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What is Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is a condition that occurs when the stomach acid rises up into the oesophagus because of a faulty lower oesophageal sphincter, a muscular ring. The oesophagus is the tube that serves as passageway of food from the pharynx, located at the back of the throat, to the stomach. Acid reflux is fairly common […]

First Aid for Catfish Stings

Catfish stings are caused by a type of ray-finned fish known for their prominent barbells called catfish. Named after their resemblance with cat’s whiskers, catfish have substantial commercial importance. They are served as part of dishes, either fished or farmed, but some species are used in aquarium hobby. Catfish are also popularly called “mud cats,” […]

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock occurs when the heart’s contractility in pumping blood throughout the body is impaired and the supply of oxygen rich blood is not reaching the vital organs of the body for nourishment. The cause of cardiogenic shock  is known as either coronary or noncoronary in nature. Coronary cardiogenic shock is more common than noncoronary cardiogenic […]

Preparing for Biological Emergencies

Biological emergencies refer to situations where there is a spread of infective micro-organisms or substances that lead to illnesses. Viruses, bacteria, and poisons cause biological emergencies. These unwanted micro-organisms can be spread into the air, put into drinking water, or used to contaminate food products. It is also possible for viruses and bacteria to spread through […]

CPR: The Greatest Gift You Can Your Loved Ones

With Christmas fast approaching people are again thinking of a good gift for their loved ones.  Learn why Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the best gift you can give your loved ones and people around you. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential lifesaving skill that can be learned by anyone. When used properly, it can help […]

Keratitis

      Keratitis refers to the inflammation of the clear dome shaped tissue covering the front part of one’s eye-cornea.  It may either be infectious or non-infectious and sometimes not associated with an infection. Infectious keratitis are basically caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungi whereas non-infectious keratitis on the other hand, may more or less […]

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