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Pericardial Effusion

Symptoms of Pericardial Effusion

Pericardial effusion is the term that describes the fluid that is collected inside the pericardial cavity. This is usually related to the inflammation of the pericardium, which is also called as the pericardial cavity. The pericardial cavity or pericardium is the double layered membrane sac or space that surrounds and protects the heart.  The pericardium […]

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Lockjaw and Tetanus – What You Should Know

Lockjaw is an informal word used to describe the inability to open the mouth fully because of the spasm of the muscles around the temporomandibular joint. It is a term used interchangeably with tetanus. Tetanus or lockjaw is a condition caused by the bacteria known as Clostridium tetani. The incidence of the condition has decreased […]

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Getting Help for Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental condition that is characterized by emaciation, having the intense desire of being thin, inclination to food restriction and the desire to lose weight. The person manifests the obsessed desire of keeping the body thin owing to a distorted body image concept. Anorexia nervosa affects women more than men, and […]

What To Do With Diarrhea

Diarrhea or loose bowel movement is the unpleasant occurrence of copious watery bowel movement or three or more motions within 24 hours.  It may be caused by a number of factors such as bacterial and viral infections, food intolerance, parasites, reaction to medicines, intestinal diseases and functional bowel disorders. The absolute cause is unknown and […]

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Preventing Shaking Baby Syndrome

The Danger of a Shaking baby syndrome The condition is most common when the baby is violently shaken or when dropped on a hard surface hitting the head. The resulting consequence may cause tremendous bleeding, bruising or a significant pressure to the brain. Because of the force and violent movement on the baby’s head the […]