August 2013

Decompression Sickness: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Decompression Sickness, also called The Bends and Caisson Disease, is caused by the formation of gas bubbles that arise from changes in pressure. The dissolved gases, chiefly nitrogen, come out of solution in bubbles and are capable of affecting any part of the body including the skin, joints, lungs, heart and brain. This is why …

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Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection. It is very common in pre-school children, usually in children between the ages of two and six. However, it can also occur in adults, especially those involved in contact sports such as American football, rugby and wrestling. Bacteria are part of the normal flora of the skin. …

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