TB: Be Aware & Beware!

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Poet John Keats, writer George Orwell, novelist Emily Bronte, actor Vivien Leigh, politician Simon Bolivar and poet Sukanta Bhattacharya…are all famous names who have one thing in common. We lost them all to the dreaded disease called Tuberculosis (or consumption as it was called). Today TB still remains a dreaded term even though medical science has ...

A ‘Heart’-felt Message for Her

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She stole a million hearts with her dynamic on-screen persona. A controversial life…and now an equally controversial after life. The legend of Sridevi lives on, as the debate about her last few hours on earth rages on. We take this opportunity to stop-awhile and give a thought to certain facts related to sudden cardiac ...

The ‘Essential Fatty Acids’

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Omega-3 fatty acids are the ‘Essential Fatty Acids’ that have powerful health benefits for your body and brain. What is so essential about the Essential Fatty Acids? Various research studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids have a positive impact on conditions like heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, asthma, depression, etc. The anti-inflammatory properties ...

The ‘Beans’ that cleanse you

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Kidneys are small but perform the very important function of our body’s filters. These two bean-shaped organs act as sophisticated waste removal system and help to clean our blood, filter extra water out of our blood, and help to control blood pressure. When kidneys are damaged, waste products and excess fluid accumulate in the body which ...

Living with COPD

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a group of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, nonreversible asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. COPD is a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who are exposed to smoke. Most people don't even realise they have the disease. The ...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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World pair figure skating champion Sergie Grinkov already had four world champion, and two Olympic trophies under his belt by the time he was 28. Pairing with his wife Gordeeva, he won his first World Champion trophy when he was just 18 and the pair became known for their quiet glide over ice, making no ...

Influenza

Influenza
Rains after the hot scorching summer can bring much needed relief, but they also bring along with them several diseases. Influenza or flu is one such disease which is caused by a virus that leads to respiratory illness. It is highly contagious and spreads easily through coughs and sneezes of an infected person. It can ...

High fever? It could be Chikungunya!

Chinkunguniya
Chikungunya is a viral disease that is transmitted through the bite of Aedes mosquito. The infected Aedes mosquitoes breed in or around human habitations and feed on humans during the daytime in shady areas as well as in the evening. It is not a highly fatal disease but the pain can be excruciating. With the ...

Dengue – If not treated in time, could mean trouble!

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Dengue fever is a disease caused by virus which is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. This fever can vary from mild to severe and severe and patients who develop the most serious forms of dengue fever usually need to be hospitalized. The actual number of Dengue cases in our country is many times higher ...

Don’t give Malaria a biting chance

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India is one of the three countries that accounts for 97% of the malaria cases in South East Asia. Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic infection which is spread by the Anopheles mosquitoes. It is usually found in the tropical and subtropical climates where the parasites that cause it thrive. Once a mosquito bites you, the ...

Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (Invasive breast cancer)

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IDC is the most common type of breast cancer (about 80% of all breast cancers), and called so because it begins in the milk ducts and spreads (invades) to the surrounding tissues. If not detected at an early stage, it can spread to the lymph nodes, and possibly other areas of the body. It can ...

Planning a baby? Have you thought about your preconception health?

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Every parent wants a healthy baby. Yet, how many of us spare a thought for the fact that the health of the newborn is tied to the health of the parent, particularly the mother? Preconception care mainly focuses on the things a woman can do in relation to her health to increase the chances of ...
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