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…

  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…

  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…

  The youth is often known to be the best phase of your life. Without any question, there goes a saying, make the most of youth, while you are still young. Having a healthy lifestyle has a lot of benefits. It can help in losing weight or maintaining a desired weight. It also can lower…

  As the new year makes its entry, we must review the year gone by and take conscious steps to discard our unhealthy habits and move towards a healthier, fitter lifestyle. Here are seven simple, straightforward ways to get on track towards optimum health in the new year.   1. Get enough sleep. Good sleep…

  As the winter season makes its entry, many changes occur in our bodies in response to the sudden drop in temperatures. These changes can affect a person’s physical,  mental health, and well-being and may worsen the symptoms of existing disorders. Let’s understand how falling temperatures can affect our bodies and how we can combat…

Every year, a countless number of patients suffer injuries or die because of unsafe and poor quality health care. According to WHO, estimates show that in developed countries as many as 1 in 10 patients are harmed while receiving hospital care. The harm can be caused by a range of errors or adverse events. Recent…

  A major public health concern, HIV affects 36.7 million people approximately across the world at present, with 1.8 million people becoming newly infected, every year, according to WHO statistics.   HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s natural defence against illness. This means someone living with HIV, who is not…

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