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Eczema: Types, Causes, Signs and Symptoms and First Aid Treatment

Eczema doesn’t pertain to a specific disease but rather it is a term for a group of medical conditions characterized by skin inflammation or irritation. Eczema can affect anyone from babies to children and adults but most common in infants and young children. Even though it is partially inherited, it is not contagious. Although it is almost never an emergency, it usually causes an itching discomfort to the ...

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Occupational Related Injuries

According to the recent surveys by the World Health Organization and its various member nation's Department of Labor statistics reveal that occupational related injuries account for nearly 4 million recorded cases of nonfatal work related musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses that occurred in the workplace during the last decade. The most frequent types of single occupational related injuries reported and ...

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High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema

High altitude pulmonary oedema results from the leakage of fluid to the air sacs of the lungs from the capillaries, preventing effective oxygen exchange. [caption id="attachment_593" align="alignleft" width="300"] High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema[/caption] High altitude pulmonary oedema, also called HAPE, results from the leakage of fluid to the air sacs of the lungs from the capillaries when at high altitude ...

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Chest Trauma

Major chest trauma may occur singly or in combination with multiple other injuries such as those sustained in a motor vehicular crash. Chest trauma is better classified as either blunt or penetrating. Blunt chest trauma results from sudden compression or positive pressure inflicted to the chest wall whereas penetrating chest trauma occurs when a foreign object pierces the thoracic cavity. Blunt thoracic che ...

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