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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 year, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, an estimated 216 million cases occurred globally in 2016—and only 15 countries dealt with a majority of them.


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 to cool itself. Taking into account air pollution, researchers found that respiratory-related hospitalization increases by over 90% during the summer season, especially among those over 75 years old.


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.


Quitting tobacco might be on your list of goals for many years. But as you know, the first few days are the hardest and the probability of relapsing is very high. More than 6 million people die worldwide every year due to tobacco use. Out of this, more than five million deaths are due to direct tobacco use and more than 600,000 are from second-hand exposure. Tobacco smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths, 17% of all heart disease deaths and at least 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema.


Millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic muscle/joint pain, stiffness due to a variety of reasons like illness/ injury etc. They also lose their mobility because of these health conditions. This blog will help you understand how physiotherapy, a branch of medicine which uses physical methods for improving movement and providing pain relief, can bring a major difference in the lives of patients with chronic pain.


Also known as spinal osteoarthritis, spondylosis is a common, painful degenerative condition that may worsen as a person grows older. It can affect any region of the spine: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper, mid back), lumbar (low back) or lumbosacral (low back/sacrum). Causing pain and stiffness, it can reduce your body’s range of movement considerably.

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