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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Be Smart with Your Oxygen Concentrator

Be Smart with Your Oxygen Concentrator

IT is a privilege to be able to breathe. This adage is certainly true for those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) whose lungs don’t receive the required amount of oxygen. Thanks to technologies that have provided oxygen concentrators, COPD patients can lead better lives. However, these technologies come at a price and require smart operation more than anything else. Brands like Niscomed lead […]

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3 Efficient Ways To Cope With Cervical Pain

3 Efficient Ways To Cope With Cervical Pain

Years of lifting, bending, twisting and turning your neck inappropriately can take a toll on your delicate neck. Combined with a stressful life, it is no surprise that more people today have to deal with pain in the neck. Cervical pain, however, is much more than simple neck pain, at times converting into radiating pain causing numbness or weakness in your arms, shoulders, and hands […]

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The Mystery behind Varicose Veins

The Mystery behind Varicose Veins

It is commonplace to associate bulging veins with someone who is angry or extremely tense. Just as common is the phenomenon of the veins being permanently bulged, the outline of which is visible under the skin. These permanently enlarged veins which are usually bluish-purple or dark red color and are known as varicose veins. They typically appear swollen and can often be painful. Varicose veins […]

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How To Prepare For Angiography?

How To Prepare For Angiography?

Have you seen someone who had to go in for a test after having a horrible chest pain? Or know someone who has been diagnosed with a lung clot? Situations like these call for a procedure involving medical imaging technique such as angiography, which is used to visualize the interiors of the heart, especially arteries, veins, and heart chambers. It creates detailed X-ray images called […]

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Pneumothorax: Types & Treatment

Pneumothorax: Types & Treatment

Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung. This condition occurs when there is an abnormal collection of air in the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. It is identified by a sudden attack of sharp, one-sided chest pain and shortness of breath. There are mainly two types of pneumothorax. They are traumatic pneumothorax and non-traumatic pneumothorax. Both these types can […]

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6 Breast Pump Myths Debunked

6 Breast Pump Myths Debunked

Breast milk is the best nutrition that a new-born baby can receive in its initial months; it is the food that the infant needs in building the child’s immune system. While the importance of breast milk is well-known, new mothers sometimes struggle to breastfeed due to reasons beyond their control which in turn deprives the baby of the breast milk. Working mothers may struggle even […]

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How is Cardiac Arrest Different from A Heart Attack?

How is Cardiac Arrest Different from A Heart Attack?

The difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest might not sound intelligible. However, there is a discernable difference between the two. A heart attack, also referred to as Myocardial Infarction (MI) is caused due to inadequate blood flow to a particular area of the heart leading to muscle damage. The most common cause of a heart attack is clogged arteries due to cholesterol […]

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How Dangerous Are Kidney Stones?

How Dangerous Are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of minerals and salts that are unable to pass out of your body. In simple words, when your body comprises too many minerals of a certain type and not enough liquid, kidney stones form. They range from the size of a grain of salt to a kernel of corn. Causes of kidney stones are wide-ranging. Essentially caused due […]

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