World First Aid Day 2019 – Be A First Aid Champion

World First Aid Day 2019 – Be A First Aid Champion

“The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday” – Baz Luhrmann While most of us have heard and even appreciated Baz Luhrmann’s Sunscreen song, not many of us have adequately prepared ourselves to face medical emergencies. As International First Aid Day approaches, let us […]

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Advances In Healthcare Instruments – Portable Medical Home Equipment

Advances In Healthcare Instruments – Portable Medical Home Equipment

Patient care and comfort have been some of the key drivers of the healthcare industry in recent times. In the US it was estimated that even about 5 years ago some 12 million people were receiving in-home health care. This trend is only being mirrored in India and is likely to grow with the great advances in technology. What makes home care easy, readily available, […]

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National Nutrition Week 2019: All You Need To Know

National Nutrition Week 2019: All You Need To Know

Celebrated every year from 1st September to 7th September, National Nutrition Week is an initiative to spread awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and tips for health and wealth-being. It is a campaign to promote nourishment and its results in terms of a better living. There is no doubt that what you eat has an immense effect on your physical health as much […]

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A Brief Guide To Biomedical Waste Management

A Brief Guide To Biomedical Waste Management

Biomedical waste refers to any kind of bodily waste that is generated during the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of a person suffering from an infectious disease. Biomedical waste can include bodily waste (blood, urine, stool etc.) or surgically removed body parts that could potentially infect any unprotected person who comes across it thereby leading to the spread of the disease. It could also include infected […]

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Venipuncture: 9 Medical Equipment You Will Require For The Procedure

Venipuncture: 9 Medical Equipment You Will Require For The Procedure

While drawing a blood sample, a phlebotomy technician requires a variety of equipment. All of this equipment must be gathered and prepared well before time, so that it is perfectly organised and ready to be used without a hassle. A large number of instruments are needed, but the most common ones have been mentioned below. From a 2 ml syringe to a tourniquet, almost every […]

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World Breast Feeding Week 1-7th August

World Breast Feeding Week 1-7th August

World Breastfeeding Week is around the corner, and presents a very important topic for discussion, one involved with the health of both infants and mothers. The advent of formula milk and other sources has brought with it some amount of misinformation about the issue, leading to poor health and some taboos that need dismantling. Mothers are given all sorts of advices and cautions, and therefore […]

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World Hepatitis Day 2019: Find The Missing Millions

World Hepatitis Day 2019: Find The Missing Millions

The establishment of World Hepatitis Day has a lot of dates in its history. The first International Hepatitis C Awareness Day was celebrated on 1st October 2004, by a number of European and Middle Eastern Patient Groups and Baby Muriel. However, there were many groups that continued to mark this day on disparate days. The origin of Hepatitis Day took place in Cuttack, Odisha. Professor […]

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Compression Stockings In Pregnancy

Compression Stockings In Pregnancy

Pregnancy is known to be a beautiful period in every parent’s life. Looking forward to welcoming a new member to the family, the soon to be mother is the centre of attention for family and friends. Pampered with love, attention, care and a lot of food, looking after the lady is the top priority. Pregnancy often affects the growth of varicose veins in the legs […]

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World Population Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know

World Population Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know

First observed in the year 1989, 11th July is celebrated as the World Population Day every year. Stressing upon the global population issues, this day is celebrated to raise awareness about the exploding human population and the issues that tag along. This internationally acclaimed day was an initiative of the Governing Council of the United Nations’ Development Program. The World Population Day aims at eradicating […]

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All You Need To Know About Procalcitonin Tests

All You Need To Know About Procalcitonin Tests

Procalcitonin is a peptide precursor of the hormone calcitonin, the latter being involved with calcium homeostasis. If a person is sick and there are suspicions of bacterial sepsis, the test is prescribed to determine the dissemination of bacterial infection. Bacterial sepsis is a severe systemic infection that might be life-threatening. Though it is important to understand that it does not determine the type of infection. […]

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