What is Tetanus Tetanus is an acute, often fatal, disease caused by an exotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. Tetani usually enters the body through a wound. In the presence of anaerobic (low oxygen) conditions, the spores germinate. Toxins are produced and disseminated via blood and lymphatics. Toxins act at several sites within the… Read More Is Tetanus Fatal? What are symptoms of Tetanus?
Mouthwash can help you spit out loosened plaque and other bits of detritus hiding in the cracks and crevices of your mouth, but so can water. Mouthwash is an addition to proper oral hygiene, not a substitute. It’s not going to take the place of your morning brush or twice-yearly dentist visit. The journal Free Radical Biology and… Read More Is Mouth Wash Harmful
The neuropathologic features of Alzheimer’s Disease include amyloid beta (A-beta) plaques, an abnormal accumulation of A-beta protein outside neuronal cells, and neurofibrillary tangles within the cells. Numerous animal and laboratory studies have shown that Alzheimer’s disease involves oxidative and inflammatory processes, although it is not known whether these processes are a cause or effect of… Read More Which are the Foods that may Cure Alzheimer’s Disease
If snoring happens frequently it can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep and that of your family members. Snoring happens when you can’t move air freely through your nose and throat during sleep. This makes the surrounding tissues vibrate, which produces the familiar snoring sound. People who snore often have too much throat… Read More How to Stop Snoring
The scientific evidence says there are specific antioxidants and minerals that slow the progression in a large percentage of people who are at “high risk” for macular degeneration. Otherwise, all suggestions for vitamins are anecdotal. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts—cloudy… Read More Which Vitamins and Minerals are Needed for Good Eyesight
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease from least to most severe are as follows: Gingivitis Periodontitis Advanced Periodontitis.
Bleeding refers to the loss of blood from blood vessels anywhere in the body. If someone has been wounded and is bleeding, it is important to work quickly to control blood loss. In most cases, you should be able to keep the bleeding under control without much difficulty. In more severe cases, however, uncontrolled or… Read More How to Stop Bleeding
A plaster or larger dressing is usually all that is needed to stop a wound bleeding. However, you might need to apply pressure to the area, and if an arm or leg is affected, you should raise it above heart level. Before putting on a plaster or other dressing, you will need to clean the wound.… Read More How to clean a Wound
Bleeding from small cuts and grazes can be controlled by applying pressure to the cut using a clean, non-fluffy pad (preferably a sterile dressing, if you have one) and by raising the injured body part above the level of the heart, so the bleeding slows down and stops. If it’s your hand or arm, raise… Read More My Injury needs stitches or Not
This information applies to adults and children over one year old. If you want advice for babies under one year old, see What to do if a baby is choking?. Choking happens when someone’s airway suddenly gets blocked, either fully or partly, so they can’t breathe. Mild choking: Encourage them to Cough If the airway is… Read More What to do if Someone is Choking