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Infectious Disease Articles


Most Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases in India

28 November, 2019

After malaria and tuberculosis, in India, sexually transmitted diseases are considered as the third most dangerous affliction in the country. Sexually transmitted diseases refer to a medical condition passed through one individual to others, by unprotected sexual contact. A study conducted during 2002-03 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has shown that 6% of …


Don’t Miss These Pre-Pregnancy Tests

30 November, 2019

Pregnancy 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. Common Pre-Pregnancy Tests It is also safer to identify and treat any existing conditions while a woman is not yet …


10 Health Issues Most Men Ignore

18 November, 2019

Men are focused on 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. Given below are 10 important health issues that men need to look out for. #1. Chest …


Method To Correctly Wash Hands: Reducing The Risk Of Infection

15 October, 2019

Global Handwashing Day was introduced to reduce child mortality rates around the world, it is celebrated as Global Handwashing Day to increase awareness about the importance of washing hands. Global Handwashing provides a platform to design creative ways to encourage people to take up washing hands with soap as a routine practice. Thus Global Handwashing …


Trends Followed To Augment Customer Experience For Healthcare

3 October, 2019

The healthcare industry is one that typically affects everyone. However, unfortunately, this also happens to be one specific industry that has historically had a bad reputation in terms of providing customer experience that is far less than positive and in fact below par. Looking into 2019, the good news is that the healthcare industry at …


Dengue signs, symptoms & treatment options

17 July, 2019

Welcome the beautiful picturesque season- monsoon. With the onset of heavy rainfall, Monsoon in India has set a joyous environment. But sadly, it is accompanied by several ailments. One of the fatal ailments that arise during monsoon is dengue. This post is aimed at discussing dengue signs, symptoms and treatment options. Monsoon season has just …


Baby Vaccination: The First Step Towards Healthy Life

19 June, 2019

Baby Vaccination is something that is mandatory for the growth and development of newborn babies. These vaccines are designed to prevent infants and young children from several possible diseases like flu, whooping cough, measles, mumps, polio or tetanus. Doctors and parents lay great stress on the vaccination schedule of a baby. Child’s doctors provide a …


Common Cold Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

18 May, 2019

Welcome summers – the season of the sun and Ice cream. You would want to eat your favorite ice creams under the cool of the air conditioner. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Well, it is but everything has its pros and cons. And one of the most uncomfortable cons of enjoying a spine – chilly ice …


Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)- Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

29 April, 2019

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Well, the answer to this question becomes of little importance as the new discussion relating to birds emerges. The discussion over The Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)- what is it, how is it spread, what are the causes, what are the symptoms and what is its treatment? Bird …


Deadly Malaria: Treatment & Complications

23 April, 2019

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 red blood cells become the site of multiplication and spread in the human body. Malaria …


Tuberculosis Symptoms, Signs And Prevention Tips

23 March, 2019

In today’s time of pollution and unhealthy lifestyle choice; keeping yourself safe and healthy against diseases is the biggest challenge. Your thinking, lifestyle, schedule, eating habits and everything you do affect your health. Then, why do most people fail in keeping up with a healthy lifestyle and habits? The reason is unawareness. Not everyone is …


All You Need To Know About Measles (Rubeola) – Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

9 February, 2019

<p>Measles &#8211; also known as Rubeola is a viral infection affecting the respiratory system. Measles is endemic in nature i.e. the infection is contagiously present in a community and several people are resistant against the disease. Once a per...


Special Care For Babies With Low Birth Weight

12 November, 2018

Babies come in all shapes, sizes, so some are bound to be smaller and some may appear bigger. Therefore, let us dive deeper into the area of care of the preterm and low-birth-weight newborns. What is a Low Birth Weight? It’s a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 2.500grams or …


Epilepsy 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 & Symptoms

14 March, 2017

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 injury or due to any infectious disease like mumps, malaria, Reyes syndrome, …


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

9 February, 2016

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 found in infants in Brazil that is resulting into shrunken skulls. This condition is leading …


New Moms: Breastfeeding difficulties & challenges

25 May, 2015

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 common breastfeeding difficulties moms face? Latching pain Nipples feel sore …


Chikungunya: 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 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 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. …

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