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  • Constipation: Introduction

    Constipation is a common intestinal disorder. It is thought to affect 25% of people at some point in their life, and ... Read more

    Intestinal disorders
    November 19, 2010 at 02:31 PM
  • How to avoid excessive perspiration

    Good personal hygiene Drink a lot to help prevent the consequences of perspiration Shoes and socks Walk barefoot as often as possible ... Read more

    Beauty care
    August 23, 2014 at 05:57 PM
  • Terms of Use for CCM Health

    Scope Health.ccm.net gives free and open access to a great number of documents within various health disciplines. Health.ccm's files are written by Dr Pierrick ... Read more

    Terms of Use
    June 21, 2017 at 03:05 PM
  • The episiotomy

    An episiotomy is a deliberate, small incision of a few centimetres performed to enlarge the vaginal opening to allow the baby to be delivered more easily. The episiotomy is done at the time of delivery during a contraction while the ... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 22, 2010 at 04:03 AM
  • The midwife

    A Doula A midwife is a specially trained healthcare professional who becomes involved with your antenatal care from approximately ... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 31, 2010 at 11:07 AM
  • Allergies and heredity

    It is known that allergies run in families, with a approxiamtely 50% of the population suffering with allergic reactions.. These people, are known as hypersensitive or atopic and produce large amounts of antibodies against certain allergens ... Read more

    Allergies
    December 1, 2010 at 04:25 PM
  • What is Alzheimer's disease?

    Evolution Statistics Alzheimer's disease was first described by a German neurologist Alois Alzheimer. It is a disease of the brain, causing dementia ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 28, 2010 at 07:57 AM
  • Memory Loss: Age related vs Alzheimer's Disease

    Differential Diagnosis Forgetfulness vs Alzheimer's Disease More than 50% of people over 50 years old complain of memory loss. These memory lapses are not all related to Alzheimer's disease. Differential Diagnosis It may be very difficult ... Read more

    Alzheimer's disease
    May 30, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  • Asthma, allergy and other factors causing asthma

    Other factors causing asthma Asthma and rhinitis are closely linked Allergy is commonly related to asthma. Over 80% of asthmatic children and over 60% of asthmatic adults have an allergic (atopic) background. All allergens can cause asthma ... Read more

    Asthma
    April 2, 2013 at 05:38 PM
  • Hearing impairment

    Hearing impairment or deafness, is the final degradation of hearing resulting from a deterioration of the auditory system . Statistics 40% among deaf people are older than 55. More than 2 out of 3 of the elderly over 65 have presbyacusia, ... Read more

    Hearing
    March 25, 2010 at 04:54 AM
  • Baby's development: from birth to year one

    Around 1 month Around 2 months Around 3 months Around 4 months Around 5 months Around 6 months Around 7 months Around 8 months Around 9 months Around 10 months Around 11 months Around 1 year The development of the baby differs from one ... Read more

    Baby
    June 3, 2010 at 12:52 PM
  • Preventing babies from developing food allergies

    Breastfeeding Which milk to choose? Foods In order to reduce the likelihood of your baby developing food allergies, especially those with a strong family history of food allergies, here are a few simple measures to follow, in particular in ... Read more

    Baby
    June 21, 2010 at 06:07 PM
  • The baby's fever

    Symptoms caused by a high fever What to do in case of a high fever? Symptoms caused by a high fever Crying Grumpy, agitated, ... Read more

    Baby
    July 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM
  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is inflammation of the small airways of the lung. It is a contagious viral infection, mostly affecting babies during the winter months. It affects nearly 30% of newborns of whom more than 50% are under 6 months and it accounts ... Read more

    Baby
    October 11, 2016 at 06:27 AM
  • Cancer screening tests

    Blood Tests Full Blood Count (FBC) Tumour markers Other blood tests Cervical smear Endoscopy Radiology Ultrasonography Mammography Biopsy Computerised Tomography (CT Scan) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI scan) Blood Tests Your GP or ... Read more

    Cancers
    January 26, 2011 at 04:24 AM
  • Breast Cancer

    Throughout the world, one million breast cancers are discovered each year, causing 400,000 deaths. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women, accounting for approximately 45,500 cases in the UK each year. One in nine women develop ... Read more

    Cancers
    October 18, 2016 at 11:14 AM
  • The role of plant sterols

    Where are sterols found? A similarity with cholesterol Cholesterol absorption is limited Where are sterols found? Plant sterols, also called phytosterols and are naturally found in many plants, in particular cereals, fruits and vegetables. ... Read more

    Cholesterol
    October 16, 2010 at 02:51 PM
  • The Progesterone-Only Contraceptive Pill

    Goals of the consultation Other examinations Except in case of an emergency situation which would not allow it, this consultation must be entirely devoted to the choice of the means of contraception. If the health professional does not ... Read more

    Contraception
    September 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM
  • The Contraceptive Vaginal Ring

    How effective is the contraceptive vaginal ring? How does it work? Advantages Disadvantages and Risks Further sources on information The contraceptive vaginal ring is a flexible, transparent, plastic ring, measuring 54 mm across and is 4mm ... Read more

    Contraception
    September 2, 2010 at 05:29 PM
  • Natural Family Planning

    How effective is natural family planning? How does it work? Advantages Disadvantages Other techniques Further sources on information Natural family planning allows you to closely monitor your or your partner's menstrual cycle so you can ... Read more

    Contraception
    September 5, 2010 at 10:40 AM