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FACTS ABOUT UTERINE FIBROID

FACTS ABOUT UTERINE FIBROID

  • 7 months ago
  • Maternal and child

Fibroid is rare before the age of onset of menses, and the size tends to reduce at menopause. About 20% of women of reproductive age have one or more fibroid(s) in the womb. However, not everyone has symptoms. Many people only discover its presence when they have to go for an ultrasound scan of the abdomen and/or pelvis for the diagnosis of a different condition.

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TIPS FOR STORING AND USING STORED BREAST MILK

TIPS FOR STORING AND USING STORED BREAST MILK

  • 7 months ago
  • Maternal and child

After expressing breast milk, the mother can feed it to the baby right away or save it for later. Fresh breast milk has the highest quality.

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CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS... What you need to know

CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS... What you need to know

  • 7 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, (coverings of the brain and spinal cord); hence the term cerebrospinal. Typically, the central nervous system (CNS) is well protected by the skull, the meninges and the blood - brain barrier. But when an organism evades these structures, it spreads fast because of lack of defense mechanism within the CNS. Outbreaks occur during the hot seasons, typically from January to March, and decreases afterwards.

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THE RIGHT WAY TO TAKE CARE OF EPISIOTOMY (CUT AT DELIVERY)

THE RIGHT WAY TO TAKE CARE OF EPISIOTOMY (CUT AT DELIVERY)

  • 7 months ago
  • Maternal and child

Typically, a 'cut at vaginal delivery is referred to medically as EPISIOTOMY. It is one of the things many women fear at a vaginal delivery. When it eventually happens, they are soon faced with the realities of how to take good care of the wound so they can ' have their lives back ' asap.

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CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS... WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS... WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • 8 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

Meningitis is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, even protozoa. However, the bacterial meningitis is more lethal because it affects every structure in the CNS (including the nerves, blood vessels, the brain mass, and so on; and causes complications, unlike the viral meningitis that is usually mild.

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HEPATITIS G VIRUS (HGV)

HEPATITIS G VIRUS (HGV)

  • 8 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

It is more commonly seen in people with some blood disorders such as Hemophilia, Thalassemia.

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HEPATITIS E VIRUS

HEPATITIS E VIRUS

  • 8 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

The source of infection is majorly CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER.

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HEPATITIS D (DELTA) VIRUS

HEPATITIS D (DELTA) VIRUS

  • 8 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

This virus does not exist independently; only in the presence of hepatitis B virus. It gives rise to a more severe form of hepatitis, but is limited by recovery from hepatitis B infection.

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HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV)

HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV)

  • 8 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

This is also a blood-borne infection. It usually takes 8 weeks for liver function abnormalities to occur following exposure to the virus. It causes a long- standing (chronic) infection, and can in turn cause hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).

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HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV)

HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV)

  • 8 months ago
  • MY HEALTH

This is a blood-borne infection. The hepatitis B virus causes a long- standing (chronic) infection. It also gives rise to hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), which is a notorious cancer that kills within approximately six months of diagnosis.

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