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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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