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Types of Soft Toys

There are of course plenty of different types of soft toys available for kids of all ages. Broadly speaking you will be looking at two categories thereof – on the one hand you have the educational toys, and on the other hand there will be the “classic” soft toys, the comforting toys like teddy bears…

Giardiasis a Tropical Disease

TROPICAL DISEASES GIARDIASIS Definition:- This is an infestation caused by Giardia intestinalis (also called G. lamblia and duodenalis). Maximum infections are sporadic due to fecal contamination of food or drink, by person to person or anal-oral sexual contact. Travelers, campers, male homosexuals and persons with low immune status are also affected. Incubation period 1-3 weeks.…

Skeeter Syndrome – Mosquito Allergy Information

Most people are familiar with the itching and mild discomfort usually associated with a mosquito bite. But for some individuals, a mosquito bite has much more serious consequences cause by an allergy to the polypeptides in the mosquitos saliva. When a mosquito bites, in not only sucks blood, but it also injects saliva to thin…

Which STDs Can Be Cured?

Quite a lot of times I have heard anecdotes of people avoiding STD tests because they’re scared of knowing for sure that they have a sexually transmitted disease. They’d prefer to stay in the dark, but while there may have been a twisted logic to this some years ago when little could be done about…

Hemorrhoids Or Piles – Why, What & How to Stop

Haemorrhoid or commonly known as piles in simple words are the swollen blood vessels which develop inside or outside the anus (The opening at the lower end of the alimentary canal through which solid waste is eliminated from the body). These swollen vessels can cause pain & irritation & it can bleed or become infected,…

Top 10 Solid Examples of Pavlov Classical Conditioning in Action

What’s Pavlov Classical Conditioning? This theory can be defined as a form of associative learning that was first demonstrated by Ivan Pavlov, a Russian psychologist. Since Ivan Pavlov founded this theory with his breakthrough research techniques, it’s also known as “Pavlov classical conditioning.” More Explanation On Pavlov Classical Conditioning The typical procedure for inducing this theory involves pairing an unknown…

Causes and Symptoms of Blood Transfusion Reaction

What is this Condition? Transfusion reaction accompanies or follows intravenous administration of blood components. Its severity varies from mild (fever and chills) to severe (acute kidney failure or complete vascular collapse and death), depending on the amount of blood transfused, the type of reaction, and the person’s general health. What Causes it? Hemolytic reactions (red…

Understanding Dementia and Functional Limitations in the Elderly

Dementia in the elderly can produce significant deficits in functional abilities, which can affect their ‘independence’ and ‘safety’ living at home, especially if living alone. This can include: difficulty tending to basic self-care needs such as hygiene, bathing, dressing, etc.; difficulty with taking medications on schedule everyday; preparing and eating adequate meals; increased risk for…