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allergic conjunctivitis
- Allergic conjunctivitis is swelling and redness of the membrane that lines the eye. It is caused by exposure to foreign matter. The affected part of the eye is called the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane layer that covers the white part of the eye.
allergic reactions
allergies
- An allergy is an immune response by the body to certain stimuli in the environment that are normally harmless.
acne
- Acne is a common skin condition in which the skin pores become clogged. This causes pimples and inflamed infected abscesses, or collections of pus. Acne may occur on a person's face, neck, chest, and back. Eighty percent (80%) of all teenagers get acne.
broken or dislocated jaw
- A broken or dislocated jaw is an injury in which the jaw is cracked, broken, or moved out of position.
anal fissure
- An anal fissure is a tear in the internal lining of the anus. This area is called the anal mucosa. This break in the anal lining often re-opens during bowel movements. The result is bright red blood and intense pain.
animal bites
- An injury that is the result of the flesh of a person being caught between the teeth of the upper and lower jaw of an animal. Animal bites do not include insect bites.
amenorrhea
anorexia nervosa
asthma
- Asthma is a common lung disease. In a person with asthma, the airways narrow as a result of inflammation within the airway wall, when exposed to different factors, or triggers. As such, individuals with asthma develop symptoms of widespread and variable airflow obstruction. These events can often reverse spontaneously or with appropriate medication.
astigmatism
- The three most common reasons people need glasses are far sightedness, near sightedness and astigmatism. Many people think astigmatism is a disease or neurological problem. It is not. It is an abnormality in the optical part of the eye. It produces a blurred image.
asymptomatic bacteriuria
- Asymptomatic bacteruiria is the presence of bacteria in the urine, without any symptoms.
attention deficit disorder
bacterial meningitis
- Bacterial (back-tier-ee-al) meningitis (men-in-jie-tis) is an infection of the membranes that cover the brain.
bad breath
- Unpleasant, unusual, or offensive odour to the breath
bleeding
- Bleeding is any loss of blood from the body. Bleeding can occur either internally or externally. It can occur through a natural opening such as the vagina. Most bleeding occurs through a break in the skin.
blepharitis
- Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid. It develops at the place where the mucous membrane on the underside of the lid joins the skin on the top of the lid. It occurs in both children and adults. The condition can be chronic and recur.
blood in the urine
- Blood in the urine can be visible, or it may only be noticed when the urine is tested.
body odour
- Body odour is the term given to any smell associated with a person's body.
calcium and adolescents
- Calcium is a mineral. It plays an essential role in building healthy teeth and bones. Unfortunately, most adolescents do not eat enough high-calcium foods. They are at risk of developing osteoporosis when they get older. Infancy, childhood and adolescence are critical periods for achieving peak bone mass. The skeleton increases in mass 3-fold in adolescence.
familial periodic paralysis
- Familial periodic paralysis is a condition that causes occasional bouts of muscle weakness. It is usually brought on by an abnormal level of potassium in the blood.
schizophrenia
- Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which a person loses contact with reality. It causes a decline in the person's general ability to function, as well as abnormal thinking, speech, and behaviour.
chancroid
- Chancroid (shang-kroid) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacteria, Haemophilus (he-moff-ah-lus) ducreyi (do-kray-eye). It is characterised by genital ulcers.
bruising
- Bruising is an area of discoloured skin. Bruising develops when the lining of small blood vessels is damaged, allowing blood cells to escape into the skin and tissues. This condition most often occurs after a person injures a particular part of the body.
burns
- A burn is defined as any destruction of skin or body tissue resulting from heat, chemicals, or electricity. The severity of a burn depends on how much tissue is affected, and how deep the burn is. Burn severity can range from first-degree to third-degree.
hepatitis A
- Hepatitis A is an infection and inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is one of several types of hepatitis.
caffeine in the diet
- Caffeine occurs naturally in foods and beverages. It is known to be a potent stimulant of the central nervous system (CNS).
hepatitis B
- Hepatitis B is an infection and inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is one of several types of hepatitis.
hepatitis C
- Hepatitis C is an infection and inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is one of several types of hepatitis.
hepatitis D
- Hepatitis D is an infection and inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis D virus. It is one of several types of hepatitis. The hepatitis D virus needs the hepatitis B virus to be present to cause an infection. These 2 viruses may be acquired at the same time. Also, a person may already have a chronic hepatitis B infection, then catch hepatitis D.
celiac disease
Coeliac disease is a malabsorption syndrome. The intestine is not able to absorb vital dietary nutrients from foods. Due to a sensitivity of foods containing gliadin, an alcohol-soluble portion of gluten.
