Will a stye keep coming back?
Some people are prone to having styes regularly. Blepharitis, a condition in which too much oil is produced by the eyelash glands, can increase the risk of developing styes.
Can Ebola be prevented?
The best way of preventing Ebola is to avoid close contact with people who have the disease.
Can men get anorexia?
Yes, men can develop anorexia. In Australia it is estimated that about 10% of people with anorexia are male.
Can rubella be prevented?
Yes, a rubella vaccine is available and given routinely to children, usually from 12 months of age, as part of the childhood immunisation program. The vaccine is also available for older children and …
How are gallstones treated?
Gallstones that are found incidentally and don't cause symptoms, generally do not need treatment. During an acute attack of biliary colic, treatment focuses on managing the pain with pain-relief medic…
How is gastritis diagnosed?
Your doctor will usually suspect gastritis based upon your symptoms. A blood, stool or breath test may be conducted to test for Helicobacter pylori bacteria. An upper endoscopy (gastroscopy) and tissu…
How is MERS treated?
There is currently no specific treatment for MERS. Treatment is supportive and focuses on managing the symptoms that appear.
How is thalassaemia treated?
The treatment of thalassaemia depends on the type and severity of the condition. No treatment is required for carriers of alpha thalassaemia or beta thalassaemia minor. Haemoglobin H disease and beta …
Is a heart attack the same as a cardiac arrest?
Heart attack and cardiac arrest are two different conditions. A cardiac arrest is the loss of all heart function, leading to collapse and unconsciousness. This can be a result of numerous causes, one …
Is supraventricular tachycardia serious?
Supraventricular tachycardia can vary in severity. This depends on the rate and duration of a rapid heart rate and whether you have other heart conditions. Some possible complications may include: the…