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Painful Urination

Painful urination is any pain, discomfort or burning sensation when passing urine or after urination. It is a quite common problem.The pain is not always felt where the urine exits the body, but it may also be felt inside the body, such as in the bladder, or prostate, or behind the pubic bone.Individuals who complain of painful urination are likely to complain of increase in urinary frequency. Painful urina ...

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First Aid Guide to Frostbite

Frostbite is the condition of the skin caused due to freezing of the skin when it is exposed to very cold temperatures. It often starts with mild symptoms and can eventually progress to a severe, limb-threatening condition. Frostbite is considered mild when it is either red or painful or is white and numb. In case of severe frostbite, there is blistering of the skin or occurrence of hardened skin due to fro ...

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Be Healthy and Safe This Holiday Season

[caption id="attachment_655" align="alignleft" width="300"] Healthy and Safe[/caption] The holiday season is in our midst. And this time of the year means parties and celebrations with friends and family, wonderful decorations and food, and cold temperatures, especially during the months of December and January. But unexpected emergencies can also arise through these merry days. Always ensure your health an ...

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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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How Your Smartphone Can Help You Help Someone

Smartphones are the latest trendy gadgets to hit the market. But did you know that your smartphone can actually help you provide first aidand save lives? Although a lot of people know basic first aid, probably from school orwork, not everyone has the time to spare to refresh and re-train their first aid skills. As with any skill, these life-saving skills require constant practice and training to stay on top ...

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How Soothe a Sweet Tooth

Who can say no to a delicious piece of GuyLian chocolate or a chocolate chip cupcake? A lot of people can’t resist these little treats as they are often described as taste of heaven on earth. Children are not the only ones who have a sweet tooth. Many people have a strong liking for these sweet treats. There are certain types of bacteria that live in the mouth and do not usually cause harm. These bacteria t ...

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First Aid Classes – Fractures

A fracture is the medical word for a broken or a cracked bone. Fractures can be caused by many different incidents, and there are several types of fractures. St Mark James Training teaches you what they are and how to treat them. Stable or Unstable Fractures A stable fracture is when the broken bones do not move, either because there is not a complete break or because they have been pushed together. In thes ...

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