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Scald Injuries

Around 112,000 individuals are treated in the emergency rooms for scald injuries each year and among these 6% require hospitalization. Scald injuries are a type of thermal burn that occurs when hot fluids, such as, boiling water or steam burn the skin. Scald injuries are often classified as either first degree or second degree burns […]

Pinworms in the Body

Pinworms in the Body

Pinworms (scientific name: Enterobiusvermicularis) are parasitic worms that thrive in the human intestines. Once inside the intestine, they can live to three months. The adult female may lay more than 10, 000 eggs in her lifetime.Only three to ten millimeters in length, these tiny worms can cause severe itching on the anus, especially at night. […]

Head Injuries What to Do

Head Injuries What to Do

Mum I Bumped My Head! Children are incredibly active and explorative. While playing, they can bang their head onto hard surfaces which puts them at risk for head injuries. It is important that parents know how to provide first aid for head injuries. If you have a toddler or school-aged child, you might hear him […]

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Irregular menstrual periods

Irregular menstrual periods refer to menstrual bleeding that occurs between menstrual periods. Irregular menstrual periods also mean that you are not having periods at regular intervals. A woman’s menstrual period occurs due to internal changes involving the hormones. A slight hormonal change may result in the commencement of menstrual periods and/or the menstrual periods becoming […]