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Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but sometimes deadly infection that happens when toxins (poisons) made by bacteria get into the bloodstream. Women using highly absorbent tampons during their menstrual periods are most likely to get this infection. However, older women, men, and children can also get it.
Usually it is safe to travel during the first 7 to 8 months of pregnancy. The main concerns with travel during pregnancy are access to medical care, discomfort, getting enough exercise and fluids, and having healthy foods available.
Traveler’s diarrhea is a sudden intestinal infection that you may get when you travel to another country.
Triglycerides are a type of lipid (fat). Your body gets triglycerides from fats in the food you eat.
Tubal ligation is a way to prevent pregnancy by surgically closing a woman’s fallopian tubes. It is considered to be a permanent type of sterilization for women.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that can lead to ill health for a long time. If it is not treated it can cause death.
The tuberculosis skin test is a screening test that can show if you have been infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. The test is called the Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST).
Mental health therapy is a way to help you understand yourself better and to cope better. Being in therapy does not mean you are crazy. Everyone has problems. Therapy is one way to help yourself with your problems.
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores in the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. It is a life-long condition, but your symptoms may come and go and there may be times when you are completely free of symptoms.
Ultrasound scanning is a safe and painless procedure used to look at the organs inside the body. It uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create video pictures of the organs. It is especially useful for soft tissue, such as the kidneys, liver, and uterus. Soft tissue does not show up well on regular...