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Snoring – A Silent Killer

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is defined as the occurrence of at least 5 episodes per hour of sleep during which respiration temporarily ceases. Although OSA is a relatively common medical condition, it is believed that more than 85% of patients with clinically significant OSA have never been diagnosed. This is thought to reflect the fact […]

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Lung Cancer in Non Smokers

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Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer annually since 1985. Worldwide, there are 1.61 million new cases of lung cancer per year, with 1.38 million deaths, making lung cancer the leading cause of cancer-related mortality. In India, approximately 63,000 new lung cancer cases are reported each year.  The major risk factor for developing lung cancer […]

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Which Covid Vaccine Should I Prefer?

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This is a choice to be made individually basing on the data available. There are many vaccine options available with time. In India, there are two approved vaccines at present – COVAXIN (inactivated) and COVISHIELD (Adenovirus carrier vaccine). The Phase III data of COVAXIN have not been made public despite approval and use of the […]

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Impact of Obesity on Respiratory Diseases?

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In the world, about 1400 million adults are overweight and 500 million obese. Although, BMI is an indirect measure of metabolic health, in the respiratory system it compromises the mechanical and pulmonary homeostasis due to the interaction of hormonal, metabolic, inflammatory, neurological, and dietary factors. Among the mechanisms that contribute to the development of respiratory […]

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Is Remdesivir Still the “Molecule of Hope”?

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Remdesivir was first identified as an investigational drug to treat Ebola virus disease during the West African outbreak in 2013–2016. Given the mechanism of action of remdesivir as an antiviral that halts viral replication, these trial findings support the use of remdesivir in the early active viral replication phase in the COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction-positive […]

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Hepatitis: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is commonly caused by viral infections. Other causes include drugs, alcohol, toxins and autoimmune hepatitis Viral Hepatitis- 5 types – A, B, C, D and E Hepatitis A – Acute, short term disease caused by hepatitis A virus. It is commonly caused by consuming food […]

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Brain Tumor Day

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Every 8th June is celebrated as World Brain Tumor day. Initially initiative was taken by German Brain Tumor Association and is now celebrated worldwide. It is celebrated to raise awareness and educate people about tumor. Brain tumor is a moss or growth of abnormal cells in your brain Incidence in India raise from 5 to […]

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Congestive Heart Failure

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Despite the way, it sounds the term “Heart Failure” simply means that your heartbeat isn’t pumping blood as it should. Heart failure doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working or that you are having a heart attack (but people with heart failure often had a heart attack in the past), Heart failure is also called […]

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What’s Normal Vaginal Discharge and What’s Not

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Normal Vaginal Discharge

What is Normal Vaginal Discharge? Every woman experiences white vaginal discharge: a thin light fluid secreted by glands in the cervix and the vagina to wash out old cells from its lining, keeping the organ clean, lubricated and free of infection. The amount of discharge varies depending on the time in the woman’s menstrual cycle. It is most […]

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Long Covid

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What is long covid? Individuals who continue to suffer from Covid-19 symptoms outside of the two-week period in which they are believed to be infected. This two-week period is enough time for the virus and its symptoms to be able to come and go, yet we are revealing cases in which symptoms are persisting well […]