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National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health

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2008 Youth is a stage of life characterised by rapid psychological and physical transition, where young people progress from being dependent children to independent adults. Young people may be inclined to experiment and take risks that could impact on their own health and wellbeing and have consequences for others. This article examines behaviours such as risky drinking, illicit drug use and dangerous driving by people aged 15-24 years.

American Porphyria Foundation Click on the bold blue text below or on a topic listed on the left side of the page to read more. Porphyria is not a single disease but a group of at least eight disorders that differ considerably from each other. A common feature in all porphyrias is the accumulation in the body of porphyrins or porphyrin precursors.

Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease Pretibial myxedema is a skin condition that may develop in patients with Graves’ disease. It is characterized by thickening of a layer of tissue that lies directly beneath the surface of skin called the dermis. The word “pretibial” refers to the fact that this thickening usually involves the skin that covers the front of the tibia bone in the lower leg. Other terms used to identify this disorder include localized myxedema and thyroid dermopathy. Features - Wash Your Hands Handwashing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands. When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing foodBefore eating foodBefore and after caring for someone who is sickBefore and after treating a cut or woundAfter using the toiletAfter changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toiletAfter blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezingAfter touching an animal, animal feed, or animal wasteAfter touching garbage What is the right way to wash your hands?

What Happens to Your body if you stop smoking Right now? - Global One TV Contributed byLiz Lewis I think one of the main reasons it’s so hard to quit smoking is because all the benefits of quitting and all the dangers of continuing seem very far away. Well, here’s a little timeline about some of the more immediate effects of quitting smoking and how that will affect your body RIGHT NOW. * In 20 minutes your blood pressure will drop back down to normal. * In 8 hours the carbon monoxide (a toxic gas) levels in your blood stream will drop by half, and oxygen levels will return to normal. * In 48 hours your chance of having a heart attack will have decreased. Ecstasy - Drug Prevention & Alcohol Facts What is ecstasy? Effects of ecstasy Withdrawal APA Format for Nursing School Books: Drug Guides, Care Plans & More After 20-plus pages of writing and hours of research, a student’s head may be a bit scrambled. Therefore, we created this list to help those in such predicaments. This page includes a list of resources commonly used by nursing students in school.

Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism, often referred to as an overactive thyroid, is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces and secretes excessive amounts of the free (not protein bound circulating in the blood[1]) thyroid hormones -triiodothyronine (T3) and/or thyroxine (T4). Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism.[2] The opposite is hypothyroidism ('sluggish thyroid'), which is the reduced production and secretion of T3 and/or T4.[3] Disease management and therapy differ for thyrotoxicosis caused by hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis caused by other conditions. Thyroid imaging and radiotracer thyroid uptake measurements, combined with serologic data, enable specific diagnosis and appropriate patient treatment.[5] Symptoms and signs[edit] Illustration depicting enlarged thyroid that may be associated with hyperthyroidism

Database: Dane County restaurant health inspections Read health inspection results for Dane County food license holders for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 inspection years. Every food license holder in Dane County is inspected at least once every licensing year by the Public Health Department, which is jointly operated by the Madison and Dane County governments. During those visits, inspectors follow what's called a guide sheet to make notes of needed improvements and health code violations.

Health News Watchdog Blog Ice Bucket Challenge “breakthrough”? Experts pour cold water on superficial reporting The Ice Bucket Challenge — those videos of friends, family members, and celebrities dumping ice water on themselves to promote awareness and funding of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research — was a veritable media sensation in 2014. Now comes the heartwarming follow-up: According to an ALS Association news release, those donation-inducing videos helped fund a […] No, sleeping with a chicken probably won’t save you from Zika or malaria Journalists sure had fun reporting on a study that purportedly showed that live chickens — or chicken feathers to be exact — act as a deterrent to virus-carrying mosquitoes.

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