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Managing An Abrasion Wound

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Wound, Abrasion

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An abrasion is a cut or a scrape on the outer surface of the skin. An abrasion does not go through all the layers of the skin. It is important to care for your abrasion properly to prevent infection.

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Children With Asthma - What You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] May 11, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Asthma

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Asthma is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes repeated (recurrent) swelling and narrowing of the airways. The airways are the passages that lead from the nose and mouth down into the lungs. When asthma symptoms get worse, it is called an asthma flare, or asthma attack. When this happens, it can be difficult for your child to breathe. Asthma flares can range from minor to life-threatening.

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What Is Osteoarthritis?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis. It refers to joint pain or joint disease. Osteoarthritis affects tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints (cartilage). Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones and helps them move smoothly. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in the joints gets worn down. Osteoarthritis is sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis.

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Easiest Way To Get Rid Of Back Pain In Pregnancy Without Pain Killers

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2022 11:00:00 AM / by Dr Sumita Dhiwakarr posted in All About Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Health, Backpain

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Approximately 50-80% of women had developed low back pain during pregnancy. 

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Diaper Rash: How It Happens And How To Manage

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2022 12:00:21 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Rash, DiaperRash

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Diaper rash is a common condition in which skin in the diaper area becomes red and inflamed.

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Slipped Disk: What Is It All About?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Slipped Disk

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A herniated disk, also called a ruptured disk or slipped disk, occurs when a disk in the spine bulges out too far. Between the bones in the spine (vertebrae), there are oval disks that are made of a soft, spongy centre filled with liquid that is surrounded by a tough outer ring. The disks connect the vertebrae, help the spine move, and keep the bones from rubbing against each other when you move.

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What Is Depression?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2022 1:36:50 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Depression

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When doctors talk about depression, they mean the medical illness called major depression. Someone who has major depression has symptoms like those listed in the Symptoms section nearly every day, all day, for two weeks or longer. There is also a minor form of depression that causes less severe symptoms. Both kinds of depression have the same causes and treatment.

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What Is Bacterial Conjunctivitis?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 23, 2022 12:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Bacterial Conjunctivitis?

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Bacterial conjunctivitis is an infection of the clear membrane that covers the white part of your eye and the inner surface of your eyelid (conjunctiva).

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What Is Paracetamol Overdose?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2022 3:00:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Paracetamol

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When paracetamol is used as directed, it is a safe and effective medicine that can help relieve pain or fever. However, when taken in large and unsafe doses, it can lead to an overdose. A paracetamol overdose can result in serious problems, such as liver damage or death.

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Managing Your Colostomy At Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2022 1:30:00 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Health, Colostomy

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Colostomy surgery is done to create an opening in the front of the abdomen for stool (faeces) to leave the body through an ostomy (stoma). Part of the large intestine is attached to the stoma. A bag, also called a pouch, is fitted over the stoma. Stool and gas will collect in the bag.

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