ABCD – First Aid: Injuries, Poisoning

Fluoride Poisoning (Toxicity) Symptoms, Effects and Treatment

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a halide and the reduced form of fluorine, a naturally occurring element. It is found in many different forms in a range of household substances like toothpaste, insecticides and certain dietary supplements. It is probably best known for playing an important role in dental health by preventing >> Read More ...

Arsenic Poisoning Symptoms and Signs of Toxicity, Exposure

Arsenic poisoning may be accidental or intentional and depending on the source, method and degree of poisoning, the severity and range of signs and symptoms may vary. Arsenic is known for its toxicity but death due to arsenic poisoning is not immediate in most cases. Usually arsenic poisoning, whether accidental or >> Read More ...

Shock – Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Shock? Shock is the a severe dysfunction or failure in the circulation, meaning that adequate blood is not flowing or sufficient oxygen is not reaching the cells, tissues or organs. Shock is considered to be a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention, failing which, death may occur. The medical >> Read More ...

Newborn Breathing Problems (Birth Asphyxia) Neonatal

A major concern for many parents as the mother approaches full term  is the complications that may arise after delivery,  particularly breathing problems that may affect the newborn. At birth, the focus of the attending physician is to assure healthy and spontaneous breathing of the newborn as any impediment may result >> Read More ...

Poisons Causing Diarrhea

Common Poisons Causing Diarrhea Common poisons causing diarrhea: Pesticides Copper sulphate (chemical experiments in schools) Arsenic (coal combustion, wood preservatives, paints) Thallium (electro industry) Mercury (thermometers, fuel, amalgam fillings, chronic fish poisoning) Lead (electro industry, >> Read More ...

List of Poisonous Plants/Herbs – Symptoms, Pictures

Poisonous Plants – Symptoms After Ingestion List of common poisonous plants with symptoms, if ingested (click links for description and pictures) (1): Aloe vera (leaves) Amaryllis (roots) Apple seeds in large amounts – depression of breathing Apricot seeds (and leaves) – convulsions, depression of >> Read More ...

Typical Indian Foods – Nutrition Facts, Pictures

Traditional South and North Indian Food Some typical south and north Indian foods and their nutrient content – either beneficial or harmful – are described below. 1. Cooked White Rice White rice is a cereal grain with the husk, bran and germ removed. It is one of the staple (basic) foods of a north Indian diet. >> Read More ...

Bleach in Teabags (Chlorine, Dioxin) Health Risks

A number of different food products undergo a bleaching process for several reasons, such as enhancing the color of the food. In recent times there has been widespread debate about the saftey and potential health risks of bleaching foods. For example, white flour is known to undergo a stringent bleaching process to ensure >> Read More ...
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