Hair loss caused by injury to the scalp. Common causes include the use of caustic hair straighteners, especially those that include lye as an ingredient; stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding; overheating of the hair shafts; and compulsive pulling out of hair (trichotillomania).
- Traumatic brain injury
Brain damage from trauma. The three leading causes of death from traumatic brain injury relate to firearms, motor vehicles and falls. The leading causes of death differ by age group. Motor vehicles are the leading cause among youth from birth to 19 years of age. Firearms are the leading cause of death among persons aged […]
The branch of surgery that deals with injured patients, usually on an emergency basis. Patients who have suffered significant physical trauma, as from a car accident, may be cared for in a traumatology unit.
- Travel medicine
Guide on Safe Food for Travelers International Certificates of Vaccination International Health Regulations International Medical Guide for Ships International Travel and Health Ports Designated in Application of the International Health Regulations Yellow Fever Vaccinating Centres for International Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States also excellent information including current […]
- Travel-related disease
A disease to which travelers are susceptible specifically because of their travel. Travel-related diseases are the purview of travel medicine. Travel medicine is not really new but it began to flourish in the 1980’s, due to the growing numbers of people traveling internationally, especially to less developed areas of the world. Destinations once visited only […]
- Traveler's diarrhea
Diarrhea that results from infections acquired while traveling to another country. Among the causes of traveler’s diarrhea are enterotoxigenic E. coli and a variety of other bacteria and viruses.