Category: Health

What to Expect When Taking an STD Test

Posted on: September 15, 2020

When you are ready for an STD test, you should be able to find a good doctor in your area who can help you understand what to expect during and after the exam. These tests are important because they will help you determine whether or not you have an STD and if so, the best way to treat it. This can be done by either a simple physical examination or a urine or blood test.…

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What Are the Dangers of Eating Contaminated Food?

Posted on: August 25, 2020

You may ask, what are the dangers of eating contaminated food? If you think about it, there are really no threats in eating food that is properly handled and cooked. However, many customers put faith in the fact that the business they are buying food from has followed all the right procedures in safe food handling. Image credit The biggest threat of eating food that has been tainted is that it may contain harmful bacteria…

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What happens After a Dementia Diagnosis?

Posted on: August 22, 2020

A dementia diagnosis can be frightening, and difficult to take in. It is important that someone who has been recently diagnosed with dementia has people around them who care, family and close friends can provide a support network, as well as medical professionals who can answer questions that the person may have. There are some practical steps that you will need to take as soon as you can after your diagnosis. One of the first…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed problems with Locum Tenens Contracts

Posted on: August 3, 2020

Covid-19 has changed many policies and caused many issues for all walks of life. The workers who are sick with covid-19 are given paid leave to stay at home. It is important to do because it is not an ordinary disease. The weak points of the health system were known but were not as much problematic as they are today. Image credit The policies regarding medical insurance are also changed. Covid-19 has completely revealed the…

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Using Drugs to make us better

Posted on: June 23, 2020

As the human body becomes ill it is natural that we want to do something about it. Drugs have been developed with the pure intention of curing any disease and illness that we have. In the beginning of medicine and treatment all drugs were derived from natural ingredients. We still look at using some of these today, mainly because they still work. For example, the humble Foxglove provides the heart medicine called digitalis. Insulin is…

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Finding out about dementia

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Dementia often gets confused with Alzheimer’s disease. However, they are different conditions. Dementia describes a set of symptoms of memory loss. This is not a disease, but a condition that affects people’s behaviour. Alzheimer’s disease is, however, a neurodegenerative that affects cells in the brain and can lead to dementia.   Image credit Memory loss is not the only symptom of dementia There are several types of dementia, including dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal…

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What Services Do Elderly Care Homes Provide?

Posted on: May 26, 2020

For the vast majority, an elderly care home is the place where the elderly go for care and companionship. They offer convenience for families and residents alike, as well as having facilities to take care of their elderly needs. There are however, some conditions that are necessary before any home can be deemed a care home. Image credit The first thing to consider when researching the qualifications of a home for senior care is the…

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Making sure your drains are flowing fine

Posted on: May 26, 2020

The maintenance of drains is vitally important not only to your home but also to public health. Without proper functioning drainage we would be faced with a severe issue in terms of waterborne diseases such as typhoid or other unpleasant conditions that could be transferred via human waste. The early civilisations soon began to realise that the proper removal of human waste and dirty, used water was of paramount importance, The zenith of the skill…

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The Impact of Staff Shortages in Scottish NHS Hospitals

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Scottish NHS hospitals are facing a crisis. Severe staff shortages combined with increasing user needs have created a three-pronged problem of budget pressures, patient neglect and staff being exposed to harm. Image Credit The shortage of trained nurses in hospitals has led to overloaded work schedules for those still in place, with 60 to 70 per cent of nurses and midwives claiming they are unable to do their job properly as a result. Doctors are…

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