Asbestos products were used in the building trade until about two decades ago because they were cheap and fire resistant. The use of asbestos was discontinued because of the health implications of inhaling asbestos fibres. However, some buildings may still contain previously installed materials made from asbestos.
Exposure to asbestos fibres presents the risk of certain health problems, which include asbestosis or scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs, diffuse thickening of the lung pleura, asbestos-related lung cancer and cancer of the inner lining of the chest wall or abdominal cavity, referred to as mesothelioma.
Physiotherapy is a rehabilitation speciality involved in the restoration of mobility, function and quality of life in persons affected by injury, illness or disability. Practitioners in this field are referred to as physiotherapists. They are specially trained and regulated to help people of all ages in managing a wide range of health conditions.
In Australia, they must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia. They often work as part of multi-disciplinary teams in hospitals, health centres, GP surgeries and other health settings.
Think you've got no risk of contracting an STI because your new partner is a virgin? Think again. Though it may seem unlikely, it is possible that someone who says they're a virgin could have an infection in their system that they could pass on to you. Here are 2 big reasons why you should never consider yourself safe from STIs without testing, even if your partner considers themselves a virgin.
One of the most common causes of tooth loss is periodontal disease. However, many people fail to realise that there is a problem because the gum disease may progress without causing any dental discomfort in the individual. This article discusses some of the possible signs of gum disease that you should be on the lookout for so that you do not lose any teeth to this disease.
Many people have the misconception that their gums bleed only because they use a lot of energy as they brush their teeth.