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Warning Signs of German Measles

German measles is a normally harmless disease which has one terrible side-effect – if a pregnant woman catches it her baby may be born seriously handicapped. About 25 per cent of babies whose mothers get German measles in the first … Continue reading

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Coping with Earache

Severe earache is usually a sign of ear infection, particularly in children. Infections of the middle ear (behind the eardrum) are very common among children under ten, especially during winter, and may be associated with a cold. A baby may … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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What To Do When You Get A Cold

Colds are caused by viruses, not by getting wet or physically cold, but infection is more likely if the body’s resistance is reduced by illness, tiredness, stress or depression. The following suggestions will help to reduce the miseries of the … Continue reading

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How to Treat a Boil

Most boils burst within a week of starting, but if the infection goes very deep it may take two weeks for the boil to ‘come to a head’. It can be speeded up by applying hot cloths or magnesium-sulphate poultices … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by admin
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Asthma, Asthma Symptoms and The Cause

ASTHMA Asthma tends to run in families, and may be associated with eczema, an inflammation of the skin. Asthma may appear for the first time in childhood, or in adolescence, often as an extension of hay fever. It can also … Continue reading

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Family Health: Appendicitis

Pain in the abdomen may be the first sign of appendicitis. If the problem is not treated, it may subside, only to recur-a condition known as chronic appendicitis. However, the pain may increase and move to the lower right abdomen … Continue reading

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Family Health: Taking Medicine

TAKING MEDICINE Expiry dates Check the expiry dates of medicines and get rid of any that have passed it. Where to keep them Medicines do not belong in the bathroom or kitchen-dampness and heat can speed their deterioration. The best … Continue reading

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