Asthma Questioned

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If you’re waging an all-out war against your child’s asthma, some arms reduction may be appropriate. A recent study suggests that immunotherapy (allergy shots), a traditional defense against asthma, may not help certain kids who take daily asthma medication.

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Injury Awareness Week 2011

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It’s ┬áInjury Awareness Week 2003 in the UK and since all skating activities are prone to head injury, I thought it appropriate to publicise the press release on this site. Remember – if skating, please wear full safety gear – helmet, knee/elbow pads and wrist guards!
INJURY AND YOUNG PEOPLE

A BRIEFING FOR INJURY AWARENESS WEEK

Head injury is the foremost cause of death and disability in young people. In an age of increased motorisation and violence, head injury is a health care problem which is not going to go away.’

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How It’s Done

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CVS may be performed using a transcervical or transabdominal method, depending on which is safer for your pregnancy. The more common transabdominal method is similar to amniocentesis. You lie on the examining table and the doctor uses ultrasound to find a good spot to insert the needle. The site is swabbed with antiseptic and numbed with an injection of anesthetic. A guide needle is inserted through the abdominal wall into the uterus, then a smaller needle is threaded through the guide needle and some chorionic villi tissue is removed. Ultrasound is used throughout the procedure. Click here or on the picture above to see an illustration.

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