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Dengue – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Precautions

March 14, 2019

Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. With rapid urbanisation and global travel leading to drastic demographic changes, dengue has become a threat to almost 40% of the world’s population i.e. over 2.5 billion people. Dengue in India has dramatically expanded over the last few decades. It is estimated that

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Male infertility

Male Infertility – Causes and Treatments

February 27, 2019

It is natural for couples to try and conceive at some point in their lives. Some people, however, face challenges in conceiving. Inability to attain pregnancy after regular intercourse for over a year is termed as infertility. This failure in attaining pregnancy may be due to infertility in males, females or due to unknown reasons.

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Myths and Facts of Asthma

7 Common Myths and Facts of Asthma

December 13, 2018

Myth: Asthma is present only when you face trouble in breathing. Fact: Asthma is a disease that is difficult to identify. Even without visible symptoms, there is a chance of underlying inflammation in the airways of people with asthma. Asthma exists even when symptoms are not visible. Asthma needs to be controlled by regularly consuming

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Heart Diseases in Children

Paediatric Heart Issues and Treatments

December 5, 2018

Around one in every 100 children has a heart problem, which may be a heart defect or a congenital (present from birth) heart disease. As sad as it sounds that children are afflicted with such conditions, the good news is that with the advancement in medicine and technology, children with heart problems can go on

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Epilepsy in Children and Ways to Manage it

December 5, 2018

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world, causing chronic and unpredictable seizures. It can affect people of all ages, even children. A child is diagnosed with epilepsy when they have at least two unprovoked seizures that were not caused by a known reversible medical condition. During a seizure, brain cells either

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Everything you need to know about Laparoscopic Surgery

November 8, 2018

Laparoscopy surgery is a ‘minimally invasive surgery’ which incurs small incisions, usually not more than ½ inch. It uses a long and slender device called laparoscope which is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. A camera attached to it allows the obstetrician–gynaecologist (ob-gyn) to view the abdominal and pelvic organs on an electronic

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Uddanam Nephropathy

Chronic kidney disease in Uddanam (Nephropathy)

October 23, 2018

Uddanam is a green, cosy and beautiful village situated in the northern coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh. However, the village is in news due to a peculiar disease that inhabits the lives of the people of Uddanam. The mystery disease is CKDu – Chronic Kidney Disease of the Unknown Etiology which surfaces despite having no

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Kidney Transplant

6 Common Myths and Facts About Kidney Transplant

September 28, 2018

The function of a kidney is to remove waste from the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail to perform this function, the waste starts getting accumulated in the body. Over a period, the accumulation of waste leads to kidney failure and ultimately death. A kidney transplant is one of the most effective treatments to avoid total

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – A Symptom to worry about?

July 19, 2018

We Women, being special, do have a lot of health problems regarding menstrual cycles. One third of those, responsible for us meeting a gynaecologist, is Abnormal uterine bleeding – a term which refers to menstrual bleeding of abnormal amount, duration and/or schedule. A normally scheduled menstrual cycle occurs every 21 to 35 days and the

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ADHD

Your Child’s Hyper Activeness could be a sign of ADHD

July 3, 2018

Everyone can be restless, disruptive, impulsive and talkative, but when your child finds these traits difficult to control and it starts to interfere with their daily life, the cause may be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. This is a neuro-developmental psychiatric disorder with symptoms that often continue into adulthood. The symptoms usually appear before

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