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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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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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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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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