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Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood

8 June, 2018
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Are you planning to donate blood anytime soon? Do you want to know if you’re eligible? Well then, read on because we are going to discuss the benefits of donating blood. Apart from letting you save someone’s life, other benefits of donating blood include keeping your body healthy and young for a long time. Even …

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What is the Difference Between Chikungunya and Zika?

1 June, 2018
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Chikungunya and Zika both are mosquito transferred diseases but are linked to each other through the commonality of their symptoms. Zika, like Chikungunya, is caused by the bite of the Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus mosquito, through which the virus is transmitted into the bloodstream.  In fact, the preliminary symptoms

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7 Diagnostic Tests to Have Every Year (for Age Group 35-45 Years)

3 March, 2017
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It is very important for anyone to get a regular check up and perform a diagnostic tests on a yearly basis. There are different diagnostic tests categorized on age group basis. People face different problems in different life stage and most of them even don’t know about the problem. Thus, it is advisable to visit …

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Chemotherapy FAQs

6 November, 2014
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What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the terminology given to the form of medical treatment which is given to cancer patients. The drugs are called as chemotherapeutic agents/drugs. What is Targeted Therapy? Targeted therapy is a form of treatment in which drugs act by targeting specific receptors on cancer cells. This form of therapy is less …

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PTCA To Open Coronary Artery Blockages

5 March, 2014
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What is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty? Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that opens blockages in coronary arteries and allows blood to circulate unobstructed through blood vessels to reach heart muscles. It is commonly referred to as angioplasty. Why do you need PTCA? You will be recommended percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) …

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