celiac disease-nutrition
- Coeliac disease is a chronic digestive disorder that affects the small intestine. It can begin at any stage of life, from infancy through adulthood. The disease varies in severity from person to person. People with coeliac disease have an intolerance or a reaction to gliadin, which is a component of gluten. Gluten and gliadin are found in several common grains.
keloid
- Keloids are patches of excessive scar tissue that may form following a skin injury.
chapped lips
- Chapped lips are dry, peeling, and uncomfortable.
chemical burns
- Chemical burns involve injury to a part of the body caused by short- or long-term exposure to a chemical substance.
chickenpox
- Chicken pox is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is characterised by a blistery rash.
chickenpox vaccine
- The chickenpox vaccine is given to prevent chickenpox in children and adults. Vaccines contain weakened or dead germs that cause certain diseases. To fight these germs, the body's immune system creates antibodies. Antibodies are cells that attack foreign substances in the body. A vaccine causes the body to makes antibodies to the weakened germs in the vaccine. Some of these antibodies will stay in the body for long periods of time. How long they remain depends on which vaccine a person gets. If the person is later exposed to the disease, the antibodies multiply to fight it off.
child sexual abuse
- Child sexual abuse is any experience during childhood or adolescence that involves inappropriate sexual attention by another person. This person is usually an adult, but can also be an older child, teenager, or even a person the same age. It can take place within the family, by a parent, stepparent, sibling, or other relative. It also can occur outside the family by a friend, neighbour, childcare person, teacher, or random molester. Broadbent and Bentley (1997) from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare advise there were 4,862 substantiated cases of sexual abuse reported to state and territory organisations throughout Australia.
melanoma
- Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is an aggressive skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. The incidence of melanoma has been increasing over the last several decades.
chronic sinusitis
colds
- A cold is a viral infection that affects the upper airway including the nose, pharynx, throat, airways, and lungs.
color blindness
concussion
- A concussion is the most common form of head injury. Most concussions are caused by a blow to the head or sudden, uncontrolled, rapid movement of the head. A concussion may cause temporary symptoms but not permanent brain damage.
conduct disorder in children
- Conduct disorder is characterised by repeated bouts of disruptive behaviour. The child or adolescent is a rule-breaker who ignores the basic rights of other people, causes physical harm to others or animals, steals, lies and shows other "bad" behaviours.
contact dermatitis
corneal injury
- The cornea (corn-ee-ah) is the clear window on the front of the eye that covers the coloured iris and pupil. Injury to the cornea causes hazy vision and scarring. It can also cause a loss of vision.
corneal ulcers and infections
- The cornea is the clear window on the front of the eye that covers the coloured iris and pupil. There are different types of corneal ulcers. The ulcers may be cause by bacteria, a virus or fungus. The corneal tissue breaks down starting at the surface. Poor healing can cause an ulcer to form.
Crohn's disease
- Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. It is one form of a condition known as inflammatory bowel disease
crush injury
- A crush injury occurs when a body part is caught between 2 objects.
cystic fibrosis - nutritional considerations
- Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease. CF occurs in 1 in 2500 births in Australia and is the most common genetic disease in Caucasian Australians. CF prevents the body from absorbing enough nutrients. This makes it difficult for people with CF to meet increased nutrient needs. As a result, people with CF may need to eat an enriched diet with more kilojoules and take extra vitamins and enzymes.
cytomegalovirus
dental caries
dental injuries
- Dental accidents can happen to anyone at anytime. In an active world where many individuals enjoy sports activities, there is a risk of damaging the teeth.
dental x-ray
diarrhea caused by antibiotics
confusion
- Confusion is an abnormal mental condition or state of mind. A person who is confused has trouble understanding the environment and may react or respond inappropriately to it.
depression in children
diet and calories
- Food supplies kilojoules which are units of energy. The body burns kilojoules to stay alive and to move. Kilojoules are a way of measuring the potential energy in foods. They also measure the amount of energy the body uses. There are only 3 nutrients that provide kilojoules in food: fat, protein, and carbohydrate. These 3 nutrients make up foods in all of the major food groups. Some foods have 1, 2 or all 3 of these nutrients. Even though it is not a nutrient, alcohol has kilojoules too.
difficulty swallowing
- Difficult swallowing describes any type of trouble a person may have when trying to swallow food or liquids.
discussing death with children
- Death is an inevitable part of life. While many people are uncomfortable talking about this, especially to children, everyone must one day learn to handle death.
