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    What is Glue Ear?

    Glue ear is a fairly common condition in which the middle ear cavity is filled with fluid instead of air. This condition predominantly affects children and may involve one or both ears. It is also known as otitis media with effusion, middle ear effusion or serous otitis media. What is Glue ear? Glue ear occurs when the middle ear is filled with sticky glue like fluid or serous fluid instead of air....

    Quick Facts on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

    VTE is related to two life-threatening conditions - Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE). DVT is the clotting or thrombosis of blood in deep veins of the body, usually the deep leg veins in the calf or thigh. This can cause pain and swelling in the leg, but more importantly can lead to the complication of pulmonary embolus, where a portion of the thrombus breaks off and travels to...

    Pacifiers

    Tips on weaning your child from the pacifier, including different approaches that can reduce stress for both kids and parents when trying to “ban the dummy!” Many parents are thankful for the invention of pacifiers that can help calm and soothe fussy babies. Infants often use a pacifier or suck on a thumb for comfort, security or simply as a method to make contact with the world. In fact, some babies...

    Benefits of Vitamin D

    Without vitamin D there would be no human life. Vitamin D has long been associated with bone and skeletal health and wellbeing. In the last five years, intensive research had revealed that vitamin D is a powerhouse of wellness and it is readily available in ample, effective amounts through supplementation. The natural source of vitamin D is sunlight – there are also 5 foods that contain vitamin D: Milk Tuna Fatty Fish Eggs Mushrooms...

    Why Flip-flops are bad for you.

    Everything starts from the feet up. If you are wearing poor footwear, then this affects your balance, posture and gait cycle. In turn, this can have other affects on your body. Flip-flops only prevent your feet from getting burnt on the streets or nasty things sticking into you. They Affect Your Posture: Shoes that do not bend the same way as your foot does when walking barefoot alters how you walk, and therefore,...

    What is Metabolic Syndrome?

    Did you know that you might be suffering from Metabolic Syndrome, if you have any three of the below conditions. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together: Abdominal obesity meaning your waistline is more than 40 inches or 102 cm (men) or more than 35 inches or 88 cm (women). Triglycerides level of 150 mg/dl and above or taking medicine for high triglycerides. Good cholesterol level of 40 mg/dl or below...

    Sleep Habits and Disorders of Babies in the first year

    Sleep is a very important physiologic need for a healthy physical and cerebral evolution of a baby. The sleep cycle of a baby depends mainly on their age. In the first 3 months of life, the duration of sleep is 17-20 hours per day. Babies wake up every 2-3 hours for feeding and then go back to sleep until the next meal. At this age, babies experience different emotions. An agitated state...