person’s blood is too high.
What is sepsis?
Sepsis is also known as blood poisoning and is a potentially life-threatening condition. It can happen quite quickly and occurs when the body reacts strongly to an infection and starts attacking its own organs and tissues.
I – Word Understanding
Pressing – a problem or a situation that need immediate action
Blood vessels – tubes carrying blood throughout the human body
II – Have Your Say
1. What are your main health concerns?
2. Did you know?
The Japanese diet is characteristically high in salted foods. Salted food consumption is one of the leading causes of increased stomach cancer risk.
3. The American Heart Association estimates high blood pressure affects nearly half of all adults (46%) in the United States. Are you aware of the complications of high blood pressure?
4. What is your personal rule when it comes to sugar consumption?