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Infant developmental hip dysplasia: A clinical understanding

Infant developmental hip dysplasia: A clinical understanding

September 14, 2014 | Infant and Children
What is infant developmental hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is an abnormality in the shape of the hip joint. The hip joint is the junction between the long leg bone called the femur and pelvis. The upper part of the femur is almost completely round...
Motion Sickness treatment strategies

Motion Sickness treatment strategies

September 13, 2014 | General
What Is Motion Sickness? Motion sickness is not really a 'sickness' per se but a normal physiological response to real, perceived,1 or anticipated movement and can be triggered by the movement of a car, train, airplane or amusement park ride. The...
Smart Contact Lens - Measuring Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes

Smart Contact Lens - Measuring Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes

September 12, 2014 | Diabetes
What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by absent or inadequate production of the insulin hormone.1 Insulin is needed to transport glucose from the bloodstream into body cells. Inside the cells, glucose is converted into...
Influenza Treatments - Can you effectively treat the flu? Oseltamivir vs. Zanamivir

Influenza Treatments - Can you effectively treat the flu? Oseltamivir vs. Zanamivir

September 11, 2014 | General, Infant and Children
Understanding Influenza Treatments Influenza is a disease spread by two subtypes of the influenza virus (A and B), capable of widespread regular epidemics and a high mortality rate. Influenza has been linked to many deaths over centuries, but...
Hypnotherapy in Smoking Cessation - Is it effective?

Hypnotherapy in Smoking Cessation - Is it effective?

September 10, 2014 | Heart, Stroke, Asthma
Understanding Hypnotherapy in smoking cessation There are many therapies available to those who wish to reduce or quit tobacco smoking. The foremost of these tend to be pharmacological treatments, such as nicotine replacement or partial nicotine...
Six Common Types of Generalised Seizures Explained

Six Common Types of Generalised Seizures Explained

September 9, 2014 | Epilepsy
What Is a Seizure? A seizure is the transient occurrence of signs or symptoms due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, leading to a disturbance of consciousness, behaviour, emotion, motor function or sensation.1 Based on the type of...
Primary Hypersomnia: Understanding the Condition and Effective Management Strategies

Primary Hypersomnia: Understanding the Condition and Effective Management Strategies

September 8, 2014 | Sleep Disorders
What Is Primary Hypersomnia? Excessive daytime sleepiness is a significant public health problem, with prevalence in the community estimated to be as high as 18%.1 Sleepiness is caused by abnormal sleep quantity or sleep quality. Disorders...
What is Tinnitus? Common causes, symptoms and management principles

What is Tinnitus? Common causes, symptoms and management principles

September 7, 2014 | Ear, Nose and Throat
Tinnitus is a ringing, hissing, roaring, clicking, chirping or humming sound in your ear(s) when there is no such sound in the room and no one else around you can hear it. The sound can be low, moderate to severe in intensity. It can be low-pitched...
Antibiotics: An over-prescribed epidemic causing "Super Bugs"?

Antibiotics: An over-prescribed epidemic causing "Super Bugs"?

September 6, 2014 | General
Bacteria health and disease Bacteria are living organisms and like every living organism, they have a biological directive to grow, reproduce, and survive. Every surface of the body and almost all of the gastrointestinal tract is covered by...
Febrile Convulsions: Incidence, prevention strategies and warning signs

Febrile Convulsions: Incidence, prevention strategies and warning signs

September 5, 2014 | Epilepsy, Infant and Children
What to expect if it happens to your child, what are the short and long-term effects? Febrile convulsions or febrile seizures can be frightening for parents. Their beautiful, otherwise healthy young child suddenly loses consciousness and involuntary...
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