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15 2024 Jul
UNDERSTANDING CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

UNDERSTANDING CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

Cleft lip and palate are congenital deformities characterized by an opening or split in the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth These conditions can occur independently or together, leading to varying degrees of facial and oral structure malformation. · Cleft Lip: A split or separation in the upper lip. · Cleft Palate: An opening in the roof of the mouth that can affect the hard palate, soft palate, or both. CAUSES OF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE Genetic Factors: Family history increases the likelihood of these conditions. Certain genes associated with facial development may play a role. Environmental Factors: Maternal exposure to harmful substances (alcohol, drugs, certain m...

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08 2024 Jul
Sarcoma Cancer Health Awareness Month (July 2024)

Sarcoma Cancer Health Awareness Month (July 2024)

Sarcoma is a type of cancer originating in the body's connective tissues, including bones, muscles, fat, blood vessels, nerves, and cartilage. Types of Sarcoma Cancer: Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Arises in soft tissues such as muscles, fat, nerves, fibrous tissues, blood vessels, or deep skin tissues. Bone Sarcoma (Osteosarcoma): Develops in bone tissues and is more prevalent in children and young adults. Symptoms and Diagnosis Symptoms: Early signs can be subtle and include lumps or swelling, pain, and restricted movement. For bone sarcomas, symptoms may involve bone pain and fractures. Diagnostic Methods: Includes imaging tests like X-rays, MRI, and CT scans, and biop...

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01 2024 Jul
Understanding Dengue: Causes and Remedies

Understanding Dengue: Causes and Remedies

Dengue fever, often termed "breakbone fever" due to its severe muscle and joint pain, is a rapidly spreading viral disease primarily found in tropical and subtropical regions. It is caused by the dengue virus, which belongs to the Flavivirus genus. This virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes, mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes thrive in urban areas with stagnant water, such as uncovered water containers and clogged gutters, where they lay their eggs. Over the past decades, dengue has become a significant public health concern, especially in densely populated areas where controlling mosquito populations is challenging. Causes of...

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24 2024 Jun
Understanding Scoliosis: What It Is and What Causes It

Understanding Scoliosis: What It Is and What Causes It

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. Normally, the spine has natural curves that help absorb shock and support the body's weight. However, in individuals with scoliosis, the spine curves to the side in an "S" or "C" shape. This curvature can vary in severity, from mild cases, which may not cause significant problems, to severe cases, which can impact physical appearance, breathing, and overall health. Scoliosis is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents, although it can also occur in adults due to degenerative changes in the spine. TYPES OF SCOLIOSIS There are several types of scoliosis, each with dist...

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19 2024 Jun
Understanding Learning Disabilities

Understanding Learning Disabilities

Understanding Learning Disabilities Learning disabilities are neurological disorders that impact a person’s ability to acquire, process, or retain information, which can significantly affect academic performance and everyday activities. These disabilities do not reflect intelligence or motivation levels but rather indicate differences in brain function. The symptoms of learning disabilities vary widely and may manifest differently at different life stages. In children, these can appear as difficulties with reading comprehension, spelling, following instructions, or organizing tasks. Adolescents and adults might experience challenges in time management, note-taking, or processing verbal inf...

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10 2024 Jun
CELEBRATING MEN'S HEALTH WEEK: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR WELL-BEING

CELEBRATING MEN'S HEALTH WEEK: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR WELL-BEING

WHY MEN’S HEALTH WEEK MATTERS Men's Health Week was established in 1994 by the Men’s Health Network to address the disparity in healthcare and health outcomes between men and women. Men tend to have shorter lifespans, higher rates of chronic diseases, and are less likely to visit a healthcare provider. This week aims to encourage men to seek preventative care, engage in healthier habits, and reduce risk factors for common ailments. KEY HEALTH CONCERNS FOR MEN Heart Disease: The leading cause of death among men, heart disease is often a silent killer. Men are urged to monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. Mental Health: Depre...

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03 2024 Jun
THE HIDDEN IMPACT OF PROLONGED EARPHONE USE

THE HIDDEN IMPACT OF PROLONGED EARPHONE USE

In our digitally connected world, earphones have become almost indispensable. They accompany us during workouts, commutes, and even at work. However, the convenience of constant audio companionship comes with its own set of health concerns. Let’s delve into the effects of wearing earphones for extended periods. HEARING LOSS: One of the most significant risks associated with prolonged earphone use is hearing loss. Listening to music at high volumes for long durations can damage the sensitive hair cells in the inner ear, leading to permanent hearing impairment. The World Health Organization recommends keeping the volume below 60% of the maximum and limiting usage to less than an hour at a tim...

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27 2024 May
NAVIGATING THE WEATHER IN THE UAE: ESSENTIAL SAFETY TIPS

NAVIGATING THE WEATHER IN THE UAE: ESSENTIAL SAFETY TIPS

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is renowned for its stunning skylines, luxurious lifestyle, and vibrant cultural scene. However, its weather can be extreme, particularly during the summer months. Here’s a brief overview of what to expect and some crucial safety tips to help you stay safe and comfortable. WEATHER OVERVIEW Summer (June to September): Temperatures can soar above 45°C (113°F), and humidity levels can be quite high, especially along the coast. This period is characterized by intense heat and frequent dust storms. Winter (December to February): Much milder with temperatures ranging from 14°C to 24°C (57°F to 75°F). This is the peak tourist season thanks to the pleasant climate....

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21 2024 May
What is Aneurysm and Why is it Dangerous?

What is Aneurysm and Why is it Dangerous?

An aneurysm is a localized, abnormal ballooning or dilation of a blood vessel due to a weakness in the vessel wall. This condition can develop in any blood vessel, but it most commonly occurs in the arteries, especially the aorta (the main artery carrying blood from the heart to the rest of the body) and the blood vessels in the brain. The primary concern with aneurysms is their potential to rupture, which can lead to life-threatening complications. TYPES OF ANEURYSM 1. Aortic Aneurysms: These occur in the aorta and are classified into: Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms (TAA): Occur in the chest area. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA): Occur in the abdomen. 2. Cerebral Aneurysms: Also known...

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13 2024 May
Understanding Arthritis: Navigating the Path of Joint Health

Understanding Arthritis: Navigating the Path of Joint Health

Arthritis is more than just aches and pains; it's a complex and often misunderstood condition that affects millions of people worldwide. From osteoarthritis to rheumatoid arthritis and various other forms, this umbrella term encompasses a range of joint disorders that can significantly impact daily life. In this blog post, we'll explore what arthritis is, its causes, symptoms, and management strategies to help navigate the path of joint health. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. It can affect people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, although it is more common among older adults. There are over 100 different...

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