Medical Emergencies Archives - Halifax First Aid

17 May 2015
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Appendicitis: A Medical Emergency

17 May 2015, Comments: 0

Appendicitis is the acute inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, vermiform (worm-like) organ that is attached to the cecum (first part […]

26 January 2014
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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment: Metrorrhagia

26 January 2014, Comments: 0

Metrorrhagia is bleeding from the uterus that occurs between anticipated menstrual periods that is a particularly common problem in teenagers and women approaching menopause. […]

28 November 2013
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How to Counter the Sting of a Stargazer

28 November 2013, Comments: 1

Stargazer stings are one of the most venomous to humans all over the world. They have two large poisonous spines located behind their opercle […]

19 November 2013
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Diarrheal Diseases

19 November 2013, Comments: 0

Diarrheal diseases which are especially prevalent in the developing world, cause significant morbidity and mortality. Each year, diarrheal diseases kill an approximate 2 million […]

6 September 2013
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Medical Emergencies: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

6 September 2013, Comments: 0

Carbon monoxide poisoning happens as a direct result of household or industrial incidents that lead to the exposure to carbon monoxide. Moreover, carbon monoxide […]