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Sagging face

Aesthetic medicine

What is a sagging face? Sagging face is a cosmetic “condition” that occurs naturally in many people as they age. The skin loses its youthful appearance as it loses elasticity and volume over time, which causes it to droop, resulting in jowls and eye bags. What are the...

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Salivary gland surgery

Surgery, Oral & maxillofacial surgery , Dentistry, Otolaryngology / ENT, Plastic surgery

What is salivary gland surgery? The main salivary glands, those that generate and empty saliva in the mouth, consistent of three pairs: the submandibular glands the sublingual salivary glands the

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Pulmonology & respiratory medicine, Rheumatology

What is sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that affects multiple organs in the body but mostly the lungs and the lymph glands. It causes small patches of red and swollen tissues known as granulomas. Many people with sarcoidosis usually find that their symptoms improve without treatment over a few months or years. For those who find their symptoms have become worse are severely affected and have what is referred to as chronic sarcoidosis.

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Medical oncology, Clinical oncology, Surgery, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Pathology, Orthopaedic surgery, Oral & maxillofacial surgery

What is sarcoma? Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can affect different types of tissue on any part of the body. It occurs in the connective tissue, which includes the fat, blood vessels, nerves, bones, muscles, deep skin tissues and cartilage. It most commonly affects the arms and legs. Sarcoma also appears in the...

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Geriatrics, Rheumatology, Internal medicine

What is sarcopenia? Sarcopenia is a loss of both coordination and muscle mass, which can result in poor balance, difficulty walking, and finding daily activities become more difficult to perform. Sarcopenia can lead to disability and lack of independence, as well as increasing the risk of falls, fractures or injuries. In addition to a loss of muscle mass, there is an increase in fat tissue which increases the risk of

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Scalp micropigmentation

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology

What is scalp micropigmentation? Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical technique that helps create fuller-looking hair by injecting natural pigments into the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of real hair. It is useful for people who experience hair loss as a result of: alopecia

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Scaphoid bone

Orthopaedic surgery, Paediatric orthopaedics

What is it? The scaphoid bone is one of the carpal bones in the hand. It is in the thumb area and is the first bone of the first row of the carpus. The scaphoid is one of the bones that is injured the most. What is its function? The carpal bones are a unit that provide bony structure to the hand. Along with the lunate, it articulates with the radius and ulna to form the main bones involved in wrist movement. The scaphoid is a link between the two carpal bone...

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Scapholunate ligament

Orthopaedic surgery

What is the scapholunate ligament? The scapholunate ligament is a ligament of the wrist and it is very important for carpal stability. This ligament provides the wrist the strength to withstand loads without giving way, as well as flexibility and a range of motions. The scapholunate ligament is made up of dorsal, proximal and palmar segments which connect the scaphoid and lunate...

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Scarlet fever


Index: What is scarlet fever? What causes scarlet fever? What are the symptoms? What do scarlet fever rashes look like? Who is most at risk ofscarlet fever? How is scarlet fever diagnosed? How do you prevent scarlet...

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Scarring after childbirth

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How does scarring after childbirth occur? Scarring of the perineum after childbirth can occur in a variety of ways. The main, most common causes are: If a deep wound in the perineum has been left unstitched If the wound is deep and the...

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