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Menopause - What we need to know.

Menopause – What We Need To Know

Menopause is a stage of life most women go through. A reduction in the levels of reproductive hormones causes menopause. Many of us think that menopause is the process that leads up to the stopping of periods, but it isn’t. It’s when a woman stops having her periods permanently. The time before is called perimenopause or menopausal transition. When menopause happens naturally, it happens be...

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Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease – Diseases That Are Growing Silently in India

The Hand Foot and Mouth disease is a common disease that usually affects children between one month and ten years of age. The number of cases of the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) in India has increased in the past few years and has reached more than 1 million cases a year. This disease is caused by a virus from a genus called Enterovirus, which is commonly known as ‘coxsackievirus’. Th...

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Nutrition in Women

How Nutrition is Different in Women

For the most part, men and women require the same kind of nutrients. This is because they share about 98.5% of their DNA. The amount of nutrition one requires may vary depending on the size and weight of the individual, the amount of exercise they do, or if they have some condition like osteoporosis, anemia, etc. A woman has many periods in her life when she needs quantities of nutrients th...

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Medical Conditions due to Air Pollution

How Air Pollution is Causing Medical Conditions in Women and Children

Air pollution is a rising cause of concern all over the world. Apart being from one of the most widespread forms of pollution, it is also one of the most inevitable ones. Being an ever pervading medium and carrier, air can transfer pollutants very fast in a very short span of time. This makes it almost impossible for any person breathing in polluted air, to avoid infection. In recent years,...

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Aids Awareness

Aids Awareness

AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is the advanced stage of HIV. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV)  damages the immune system and interferes with the body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. HIV is predominantly a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but it can also be transmitted through sharing of injecting equipment such as syringes and contaminated blood tr...

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Infection Prevention: You Can Help Too!

Infection Prevention: You Can Help!

Infections are super common, but they are not entirely unavoidable. Following are some simple ways in which you can prevent infections: Wash your hands regularly. Make sure you wash your hands before and after cooking, as well as before and after eating food. Do not go to work or to class  if you have signs and symptoms of an infection. Stay at home in case you’re running a fever,...

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WORLD PREMATURITY DAY

World Prematurity Day

Observed internationally on November 17th , World Prematurity Day (WDP) acknowledges the problematic journeys of preterm infants and their families.Sadly, the complications of preterm birth are among the leading causes of death in children under five worldwide. Prematurity Awareness Month has brought more attention and urgency to global initiatives. This is ever so important as the incidents of...

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risk factors of childhood obesity

Risk Factors For Childhood Diabetes

Childhood diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is on the rise around the world for many reasons. India alone sees over a million cases of juvenile diabetes. Here is what you should know about the risk factors for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes: Family history plays a major role. If a parent or sibling is diabetic, the chances of becoming diabetic increase for a child. Presence o...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR YASHVIN!

Happy Birthday, Dear Yashvin!

Working in pediatric medicine is simultaneously one of the most stressful yet highly rewarding jobs in the world. It can be tough to be see countless little children being struck by illness every day, but every once in a while, we have the opportunity to go above and beyond to make a child’s day. Little Yashvin was admitted with high fever and dehydration on the 27th of October, as an emerge...

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Are Baby Blues A Real Thing?

Postpartum depression affects 15-20% of new mothers. It is a common post-pregnancy phenomenon and it is okay if a new mother experiences it. Casually referred to as “baby blues,” it is completely curable and having postpartum depression does not make a new mother bad or negligent. So, what is postpartum depression? Postpartum depression is a severe form of clinical depression that affec...

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