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Migraines in Adults

Migraine headaches are often described as throbbing, pounding or pulsating pain, usually at one side of the head, but may also occur on both sides. Pain may also affect the whole head or transfer from one side to another. It is the second most common type of primary headache. Migraine headaches are different from tension headaches, also a type of primary headache. Tension headaches are headaches that still ...

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How to Administer First Aid on Testicular Pain

When there is pain in one or both testicles in the male groin area, it is called testicular or scrotal pain. The testicles are enclosed in sacs called the scrotum. The groin area, in general, is very rich in nerve endings, thus it is highly sensitive, and even minor trauma may lead to discomfort and pain. Pain does not necessarily begin in the testicle, as sometimes it originated somewhere else in the groin ...

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Effective Disaster Management: Triage

Triage is the sorting of patients to properly determine the priority of their [caption id="attachment_463" align="alignright" width="300"] Disease Prevention - Putting on Gloves[/caption] health care needs and the proper site for treatment. In non disaster situations, health care workers assign a high priority to those who are the most critically ill by allocating more resources based on their needs. Triage ...

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Responding Appropriately in Emergencies

What you do during an emergency is crucial in the outcome of the victim’s health. Even if you have not received any first aid certification, you can help in a myriad of ways. In case of an emergency, actions taken by people around the victim are of crucial importance; unfortunately, not many would volunteer to help. There are various reasons as to why people would rather not help in emergencies and accident ...

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First Aid and Disaster Management

Disasters can strike at any time and two things that can mean the difference between life and death is preparedness and having the right training. One key point in disaster management is the quick and the proper administration of first aid to minimize casualties on the side of victims and first responders. No one can predict when a disaster will happen or what will ensue afterwards, but there are some key g ...

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First Aid Treatment for Heat Stroke

Heat stroke, also known as sunstroke, is a form of hyperthermia. It results from doing vigorous physical activity in hot weather or lengthy exposure to high temperatures. Dehydration may also lead to heat stroke especially when under these circumstances. However, it is only considered a heat stroke when the temperature of the body reaches 40˚C (104˚F) or even higher. There are particular factors that increa ...

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Why Learn First Aid and CPR Now

The best time to learn first aid and CPR techniques is now! Perhaps, you have heard, on the news, stories about ordinary people saving other people. These stories of heroism definitely touch our heart. And they are not an unusual thing, they seem to happen almost every week, and there are many more that go unreported. Providing basic first aid and CPR rescue can definitely save lives. Accidents can happen a ...

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Body Lice

Body lice are tiny parasitic insects that are typically found in clothing and sometimes on their beddings and bodies. Body lice appear to be just like head lice and are also related to them, but they rarely infest head hair. ...

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First Aid for Bites and Plant Poisoning

An estimated than one in every five people are victims of some kind of animal bite and also a small proportion are bitten by another person. Dogs account for almost 90% of all reported animal-bite injuries worldwide. ...

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Common Medical Emergencies

Assessing Changes in Consciousness Victims can be responsive or unconscious during a medical emergency. However, most cases not all victims are fully alert and might suffer from impairment in his/her level of consciousness and would respond differently when stimulated. Some victims can readily respond to voice stimulation, whereas others can respond better to physical stimulation. A good assessment of a vic ...

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