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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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After education of staff was completed and the program was implemented, feedback indicated that the Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale tool was helpful for screening in clinical practice and heightened awareness about patients who were at risk for falling (Rouse et al.
20 Although implementation of fall prevention programmes may not be able to prevent or reduce the chance of falling in patients, it can reduce the chance of injury and severity of injury.
The three predictor variables of (a) using a fall assessment, (b) being at risk for falling, and (c) having a fall protocol/care plan in place in the chart were included because they may reflect nurses' efforts in fall and injury prevention.
There are many evidence-based, falls-prevention programs that can be offered in community settings that include components such as exercise or tai-chi, home assessment and modifications, medication reviews, and education to reduce the fear of falling.
So a team of researchers from Australia and Belgium set out to improve their understanding of fear of falling and its impact on the risk of falls.
Japan's problem is more imminent than that of China, as its population has started falling this year.
Much of the time, however, falling is far from amusing.
When Yanoviak and his colleagues dropped dozens of the wingless ants out of a tree at a spot about 3 m from the trunk, 85 percent of the falling ants managed to swerve into that trunk, the researchers report in the Feb.
Indeed, falling is the leading cause of injury-related death for people 85 years of age and older, according to experts in the industry.
The production of construction supplies contracted again in January, falling 0.
While Ader's use of falling as an overriding theme or device summons the grand themes - the fallenness of man, existential human abasement - it's also his homage to vaudeville and early film, particularly Buster Keaton.
In The Falls, the narration begins with the historical assertion: "Natives weren't afraid of falling, but we were.