ABCD – First Aid: Injuries, Poisoning

Holiday Medical Hazards and Illnesses, Types and Causes

The holiday season may be a time of fun and festivity but there are several medical concerns for health authorities during this period. Some are obvious issues like injuries due to road traffic accidents but others may depend on factors that are not always under a person’s control. Understanding some of these medical >> Read More ...

Dehydration Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Death, Treatment

Dehydration is the leading cause of death among children across the globe. In fact it is the dehydration that occurs as a result of diarrhea that is the killer in high risk groups like infants and children. The focus is therefore more often on diarrhea than on dehydration. Most, if not all of these deaths are preventable >> Read More ...

Soft Tissue Injuries Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

We all get injured at some time the other. We tend to think that if there are no broken bones then an injury is not serious. However, some injuries may not lead to a broken bone but can still be severe and require medical attention. Some soft tissue injuries can be very severe like with a complete tear of a muscle, tendon >> Read More ...

Headaches After An Accident – Causes and Symptoms

Headaches are one of the most common complaints among adults and the cause is not always clearly identifiable. When headaches arise after an accident, be it an injury sustained during a car crash or from a fall, it has to be assessed more closely. Sometimes a person who always suffered with headaches finds that it worsens >> Read More ...

How To Treat Insect Bites And Stings

Insect bites and stings are undoubtedly going to occur many times in the course of human life. For some people living in more rural areas, insect bites and stings may be an almost daily occurrence and can be serious. However, in the more developed areas these bites and stings are usually harmless as the more venomous >> Read More ...

Do’s and Don’ts For Injuries From A Fall

We all fall at some time or the other. For children it is a common occurrence but in most cases the consequences are not severe. Not only do children have more flexible bones that can withstand the impact, they also tend to recover faster. However, a fall can be much more serious for adults, especially as they get older. >> Read More ...

Effects Of Different Blood Alcohol Levels On The Body

Alcohol consumption has a direct effect on the body which is often harmful or at least not helpful to efficient functioning. The presence of alcohol and its byproducts affects different organs and tissues in the body in different ways. Collectively we refer to these effects as alcohol intoxication. It is therefore >> Read More ...

6 Health Risks and Dangers of Hot Baths

A hot bath may be relaxing at the end of a long day. But depending on the temperature of your bath water and duration of bathing, it can hold several health risks. The bathroom is known for being dangerous mainly because of wet floors being slippery and often resulting in falls. For the elderly, the bathroom is one of the >> Read More ...

Botulism (Botulinum Toxin Poisoning)

What is botulism? Botulism is a medical condition caused by nerve toxins (neurotoxins) produced by a specific type of bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. This neurotoxin blocks nerve impulses thereby leading to muscle weakness and paralysis. It is potentially fatal as it can lead to respiratory arrest. Botulism is >> Read More ...
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