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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis, also called BV is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age. It happens when the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. The vagina normally contains mostly "good" bacteria, and fewer "harmful" bacteria. BV develops when there is an increase […]

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SARS: Tips for Travellers

As with all infectious illnesses, the first line of defence is careful and frequent hand hygiene – most cases of SARS have involved persons who cared for or lived with someone with SARS or had direct contact with infectious material (e.g., respiratory secretions) from a person with SARS. The risk of transmission of SARS on […]

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How SARS is Spread

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1) is spread in the main by close person-to-person contact and is transmitted by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, which are propelled through the air and deposited on the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, or eyes of persons who are nearby. The virus can […]

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Breastfeeding, Preparing for Arrival

Before the arrival of the baby, a new and first time mother needs to prepare if she wishes to breastfeed her baby. She is provided with information on the benefits and advantages of breastfeeding and is made aware of the disadvantages of formula feeding or artificial feeding.Some useful guidance and preparations that foster good breastfeeding […]

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Laparoscopic Surgery Risks

Laparoscopic surgery is now widely used in preference to traditional open surgery due to the advantages the procedure offers over open surgery such as reduced bleeding, increased recovery time and shorter hospital stay. However, laparoscopy is still associated with a number of risks and some of these are described below. One of the main risks […]

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Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Causes and Risk Factors

Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Causes The precise cause of Traveler's Thrombosis, while currently not clear, appears to be related, in part, to long periods of sitting and inactivity. The decrease in activity may lead to inadequate circulation of the blood in the legs. In addition, the veins may be slightly constricted, which could also impair circulation […]

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Atrial Fibrillation Prevention

You may be able to prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) by leading a healthy lifestyle and taking steps to lower your risk for heart disease. These steps include: Not smoking Following a heart healthy diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol and that includes a variety of grains, fruits, and vegetables daily […]

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Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. A disorder in the heart's electrical system causes AF and other types of arrhythmia. AF occurs when rapid, disorganized electrical signals in the heart's two upper chambers, called the atria, causing them to […]

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Diagnosis of gallbladder cancer

Those with a gallbladder disease usually manifest with abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, nausea, vomiting and jaundice. These symptoms may be features of other ailments as well and are common with liver disease. A detailed evaluation is needed to rule out liver disease and other gallbladder pathologies like gallstones and gall bladder inflammation or cholecystitis. In […]