Health-e Update

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Posted on : January 31, 2011

Obesity

BMI There are several ways to calculate whether you are within a healthy weight range or not. One of the simple ways is by calculating your body mass index (BMI). To know your BMI is by dividing ...
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Posted on : January 28, 2011

Swine Flu Discovered In The UK

Recent news reports the discovery of H1N1 virus infection in poultry for the first time in the UK. Experts found the virus was similar to the H1N1 strain from the recent human swine flu outbreak. ...
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Posted on : January 3, 2011

Vertigo

A spinning sensation is the best way to describe the main symptom of vertigo. Statistically, this is the chief complain of 5 – 10% of the general population. It may also be associated with ...
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Posted on : January 3, 2011

Conscious Sedation

Some medical procedures may be uncomfortable or painful. In these cases,  general anesthesia might not always be necessary, while without medication it may be traumatizing for the patient. ...
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Posted on : December 6, 2010

Swimmer’s Ears

Swimmer’s ear is another term to describe outer ear canal infection or otitis external. Since this condition frequently occurs to people who swim a lot, it is also called swimmer’s ...
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Posted on : December 6, 2010

Hygiene and Sanitations

On 15th November 2010, BIMC Hospital held training at the Bali Dynasty Resort for their staffs. The training conducted was on Hygiene and Sanitation. The hotel acknowledges the importance of ...
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Posted on : October 5, 2010

Bali Rabies – Update

Since the emergence of rabies in Bali in late 2008, this viral disease has been problematic for the government.  One of the factors causing difficulties in the eradication of rabies on the island ...
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Posted on : September 15, 2010

Concussion

Doctors may describe it as a “mild head injury”, because it’s usually not life threatening, but believe us, the effects of a concussion can be more than just mild! Of course, at least once, ...
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Posted on : September 13, 2010

Safe Diving

Since 4500 BC, humans have engaged in free (breath-hold) diving to obtain food and substances from shallow ocean floors at depths of 100 ft or more.  Humans, always ready for new inventions and ...
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Posted on : September 9, 2010

Formalin in Food

The widespread use of formalin, in preservation of fish, fruit and other food items is posing a threat to public health. The chemical used as a solution in water keeps fish fresh and makes fruits ...
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Posted on : September 9, 2010

The Right Way to Drink Coffee

The main substance in coffee is caffeine, which stimulates every part of the body: It stimulates the brain and makes you feel wide awake, energetic and better able to concentrate. It increases ...
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Posted on : September 9, 2010

Bali Belly

The tropical paradise island of Bali has many things to offer; the unique artwork, the beautiful scenery, and great parties.  One other event you won’t forget is if you experience gastroenteritis ...
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Posted on : August 18, 2010

Before You Go to the Beach

Bali’s beaches are one of the main interests that draw visitors to the island.  Did you know you could get sick from swimming in the beaches?  Some can even result in serious illnesses that may ...
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Posted on : July 23, 2010

Hemodialysis

  Imagine your kidney as the filter and waste disposal machine of your body.  The human body produces and metabolizes several substances.  Blood transports the waste of metabolized substances to ...
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Posted on : July 13, 2010

Watch out for Dengue Fever!

Watch out for Dengue Fever! We think it’s time to remind you about dengue fever… again. The tropics and the rainy season… One unique combination that reminds us of dengue fever.  Indonesia ...
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Posted on : June 3, 2010

Home Pregnancy Test

Positive or negative? This is the big question for every woman taking the home pregnancy test. In fact, then another question should pop-up, “Is it false-positive or false-negative?” Read on. ...
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Posted on : June 3, 2010

Pulmonary Embolism

You must have heard about people having a heart attack, where there is a blood clot blocking the blood supply to the heart. Similar to a heart attack, pulmonary embolism is a lung attack, where a ...
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Posted on : June 3, 2010

Quit Smoking Today!

Smoking kills more than 440,000 people a year, making it more lethal than AIDS, automobile accidents, homicides, suicides, drug overdoses and fires combined.  Think twice before you smoke that ...
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Posted on : June 2, 2010

Surfing Injuries

Surfing Injuries Although surfing is thought to be a relatively risk free sport, with an incidence between 3 – 4 injuries per 1000 days of surfing, we think it’s wise that you know what to ...
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Posted on : June 2, 2010

Sore throat

Sore Throat We might just call the sore throat a common sore, since it is as common as the common cold. It could happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime. It can be an early sign of many diseases, ...