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while walking is a common clinical sign in severe ataxia and incoordination due to any cause.

falling disease
severe nutritional deficiency of copper in cattle which causes sudden death due to myocardial degeneration.
falling easily
involuntary falling down.
falling to one side
involuntary falling down, always to one side.

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Q. i am 12 and my hair is falling out what do i do? there is like a hair ball in my tub

A. First of all you are going through puberty and the hormonal levels in your body are changing, this could cause accelerated hair loss that will go away. However, if you feel like you are having severe hair loss you should go and get blood tests for the evaluation of several vitamin defficiencies (B12, Folic acid and Iron), that can be the reason. Soemtimes a lack in our nutrition can be the reason for losing hair.


A. I agree with Dagmar you can loose some hair each day. But if you are loosing quite a bit you might want to see a specialist such as a dermatologist. Also make sure you don't have a thyroid condition. You can loose hair if you have an overactive or an underactive thyroid. I don't know how old you are but age is also a major factor as well.With the onset of perimenopause, Women tend to have thinning hair or they can loose some of their hair as well.

Q. I am bit worried that she should not fall within the brackets of ADHD? My only sweet daughter is hyperactive with an extremely high activity level. She is 2 ½ years old. I think she is showing the signs of ADHD but is too early to conclude for her age. Most 2-3 year old kids tend to be hyperactive. I am bit worried that she should not fall within the brackets of ADHD?

A. Hello! Diagnosis of ADHD is complex at this age, and it is extremely difficult to identify even with all the tools available. And smart kids are often the hardest to deal with. Just make a casual visit to your physician to clear your doubt.

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A study conducted between 2008 and 2010 by the Emirate's Health Authority established that falls from height and falling objects account for 50% of fatalities at construction sites in Abu Dhabi.
In 2008-09 in Wales there were 880 major injuries and 1,640 incidents that led to employees having to take three days or more off work as a result of slips, trips and falls from height.
More workplace deaths are triggered by falls from height than any other cause, according to official statistics produced by the HSE.
From preventing slips and trips or falls from height, to controlling the risks of legionnaire's disease, to preventing fire, managing asbestos or ensuring safe evacuation in an emergency, the challenges are very extensive.
Slips and trips, along with falls from height, are the biggest cause of major injuries.
The local authority's environmental boss Cllr Carole Kavanagh said: "This was a serious incident and falls from height are a recognised cause of fatal and major injury accidents.
In Denbighshire there were 12 falls from height incidents reported to enforcing authorities in the period 2004/05, with a total of 523 for Wales.
He explained: 'In 2003-4, falls from height caused 67 fatal workplace accidents, and nearly 4,000 serious injuries.
The main causes of accidents on farms are vehicles and machinery, falls from height and lifting/handling injuries, says the HSE.