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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’s gender and flirting when it was initially rejected. The most common victims of sexual harassment are women, […]

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 […]

Asthma Attack in Children

Asthma Attack in Children

Asthma attacks are common in children. Millions of children have asthma all over the world. Asthma is more common in young boys than young girls. However, after puberty, asthma will become more common in girls. Asthma is a respiratory condition which affects the airways, specifically the bronchi. Children with asthma have more sensitive than normal […]

Hypokalemia

Understanding Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia, also called low potassium, refers to the lower than normal level of potassium in the blood. Normally, the blood potassium level in the body is 3.6 to 5.2 millimoles per liter (mmol/ L) and anything below 3.6 mmol/ L is considered hypokalemia. When the blood potassium level is less than 2.5 mmol/ L, this […]

Substance Abuse

Medical Emergencies: Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is the undue misuse of specific substances with the intention to alter the behavior or mood of an individual. Drug and alcohol abuse account as the two most common examples of substances abused worldwide. Drug abuse is the use of drugs for other means and purposes other than legitimate medical purposes. People who […]

call911

How You Can Help in an Emergency Situation

What you do during an emergency situation can greatly improve the outcome of the victim. After assessing the victim and providing initial first aid, you should call for emergency help or dial 9-1-1. Remember that the information you provide to the emergency dispatch operator is crucial in saving the life of the victim. Guidelines for […]