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August 1st 2021 – World Lung Cancer Awareness Day,Late diagnosis, the bane of lung cancer!

Lung cancer represents a major health burden in India. It continues to be a devastating disease that defies all therapeutic endeavors to improve five-year survival. More than eighty percent of lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage. This is mainly due to a long lag between the onset of symptoms and establishment of a diagnosis and finally, initiation of treatment. A persistent cough, shortness...

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Number of lung cancer incidences on rise in women, says panelists at Neuberg Centre for Genomic Medicine

Owing to reverse smoking, high lung cancer incidences seen in women 80-85% of patients continue to report lung cancer at advance stages Targeted tissue therapy fast becoming best alternative to chemotherapy for cancer treatment     The life expectancy of lung cancer patients has increased from less than a year to 3-5 years with the help of genetic testing even in advanced stage cancer Hyderabad :...

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Hepatitis can’t wait!

Dr. P. Basumani, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sri Ramachandra Medical Center, Chennai Even when COVID pandemic is actively ravaging our planet, we lose more than one million lives every year due to viral hepatitis - a condition of liver inflammation caused by viruses! Though there are five types of viruses that can cause hepatitis ( A,B,C,D,E), two of them  ( Types B and C) are dangerous...

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July 28th, 2021 – World Hepatitis Day

On world hepatitis day today, here are some facts about liver, causes of hepatitis, symptoms, diagnosis and prevention of the disease complications. According to WHO, Liver cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the World currently and a person is dying every 30seconds from hepatitis related illness even in the current COVID-19 crisis. World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on 28th July to bring...

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Do You Care Enough For Your Child’s Vision In The Digital Age?

We are almost halfway through another year and the challenges thrown by the pandemic since last year continues , leaving us with not much choice but to stay safe and protected by choosing to work and learn remotely, particularly when it comes to children. The concept of education has drastically evolved and now all of us are accustomed with the digital developments. However, in the process...

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Early Detection And Prevention Of Prostatitis

Spokesperson:  Dr. Dilip Dhanpal, Urologist at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore Prostate health is an important part of men’s health but due to the social stigma associated with prostate check ups, there is a significant lack of awareness surrounding it. One in every nine men suffers from prostate infection hence it is imperative to maintain good prostate health as an early diagnosis will lead to an...

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Elevate your air: 3M introduces easy to wear KN95 respirator, designed for comfort, to help protect people against airborne particles

3M today launched its new disposable KN95 respirator also known as the 3M™ Particulate Respirator 9513, which is designed for comfort and breathability while protecting the user by filtering at least 95% of airborne particles. Manufactured as per international standards, - the 3M™ Particulate Respirator 9513 is an example of how 3M has applied science to develop an innovative product in response to the prevailing  pandemic situation,...

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Weight Management Is Not The Only Solution To Manage Obesity

Hyderabad: The people have adapted to the new normal however work-from-home & virtual education is leading to overeating, stress eating and weight gain in both adults and children. The experience with Covid has reiterated the importance of maintaining good health, diet, and strong immunity system and hence, has added a lot of significance upon wellness and role of health monitoring at home. Obesity is an...

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Happy Hypoxia- Everything you need to know about this new silent killer

By Dr Hirenappa Udnur, Consultant- Pulmonologist, Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal (A unit of Manipal Hospitals) The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has paved the way for some severe lung infections as well as new terms to explain the conditions. ‘Happy Hypoxia’ is one of them. It is the term used in a condition where oxygen levels in the blood decrease drastically but the patient...

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Overhydration – What are the risks and why you must avoid it?

Authored by – Dr. Vidyashankar P, Lead Consultant – Nephrology, Aster CMI Hospital Water is essential for all human beings to lead a healthy life. Consuming water has several health benefits such as it provides nutrients to our body, ensures proper digestion, helps in weight loss and prevents dehydration. However, drinking too much water can prove harmful for your health and may lead to overhydration...