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First aid

First aid is promptly helping people who are suddenly sick or hurt. For example, first aid is used at accidents to help an injured person until they receive medical treatment. First aid is also used to help people who suddenly become sick, until ...

                                               

First aid kit

First aid kits are used to perform first aid on injured people. A first aid kit often contains the following items: Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes. Eye wash solution to flush the eyes. Thermometer Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towe ...

                                               

Gateway drug theory

Gateway drug theory is the idea that once a person uses one illegal drug, they are more likely to use other drugs. It is also called stepping-stone theory, escalation hypothesis, or progression hypothesis. If the gateway theory is true, people wh ...

                                               

Hallucination

A hallucination is seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or feeling things that do not really exist. Usually people have to be awake and conscious to have hallucinations. That way, a person who sees or hears something that is not really there has a ...

                                               

Healing

Healing is a process that happens in the body. Through healing, cells are able to repair damaged tissue. There are two different ways healing can happen: The damaged tissue is replaced with scar tissue. This is called repair The damaged tissue is ...

                                               

Hiccups

The hiccups are a discomfort in which one randomly gasps due to bubbles in the diaphragm. This is not a disease but a temporary discomfort, although hiccups can last as long as years.

                                               

Hypertrophy

In biology, hypertrophy is the increase in size of an organ, beyond normal growth. Hypertrophy happens because the cells grow bigger. The condition where an organ is bigger, because there are more cells is called hyperplasia. Some cells like adip ...

                                               

International health

International health means two different, but related, things. It means care of people who travel from one country to another, and knowledge of diseases foreign to the traveler. It also means people from one country trying to improve health in an ...

                                               

Intoxication

Intoxication is the state of being affected by one or more psychoactive drugs. It can also refer to the effects caused by the ingestion of poison or by the overconsumption of normally harmless substances. People who drink too much alcohol become ...

                                               

Massage

Massages refer to rubbing a particular place on the body. They are often performed when a certain part of the human body is injured, strained or in cramps. Massages are often performed on human feet, backs and arms, but can be done on many parts ...

                                               

Mental capacity

For a general discussion of mental capacity, see Intelligence Mental capacity in law is a term used to describe a persons ability to be able to make decisions for themselves and to be able to understand what those decisions will mean for them. So ...

                                               

Muteness

Muteness means not being able to speak. A person that can not speak using sound is called a mute. It is a type of speech disorder. A person who chooses not to speak can also be said to be mute.

                                               

Mutilation

Mutilation is when the way a human body looks is permanently changed. This change may be due to an accident, or it may be the result of torture. Losing a part of the body like a hand, or permanent scars different looking skin after a bad injury h ...

                                               

Nebulizer

Nebuliser is a medical instrument or device which is used give extra supply of air to the persons suffering from Asthma or any having any breathing problems to breathe in properly. It is also used for the patients with runny nose or nasal stroke.

                                               

Nocturnal enuresis

Nocturnal enuresis, also called bedwetting, is a health issue that is often caused by or the symptom of certain health troubles. It happens when a person involuntarily urinates while she is asleep.

                                               

Occupational Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health is a set of laws that have been made to protect the health and the safety of people when they are working. Health and safety rules will vary a lot from one country to another. Some countries have very strict rules. ...

                                               

Osteopathy

                                               

Poison

Poisons are substances which cause death or injury when taken in by a living thing. It may be taken in as drink or food, or absorbed through the skin. The damage is usually done by a chemical reaction. The effect of the poison varies with the amo ...

                                               

Ritual purification

Ritual purification is the ritual prescribed by a religion by which a person is considered to be free of uncleanliness. Many religgions require that those worshipping should be in this state. Ritual purity is a state of ritual cleanliness. Ritual ...

                                               

Saturated fat

Saturated fat is a kind of fat. It contains no double bonds. It contains carbon atoms that are fully saturated with hydrogen. Saturated fats are usually solid at room temperature. They have no double bonds, while unsaturated fat has one or two. I ...

                                               

Sauna

A sauna is a small room or building that is made hot. The heat of a sauna is calming and makes the person using it sweat. This is believed to help people be more healthy though it causes stress on the body by overheating. Today many countries and ...

                                               

Search and rescue

Search and rescue is when people look for a person who is lost or in danger. It is usually carried by ships, helicopters, or land vehicles that are specially equipped. Most of these missions take place at sea or in the mountains. Search and rescu ...

                                               

Stress (biology)

Stress is a word used in biology and medicine to describe changes that can be seen in organisms. Stress can be physical or mental. Stress can describe a pressure, like the pressure of a persons upper teeth on their lower teeth while chewing. Stre ...

                                               

Stress management

Stress management is the name for a number of techniques to control the level of psychical stress situations. It is usually done to impove everyday functioning. Stress produces many physical and mental symptoms which are different in every indivi ...

                                               

Surgical mask

A surgical mask, also known as a procedure mask, medical mask or simply as a face mask, is a mask. It is intended to be worn by health professionals during surgery and during nursing. Such masks are used to catch the bacteria shed in liquid dropl ...

