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Urinary incontinence in Adults: Causes, Risks and Treatment Options

Urinary incontinence in Adults: Causes, Risks and Treatment Options

June 29, 2014 | Men's Health, General, Women's Health
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary passage or leakage of urine. Incontinence is an extremely common disorder affecting as many as one in two women1 and one in five men2. The condition often goes unreported because both men and women are too...
Hyperthermia in Infants and Children: Common causes, associated risks and evaluated treatment protocols

Hyperthermia in Infants and Children: Common causes, associated risks and evaluated treatment protocols

June 28, 2014 | Infant and Children
What is hyperthermia Hyperthermia is an abnormally elevated temperature. While the term hyperthermia is often used interchangeably with fever, there are some subtle and important differences. Fever is a biological response that is produced by the...
Digestive Enzymes: An understanding of effective uses

Digestive Enzymes: An understanding of effective uses

June 27, 2014 | Digestion, General
Digestive enzymes are natural substances produced by the body to help break down and digest food. Digestive enzymes are primarily produced in the pancreas and small intestine, but they are also made in the saliva glands...
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)

June 26, 2014 | General
Updated guidelines (2006) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) have been established by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and National...
Scheuermann's Disease: Juvenille Kyphosis treatment approaches

Scheuermann's Disease: Juvenille Kyphosis treatment approaches

June 25, 2014 | Pain, General
Disease management protocols and related health options for adolescents Scheuermann's disease, also called juvenile kyphosis, is a deformity in the spine that causes three or more of the vertebra to bow outward. In fact, the term kyphosis describes...
Treatments for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: Morning Sickness

Treatments for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: Morning Sickness

June 25, 2014 | General, Women's Health
Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting (NVP) is common, reported in 70-90% of all pregnancies.19, 20 Rising oestrogen and progesterone levels during pregnancy have been implicated, as has maternal serum prostaglandin E2 levels.21 Symptoms typically...
12 Dietary Sources of Probiotics: Improving digestion with diet

12 Dietary Sources of Probiotics: Improving digestion with diet

June 24, 2014 | Digestion, General
What Are Good Sources of Probiotics? 32, 33 Yogurt is the leader in foods containing probiotics, but many types of fermented foods can provide these "good bacteria." Not all fermented foods, however, contain live cultures in the finished product....
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

June 23, 2014 | General
Post-operative nausea and vomiting is very common. The general incidence of vomiting is about 30%, the incidence of nausea is about 50%, and in a subset of high-risk patients, the PONV rate can be as high as 80%.1, 2   The most likely causes of...
Understanding And Treating Ischaemic Heart Disease - A system review

Understanding And Treating Ischaemic Heart Disease - A system review

June 23, 2014 | Heart, Men's Health, Age related illnesses, Women's Health
What is Ischaemic Heart Disease? Ischaemic heart disease is a leading form of heart failure1. It is also known by other names, including coronary myopathy2 or coronary artery disease3. It refers to the reduction of blood flow into cardiac tissue4...
Lyme disease in Australia: What you need to know if you live in tick infested areas

Lyme disease in Australia: What you need to know if you live in tick infested areas

June 22, 2014 | General
Symptoms of Lyme disease can linger throughout a lifetime for some patients. Understanding how to identify risks for Lyme disease and how to prevent and treat the disease can significantly reduce peoples’ chances of suffering these long-term...
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