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What is Malnutrition

Malnutrition

Malnutrition A malnourished person finds that their body has difficulty doing normal things such as growing and resisting disease. Physical work becomes problematic and even learning abilities can be diminished. For women, pregnancy becomes risky and they cannot be sure of producing nourishing breast milk. Causes of Malnutrition A condition ...

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What Are Nutrients?

What Are Nutrients

What Are Nutrients Nutrients are molecules in food that all organisms need to make energy, grow, develop, and reproduce. Nutrients are digested and then broken down into basic parts to be used by the organism. There are two main types of nutrients, macro nutrients and micro nutrients. The three main ...

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Autism

Autism

Symptoms of Autism Autism is a neuro developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction,verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism affect one out of every 68 children in the U.S. They occur more often among boys than girls. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years ...

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What is a lung transplant?

Lung Transplant

Lung Transplant A lung transplant is an effective treatment for disease that has destroyed most of the lungs’ function. For people with severe lung disease, a transplant can bring back easier breathing and provide years of life. However, lung transplant surgery has major risks and complications are common. When a ...

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Chemotherapy

What Is Chemotherapy

What Is Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer that uses powerful drugs to destroy cancer cells. Unlike radiation or surgery, which target specific areas, chemo can work throughout your body. It targets cells that grow and divide quickly, as cancer cells do. But it can also affect some fast-growing ...

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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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