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TRIALS ON EVENING PRIMROSE OIL AND MS (MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:45 No Comments

During the 1970s many patients with MS began to take evening primrose oil, without the oil ever having been tested in a trial. Then in 1978 a trial took place in Newcastle, conducted by Professor David Bates and others. The researchers divided 116 people with MS into four groups. One group was given evening primrose [...]

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CHLAMYDIA

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:41 No Comments

Chlamydia is probably the most frequent cause of sexually transmitted disease in Australia today. Amongst men this very small bacteria produces Non Specific Urethritis (NSU). In women chlamydia causes Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), infertility and ectopic pregnancies. Chlamydia can also cause infections in the eye and other organs. Approximately 300,000 Australian women are at risk [...]

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HEALTH CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE: WHEN TO CHOOSE A GERIATRIC SPECIALIST

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 13:43 No Comments

As long as you select someone who seems aware of your needs, your physician need not have formal training in geriatrics. If you have several disabling conditions or are in your eighties or beyond and need to change doctors, however, it makes sense to search out a geriatric specialist. If a doctor has been recommended [...]

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HEALTH CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE: THE HMO ALTERNATIVE

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 13:42 No Comments

Increasingly, rather than selecting a private doctor, you may have another choice – joining a health maintenance organization or HMO. Rather than paying a physician for each appointment, if you join an HMO you pay a fixed sum in advance that entitles you to almost all (or all) of your medical care: checkups and routine [...]

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NORMAL SLEEP PATTERNS: INFANCY

Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:58 No Comments

The sleeping pattern begins to change in the first 6 months. This is a time of considerable irregularity, as babies’ neurological systems mature at different rates, but in early infancy sleeping patterns tend to coincide with feeding times — that is, babies wake to feed. By 6 weeks of age, babies are awake for longer [...]

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FRACTURES – SCAPHOID; COLLES’ FRACTURE

Monday, May 18, 2009 6:26 No Comments

Is easily broken. This is a common injury following a fall, for instance from a horse. It is recognised by a swelling and a deformity over the collarbone. Often a grating may be felt or a grating sound may be heard when the arm is moved. Falls on the extended hands of young adults often [...]

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GALLSTONES – CONCLUSION

Friday, May 15, 2009 9:06 No Comments

The drugs need to be taken for as long as a year and the stones may re-form when they are stopped. The main use, then, of CDC, is in those with cholesterol stones for whom surgery is a considerable risk or who have stones in inaccessible areas such as deep inside the liver. While the [...]

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FIBROADENOMA OF BREASTS – INTRODUCTION

Friday, May 15, 2009 7:07 No Comments

Not all lumps in the breast are due to cancer. A frequent finding, particularly in young women, is that the lump is due to a fibroadenoma. These are benign, that is, non-cancerous tumors which consist of both fibrous and glandular tissue. They are smooth, hard and freely moveable in the surrounding breast tissue and rarely [...]

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BABY AND CHILDHOOD DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS: HOW THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM WORKS

Friday, May 8, 2009 8:31 No Comments

Have you ever wondered how your tummy system works? When you poke something into your mouth it vanishes. We all know that. But vanish where, and what happens to it? As you probably know, the bowel, or intestinal, system really begins at the mouth. From the mouth is a continuous canal to the far end, [...]

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THE SECOND MONTH

Friday, May 8, 2009 8:25 No Comments

Activity Baby’s actions start to become a little more smooth. If sitting up, the head still tends to flop but there is greater firmness of the neck muscles; the head can be kept erect for longer periods. The baby instinctively realizes the necessity of keeping the head clear and free from being buried in pillows [...]

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