Can pulmonary embolism be prevented?
Because the most common cause of pulmonary embolism is deep vein thrombosis, prevention involves reducing the likelihood of developing deep vein thrombosis. This may include: not smoking; exercising r…
Does wrapping a baby help it to sleep?
Wrapping or swaddling a small baby in the first three months or so of life can help them settle and sleep. It is important that nothing covers your baby's face, and to stop wrapping them once they can…
How common is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is quite common. Over a million Australians are affected by it.
How do people get toxoplasmosis?
People get toxoplasmosis by ingesting food or cat feces contaminated with Toxoplasma gondii.
How is cerebral palsy (CP) treated?
The damage to the brain that causes cerebral palsy (CP) cannot be reversed. Treatments can help to improve mobility and quality of life with CP. Medications, surgery, physiotherapy and other treatment…
How is dengue fever treated?
There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. Antibiotics and existing antiviral medications have no effect on the virus. If you are suffering from dengue fever, treatment will focus on rest, repla…
How is gonorrhea diagnosed?
Gonorrhea may be diagnosed from tests on a urine sample, or a swab sample from the cervix in women or the urethra in men.
How is Parkinson's disease treated?
Most people with Parkinson's disease are treated with medications, including levodopa, dopamine agonists and Monoamine oxidase-B (MAO-B) inhibitors. For some people whose symptoms are not well control…
How is polymyalgia rheumatic treated?
Polymyalgia rheumatic is treated with low-dose corticosteroid medication.
How much blood is it normal for women to lose during their period?
Menstrual flow varies between women, but it is common for it to be up to 80 milliliters. If you have to change your tampon or sanitary pad more than once an hour, this can indicate very high flow that…
Should I clean behind my baby boy's foreskin?
The foreskin is fused to the head of the penis and retracts on its own around the age of puberty. Until then, there is no need to clean under it.