According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, approximately, 300 million Indians suffer from Asthma. Common symptoms include recurrent attacks of wheezing and breathlessness usually after exposure to a ‘trigger’. The following are some of the common myths about asthma, and the corresponding facts are given below each.   Myth: People with asthma should…

  Malaria is commonly referred to as a life-threatening disease. It is transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Infected mosquitoes carry the Plasmodium parasite. When this mosquito bites you, the parasite is released into your bloodstream.  Malaria may be an ancient mosquito-borne disease, but it still plagues millions of people worldwide every…

  Vaccines are one of modern medicine’s major success stories – tackling infectious diseases by making people immune or resistant, stimulating the body’s own immune system – have prevented at least 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015, stresses Dr. Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)   About one month after a child…

  Think of your liver as the silent housekeeper in your body. It’s always there, working 24/7, cleaning up after you as you go about your day, taking care of what goes in and pushing stuff we don’t want back out. It’s a tough job in today’s’ modern world, and if you don’t take care…

  Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you’re looking for ways to prevent those frequent colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Plan your meals to include these 10 powerful immune system boosters :   1. Citrus fruits Most…

  Changes in temperature have a profound effect on the lungs. Hot, humid weather aggravate lung disorders that’s why hospitalization rates increase during the summer season. The summer months can spell trouble for people with respiratory ailments. According to a research, the combined effect of hot air temperature and humidity can disrupt the body’s ability…

  India is the highest burden country for tuberculosis. In India today, two deaths occur every three minutes from tuberculosis (TB). But these deaths can be prevented. With proper care and treatment, TB patients can be cured and the battle against TB can be won.   Here are the tuberculosis facts that you should remember,…

    Endometriosis refers to a painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining the pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs. With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as…

The most common form of kidney disease is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is a long-term condition. It is commonly caused by high blood pressure, which is dangerous for the kidneys because it can increase the pressure on the glomeruli. Glomeruli are the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys where blood is cleaned. Over time,…

  The festival of colours is here and now is the time to forge friendships, mend broken relationships and celebrate with our loved ones. Read along to know about some useful precautions to save your health, especially your skin from toxic substances and avoidable harm.   Before Holi Apply a thick layer of moisturizer, petroleum jelly or…

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