Category Archives: Health

First Aid for Dental Emergencies First Aid for Dental Emergencies


If an avulsed permanent tooth is reimplanted within 30 minutes of the injury, the tooth will survive over 90 percent of the time. (Primary or baby teeth cannot be successfully reimplanted.) If the delay exceeds two hours, the chances of success are less than 5 percent. Therefore, the tooth must be replaced in its socket…
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Causes of Vertigo Causes of Vertigo


Vertigo, which means dizziness usually accompanied with nausea, is a multifactor symptom that can occur with various ear disorders. Normal equilibrium depends on the interrelationship of sensations coming from many different organs: from the eyes, muscles, tendons, skin receptors and also from the balance mechanism of the labyrinths of the ear. If these signals are…
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Thyroiditis Thyroiditis


The thyroid is an important endocrine gland located in the neck. Two lobes on either side are connected across the midline by a narrow segment of tissue called the isthmus. The function of the thyroid is to manufacture, store and secrete two thyroid hormones, named thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine. Iodine is an essential ingredient for this…
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Lymphadeopathy Lymphadeopathy


The lymph glands of the body represent an important site for the production of protective cells aimed at overcoming systemic infections. However, during infections it is common for a few or many lymph glands to become involved, swollen and tender. This is due to their overproducing their normal products, or else to being involved in…
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First Aid When Something is Alive in Your Ear First Aid When Something is Alive in Your Ear


A blow to the side of the head that results in significant swelling or bleeding from the outer ear, bleeding from the ear canal, or loss of hearing should he evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. Ear pain that is not associated with trauma usually arises from infection of the ear canal or…
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Leptospirosis Leptospirosis


What is Leptospirosis? Spirochaetes is a member of the Leptospira and is responsible for a zoonotic bacterial disease called Leptospirosis. The term ‘zoonosis’ refers to any infectious disease that can be transmitted from both wild and domestic animals to humans; it is sometimes transferred via a vector or small organism. When humans pass on bacterial…
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Pneumonia Pneumonia


What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia means an acute infection takes place in the substance of the lung. Yes, severe symptoms can occur. Even though antibiotics have revolutionized the outlook in most cases, it is still a disease that needs prompt and efficient treatment. Pneumonia symptoms These include a fairly sudden rising fever and possibly chills and…
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Pneumothorax Pneumothorax


What is Pneumothorax? This means that air has managed to seep into the pleural space, and as a result the lung is not expanding normally with breathing. It is not common with children, although it sometimes occurs with newborn babies. In this case it is a surgical emergency usually dealt with on the spot by…
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Fire Safety Fire Safety


Never eat, drink, or carry anything hot near or while holding a baby or a small child. Don’t cook when your child is at your feet. Use a playpen, high chair, or crib as a safety area for small children while you are preparing food. Use the rear burners on your stove, and keep the…
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Cigarette Smoking Cigarette Smoking


Over the past several decades there has been a mounting mass of evidence indicting cigarette smoking as one of the major causes of premature cardiovascular disease. It is now well linked, and anyone who chooses to believe the contrary, and says, “It’s still unproved,” is really kidding themselves. Doctors have no doubt about it, and…
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Secondary Amenorrhoea Secondary Amenorrhoea


This means that menstruation stops after having occurred normally for a given length of time. There are many causes, and the most common and obvious are due to pregnancy and the menopause. Many psychogenic factors can have this effect, and apparently simple occurrences such as tensions, stresses. altering one’s place of employment or hours of…
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What is Pneumoconiosis What is Pneumoconiosis


In Pneumoconiosis, lung disorders and debilitating symptoms occur as a result of particles being inhaled into the lungs during one’s occupation. They are often collectively referred to as “occupational lung diseases.” In recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the potential hazards associated with certain industries, for some occupations are obviously at greater…
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Adrenal Medulla Secretes Adrenal Medulla Secretes


The adrenal medulla (internal part) produces two hormones that are called adrenaline (epinephrine) and noradrenaline (norepinephrine) Noradrenaline controls circulation. If the blood pressure falls, more hormones are excreted. This makes the peripheral blood vessels contract, and this in turn causes the blood pressure to rise. The heart rate slows, but the output remains constant. Adrenaline…
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Kidney Cancer Kidney Cancer


Tumor of the bladder is a fairly common occurrence, and it is more likely in males, 75 percent occurring in men aged 50 or more. The cause is unknown, although there is increasing evidence that carcinogens (cancer-producing chemicals or other substances) may play a large part. In recent years it has been found much more…
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Measles Measles


What are Measles? Measles, referred to by the up-tempo medics as rubeola, is caused by a virus. In this disorder, infection commonly comes from another person, either by way of throat or nasal discharges that could have contaminated toys or other items. Probably most cases are due to the inhalation of microscopic moisture particles, to…
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Stingray Sting Stingray Sting


Symptoms A jagged wound that is immediately and intensely painful; the worst pain occurs after about an hour and then gradually subsides over a period of up to two days. Treatment Stingray venom breaks down when warm but is stable and persistent when cool. First aid consists of applying hot water from the faucet, as…
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School Refusal School Refusal


Some children exhibit a persistent refusal to attend school. True. It may commence as a mild reluctance, but progresses into a total refusal. It may remain despite persuasion, threat or punishment. This abnormal behaviour may be associated with an obvious fear, anxiety or even panic that takes hold when the time to go to school…
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