Health science deals with the physical, mental, social and psychological conditions of health and illness in a population. The aim is to avoid and contain disease in the population while at the same time promoting health and longevity.
What is health science doing?
Health science investigates how diseases develop, what factors influence them, what can be done about them and what effects the diseases or good health have on politics and society.
An example is increasing obesity among children and adolescents. A lack of exercise and the wrong diet is increasingly causing small children to become overweight. This has negative effects on their health. Health science has the task of finding solutions to this problem. At the same time, she examines the long-term consequences of obesity for the entire economy. Health science examines how to implement strategies politically.