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World Antibiotic Awareness Week – November-18th to 24th

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Theme: Spread awareness, Stop resistance The world antimicrobial awareness week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and the spread of drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria and other organisms no longer respond to […]

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Live Life More Normal

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By Breaking the taboos, misconceptions & discriminations Myths & Misconceptions Epilepsy is incurable! Epilepsy is inheritable! Epilepsy is a curse caused by evil spirits! Just because I am epileptic, my spouse can claim for divorce! Epilepsy patients connot marry & bear child! By hiding from everyone, I can protect my child woth epilepsy in school! […]

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Access to diabetes care: if not now,when?

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World diabetes day was created by who in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It became an official united nations day in 2006, celebrated every year on November 14th commemorating the birthday of sir fredrick banting What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body […]

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Polio is Also Called Poliomyelitis

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Polio is also called Poliomyelitis. It is a viral infection causing Paralysis and is easily preventable by the Polio vaccine. Polio is transmitted through contaminated water or food, or contact with an infected person. Fewer than 5 thousand cases are recorded per year. Preventable by the vaccine. Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be […]

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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 […]