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Epistaxis - A greater understanding of nosebleeds

Epistaxis - A greater understanding of nosebleeds

July 2, 2014 | Ear, Nose and Throat
Epistaxis (Nosebleed) Epistaxis is the medical term for a nosebleed. Most cases of epistaxis are of a minor self-limiting nature. In some instances however, the nosebleed can be severe or recurrent. Nosebleeds are so common, almost everyone either...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Current evidence based management principles

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Current evidence based management principles

July 1, 2014 | Digestion
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Depending on the diagnostic criteria employed, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 11% of the population globally1and is estimated to affect 10 to 20% of the Western population.2-4 In Western...
Probiotics overview - Effective uses, safety and actions for digestive conditions

Probiotics overview - Effective uses, safety and actions for digestive conditions

June 30, 2014 | Digestion, General
What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host."1 Early in the 20th century, investigators first discovered that intestinal flora could be altered,...
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....
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