Treating The Problem of Body Lice

Body lice is a type of lice that can live on humans and thrive under human temperatures and conditions. When one is found to be infected with lice, anti-lice shampoos and lice combs are used to dredge them out. How does a person get body lice? Human beings that have a poor bodily hygiene normally have lice on them and it is spread by direct contact with another human being.

Is Your Home Safe for Recovering Family Members?

If you are caring for a family member at home one of the first steps you need to take is to prepare your home for their arrival. Preparing your home for a disabled or ill or injured adult is much the same as childproofing your home for a toddler. Each room must be checked and reorganized, if needed, to make it as accident proof as possible. Here is a checklist to help you identify likely hazards in all areas of the home.

Exercise and Incontinence Go Hand In Hand

Stress incontinence will affect 50% of all women after the age of 40. That's what one study says and it goes on to say that the best, noninvasive therapy is exercise. Exercise and incontinence are two words that will probably be in very woman's vocabulary at some point in their life. Just what is stress incontinence? The bladder and the urethra and the sphincter muscles are all supported by the muscle group in the pelvic floor.

Bed Bug Safety Tips for the Home Care Worker

Workers in home care assist patients in their homes closely. House cleaning is part of the job. When the home is clean it fulfills the mental aspect of order and cleanliness. Bed bugs have infiltrated many people's homes in spite of the efforts to keep the home safe and clean. Hopefully these tips can help the average caregiver of home care worker to defeat them.

Different Types of Oximeters

There are several types of oximeters out there but which is the best for you and your family? First, let's start with a little background information about the oximeter. An Oximeter is a medical device that indirectly measures the blood oxygen level of a patient's blood. The device is often attached to a medical monitor so staff at hospitals can monitor the blood oxygen levels at all times.

How to Save Your Office From Getting Sick

With a record number of flu cases in the UK this winter, it has meant many millions of pounds lost in missed days at work and probably millions more spent on flu remedies, painkillers and tissues. Unfortunately there are many people that make the spread of flu worse by trying to soldier through their illness and end up infecting half their office by coughing their germs into the air.

Performing a Medical Symptoms Check Timing

To do your own symptoms check, you have to be a health detective for yourself. In order to solve the clue of your health problem, you need to ask yourself the right questions to tackle the reasons in a reasonable and systematic way. You will need to follow particular steps to come out with an acceptable result for your health check, these steps include: Timing related questions.

Ensuring Food Safety During Cooking With A Food Thermometer

What exactly is a food thermometer and why do people use one? A food thermometer is fundamentally one that is used in most kitchens to measure the temperature of cooked foods which should be high enough so that any food-borne bacteria can be killed. Most people love to cook especially housewives whom just got married and learning to cook for their family with newly born kids.

What Is a Thermometer and How to Choose the Right One for Your Baby

"Thermo-" means "warm" and "meter" means something used to measure. In short, a thermometer is a device (not necessarily medically) to measure the temperature (how hot or cold something is) or temperature gradient using different principles. How does a thermometer work? A thermometer has a temperature sensor that is able to detect temperature change and convert the change into a value which is readable.

Regulation Regarding Purchase Of a Pulse Oximeter

A pulse oximeter is a medical device that is put on a translucent part of the body, usually a fingertip, a toe, or an earlobe, in order to determine the level of oxygen saturation in the blood of a patient. Pulse oximeter is a very delicate medical instrument with state of the art technologies that makes it perform its basic functions. There are minute components that make up the device, such as LED lights, sensors, LCD displays, proprietary chips, etc.

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