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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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Falls from height continue to be the most significant cause of fatal accidents on construction sites in the UK.
In 2002/03, 33 construction workers died and many thousands more suffered serious injury as a result of falls from heights in the workplace.
Deaths caused by falls from height continue to dominate the figures.
Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of death, disability and injury in the construction industry in the UK.
Quantity or scope: The services are divided into 3 (s) lot: - Lot # 1: "Supply and installation of protective equipment against falls from height and provision of personal protective equipment and training in their use ~; - lot # 2: ~Works of metalwork - Locksmith (railing, ladder, ladder safety cage, gate, gateway extension).
The block is attached by a wire from the worker to the building they are working on, and in the event of a fall, the wire 'locks' in order to decelerate the user, reducing the impact of falls from height.
I T has been estimated that in the UK last year pounds 300m was lost to the construction industry by people off work due to accidents as a result of falls from height.
Across the UK about 50% of falls from height occur in the construction industry but the HSE is keen to get its safety message across to all industry sectors.
We will be concentrating on roofwork and on falls from height, particularly on smaller jobs such as domestic roof repair.
Request for quotations: The Acquisition Of Personal Protective Equipment Against Falls From Height
A regular contributor to AIF events represented on this occasion by Nick Johnson, a senior policy advisor in the Slips, Trips and Falls Team at Bootle--HSE discussed falls from height trends across different sectors; the factors that contribute to these incidents; gave guidance on managing the risks, and spotlighted some of the initiatives that HSE is currently working on to support duty holders in their risk management.
Nick O'Connor, HM Principal Inspector of Construction for Cheshire and Merseyside, said: ``As falls from height are the cause of nearly half the construction fatalities, it is vital that the industry does more to address this problem.