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Health News Archive - April 24, 2005

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE Abstract Baby massage classes are increasingly popular and many health visitors are undertaking training to run them. This paper looks at the evidence base for baby massage.

Unsupervised overexercise in the prison population can lead to exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition that can lead to kidney damage and/or failure. Knowledge deficit of the risk from this activity will be addressed.

The essentials * The aetiology of breast pain is poorly understood. * All discrete breast lumps should be referred to a specialist breast clinic. * Establish if a discharge is single or multiduct, and unilateral or bilateral. * An untreated lactational infection may lead to a breast abscess.

Abstract Brain tumors in pregnancy are uncommon occurrences. A 48-year- old female at 36 2/7 weeks of gestation presented with right-sided weakness and parasthesias, a facial droop, and an unsteady gait.

Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.