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Mental Retardation

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INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY An individual with mental retardation (MR) is best characterized as having both low to below-average thinking and reasoning skills as measured by a standardized intelligence test, and a limited ability to function in areas of daily life including communications, self-care, and social and interpersonal skills. A diagnosis of MR also requires that the condition occur in the developmental years, prior to age 18. RISK FACTORS This affects about 1%-3% of the population. Only 25% of the cases have a direct reason why intellectual disability is acquired. Here are some examples of the risk factors: Infections (before, during and » » » [Read more]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2-3 years of age. CAUSES Not long ago, the answer to this question would have been “we have no idea“. Research is now delivering the answers. Most cases of autism appear to be caused by a » » » [Read more]

And the Best Exercise for Losing Fat Is...

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Do you want to lose fat and get a flat stomach? Would you like to improve your energy levels and feel healthier and more alive at the same time? In that case, there’s one form of exercise that arguably trumps all the others. And that is… walking! Let’s take a look at why walking is the king of the hill when it comes to losing weight and improving your health. Walking vs Running One of the best-known forms of exercise for losing weight is undoubtedly running. This will be what many people turn to first when beginning a weight loss » » » [Read more]

For Men Aged 40 Years Old And Above

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The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ. Many men experience urinary changes as they age, which may be caused by inflammation or enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlarged prostate gland, however, does not always cause urinary problems. Troublesome urinary symptoms are rarely symptoms of prostate cancer.

How to Get Rid of Tonsil Stones

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Are you having issues with recurrent throat infections, bad breath, and pain when swallowing? You could very well be suffering from tonsil stones. Also known as tonsilloliths, tonsil stones are calcified debris that have become trapped within the crypts of your tonsils. There are many ways to get rid of these stones, but here are the top 5 methods: 1. Treatment with Antibiotics By visiting your doctor, they can treat the stones with antibiotics. This can help to an extent as many times the stones are composed of decaying food particles, which in turn promote the growth of bacteria. By » » » [Read more]

PAGSPHIL 5th Biennial Convention

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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Society of the Philippines (PAGSPHIL) 5th Biennial Convention Reproductive Concerns of Girls Mar 15 – 16, 2015 Quezon City Sports Club featuring Nam D. Tran, MD, PhD from University of California San Francisco and esteemed local speakers FEATURED TOPICS: Multidisciplinary Management of Ambiguous Genitalia The Dangers of Sex: STIs in the Young Drug Addition in the Young Controversies in Aesthetic Surgery in the Young How to Talk to Teens About Sexual Health Healthy Relationship Choices: The Adolescent Empowered Adolescent Contraception, a Proactive Approach Examination of the Girl Child, What’s the Minimum? Putting to Good Use the » » » [Read more]

Deciding on Joint Replacement Surgery

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Joint replacement surgery is a decision that is to be taken after a careful consideration of several factors. Joint pain can be difficult to handle but how much it is affecting your daily life and whether it is responding to alternative treatments are just some of the key areas that need to be analyzed before going for the surgery.

Cosmetic surgery: what you need to know

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Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more in demand as time goes by, showed by statistics taken from previous year’s data. Despite it becoming more common, and more in demand it is important to know the basics of a procedure that you might be interested in. Or, what you are entitled too if you endure some unsatisfactory results with cosmetic surgery. Some of the unsatisfactory risk factors of cosmetic surgery can be off-putting, this is why it’s important to understand them – this way you won’t get them unexpectedly. Some of these include bleeding, infection, pain and discomfort, skin graft » » » [Read more]