Preventive Medicine

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF SIDS

SIDS PREVENTION AND EDUCATION

Q. We have a 4 month old baby boy that tends to sleep on his belly. I have 2 boys who never actively turned around like he does. The other day while surfing the internet for this problem, i came across this article on Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and it got me and my husband worried. WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF SIDS AND WHAT IS SIDS PREVENTION ? Ans. Hello and Welcome to AskHealthMD I tend to address all of your...

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FROSTBITE

FROSTBITE Signs Symptoms and Treatment

FROSTBITE is the term used to describe an injury to the skin caused by exposure to cold, leading to freezing of the skin and underlying tissues, sometimes completely impairing the function of the affected area and or organ/organs. Common Sites for Frostbite Extremities are the most commonly involved because of poor circulation. It mostly affects the fingers and toes of the hands and feet respectively. In the face, the nose, ears, cheeks and chin are more vulnerable. The sudden loss in...

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ICE SKATING INJURIES

ICE SKATING INJURIES

Ice skating is a fun activity specially during the holiday season but it can result in serious injuries if one is not well trained and does not take precautionary measures. According to a survey conducted in 2015 more than 50,000 people suffered from some form of ice skating injury that included people from both figure skating and Ice Hockey games. Although skiing is much more dangerous than ice skating but still this survey demonstrates the potentially dangerous nature of ice...

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Critical advice regarding dengue fever

Dengue fever Prevention

Mosquitoe Control   Proper use of a repellant preferably one containing DEET Fumigation and dengue sprays at weekly intervals at least Protecting your body by wearing socks and long sleeves shirts Using mosquitoes repellant nets at night      If you are in an endemic area and you start having high grade fever with severe body aches then get tested. NS1, IGM and IGG serology for Dengue virus can be done The antibodies may take time to become positive and you may initially be negative The NS1 antigen is a...

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Toxoplasmosis diagnosis treatment and prevention

TOXOPLASMA GONDII PARASITE

Toxoplasmosis diagnosis treatment and prevention is simplified in this article. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection caused by the TOXOPLASMA GONDII PARASITE. In healthy individuals Toxoplasmosis may be an asymptomatic infection or at best cause flu like illness. It is usually overcome by a healthy immune system. The main complications occur in pregnant and immune compromised individuals. Infants born to mothers with toxoplasmosis also have serious complications. Transmission of TOXOPLASMA GONDII PARASITE to a child is more likely if the mother is...

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breast dimpling

breast dimpling

"Retraction or puckering of the skin overlying the breast tissue is called breast dimpling. " Breast dimpling is one of the very important signs of breast cancer. To be more precise , its a reliable sign of advanced breast cancer. However, that does not necessarily mean that it  always represents or is pathognomonic of the diagnosis of breast cancer. Following are some of the less grave and more common possible causes of breast dimpling Breast abscess Mastitis Fat necrosis Trauma to the breast tissue causing...

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HOW TO QUIT SMOKING EASILY

HOW TO QUIT SMOKING EASILY

This article elucidates, HOW TO QUIT SMOKING EASILY. We all know the hazards of cigarette smoking , its relation to various diseases including cancer so we wont dive into that scary detail. For now we shall focus on The 8 Best methods to quit smoking. "The average smoker spends up to 3000 $ on cigarettes every year" Decide to Quit The foremost thing is a firm decision to quit. The steps you take in this direction may be small but the...

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CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE

CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE

This article tends to explain the basics information regarding CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE , Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted infection known to be associated with cervical cancer. Three vaccines namely Cervarix , Gardasil and Gardasil 9 have  been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. Cervarix is used for girls only, while Gardasil can be used for both girls and boys. Most if not all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human...

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