Maladies et problèmes de santé

Conditions and illnesses

Having scoliosis means that your spine (backbone) curves and twist from side to side instead of growing straight. This can be treated.

Conditions and illnesses
False. The seasonal flu shot should definitely be given to babies aged 6 to 23 months and to elderly people but these are not the only groups who should get the vaccine
Conditions and illnesses

Chicken pox (aka varicella) is generally thought of as a mild childhood illness.

Conditions and illnesses

True. According to data from the Canadian Cancer Society, on average, approximately 1,300 children in Canada are diagnosed with cancer every year. 

Conditions and illnesses
False. This is perhaps the most widespread misconception about eating disorders and may be one of the reasons many disordered eating conditions go undiagnosed, according to Dr. Holly Agostino, a specialist in Adolescent Medicine at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Conditions and illnesses

Antibiotics have no effect against a viral illness like the flu.

Conditions and illnesses
False. Kidney disease takes many different forms and may lead to kidney failure. Although there are ways to treat people with kidney failure—namely dialysis or kidney transplant—these treatments are not actual cures for kidney disease.
Conditions and illnesses
True. Confusion can arise because the words “tumor” and “cancer” are often regarded as the same thing. A tumor is not necessarily cancer, however.

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