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COLORECTAL CANCER

The incidence of colorectal cancer in western countries ranks second only to cancer of the lung. It is unusual to see this malignancy before the age of 40 in both men and women and the incidence reaches its peak between the ages of 75 and 80 years. 50 per cent of large bowel malignancies occur […]

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY: SPORTS AND EPILEPSY

“My daughter is a competitive swimmer. She feels that her anticonvulsant medication slows her down and tends to skip it on the days before her meets. I’m afraid that she will have a seizure. What should I tell her?” You should tell her that the medication is far less likely than a seizure to interfere […]

WHEN EPILEPSY BECOMES A HANDICAP: SOME RARE DISABLING CONDITIONS LENNOX GASTAUT SYNDROME

A few of the children who are most severely disabled with epilepsy suffer from a rare condition, Lennox Gastaut syndrome. These children have very severe learning disabilities, it is impossible to control their seizures with drugs, and their condition gradually deteriorates. A drug called felbamate can give some seizure control, but the drug itself has […]

«судорожный легочный синдром» и «хриплый бронхит».

Бронхиальная астма – 3 (что это) В отличие от многих заболеваний, вину за которые можно возложить на образ жизни современного человека, астма известна уже с древних времён. Само название «астма» происходит от греческого слова, означающего одышку или «дыхание с открытым ртом». Древние греки относились к астме с уважением, считая её священной болезнью, которая появляется после […]

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RK (RADIAL KERATOTOMY)

Referring to statistics based on studies of 15,126 patients who underwent RK in the United States, Robert H. Marmer, M.D., in private practice of ophthalmology in Atlanta, in June 1984, told Ophthalmology Times, the monthly magazine distributed to the entire ophthalmic profession, “Radial keratotomy appears to be safe and effective, judging from results with patients […]

METABOLIC CAUSES OF OBESITY AND EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

The Metabolic Unit at the University of Wales in Cardiff has been investigating evening primrose oil (Efamol) in severely obese patients. The Cardiff doctors found that 30% of their patients had low sodium-potassium-ATPase activity, and they felt that this group had a metabolic cause for their obesity. This complicated-sounding substance is an enzyme which is […]

PREVENTION OF LOCAL RECURRENCE – RADIATION AFTER AN OPERATION

Radiation after an operation is often recommended when it is either suspected or definitely known that cancer cells have been left behind. You will remember from the chapter on surgery that the chances of not being able to completely remove the cancer can be reduced by careful assessment before the operation. Postoperative radiation is more […]

PREVENTION OF LOCAL RECURRENCE – RADIATION TREATMENT

Radiation treatment is often recommended before or after surgical removal of a primary cancer. It is important that you understand what can be gained by doing this. Firstly, as I mentioned in the previous section, the addition of radiation to surgical removal of a primary cancer very rarely makes any difference to the chance of […]

CHILD’S HEALTH/SPECIFIC PROBLEM BEHAVIOURS: BITING

Biting is a distressing manifestation of aggressive behaviour in young children. More common in boys than girls, it is most common in the toddler and preschool age groups. The behaviour can be directed against parents, siblings or peers. Cause The immediate cause of biting is often the child being angry or frustrated, usually at not […]

SUPER LOVE FOR SUPER SEX/LOVE-MAP LANDMARKS: DESCRIBE YOUR MOST

THREATENING OPPOSITE-SEX CHILDHOOD FOE It may be difficult to recall, but try to think of that one girl or boy of the opposite gender who seemed to clash with you. This most likely would have taken place around later elementary school, when the genders are trying to mix in a society that blocks that mixture […]