drowsiness
- Drowsiness is a state of decreased awareness or alertness associated with a desire or tendency to fall asleep.
dyslexia
Early Puberty
Early Puberty - March 19, 2002 - You may have noticed that young girls seem to be maturing at a younger age and studies have confirmed it. But as Peta Newbold reports early puberty in girls has important clinical, educational, and social...
ear unclogging from high altitudes
skin cancer protection
- Sunscreens and sunblocks are chemical or physical products used to protect the skin from sun damage which can lead to skin cancer, such as melanoma. Sunscreen products provide various degrees of protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays. Sunblock products prevent all ultraviolight from entering the skin. They often contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, and are used for high-risk areas such as the nose, lips, and shoulders.Chemical sunscreens and sunblocks protect the skin by absorbing visible and invisible, or ultraviolet, sunrays. Examples include: lotions gels creams lip balms spraysPhysical sunscreens and sunblocks protect the skin by reflecting, scattering, absorbing, and blocking sunrays. Examples of physical sunscreens include: clothing, such as shirts and pants and newer fabrics designed to block the sun hats sunglasses zinc creamWhat is the information for this topic?
ear wax blockage
- Ear wax blockage is a common complaint that causes no serious effects. It involves wax build up that produces a sensation of fullness in the ear, and possibly partial deafness.
eczema
malaise
- Malaise is a general feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness.
electrical injury
- An electrical injury occurs when the skin or internal organs are exposed to electric current.
emotional abuse
- Emotional abuse occurs when a person uses words or actions to make another person think less or himself or herself. It may be accompanied by physical abuse or sexual abuse.
fatigue
- Fatigue is a condition in which a person becomes weary or exhausted. It is usually caused by overdoing some physical activity. It can also occur after a long period of mental stress. In some cases, it may occur for no clear reason.
eustachian tube patency
- Eustachian tube patency describes a condition in which the eustachian tube is continually open. The eustachian tube is a structure in the ear that runs from behind the eardrum to the back part of the nasal cavity.
exercise and children
- Children in Australia get significantly less physical exercise than in past decades. This lack of activity has led to increased rates of obesity and generally lower levels of fitness among children.
eye emergencies
- Eye emergencies can be divided into 3 levels:
eye pain
- Eye pain refers to any discomfort in the area of the eye.
first aid for drug abuse
- Drug abuse is defined as the misuse or overuse of any legal or illegal drug, including alcohol, over-the-counter medications, and prescription medications.
fainting
- Fainting is a temporary loss of consciousness. It is caused by not having enough blood flow to the brain.
farsightedness
- Farsightedness describes a decreased ability to see things that are close to the body.
first aid for difficulty breathing
- A person who has difficulty breathing is having trouble moving air in or out of the lungs. This can be the result of an airway obstruction, disease, severe allergic reaction, injury, or other medical condition.
first aid for poisoning
- Poisoning occurs when a person comes in contact with a toxic substance. Contact can mean swallowing, inhaling, touching, or injecting a toxic substance.
first aid for shock
- Shock occurs when blood flow throughout the body is decreased and the body tissues don't get enough oxygen. This lack of oxygen causes injury to many body systems. There may be brain, kidney, or heart damage; loss of a limb; and intestinal problems.
fishhook removal
- Removing a fishhook from the skin can be a difficult procedure. There are hundreds of different hook patterns. Hooks vary in size and shape according to their purpose. The parts of a hook include: point, which is the sharpened end of a hook that penetrates the fish's mouth barb, or the projection extending backward from the point of the hook bend, which is the bottom or curved part of the hook shank, or the upper portion of the hook that extends from the bend to the eye eye, or the hole or loop at the end of the shank through which the line is tiedWho is a candidate for the procedure?
dizziness
- Dizziness is a term that is used to describe a wide range of symptoms. These include lightheadedness, faintness, confusion, spinning, and feeling giddy or unsteady.
flu
- Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a viral illness that affects the respiratory tract.
flu vaccine
hangover
drug abuse and addiction
food allergy
- A food allergy is an immune response caused by certain foods when those foods are eaten or come into contact with the body.
food poisoning
- Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating foods contaminated with organisms that cause infections or toxins.
foreign body in the nose
- The nose can become blocked accidentally by a substance not normally found there. Such an object or material is called a foreign body.
foreign object in the eye
- Sometimes small objects get under the eyelid but do not penetrate the eyeball itself. These can cause irritation and discomfort in the eye and must be removed.
