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Vibration White Finger FAQ

Vibration White Finger, also known as Dead Finger or Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome, is a form of Raynaud’s Syndrome. It’s an injury common to those who work in industrial environments, usually contracted after prolonged use of vibrating, hand-held machinery. This condition affects tens of thousands of industrial workers each year, some of who go on to make vibration white finger... ❯❯❯

Possible Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy consists of a range of non-progressive, non-contagious neurological conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, which then have an impact on human development as well as the individual's movement and coordination. ‘Cerebral’ refers to the area of the brain that is affected, while palsy means complete or partial muscle paralysis. This is also accompanied by a... ❯❯❯

The Increased Health Risks that come with Age

Even though we may become wiser and more astute in old age, there are several health implications that often cannot be avoided. It is important to stay active and healthy throughout life to avoid serious illness, but suffering from age-related concerns is ultimately inevitable. It is important to be aware of the most common issues so we can care for and protect loved ones as well as plan for our... ❯❯❯

Failings In The Healthcare System: Who Is Really To Blame?

In recent years, the UK healthcare system has faced a number of incidents, scandals and issues. Escalation in waiting times and the inquiry into Staffordshire hospitals are just two examples that have caused headlines and have come under intense public scrutiny. Professor Sir Brian Jarman co-founder of the health statistics and research service Doctor Foster, told the Guardian that in 2010 he... ❯❯❯

Hip replacement surgery – cost versus benefits

Total hip replacement surgery is an expensive business and, according to the findings of a study recently presented at the 2013 Meeting of theAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, costs over $6,000 more in Medicare expenses in the seven years after the procedure than other treatments for osteoarthritis-related hip pain. For patients who undergo surgery, however, there appears to be reduced... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Battling the Bulge on Your College Campus

As an academic (or a fan of ‘Band of Brothers’), you may be familiar with the historical Battle of the Bulge during WWII, in which Allied soldiers infiltrated the Ardennes Forest in order to reinforce their offensive line and stop Germany from splitting their forces in half. It is noted as the largest battle of the war and one of the greatest victories for Allied troops, despite heavy... ❯❯❯

5 Senior Benefits of Medical Alert Systems

With the rising number of seniors living at home alone it can put them at a much greater risk of hurting or harming themselves. Moreover, if they do injure themselves and can’t move or yell out for help, how will emergency responders know to help them? Medical alert systems are quickly becoming crucial in saving elderly people’s lives. Whether it’s a slip in the tub, an emergency... ❯❯❯

Working Out During A Juice Cleanse

Some people have complaints of hunger, headaches and other complaints during a juice fast. They wonder if it’s wise to exercise when they feel that way. While it may not be wise to participate in intense workouts during the fast, there is no reason you cannot do less intense workouts to utilize the boost of energy you’ll have on the fast.   Here are four examples of exercises... ❯❯❯

A healthy comparison: counting those calories doesn't have to cost the earth

Counting those calories doesn't have to cost the earth, but it often does. Some diet plans seem to use our desire to shed those pounds as an excuse to sell us expensive products, when it should be possible to craft tasty and filling dishes at much lower prices. But what we don't want is a cheap and inferior alternative which puts us off diet plans for good. Is there an economical and fulfilling... ❯❯❯

Elderly Care In The Spotlight

Sub-Standard Care People are becoming increasingly concerned about the care that their elderly relatives receive. An online survey by the Good Care Guide revealed that 71% of those who provided feedback were concerned with care homes and private agencies. A significant number of people (23%) believed that their elderly relatives receive a sub-standard care from a homecare agency. Quality and... ❯❯❯