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Gout is most commonly known as a disorder of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint of the foot. In other words, the base of the big toe where you would find another problem known as a “Bunion”. Gout is not however a bunion (though often mistaken as such) A bunion is …

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Sciatica & Treatments

Sciatica is the term used to describe a radiating pain down the back of the leg which can range from the buttock all the way to the foot. Sciatica is caused by a pinch or irritation of the nerve, most frequently at root where the nerve emerges from the spinal …

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Using Adrenaline (Epinephrine)

Adrenaline is a natural substance that occurs in the bodies of all humans, and it is also made as a medicine. Its official name was recently changed to ‘Epinephrine’ but many Doctors and other health care professionals still refer to it as ‘adrenaline’.   Everything in medicine has a benefit, …

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How to put a medical kit together

A medical kit for marine use could well contain several hundred items, and finding the right piece of equipment shouldn’t become like the proverbial pin and haystack. Organisation of the kit in to sections is the key. How the kit is so planned is really up to the skipper and …

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