gastroenteritis
Giant Naevus
- A giant naevus is a large, pigmented, mole-like birthmark. It covers an extremely large area of the body, often in the area covered by a pair of bathing trunks. It is often covered with hair.
grinding of teeth
fast foods
- The term "fast food" generally refers to the type of restaurants that sell quick, inexpensive take-away food, but even supermarkets now offer quick and easy food choices. Fast food is often laden with extra kilojoules, saturated fat and sodium. It is possible, however, for quick meals to be nutritious. With the growing interest in a healthy diet, vendors of fast food are starting to provide more healthy choices.
group A streptococcal infections
- Group A streptococcal infections include strep throat, scarlet fever, and others.
head injury
- A head injury is defined as any trauma to the head that may or may not permanently injure the brain.
Tourette syndrome
adolescent depression
- Depression is a continuing feeling of sadness, despondency, or hopelessness. The feeling persists and affects daily living. The rate of depression among adolescents may be as high as one in eight.
heart murmur
- A heart murmur is an extra, unexpected, or abnormal sound that is caused by the flow of blood through the heart.
heat emergencies
- A heat emergency occurs when the heat-regulating mechanism in the body is not working correctly. The results of this malfunctioning can include high fever, collapse, convulsions, coma, and even death. A heat emergency generally occurs when the body is exposed to very high temperatures.
hepatitis
- Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can affect how the liver works.
marijuana abuse
hiccups
hives
- Hives are red, itchy welts on the skin that come and go over the course of minutes or hours. All types of hives can cause itching. They usually form on the skin but sometimes hives form in the soft tissue of the mouth, eyes and throat.
Osgood-Schlatter disease and Sever disease
- Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition in children that causes pain just below the knee. Sever disease is a condition in children that results in pain at the back of the heel.
how to make a sling
- A sling is a device that is made to hold an injured part of the body and limit its movement and relieve pain.
how to make a splint
- A splint is a rigid device that is used for supporting an injured body part. The use of a splint is usually considered to be temporary, to prevent movement until medical help is received. There are many splints that may be temporary but are used for longer periods of time. Sometimes people can remove their splints to change clothes and bathe and to reposition the splint.
human bites
- A human bite is a wound or tissue injury that results from one human biting another.
irritable bowel syndrome
joint pain
nearsightedness
inguinal hernia
insect bites and stings
- An insect bite refers to a puncture wound in the skin caused by an insect when it stings or bites a human.
juvenile angiofibroma
- A juvenile angiofibroma is a benign, or non-cancerous, tumour made of tissue fibres and blood vessels.
laryngitis
rapid heartbeat
learning disability
loss of appetite
marine animal sting or bite
- A sting or bite from any form of marine life, especially salt-water dwellers, may cause this injury.
measles
- Measles is a viral infection of the respiratory tract and the skin. It is one of the most contagious diseases known. Measles was once very common, but a vaccine has made it much more rare.
measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
- Vaccines contain weakened or dead germs that cause certain diseases. To fight these germs, a person's immune system creates antibodies which help the body rid itself of the germs and prevent infection. Some of these antibodies will stay in the body for use at a later time if needed. Later in life, if a child or adult is exposed to these diseases, the antibodies multiply and fight them off.
speech disorders in children
speech impairment
meningitis in infants and children
- The meninges are the membranes that line the outer surface of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is an acute inflammation of these areas. It is usually caused by infection.
Meningococcal - how real is the threat?
Meningococcal - how real is the threat? - January 22, 2002 - Meningococcal has rapidly become one of the most feared diseases in Australia over the past few years, largely due to a slight increase in the number of cases reported and...
meningococcal infections
- Meningococcal infections are caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.
mononucleosis
motion sickness
- Motion sickness is the body's response to conflicting messages about motion that are sent to the brain. The conflict is between what the eyes see and what the body senses.
mouth ulcer
mumps
- Mumps is a viral infection that causes swelling of the parotid gland, a salivary gland below the angle of the lower jaw. Mumps can also affect other organs, especially in adults.
teenage pregnancy
nasal allergies
nausea
- Nausea is a feeling of queasiness in the stomach. It is usually associated with the feeling that one is going to throw up, or vomit.
temporomandibular joint syndrome
neck injury
- A neck injury is any injury to the soft tissue, bony, or nerve structures of the neck.
normal growth and development
- There are 4 stages of growth and development. These are infancy, pre-school, school age and adolescence.
nose emergencies
- Any event involving severe loss of blood through the nose or the fracturing of bones in the nose is considered a nose emergency. Nose emergencies can also occur when an object is lodged in the nose preventing the person from breathing.
