Can foetal alcohol syndrome be prevented?
On an individual level, foetal alcohol syndrome can be prevented by not consuming any alcohol during pregnancy. A 'safe' level of alcohol consumption in pregnancy is unknown. On a wider level, preven…
Can I be reinfected with yellow fever?
If you are vaccinated against yellow fever, or have recovered from a past yellow fever infection, you are protected from being reinfected.
Can pancreatic cancer be cured?
Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer usually has a poor prognosis and is often terminal, so remission is difficult to achieve.
Can PMS be prevented?
For some women, some symptoms of PMS can be reduced by lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet, regular exercise and managing stress.
Can torticollis be prevented?
There is not much you can do to prevent torticollis, other than maintaining a good sleep posture and trying not to strain your neck. If torticollis appears in your child, treating it early will help r…
How are growing pains diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose growing pains by excluding other possible causes of limb pain.
How are growing pains treated?
There is no effective treatment or cure for growing pains. Leg massages and heat packs can help with the pain. Pain-relief medications such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be used.
How are middle ear infections diagnosed?
Middle ear infections are diagnosed based on the symptoms and on an ear examination using an instrument called an otoscope. An infection will show as redness or cloudiness, presence of a fluid or an i…
How is a deep vein thrombosis treated?
If deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is found, the treatment goals include stopping the clot from growing and preventing any new blood clots from forming. DVT may be treated by anticoagulation drugs, which p…
How is hepatitis A transmitted?
The hepatitis A virus spreads via the oral-faecal route, often through food and water that is contaminated with human bodily waste.
How is hives diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose hives by looking at your skin and asking about your symptoms, medical history and any family members with an allergy or skin condition. To figure out what is triggering sympt…