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10 Diseases pets can transmit to humans10 Diseases pets can transmit to humans

19 November, 2013

<p>Zoonoses or Zoonotic Illnesses are the diseases that animals transmit to humans. There are more than 39 such diseases which animals directly transmit to humans, more than 48 diseases which humans get from bug bites that feasted on an infected a...


Epilepsy Causes and Risk FactorsEpilepsy Causes and Risk Factors

21 March, 2017

Causes of Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, represented by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Causes are numerous and vary by age of the person. There can be numerous causes for epileptic seizures and have been listed below: Genetic History: There is a genetic clink to most of the epilepsy cases which leads to firing neurons. …


Brain Swelling – Causes & SymptomsBrain Swelling – Causes & Symptoms

14 March, 2017

<p>Causes of Brain Swelling: Brain edema also known as cerebral edema or brain swelling, happens as a result of an impact to the brain or a brain injury. It may happen either to sudden increase in blood pressure, any accident that causes brain inj...


Global Handwashing WeekGlobal Handwashing Week

17 October, 2016

Every year since 2008,October 15 when Global Handwashing Day was introduced to reduce child mortality rates around the world, it is celebrated as Global Hand washing Day to increase awareness about importance of washing hands. Global Handwashing Week provides a platform to design creative ways to encourage people to take up washing hands with soap …


10 Health Issues Most Men Ignore10 Health Issues Most Men Ignore

16 June, 2016

Men are focused at being healthy only to the extent that their bodies appear fit and they have a toned physique. Most men however, fail to notice alarming health issues and even if they do, they tend to ignore them. Several researches conducted prove that men visit a doctor only when their problems become severe. Given below are 10 …


Thousands of New Borns in Brazil are Brain Damaged, and here’s why!Thousands of New Borns in Brazil are Brain Damaged, and here’s why!

9 February, 2016

<p>Last year, there were 147 children and this year the number has rose to 2400 suspected cases of microcephaly and 29 deaths of infants. Ziku, a mosquito borne virus has been suspected to causing Microcephaly – a rare neurological complication fo...


New Moms: Breastfeeding difficulties & challengesNew Moms: Breastfeeding difficulties & challenges

25 May, 2015

<p>Bringing your baby to this world is the most wonderful feeling but life with the new baby is full of surprises. Life with your new baby can be demanding and unpredictable. Be prepared and make the most out of this wonderful time! What are the c...


Don’t Miss These Pregnancy Screening TestsDon’t Miss These Pregnancy Screening Tests

27 February, 2015

<p>Pregnancy screening tests are an important part of pre-pregnancy care as an apparently healthy-looking woman may carry diseases that do not cause symptoms, but can pose risks to her and her future baby if left untreated.  It is also safer to id...


Deadly Malaria: Treatment & ComplicationsDeadly Malaria: Treatment & Complications

17 September, 2014

<p>Malaria is an infection caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium that is carried in mosquitos and transmitted to and between humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Once bitten and injected with the parasite, the liver followed by the ...


Dengue signs, symptoms & treatment optionsDengue signs, symptoms & treatment options

15 September, 2014

<p>What is dengue? Dengue fever is an infection caused by a virus, most commonly seen in Southeast Asia, Pacific islands in the west, and recently in Latin America and the Caribbean. There are four serotypes of Dengue virus and any can cause infec...


Chikungunya: A Viral InfectionChikungunya: A Viral Infection

4 September, 2014

What is chikungunya? Chikungunya is a viral infection that spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito. It was first discovered in south Tanzania in 1952. The term ‘chikungunya’ is derived from Kimakonde dialect in which it means ‘to become contorted’, referring to the stooped appearance of patients. The infection is characterised by fever and …


New vaccines in townNew vaccines in town

14 August, 2014

Vaccines are an effective means to keep preventable diseases at bay. Measures are being undertaken to develop vaccines that transcend geographical and economical boundaries to ensure a uniform immunization program. Many vaccines are still being researched and developed that are believed to be more effective in dealing with common diseases. Vaccines are an effective means …


Treating Obesity in IndiaTreating Obesity in India

7 June, 2014

What is obesity? Being overweight or obese is defined as having an abnormal level of fat accumulation in the body that may impair normal health. Body mass index (BMI) (person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2) is the standard index used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. …


Bone Infection: OsteomyelitisBone Infection: Osteomyelitis

21 April, 2014

What is osteomyelitis? A rare but serious condition, osteomyelitis refers to bone infection. Bone can become infected, either through spread of infection from one part of the body to the bone or through an open fracture that exposes bone. In children, osteomyelitis most commonly occurs in the long bones of legs and upper arm, while …


Septic Arthritis: Bacterial Infection in a JointSeptic Arthritis: Bacterial Infection in a Joint

16 April, 2014

<p>What is septic arthritis? Septic arthritis, also known as infectious or bacterial or pyogenic arthritis, refers to the inflammation of a joint due to bacterial infection. The most common joints affected by the disorder are the knee and hip. Inf...


Wisdom Tooth – Things to KnowWisdom Tooth – Things to Know

27 June, 2016

<p>What is Wisdom Tooth? What is Impacted Wisdom Tooth? The third and ultimate set of molar that grows in an individual’s mouth at the end of the teenage years or during the early twenties is called wisdom tooth. Impacted Wisdom Tooth is&nbsp;pres...


Brain Surgery – Frequently Asked QuestionsBrain Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions

29 April, 2016

<p>Q1.&nbsp; What does the term brain surgery mean? Brain Surgery is performed to treat/correct/repair the structural or physical abnormalities of the brain. Q2. When is a brain surgery required? Typically, an experienced neurosurgeon will recomme...


Infertility in Men: Physical and psychological issuesInfertility in Men: Physical and psychological issues

26 June, 2015

<p>If a couple has been unsuccessful in trying to conceive for over a year, it is best to visit the doctor and look for issues in both partners that could be affecting fertility. Yes, both partners, as many cases of infertility involve problems wi...


What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome?What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome?

26 February, 2015

<p>What is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome? The Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disorder where the body&#8217;s immune system starts attacking its own nerves. Tingling and weakness in one’s extremities are usually the first symptoms of this disorder...


Weight Loss Surgery FAQWeight Loss Surgery FAQ

13 February, 2015

What is weight loss surgery?  Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery is performed on obese people. The size of the stomach is reduced by removing a portion of the stomach. As a result of this surgery, two things happen. The capacity of the small intestines to absorb nutrients is reduced. There is also …

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