nose fracture
- A nose fracture is a break in the nasal bone. Though most of the nose is made of cartilage, a soft spongy material, the upper portion of the nose has a bone underneath it called the nasal bone. A nose fracture usually occurs after an injury to the face.
nosebleed
obesity
- Obesity is measured using body mass index or BMI. This refers to body weight relative to height. If a person's BMI is greater than 25 kg per metre squared, he or she is considered overweight. A BMI greater than 30 kg per metre squared is considered obese.
otitis
painful urination
peritonsillar abscess
- This is the name for an abscess that forms in the space around the tonsils.
Chinese restaurant syndrome
- Chinese restaurant syndrome (CRS) occurs in some people after they eat foods containing the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) - a common ingredient in Chinese food.
bulimia
excess body hair
fifth disease
petechiae
- Petechiae are pinpoint-sized haemorrhages of small capillaries in the skin or mucous membranes.
adolescent conduct disorder
grief, normal
diet and substance abuse recovery
tinea versicolor
Trapped In The Net: Are You Addicted To The Internet?
Trapped In The Net: Are You Addicted To The Internet? - If your terminal is the sole window to your world, you may be getting too virtual for the good of your job, your family, yes, even your most treasured personal relationships. - Siu...
physical abuse
- Physical abuse is forceful behaviour that can result in injury to another person. An abuser uses beatings to control the victim. The abuse rarely occurs just one time. Physical abuse may be accompanied by sexual and/or emotional abuse.
physical exam schedule
plaque and tartar on teeth
pneumonia
- Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be caused by many different micro-organisms, including viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi.
poliomyelitis
vaginal discharge
post streptococcal glomerulonephritis
- Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is a type of kidney inflammation. It is caused by a reaction to an infection with certain strains of bacteria called Streptococcus.
scoliosis
rash
recurring urinary tract infection
sports safety for adolescents
- Sports and sportsmanship come from the same root word. Sports safety for adolescents means learning how to prevent physical injury. It also means using sports to enhance health and self-esteem.
respite care
- Respite care is short-term, temporary care provided to people with severe disabilities, chronic illnesses, or terminal illnesses. It is designed to give families a break from the stress of daily caregiving. Respite care can be for a few hours, overnight, or for days. The amount of care can change with the needs of the family and/or the ill or disabled person.
Talk to Your Family Physician About Talking With Your Children About Tough Subjects
Talk to Your Family Physician About Talking With Your Children About Tough Subjects - October 25, 1999 - Kansas City, Mo. - Sex. Alcohol. Other Drugs. Harassment. Eating disorders. Violence. Abuse. These are some of the toughest topics...
slipped capital femoral epiphysis
rubella
ruptured or perforated eardrum
- A perforated eardrum is an eardrum with a hole in it.
sprains, first aid
- A sprain is an injury that affects a ligament, a muscle, or a tendon. The sprain occurs when the ligament, muscle or tendon is extended beyond a greater range than normal for a particular joint. Ligaments are most often involved in sprain injuries.
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part I)
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part I) - Bulimics are often caught in a web of bingeing and purging. Merlene Michael of HealthAnswers finds out what is making women so wasted these days. - As a teen, Linda loved to hang out at the shops....
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part II)
The Secret Life Of A Bulimic (Part II) - What makes a person vulnerable to bingeing and purging? In the second part of a series on bulimia, Merlene Michael of HealthAnswers discusses what you can do to overcome bulimia. - What Makes A...
salmonella infections
scabies
- Scabies is a skin infestation caused by the scabies mite. It often causes intense itchiness.
Useful Links
Australian Council on Smoking and Health - ASH Australia - OxyGen: Young People Smoking - Interactive smoking prevention site for young people. - Quit Now - The National Tobacco Campaign - National Quit Smoking Line: 13 18 48
smoking cessation
scalp problems
scarlet fever
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco
What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco - Tobacco and Athletic Performance Donít get trapped. Nicotine in cigarettes, cigars, and spit tobacco is addictive. Nicotine narrows your blood vessels and puts added strain on your heart. Smoking...
scrotal mass
- The term scrotal mass means that a distinct mass can be felt within the scrotum, as opposed to a general swelling of the scrotum.
seborrheic dermatitis
seizure
- A seizure is the sudden, uncontrollable discharge of excessive electrical activity in the brain.
sinusitis
skin lesions
smashed fingers
- Smashed or crushed fingers occur when fingers are caught between heavy objects. Trauma may occur to one or more fingers, most often the thumb.
