Tuberculosis: It takes away your breath and your life

According to London’s Royal Society, after an autopsy that lasted 200 years, the cause of death of an Egyptian mummy, Irtyersenu, was confirmed to be Tuberculosis (TB) and the incident happened around 600 BCE. Today, TB is still one of the major causes of death and...

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Water is the drink of life, not when it’s contaminated!

According to a report by the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to clean and safe drinking water. Every year, around 2 million people die due to diarrhoeal diseases, the majority of them are children less than 5 years of...

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Measles: Deadly if not treated

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can lead to a number of serious complications and even death in children. While this disease is easily preventable with a vaccine, it still claims the lives of children all across the world. In India, it is the leading...

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Emergency Contraceptive Pills – Benefits and Side Effects

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are an important option for women to prevent unintended pregnancy. These pills can be used up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. By taking emergency contraceptive pills, women are not only averting abortion but also morbidity and...

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Health Checks for Women: Your health is in your hands

Women are the backbone of our lives. Their contributions are woven into the foundational fabric of our society; they run our world. And yet, more often than not, they tend to neglect their own health in lieu of family or work commitments. They seldom opt for health...

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Why do diseases affect men and women differently?

The health problems that affect women are different from those that affect men. In some conditions, women have different symptomatic presentations when compared to men and this could lead to problems in diagnosis or ignoring of the symptoms altogether. Some diseases...

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Keto Diet: Commanding Your Body to lose weight!

The keto diet or ketogenic diet is one of the latest buzzwords to hit the dietary circles. The internet is replete with various articles enlisting various kinds of keto diet charts. But what exactly is keto and how does it affect the body? Additionally, how can...

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Diabetes Diet: Regulate your blood sugar levels with these foods!

Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in India. In fact, India is the diabetes capital of the world. Awareness about what diabetes is, preventing it, screening for it, and active management of the condition is the need of the hour. Simply put, diabetes is a...

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PCOD Diet: Foods to eat and avoid to beat your PCOD blues!

PCOD or Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (same as PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a condition where the hormones in a woman’s body aren’t well balanced. This is a common disorder and it is estimated that PCOD is the primary cause in 30% of the women having fertility...

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Understanding Kidney Stones: These rocks, don’t rock!

Kidney stones are hard masses that are formed due to deposition of minerals and salts in the kidneys. These stones are formed when there is an excess of such stone-forming minerals or if the urine is not dilute enough. This allows such salts and minerals to...

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