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Drug Overdose Overview

Drug Overdose

Drug Overdose An overdose means having too much of a drug (or combination of drugs) for your body to be able to cope with. There are a number of signs and symptoms that show someone has overdosed, and these differ with the type of drug used. All drugs can cause ...

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Conjoined twins

Conjoined twins

Twins Conjoined Conjoined are identical twins joined in utero. Two contradicting theories exist to explain the origins of conjoined twins. Conjoined twins Conjoined twins are two babies who are born physically connected to each other. Conjoined twins develop when an early embryo only partially separates to form two individuals. Twin ...

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What is dementia

What is dementia

What is dementia Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life. What ...

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Pollution

what is pollution

What is Pollution? Pollution is when something is added to the environment that is harmful or poisonous to living things. Smoke or dust in the air is a type of pollution as it is bad for the lungs when we breath in. Sewage in drinking water is another type of ...

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Antibacterial soap

Antibacterial soap

What is Antibacterial soap Antibacterial soap is a type of cleaning product which contain chemical ingredients that purportedly assist in killing bacteria, Such chemicals frequently include triclosan, triclocarban, and chloroxylenol. The effectiveness of products branded as being antibacterial has been disputed, with studies finding that these chemicals are no more ...

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Cardiac Arrhythmia

Cardiac Arrhythmia

What is Cardiac Arrhythmia An irregular heartbeat is an Cardiac arrhythmia. A normal heart rate is 50 to 100 beats per minute. Arrhythmias and abnormal heart rates don’t necessarily occur together. When Your Heart Rhythm Isn’t Normal Rhythm means your heartbeat is irregular. It doesn’t necessarily mean your heart is ...

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Vaccines

What is Vaccines

What is Vaccines A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates ...

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What are Antibiotics?

Antibiotics

Antibiotics Antibiotics may be informally defined as the subgroup of anti-infectives that are derived from bacterial sources and are used to treat bacterial infections. Other classes of drugs, most notably the sulfonamides, may be effective antibacterials. What are antibiotics? The US National Library of Medicine1 says that antibiotics – powerful ...

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Lung cancer

Diseases and Conditions Lung cancer

Diseases and Conditions Lung cancer Lung cancer and smoking often, but not always, go hand in hand. As lung cancer stages advance, lung cancer symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and bloody mucus. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. What is Lung cancer Lung cancer is a type of ...

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease symptoms and signs may vary ...

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