snake bite
- A snake bite is an injury that can cause mild to severe reactions whether or not the snake is poisonous.
sore throat
speech computers
speech therapy
- Speech therapy is a service provided by a health care professional that helps a person improve his or her ability to communicate. This includes both speech, which is how sounds are made, and language, which involves understanding and choosing the correct words to use.
spleen removal
- Spleen removal, or splenectomy, involves surgically removing the spleen from the body. The spleen produces red blood cells and white blood cells in the body. It also stores blood. The spleen also filters out bacteria and old red blood cells from the blood. It is located to the upper left side of the abdomen, just in front of the stomach.
frostbite
- Frostbite occurs when exposure to cold temperatures damages the skin or other tissues.
gonococcal infections
- Gonococcal (gon-oh-kok-al) infections are caused by the bacteria Neisseria (nye-sear-ee-ah) gonorrhoeae (gon-oh-ree). The infection is acquired through sexual contact or is passed from mother to baby during childbirth.
sports safety for summer
- Sports safety for summer focuses on guidelines for playing it safe in summertime heat and humidity.
strep throat
- Strep throat is an infection of the pharynx caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes. The pharynx is the part of the throat between the tonsils and the larynx, or voice box.
Klinefelter syndrome
- Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs in males who have three or more sex chromosomes. At least two of the chromosomes must be X chromosomes, and one must be a Y chromosome. The condition causes males to have some female-like physical features.
stye
sunburn
- A sunburn is inflammation of the skin as a result of overexposure to the sun. The sun's ultraviolet rays destroy the outer layer of skin cells and the tiny blood vessels underneath and cause a first-degree burn.
sutures
swimmer's ear
swollen glands
strains
- A strain refers to the stretching or tearing of a muscle as a result of excessive pulling during physical activity.
tailbone trauma
- Tailbone trauma is any injury that occurs to the coccyx or tailbone, which is found at the base of the spine.
psoriasis
- Psoriasis (sore-eye-i-sis) is an inherited disorder of the skin, causing red, scaling patches usually on the scalp, elbows, forearms, knees and lower back. The fingernails, palms, and soles of the feet can also be involved.
testicular torsion repair
tetanus
suicide
- Suicide is the act of taking one's own life on purpose. Suicidal behaviour can range from thoughts of killing oneself to actually going through with the act.
appendicectomy
- An appendicectomy is surgery to remove the appendix, a small, finger-shaped pouch found at the junction of the small and large intestines.
tonsillitis
toothaches
tricuspid regurgitation
undescended testicle
exercise and adolescents
- Adolescence, which is usually defined as the time when children are between the ages of 12 and 18, is often a difficult period. So much is changing for young people, especially their bodies.
undescended testicle repair
puberty and adolescence
- Adolescence is the period of growth that bridges childhood and adulthood. This period includes puberty, or the development of sexual maturity. The physical changes of puberty result in both males and females being able to create babies. Adolescence begins when a child is 10 to 12 years old. It ends between the ages of 18 and 21.
vomiting
stress in adolescents
- Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies go through as we adjust to our constantly changing environment. Anything that causes change in our lives causes stress.
weight management and teens
- Many children seem to be lacking important information and guidance regarding exercise and nutrition. The result is that many children, especially teens, don't know how to manage their weight and are becoming either overweight or underweight. There is no universally accepted definition for overweight, however, a cut off point of either the 85th or 95th percentile of body mass index is generally recommended for children, and the 85th percentile for teens.
hoarseness
- Hoarseness is a condition resulting in a rough or harsh sound to the voice.
oily skin and oily hair
- Some people have more active oil glands in the skin and notice that their skin and hair take on an oily sheen over the course of just a few minutes to hours after washing.
protein in diet
- Protein is made up of smaller units called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids. The body can only make 13 of them; the other 9 must come from food. These 9 are called "essential" amino acids.
Weekend Feature: Children Of Divorce
You and your husband are splitting up, so is your child, literally. Can you minimise the damage in any way? Koh Joh Ting of HealthAnswers reports. - Table 1: Rates of Divorce between 1993 and 1998 - Duration of marriage - 1993 - 1998 -...
wounds
- A wound is any injury resulting in the breaking of the skin. Wounds can be punctures, crush wounds or abrasions or cuts. Wounds can also be caused by burns or cold.
LH
- The luteinizing hormone test is a blood test that measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) produced by the front lobe of the pituitary gland, known as the anterior pituitary.
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