Did you know that around 25% of people aged between 65 and 74, and 50% of those 75 and older, suffer from hearing loss? Further to that, around 15% of the general adult population has some kind of hearing trouble. At least, so says one American study by the NIDCD, who investigate issues surrounding deafness and hearing disability. In other words, if you're having difficulty hearing, you're not alone. But despite how common these difficulties can be, many people are very self-conscious about them, to the extent that they refuse to wear hearing aids.
If you've never set foot in a medical class, most, if not all, that a doctor says or writes sounds like jargon. It is understandable considering the complexity of the human body and the lengths to which you will have to go to understand basic human functions like breathing.
When the body suffers an anomaly or injury, medical practitioners must find a way of treating it. This can be done by manipulating the body's organs to speed the process of recovery.
If you are hiring for a job that has a lot of physical labour it can be a good idea to get a pre-employment medical performed on the candidate before you hire them. Here are some tips to make sure that you get the right person for the job.
Do a time and motion study on the job
When you are hiring a new person for a role this is a great opportunity to look at what the job actually requires.
Oral cancer is a common disease which thousands of people develop every year. This condition results in the growth of a malignant tumour inside the mouth. Read on to find out more about this disease.
What are the symptoms of oral cancer?
The symptoms of oral cancer include, but are not limited to, persistent lumps and mouth ulcers, which do not resolve of their own accord within a few weeks, as well as looseness of the teeth (which is not caused by gum disease or orthodontics).
Whether you're sexually active or only thinking about engaging in sexual activities for the first time, it's a safe bet that you already know about condoms. While other types of contraception, such as the diaphragm, can be used to prevent pregnancy, only condoms can be used to prevent the spread of STIs and STDs through penetrative sex between man and women.
Condoms can also protect you from picking up anything while performing fellatio, but not many people know that they can use oral dams to stop putting themselves at risk while providing a girl with oral pleasure.