Coagulopathy

Coagulopathy is a condition in which the blood’s ability to coagulate – clot – is impaired. This would mean that if someone had a serious bleed, the bodies’ ability to form clots and stop the bleeding would be reduced. This condition can cause prolonged or excessive bleeding, which occurs typically during any sort of medical […]

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. It is a gas that is smaller than the oxygen and carbon dioxide molecules in the air. Sources can include cars, machines, gas central heating or cookers. The gas is colourless and odourless, and in concentrations, it can be fatal. The Science behind Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In every red […]

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Poisoning

Cleaning Products Poisoning

Thousands of children and infants need medical care for poisoning from products commonly found in and around the home. Although the long-term injury is rare, the anxiety and distress caused to both child and parents could be avoided by increased awareness. Remember, this type of poisoning can happen to anyone, no matter what age they […]

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Food poisoning

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is usually caused by eating food or drink that is contaminated with bacteria or viruses and can develop within hours or maybe a day after eating the contaminated food. Some food poisoning is caused by poisons from bacteria already in the food. The salmonella or E. coli group of bacteria, which are found […]

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Poisons

A poison which is also called a toxin is defined as a substance which, if taken into the body in sufficient quantity, may cause temporary or permanent damage. Poisons are not only swallowed or found in food, they are also absorbed through the skin, inhaled, splashed into the eyes, or injected into the body. Once the […]

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