Emergency

Lightning Safety

1Photograph © Thomas Allen/Getty Images Lightning is the most dangerous and frequently encountered weather hazard that physically active people face each year. According to our Meteorological Department places like Subang (Selangor), Bayan Lepas (Penang) and Kluang (Johor) have a whopping 180 to 200 “thunderstorm days” (TDs) per year (the number …

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Scrotum

Young teen boys may develop pain in their groin or scrotum. This has to be taken seriously. See a doctor immediately. Scrotal pain can be due to epidydimoorchitis, torsion of testis or scrotal hematoma. EPIDIDYMO-ORCHITIS What is epididymo-orchitis Epididymis is a tube like structure which runs at the back of …

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Fracture

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INTRODUCTION What is a Fracture? A bone fracture is a break in a bone. Fractures are classified as open or compound when either or both ends have broken through the skin. The severity of fractures increase with age. Children’s bones are more flexible and less likely to break. Falls or …

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Sawan

Download: Sawan demam adalah sawan yang disebabkan oleh demam panas di kalangan bayi atau kanak-kanak yang normal. Ianya sering berlaku kepada bayi atau kanak–kanak yang berumur kurang daripada 6 tahun. Sekiranya anak anda terkena sawan… JANGAN PANIK! Dapatkan bantuan. Anda juga perlu ingat supaya TIDAK MEMASUKKAN APA-APA OBJEK KEDALAM MULUT …

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Hyperventilation

INTRODUCTION Hyperventilation is breathing faster and/or deeper than normal at rest. This causes too much carbon dioxide to be exhaled. As a result, levels of carbon dioxide in the blood and brain tissue drop. Feeling very anxious or having a panic attack is the usual reason that you may hyperventilate. …

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Syncope

INTRODUCTION What is syncope Syncope is the medical term for fainting which is sudden, temporary loss of consciousness (seconds to 3 minutes ) that usually related to temporary insufficient blood flow to the brain. What causes syncope? It may be caused by emotional stress, pain, pooling of blood in the …

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Syncope

INTRODUCTION What is syncope Syncope is the medical term for fainting which is sudden, temporary loss of consciousness (seconds to 3 minutes ) that usually related to temporary insufficient blood flow to the brain. What causes syncope? It may be caused by emotional stress, pain, pooling of blood in the …

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Bee Stings

INTRODUCTION Strictly means a sting from a bee (honey bee, bumblebee, sweat bee, etc). The stings of most of these species can be quite painful. In people who are allergic to bee stings, a sting may trigger a dangerous anaphylactic reaction that is potentially deadly.   SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS It …

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Superficial Burns

The anatomy of the skin The skin can be divided into three layers: Epidermis (superficial layer) Dermis Subcutaneous tissues What are the functions of the skin? Protects the body and guards it from harmful intruders like viruses and bacteria. It is an organ for sensation: Touch Pain Pressure Maintain body …

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