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  • Symptoms and Causes of a Sore Throat

    Sore throats are defined as pharyngeal pain caused by inflammation located in the oral cavity, the larynx, and/or the pharynx. This FAQ will talk you through the symptoms and causes of a sore throat. Symptoms The symptoms of a sore... Read more

    Winter diseases
    January 21, 2018 at 08:55 AM
  • Processing of Personal Data - CCM

    Communitic International is responsible for the collection and the processing of personal data. Communitic International is a subsidiary of CCM Benchmark Group. Communitic International is a registered SARL with a capital of 10 000 €,... Read more

    Terms of Use
    October 29, 2018 at 01:56 PM
  • Terms of Use for CCM Health

    Preface Scope Moderation Guidelines Legal Aspects Neutrality Respect for Others Advice for Writing Messages Preface These terms of use have been written to inform CCM users of our conditions of use, in particular when using our... Read more

    Terms of Use
    October 29, 2018 at 01:56 PM
  • Antenatal classes

    Antenatal classes are recommended for pregnant women especially those expecting their first child. They are enjoyable and help prepare you for childbirth, feeding your baby and the early days looking after your baby. It also provides a... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 10, 2010 at 04:29 PM
  • Techniques used during pregnancy and labour

    Traditional breathing techniques used for relaxation and pain during childbirth This method relies on relaxation, and breathing exercises that helps decrease the intensity of the pain during contractions and enables you to regain your... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 11, 2010 at 09:49 AM
  • Childbirth

    Vaginal birth Signs that labour has begun Labour First Stage Second Stage (The Birth) The arrival of the baby Third Stage Following birth Vaginal birth Labour... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM
  • Pre and post natal mortality

    Reducing maternal deaths Fighting infections Women still die during labour. In the USA in 2004 there were 13 deaths per 100000 live births. In the UK in 2008 there were 7.4 deaths per 1000 births - its lowest level recorded. Post partum... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM
  • Epidural

    What is an epidural? Disadvantages Requesting an Epidural How it works Does it affect my baby? Risks and side effects of an epidural What is an epidural? It is an anaesthetic that is injected around the nerves, which transmit pain... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 21, 2010 at 03:45 AM
  • 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
  • Planned birth and induced birth

    Induced labour When will I be induced Reasons induce labour Risks and disadvantages of an induced birth Induced labour In the UK just over 20 percent of births are induced. This is nearly always on medical grounds for reasons that... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 27, 2010 at 07:54 AM
  • Home birth

    Choosing a home birth Reasons why women choose a home birth Assessing the risks of a home birth Choosing a home birth Around 3 percent of women in the UK choose to have a home birth and the numbers are rising. It fell out of fashion... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 28, 2010 at 08:21 AM
  • The midwife

    A Doula A midwife is a specially trained healthcare professional who becomes involved with your antenatal care from approximately the 12 week of pregnancy. You will come into contact with a number of midwives throughout your pregnancy... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 31, 2010 at 11:07 AM
  • Pelvic Floor Exercises and Urinary incontinence

    Urinary incontinence: a taboo subject? Stress Incontinence - Risk factors Effects of pregnancy and natural childbirth on the perineum Pelvic Floor Exercises before childbirth Pelvic Floor Exercises after childbirth Problems associated... Read more

    Childbirth
    September 4, 2010 at 04:15 AM
  • How did allergies come to be such a plague

    Housing Pets Pollen Our eating habits Excess hygiene Almost 1 in 3 people are affected by an allergy-related problem and the figures are on the increase. Doctors that specialise in allergy estimate that in less than 10 years, 1 in 2... Read more

    Allergies
    October 12, 2014 at 05:41 PM
  • What is an allergy?

    List of the most common allergens, substances considered to be foreign by the body According to where the allergic reaction occurs, the allergy will cause: Each allergen can cause one or more symptoms in an isolated or associated way... Read more

    Allergies
    April 2, 2013 at 07:47 PM
  • Asthma

    Typical symptoms of asthma Common presenting symptoms Acute Asthma attack Asthma statistics Asthma and allergy Other factors that intervene in the appearance of asthma Asthma caused by exertion Typical symptoms of asthma Asthma can... Read more

    Allergies
    December 4, 2010 at 01:24 PM
  • Eczema: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Eczema is defined as a group of conditions that cause one's skin to become red, inflamed, and itchy. There are two main types of eczema: atopic eczema and contact dermatitis. Atopic Dermatitis (Baby Eczema) Contact Dermatitis Causes... Read more

    Allergies
    September 23, 2017 at 08:01 PM
  • Urticaria (Hives)

    Acute urticaria (hives) Chronic urticaria Investigating chronic urticaria Causes of chronic urticaria Non -immunological causes of urticaria Urticaria (hives) is a skin reaction that can look similar to the marks caused by a nettle... Read more

    Allergies
    December 7, 2010 at 10:47 AM
  • Mould allergy

    The most common moulds How to avoid being in contact with moulds Allergies to mould have developed over the last thirty years: a change from baths to more frequent showers, steam cooking, lack of ventilation... have increased the rate... Read more

    Allergies
    December 12, 2010 at 09:46 AM
  • Allergies to animals

    Cats Cat cross-reactive allergies How to reduce your cat allergy Dogs Rodents Horses and ponies Laboratory animals Birds There are over 10 million pet dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea-pigs, chinchillas and rats... Read more

    Allergies
    April 2, 2013 at 06:03 PM