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First Aid Solutions for Specific Industries

Irrespective of how safe we try to make our homes, workplaces or vacation sites; Accidents are bound to happen. Knowing this fact and fully appreciating the inherent dangers; most employers, parents and businessmen make attempts to avail appropriate first aid kits for their premises, homes and workplaces. First Aid kits are therefore broadly divided into Home first aid kits, Business first aid Kits and Indu ...

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Testicular Swelling: Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

A testicular lump or swelling refers to an enlarged testicle or an abnormal growth on a person’s testicle. Testicular lump or swelling is often caused by testicular torsion, orchitis, testicular injury or testicular cancer. Causes of swelling around or next to the testicle may indicate a hydrocele, epididymitis, an inguinal hernia or a varicocele. A person with a testicular lump or swelling may also have sc ...

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Sty

Sty refers to a bacterial infection that affects a small gland in the eyelid, which releases fluid to keep the eye lubricated.  Bacteria begin to proliferate in a gland when it gets obstruct with skin cells. The growth of bacteria may lead to inflammation of the eyelid, thus, resulting in sty. Stys usually occur at the edge of the eyelid – where the eyelids connect. A sty nearer to the center of the eyelid ...

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Hyperventilation Attack

Hyperventilation attack is also called panic attack which is characterized by the recurrent bouts of intense fear. The exact cause of panic attacks is still not known. Important: This blog post is for information purposes only. Learn how to manage and recognize breathing emergencies such as hyperventilation by enrolling in St Mark James first aid classes. Signs and symptoms of hyperventilation attacks The m ...

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A MEDICAL CONDITION OF POISONING

Millions of poisonings are reported to poison control centres every year, with many deaths. It is important to note that just because a package does not have a warning label doesn't mean it is safe. You should consider poisoning if someone suddenly becomes sick for no apparent reason. In the context of biology, poisons are substances that cause disturbances to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or othe ...

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Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) also known as spastic colon and irritable colon, is a condition that results in bloating, abdominal, constipation and diarrhoea  The exact cause of the condition is not known yet, but it has been reported that factors such as infection, certain foods and even emotional stress may contribute to the condition. Treatment relies on eliminating the known causes such as the food tha ...

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Understanding the Contents of Your First Aid Kit

Every first aid kit contains more or less the same equipment. It is important that you understand the purpose of all equipment and are able to use the contents properly. The following instructions will help you use each piece of equipment properly and carefully. The list only gives you basic information about how to use the specified equipment. Therefore, it is recommended that you acquire proper training f ...

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First Aid for Snake Bites

Even though most of the snakes in North America are not poisonous they can trigger allergic reactions in many people. Thousands of people are sufferers of snake bites, with trekkers and people living in the wilderness being the most susceptible to snake bites. Make sure you are safe from poisonous snakes such as rattlesnakes, water moccasins, coral snakes, copperheads, vipers and cobras as their bites can b ...

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What To Do During Disasters

Disasters can occur anytime, anywhere. It is essential that you know what to do in case disaster strikes. This article provides a summary of the natural disasters that are most likely to occur in Canada and how to ensure personal safety in case of these disasters occur. 1.     Floods Communities along major lakes, rivers and its tributaries are most commonly affected by floods. Water level rises causing it ...

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