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  1. Family troubles - resources Family troubles - resources
    The following organizations are good resources for information on child abuse, incest, domestic violence, and family troubles: Prevent Child Abuse America - www.preventchildabuse.org Survivors of Incest Anonymous - www.siawso.org See also: Victim assistance - resources Alternative Names Troubl...
  2. Fanconi syndrome Fanconi syndrome
    Fanconi syndrome is a disorder of the kidney tubes in which certain substances normally absorbed into the bloodstream by the kidneys are released into the urine instead. Causes Fanconi syndrome can be caused by faulty genes, or it may result later in life due to kidney damage. Sometimes the cause o...
  3. Fanconi's anemia Fanconi's anemia
    Fanconi's anemia is a disease passed down through families (inherited) that mainly affects the bone marrow. It results in decreased production of all types of blood cells. Fanconi's anemia is different from Fanconi syndrome, a rare kidney disorder. Causes Fanconi's anemia is due to an abnormal gene...
  4. Farsightedness Farsightedness
    Farsightedness is difficulty seeing objects that are nearby. Causes Farsightedness is the result of the visual image being focused behind the retina rather than directly on it. It may be caused by the eyeball being too small or the focusing power being too weak. Farsightedness is often present from...
  5. Fast food tips Fast food tips
    Fast foods are quick, low cost, and easy substitutes for home cooking. They fit well into our busy lifestyles, but fast foods are almost always high in calories, fat, sugar, and salt. Many fast-food restaurants still use hydrogenated vegetable oils for frying. These oils contain trans fats, which in...
  6. Fast foods Fast foods
    Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and inexpensive for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Fast food chains and restaurants have responded to the public's incre...
  7. Fat Fat
    Fats are organic compounds that are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. They are a source of energy in foods. Fats belong to a group of substances called lipids, and come in liquid or solid form. All fats are combinations of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Function Fat is one of the 3 n...
  8. Fat free diet and children Fat free diet and children
    Children over age of 2 can eat low-fat and nonfat foods. Fruits and vegetables are healthy snack foods. Children should be taught healthy eating habits early, so they may continue them throughout life. Alternative Names Children and fat free diets ...
  9. Fatigue Fatigue
    Fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy. Considerations Fatigue is different from drowsiness. In general, drowsiness is feeling the need to sleep, while fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. Drowsiness and apathy (a feeling of indifference or not caring about what happ...
  10. Febrile seizures Febrile seizures
    A febrile seizure is a convulsion in a child triggered by a fever. These convulsions occur without any brain or spinal cord infection or other nervous system (neurologic) cause. Causes About 3 - 5% of otherwise healthy children between ages 9 months and 5 years will have a seizure caused by a fever...
  11. Febrile seizures - what to ask your doctor Febrile seizures - what to ask your doctor
    Your child has had a febrile seizure. A simple febrile seizure stops by itself within a few seconds to a few minutes. It is usually followed by a brief period of drowsiness or confusion. The first febrile seizure is a frightening moment for parents. Below are some questions you may want to ask your ...
  12. Febrile/cold agglutinins Febrile/cold agglutinins
    Agglutinins are antibodies that cause the red blood cells to clump together. Cold agglutinins are active at cold temperatures. Febrile (warm) agglutinins are active at normal body temperatures. This article discusses the blood test used to measure the level of these antibodies in the blood. How t...
  13. Fecal culture Fecal culture
    A fecal culture is a laboratory test to find organisms in the stool (feces) that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms and disease. How the Test is Performed A stool sample is needed. There are many ways to collect the sample. One way is to catch the stool on plastic wrap that is loosely placed over ...
  14. Fecal fat Fecal fat
    The fecal fat test measures the amount of fat in the stool, and the percentage of dietary fat that is not taken in by the body. How the Test is Performed Adults and children: There are many ways to collect the samples. You can catch the stool on plastic wrap that is loosely placed over the toilet b...
  15. Fecal impaction Fecal impaction
    A fecal impaction is a large mass of dry, hard stool that can develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation. This mass may be so hard that it cannot come out of the body. Watery stool from higher in the bowel may move around the mass and leak out, causing soiling or diarrhea. Causes Certain peo...