Sickness

“MOM, I want to vomit!”: it is by these words is the sickness in children. In this case, you stop the vehicle on the side of the road, expect that the child has vomited, and then you resume the road in poor conditions, because you already know that things will manage when you will be arrived or that your sick child will lull. But much inconvenience can be avoided by a better understanding of the phenomenon of “evil of transport” and the means to fight.

Useful measures before departure

Sickness

1 – The child must be rested
The first of the conditions is to make the journey to the child after a good night’s rest. A time of insufficient sleep increases the nauseous phenomena. Also, check it early layer and throw it at the last moment. Unnecessary that he is half asleep at all the preparations. Continue reading “Sickness”

Doctor, Overmedication…: how to limit the risks?

To limit adverse effects and accidents related to these products, the simplest is, where possible, to limit their decision-making. Whatever the objective and the duration of the treatment, it is also essential to respect rules of good use.

According to the latest survey of health insurance in Europe on major drug classes, the French are aware that drugs are active products that can present a risk1. They are also the largest consumer of drugs in value and the latter volume2 : 42% of the more than 18 years took at least a drug all the jours1, a proportion that increases with age.

the treatment

Any drug has potential risks

If medicines remain indispensable, or even vital in certain pathologies, they present potential risks, so-called iatrogenic, users need to be aware. Continue reading “Doctor, Overmedication…: how to limit the risks?”

BRAIN TUMORS AND MOBILE PHONE: THE DOUBT PERSISTS …

We search, we check, we test, scientists continue to study possible health risks of mobile phones. Remember, he is regularly suspected of increasing the frequency of brain tumor.

-In search of a possible tumor
-Tumor rather on one side than the other?

In search of a possible tumor

Some think that we are relentlessly for several years to detect brain tumors related to the intensive use of mobile phones. Others believe that it applies to legitimately and conscientiously check their innocuite. Mais regardless of which side one takes, studies come since the 90s, when an increased incidence of lymphomas has been demonstrated in rats exposed to magnetic fields.

FOOT IN BRAIN

But so far, except a few trials discussed scientifically and methodologically, the results are consistent with a lack of increased risk of brain tumors in mobile. Portent enthusiasts, a new study led the research as far and sown doute. Etant given the rarity of brain tumors, or gliomas, this is what we call a case-control study, which compares the phone habits of a population of patients with glioma a control population free of tumor. The first group included nearly 1,000 subjects, in whom a brain tumor was diagnosed between late 2000 and early 2004. The control group consisted of about 1,700 people. Extensive data on their use of mobile phone were collected: date of commencement of use, frequency, aircraft type, analog or digital, etc.. Continue reading “BRAIN TUMORS AND MOBILE PHONE: THE DOUBT PERSISTS …”

High heat and medicines

Since the 2003 heat wave, health authorities were better studied the links between drugs and large heat. Can drugs aggravate the effects of the thermometer? How store them?… The answers with Anne Castor health products safety agency.

In August 2003, the France was going through an unprecedented heat wave and 15 000 elderly people died. In order to avoid that such a tragedy does not happen again, the French Agency of sanitary safety of health products (Afssaps) provided an update on the proper use of drugs for heat wave1.

High heat and medicines

Some medications to monitor

Excessive heats asked the Organization an effort of adaptation, particularly challenging for vulnerable people: older children, infants, people with underlying diseases (particularly cardiovascular, renal, and neuropsychiatry) or critiques… Continue reading “High heat and medicines”

The flu (or swine flu) Influenza

A (H1N1) can occur in mild or show a course that is sometimes quite serious. The symptoms of this variety, however, mostly flu are similar to those of classical seasonal and include fever with rapid onset, myalgias and arthralgias, headache, anorexia, fatigue and, sometimes, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Among the various aspects symptom of the condition to be counted even those that correlate with a worsening of existing chronic diseases such as pneumonia and respiratory failure that may be associated.

It should also be noted in this connection, that those who are infected are already potentially infectious during the incubation of the disease when the symptoms are still to come: an adult infected, in fact, can transmit the virus to a healthy individual when he still feels in good health, then, from the first appearance of symptoms, is still contagious for a period or up to seven days.

Influenza

Children, especially those in the earliest age, they may spread the virus for longer periods. Furthermore, the human transmission of this virus strain is also generally or by coughing and sneezing of those who are carriers (droplets of saliva and nasal secretions), or through contact with infected mucus from the hands airways. Continue reading “The flu (or swine flu) Influenza”