The essential medical reference that's a must for every family, in a new ebook(PDF) format. Published in association with the BMA, the new edition of this jargon-free, medical reference book gives you everything you need to make a major contribution to the present and future well-being of your family. From viral infections to immune disorders, find in-depth coverage of more than 750 medical conditions, including information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. There are easy-to-use symptom charts for self-diagnosis as well as detailed descriptions of medical tests and alternative treatments. Packed with up-to-date medical information every family needs to know and comprehensive coverage of every important aspect of health and medicine, this is a must for every home.Tobacco smoke also contains carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substances that have toxic effects on the lungs and ... These substances also paralyse the tiny hairs, called cilia, that help to expel sputum from the air passages. ... If a pregnant woman smokes, her babya#39;s birth weight is likely to be about 200 g (7 oz) lower than the average, and the baby is at greater risk of illness or death just after birth. ... The body starts to repair damage caused by smoking as soon as the habit is stopped.
|Title||:||BMA Complete Home Medical Guide|
|Publisher||:||Dorling Kindersley Ltd - 2010-08-02|