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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National Doctor’s Day: Celebrating The Contribution Of The Most Humane Profession In The World

National Doctor’s Day: Celebrating The Contribution Of The Most Humane Profession In The World

Celebrated on 1st July every year to commemorate the efforts of the renowned physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, National Doctor’s Day was first observed in the year 1991. Doctors have been an indispensable part of our lives regardless of our age, gender, and place of birth. The contribution of doctors to the humankind has been tremendous and must […]

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Living With An Ostomy Pouch

Living With An Ostomy Pouch

A colostomy bag is used to collect waste from the body during or post surgeries. Also known as stoma bag or Ostomy pouch, these bags are waterproof and small in size.  It can be a daunting thought to live with an attached bag post-surgery. Many a times patients worry about carrying out daily tasks with this kind of interference. They can be either temporary or […]

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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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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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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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