Thyroid Gland: Facts, Diseases, and Treatment

The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly, and is located low on the front side of the neck. It is below Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe.

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করোনাভাইরাস: আমরা কী জানি আর কী কী জানি না

২০১৯ সালের শেষ থেকে হঠাৎই শিরোনামে উঠে এসেছে করোনাভাইরাস। যার নাম দেওয়া হয়েছে ২০১৯ নভেল করোনাভাইরাস (2019-nCoV)। চিনের উহান থেকেই এই মারণ ভাইরাসের উৎপত্তি

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Living with a Congenital Heart Defect

“Your baby has a heart defect” Words no new parent expects to hear. Yet those were the words of Priya’s doctor soon after she was born. And those words changed everything.

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Coronavirus: What We Do and Don’t Know

A rapidly evolving health news broke in late December 2019 with a novel illness originating in Wuhan, China. Reports of the number of infected people rose swiftly, and isolated cases of the new coronavirus — referred to as 2019-nCoV

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Nutrition: What Is It and Why Is It Important

Malnutrition is a complex problem to solve but, as levels of undernutrition and obesity rise, something must be done. – Dr. Francesco Branca, leading food health expert, WHO.

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Your Liver needs the right care

The liver is an important organ and it produces clotting proteins that are necessary for the blood to clot, and for removing toxic substances that can be harmful to the body, such as drugs. The liver also plays an important role in regulating the supply of glucose and fat that the body uses as fuel. In cirrhosis the liver cells' ability to add or remove substances from the blood are diminished or destroyed.

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Stomach Pain? Could be Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation/irritation and sores called ulcers on the inner lining of the large intestine or the colon. Here the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous.

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Rectal bleeding needs immediate attention

Rectal bleeding happens when one passes blood through the anus. Passage of blood during bowel movement usually means there is bleeding somewhere in the digestive tract. Sometimes the amount of blood that is passed with the stool is so less that it can only be detected by tests (which checks for hidden blood in the stool). Bleeding that usually happens higher up in the digestive tract makes the stool appear to be black and tarry.

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Forget Piles pain

Piles is another name for Haemorrhoids. It is a common condition among adults that can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort if left untreated. They mainly result from straining during bowel movements or increased pressure on these veins during pregnancy.

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What is GERD?

Sometimes on burping we feel an acidic taste in our mouth. What is it? It is a digestive disorder that occurs when acidic juices from the stomach, food and fluids flows back into the tube connecting our mouth and stomach. It can affect people of all ages whether infants or adults. GERD occurs when the sphincter at the bottom of the oesophagus becomes weak, or opens when it should not.

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