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Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is another highly contagious bacterial infection; however, there is the vaccine to treat the condition. Children who are too young to get vaccinated and unvaccinated people have higher chances of getting infected with whooping cough. It causes a severe cough. This is where it gets its name from. Causes of Whooping Cough A […]

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment refers to unwanted sexual behaviour or advances, sexual favour requests and other physical or verbal manners of sexual nature. Thus, sexual harassment does not always involve physical touch, but may also include a put-down on someone‚Äôs gender and flirting when it was initially rejected. The most common victims of sexual harassment are women, […]

Fractures

Fractures

Fractures are injuries that involve a break in the continuity of bone and is defined according to its type and extent. Fractures occur when the bone is subjected to stress greater than it can withstand or absorb. Fractures are caused by direct blows, crushing forces, sudden twisting motions and extreme muscle contraction. When the bone […]

Contusions

Contusions Strains and Sprains

What are contusions? A contusion is a soft tissue injury that occurs when a blunt force such as a hard blow, kick or fall. Many small blood vessels rupture by the sheer amount of force applied and which results in bleeding into the soft tissues commonly known as bruising. A hematoma develops when bleeding is […]

Asbestosis

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a pulmonary disease condition that is characterized by diffusion and pulmonary fibrosis brought about by the inhalation of asbestos dust. Presently, most countries have enacted laws that restrict the use of asbestos and asbestos based materials in the construction industry, however there are still numerous unaccounted industrial companies that manufacture asbestos wherein there […]

Drainage Dressing for First Aid

Dressings

Ideal, Types and How to Apply A dressing is used to protect a wound and prevent infection from occurring, while allowing it to heal, which also vary size, depending on the size of the wound. A dressing is used to protect a wound and prevent any infection from occurring, while allowing it to heal. Dressings […]

Make Sure to Put on Gloves before helping

Pediatric blast injuries

Pediatric blast injuries are injuries sustained by children twelve under twelve years of age. Typically, after a bomb or blast explosion a lot of emergency health care responders have little or no experience in handling critical pediatric patients. Although the general principles of emergency medical procedures apply in treating most explosive blast victims, there are […]