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21 February 2018
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Appendicitis

21 February 2018, Comments: 0

Appendicitis is defined as sore swelling of the appendix. It is important to note that the appendix is a small-sized, thin sac around 2-4 […]


20 February 2018
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Air embolism

20 February 2018, Comments: 0

An air embolism is defined as a bubble trapped within a blood vessel and blocks it. This can occur among scuba divers who spend […]


19 February 2018
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Roseola

19 February 2018, Comments: 0

Roseola is defined as a viral infection usually affecting children between 6 months to 3 years of age. The characteristic sign of roseola is […]


16 February 2018
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Posterior cruciate ligament tear

16 February 2018, Comments: 0

A posterior cruciate ligament tear (PCL) is typically seen in cases of serious trauma to the knee structures. This ligament has a vital role […]


15 February 2018
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Motion sickness

15 February 2018, Comments: 0

Motion sickness is defined as disruption of the inner ear. The condition arises if the brain receives contradictory messages about motion and position in […]