The Art of Stitching a Wound

The Art of Stitching a Wound

Most of us keep a medical emergency kit ready to use in our homes to be prepared for any emergency cuts, nicks, and burns. Anything more serious than these everyday wounds must be treated by a licenced doctor or a medical practitioner. Even though uncomplicated, the process is well defined. Required Materials   The supplies listed here are easily available at every clinic or hospital. […]

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A Brief History of Stethoscopes

A Brief History of Stethoscopes

It’s a marvel that a device with as simple a construction as a stethoscope can become an instrument of prime importance in the medical profession. Such is the remarkable evolution of the stethoscope that despite gradually augmenting itself with technological advancements in the field, the shape and the compactness of the instrument has virtually remained the same since its invention. As an acoustic medical device […]

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You Are Not Alone – HIV and AIDS

You Are Not Alone – HIV and AIDS

Since the first cases in 1984, more than 35 million people worldwide have lost their lives to the deadly disease. But the advancement in medical science and technology has made it possible to look beyond the fatality rates. The need of the hour, apart from prevention, is to increase awareness about the treatments so that AIDS victims can acquire their benefits and lead a healthy […]

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Do’s & Don’ts – Heating Pads

Do’s & Don’ts – Heating Pads

In the modern era, more than half of the population experiences stiff joints, sores muscles, and consequently back pain. While not a cure in itself, a bit of heat therapy can provide instant relief to some degree. When applied to the affected area, a heating pad can considerably increase blood circulation, supplying more oxygen to the trigger points that result in pain. Although it works […]

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5 Problems caused by Breast Pumps

5 Problems caused by Breast Pumps

Breastfeeding is an intimate time for the mother and the baby. A very special bond is built when the mother provides the key nutrients to the baby. Despite the special significance of the act, it is often difficult and cumbersome for new mothers. Therefore, it is essential to start pumping the milk so that it becomes more convenient and easier to feed the baby. Hence, […]

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Getting used to a Catheter in Daily Life

Getting used to a Catheter in Daily Life

Do you feel handicapped having to adjust to life with a catheter? Does it make you not want to step out of the house? Catheterization is a result of serious ailment and fighting it is reason enough to not let it bother you. Rest assured that you can go on holidays, socialize, visit friends & family i.e. lead a normal life. If anything, catheter sizes […]

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How Hypotension Impacts Your Life?

How Hypotension Impacts Your Life?

Think lifestyle diseases, and ailments like diabetes and hypertension are bound to come to the forefront. Fuelled by an unhealthy lifestyle and additional stress, these diseases don’t take much time to take a toll on a person’s body. However, there are many other conditions that sneak up without a warning, and one such phenomenon is hypotension. The prolonged condition of low blood pressure is seriously […]

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The Dangers of Untreated Anaemia

The Dangers of Untreated Anaemia

Anaemia is a health condition in which the number of red blood cells or their capacity to carry oxygen becomes insufficient; this leads to their inability to meet physiological needs, varying by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and even the status of pregnancy. Iron deficiency is often called to be the most common cause of anaemia. Conditions like the folate, vitamin B12 and other vitamin deficiencies, […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness 2018

Breast Cancer awareness month is observed each year during the month of October to promote awareness around breast cancer and urge authorities and organizations to invest in more research around this condition. In India, every 4 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and every 8 minutes a woman dies of this form of cancer making it the most commonly occurring form of cancer […]

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World Obesity Day 2018

World Obesity Day 2018

World Obesity day is observed to initiate meaningful conversations and end the stigma associated with Obesity. It encourages a multidimensional approach such as implementing policies that review food environment and recognize factors leading to obesity, creating environments conducive to healthier lifestyles, and to make people aware about the consequences of stigmatizing this condition. According to statistics presented by the WHO, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled […]

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