                                               

Tacuinum sanitatis

The Tacuinum Sanitatis is a medieval handbook mainly on health. It is based on the Taqwim al‑sihha تقويم الصحة, an eleventh-century Arab work an health by Ibn Butlan of Baghdad. The text exists in several variant Latin versions. It describes in d ...

                                               

Thirst

Thirst is the need to drink water or some other liquid. People can survive quite a while without food, but without something to drink they die very quickly. See dehydration.

                                               

Vector (biology)

A vector in biology is an animal on or in which a small living thing gets transported. The vector gets no benefit and sometimes loses fitness by the arrangement. The term is most used for the transport of parasites and agents of disease. So, dead ...

                                               

ViSalus

ViSalus is a health and fitness products company that sells weight-management products, energy drinks, and nutritional supplements. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and Troy, MI and is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. ViSalus Chief Ma ...

                                               

Weight loss

Weight loss is when a person weighs less than before. A person can lose weight by running, swimming or doing any other activity. Also, a person might eat a healthier diet to lose weight. There are many diet and exercises programs available to los ...

                                               

Yo-yo effect

The Yo-yo effect means people quickly gaining weight after a diet. Other words for this activity are yo-yo dieting or weight cycling. Peoples weight can move down and back up like a yo-yo when they follow several diets one after another. A person ...

                                               

Bath

A bath or bathtub is a basin large enough for people sit in when washing their body. The bath is usually in the bathroom. A less common name for a bath is a washtub. Sometimes people will add scents, oils and salts to the bath for better experien ...

                                               

Blanket

A blanket is a large, usually rectangular piece of cloth, generally used on a bed over a sheet to keep the sleeping person warm. Some blankets are knitted or crocheted while others are made of two layers of cloth sewn together with stuffing in th ...

                                               

Cushion

A cushion is a soft bag of material, filled with wool, hair, feathers, or even paper in small pieces. It may be used for sitting on to make a chair or couch more comfortable. Cushions can be used for body support. Cushions and rugs can be used ou ...

                                               

Detergent

A detergent is a chemical that people use in washing things. Many people use washing powder, which is a type of detergent, when they need to clean their clothes. It is also used to clean glasses and other items.

                                               

Fire blanket

A fire blanket is a type of blanket that can be used to put out a fire. A fire blanket includes fire-resistant material to prevent it from burning when it is being used. Like the fire extinguisher, it is a fire safety material. It can be used in ...

                                               

Garage

A residential garage is a garage that is part of a house or similar building. Some garages are directly connected called "attached" to the house, while others are separate and called a "detached" garage". The garage will have a large garage door ...

                                               

Hearth

A hearth is a brick or stone lined fireplace or oven that is used for cooking and heating. Historically, the hearth was the center of the home, as it provided heat for the house. Its Latin name is focus. That is why "focus" is used for many kinds ...

                                               

Home economics

                                               

Homeowner association

A homeowner association is an American real estate term. It is a corporation formed by a real estate developer to market, manage, and sell homes and lots in a residential place. Later, after a neighborhood is settled, the term may describe a grou ...

                                               

Housecleaning

Housecleaning is what people do to remove mess, trash, and dirt from houses and put things where they belong so the house looks neat. Housecleaning makes it easier to see the floor and furniture without clutter in the way. It also leaves fewer pl ...

                                               

Ironing

Ironing means getting the creases out of clothes after they have been washed and dried. Ironing is done with a tool called an "iron". It is called an iron because in past centuries it was made of iron, a type of metal. The iron is heated before i ...

                                               

Living room

A living room is a room in a home. The living room in a home is shared by the people living in the home. In the living room they talk with each other and their guests and do other things such as reading or watching television. The furniture can i ...

                                               

Mobile home

A mobile home, or house trailer, is a moving home which can be pulled behind a truck, tractor or strong car on major roads. Some mobile homes have multiple sections, such as with a double-wide trailer, which can be joined together after being pul ...

                                               

Pillow

A pillow is a soft cushion that a person puts under their head when they are sleeping in a bed. A pillow is made from two pieces of cloth that are sewn together and stuffed with a soft material, such as feathers, duck down, or synthetic batting m ...

                                               

Sink

A sink is a place for washing. In homes, sinks are in kitchens and bathrooms. A sink has a bowl or basin, one or two taps, and a drain. Water comes out of the taps; the bowl holds the water. The drain lets the water flow out. Some sinks may have ...

                                               

Toilet

A toilet is a place where humans get rid of waste that comes from their bodies. Most toilets use water and to flush the waste through plumbing into a sewage system. However, some modern toilets do not use water, and are called dry toilets. A room ...

                                               

Leisure

Leisure is when a person can choose what to do. During a persons leisure time, they do not have an obligation to be at school or work at a job. During leisure time, people can do fun activities, family activities, or other non-work activity, such ...

                                               

Backpacking (wilderness)

Backpacking is hiking in the outdoors with a backpack full of all your food, clothing, water, and shelter. Usually, backpackers hike in groups to stay safer. They must think to bring first aid supplies, sleeping bags, tents, rain gear, stoves, fo ...

                                               

Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping is an adventurous sport in which people jump from higher ground such as a bridge with an elastic rope tied to their ankles to stop them from hitting the ground. The rope is designed to stretch, not break. When the rope has stretche ...

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