November 30, 2013

How to Loose Weight Fast...And Safely Too

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Many times as a health worker, questions have come to me on the best way to lose weight in the shortest possible time. The questions have come from all sources - patients, friends, and even recent acquaintances - who generally know little or nothing about healthy weight loss.

New WHO Guidance for Treating Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition

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The World Health Organization (WHO), few days ago on 27 November, released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition.

November 29, 2013

Japan to Cure Teen Internet Addiction With Fasting Camps

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Imagine youngsters engaged in different forms of outdoor games and activities. Several team-building group activities go on all around. Some sit at tables, talking and laughing, as they share meals. At their age, something is obviously missing - none is with a cellphone, laptop or any web-connected device.

November 28, 2013

Online Self-Paced Courses in International Health

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Self-Paced Educational Courses in Global Health
The Institute for International Medicine (INMED) is pleased to offer a growing series of self-paced courses on topics of international health. Each course is accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and can be accessed online.

November 26, 2013

Q&A: Examination Findings Following Chest Xray With Absent Lung Markings

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Chest x-ray review is a key competency for medical students, junior doctors and other allied health professionals. Chest radiographs are frequently performed and a fantastic tool for making diagnoses of acute and chronic conditions, as well as acting as a tool for follow-up.

November 10, 2013

Q&A: Clostridium Difficile Toxin in Stool Following Watery Diarrhea

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Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile is an important cause of treatment-associated diarrhea and one of the most common health care-associated pathogens. Its clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic colonization or mild diarrhea to fulminant disease characterized by ileus, toxic megacolon, hypotension, or shock. C. difficile infection is less common in children than adults, but the incidence of C. difficile infection in children is increasing.

November 09, 2013

Benefits of Exercise in Diabetes

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Exercise is an important way to manage diabetes. Not only can exercise help you achieve beneficial weight loss, but every time you exercise, it helps to lower your blood sugar and helps the body cells accept insulin more efficiently, increasing your general well-being.

November 06, 2013

Arnold-Chiari malformation

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Arnold-Chiari malformation, or simply Chiari malformation (CM), are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. Normally the cerebellum and parts of the brain stem sit in an indented space at the lower rear of the skull, above the foramen magnum (a funnel-like opening into the spinal canal). When part of the cerebellum is located below the foramen magnum, it is called a Chiari malformation. [source: NINDS].

November 01, 2013

Differential Diagnoses Of Ring Enhancing Lesions

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When a patient undergoes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomographic scan (CT scan), the doctor or radiologist expects to see a couple of signs which could suggest specific lesions in the body. One of the signs which may be seen is a ring-enhancing lesion.

Excessive online presence linked to medical and social disorders in children

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Children should not spend more than two hours online - Study
Excessive media use can be linked to obesity, lack of sleep, school problems, aggression and other behaviour issues among children, new research in the US says.