Smoking & COVID-19


December 14, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to progress, questions are arising about the relationship between smoking and the virus, particularly if continuing to smoke makes you more likely to get COVID-19.   Are people who smoke at more risk from COVID-19? Yes, if you smoke and get the COVID-19 virus, you increase your risk of developing more severe

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Know more about Haemophilia


December 12, 2020

What is Haemophilia? Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which a person lacks certain proteins called “clotting factors” and the blood doesn’t clot properly. This leads to excessive bleeding.   What causes it? The protein matter that serves as clotting factors help to keep the body in a state of equilibrium. Clotting factors facilitate

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Know more about Thalassemia


December 12, 2020

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal type of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. This disorder results in destruction of red blood cells and not producing enough haemoglobin, which makes them dependent on the blood transfusion.   Symptoms Facial bone deformities

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Healthy Spine and a Strong Back


December 11, 2020

The spine consists of 26 bones called vertebrae, which protect and support the spinal cord and nerves. A number of conditions and injuries can affect the spine, which can damage the vertebrae, cause pain, and limit mobility. Numerous conditions can affect the spine anywhere from the neck to the lower back. Some of the many

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Infection Control in the ICU


December 9, 2020

The care of critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the most basic and mandatory feature of modern healthcare   Risk factors Patients in ICU are at risk for nosocomial infection and are related to the host characteristics and pre-existing active pathological conditions like agammaglobulinemia, immunosuppressive therapy or steroid usage, trauma, Chronic

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Nurses are playing a vital role in this pandemic – as always


December 8, 2020

The profession’s contribution to improve the people’s health during times of crisis dates back to the days of Florence Nightingale.   Nurses have been the stars for this pandemic across the globe for their exemplary courage, dedication and perseverance. The views on nursing and nurses are based on the personal experiences with nurses. The experience

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All you need to know about the second wave of COVID-19


December 7, 2020

Second wave of COVID-19 It’s referred to a serious increase in the number of cases that occurs after the original surge has been stopped in a particular area. Pandemics are mainly caused by the new pathogens that the vast majority of humans have no immune protection against. That’s what causes global outbreaks. After few months,

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Women with Epilepsy & Pregnancy


December 5, 2020

Epilepsy throughout pregnancy raises concern, but most women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies though they need special care during pregnancy.  Here is an excerpt from an interview by Dr G Pavan Kumar Reddy, Consultant Neurologist at OMNI Hospitals, Kurnool on women with epilepsy and pregnancy and its management.   Woman is known to be

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