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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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In the last 10 years around 75 people working in agriculture have been killed as a result of a fall from height.
In the city and county, 26 of the deaths and major injuries in construction in 2001/2 were the result of a fall from height.
The health and safety executive principal inspector for construction in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, Ray Cooke said: "Given that most fall from height accidents are preventable, there is no excuse for not ensuring that all work being carried out at height is done safely.
Employers not employing a duty of care in its health and safety processes and procedures face the risk of a serious accident from a fall from height, or even a fatal injury to one of its employees.
Dr Elizabeth Gibby, director of HSE's Injuries Reduction Programme added: "In 2006/07 45 workers died, and 3750 workers were seriously injured as a result of a fall from height in the workplace--nearly a third of them involved a ladder.
A unique type of facial trauma is fall from heights," says Dr Khaled Ghandour, Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Dubai Health Authority and speaker at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Congress.
Aa Children see this and they may emulate, we recently had a rash of children fall from heights here, and I find it extremely irresponsible, and disturbing to even allow this kind of advertising to be broadcast.
She can jump high and fall from heights and land on her feet.