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Winter health hazards at home

Keeping warm indoors means watching out for heaters and other things that can cause burns and scalds. These simple tips should help to keep you safe.

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Electric shock and burn treatments

Trusted information about electric shock and burn treatment, including what to do in an emergency situation and advice on what to do while waiting for the ambulance

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Electric shock and burn symptoms

Trusted information about electric shock and burn symptoms, including how to stay safe and what to do if someone near you receives an electric shock

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Electric shocks and burns

Trusted information about electric shocks and burns, including what it is, causes, symptoms, safety, treatments and self-care

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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Learn more about this diagnostic test from a trusted source.

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Burns and scalds

Burns are common. Common causes include sunburn, scalds from hot water in the home and chemical burns. Read about the symptoms, treatments, and different types.

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Causes of ADHD

The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.

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Farmer health

Farmers’ health and safety risks are often greater than those for most people. Find out how farming families can stay both physically and mentally healthy.

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Nerve pain (neuralgia)

Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. There are many ways to treat it, such as traditional pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies. Learn how to identify symptoms and manage nerve pain.

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Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can lead to pain, numbness or tingling in one or more parts of the body. Learn more about neuropathy.

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Pericarditis

Pericarditis is inflammation of the thin sheath around your heart. It can lead to problems ranging from swelling to a serious drop in blood pressure.

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