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Inherited Diseases

 Inherited diseases are also known as genetic disorders; and since genes are passed down from parent to child, any mutations or changes in the DNA will also be passed onto the child. This is called ‘running in the family’ and refers to situations when more than one member of the family has the same condition. […]

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Tips on Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Becoming an addict takes time, and likewise, overcoming the addiction takes time too. It’s a long and bumpy road that may even feel impossible sometimes. However, all it requires is some good old-fashioned willpower and the support of friends and family. That’s if you want to do it the DIY way. The other way to […]

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Joint Replacement Surgeries

Joint replacement surgeries, also known as replacement arthroplasty are procedures commonly employed to replace arthritic or dysfunctional joint surfaces with orthopedic prosthesis. This is a major type of surgery and is only considered when non-invasive interventions like medications, physiotherapy, etc do not help in treatment of extreme joint pains or dysfunction. The procedure basically involves […]

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How often should a Pregnant Woman have Check-ups and Scans?

Getting pregnant is one of the best news that pregnant couples look forward to. However, it’s also the time when the expecting mother needs to be monitored very carefully for the upcoming nine months, sprinkled with regular antenatal check-ups. It’s a difficult time for the expectant mother too as her body undergoes numerous changes. For […]

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Fibrosis – A Silent Attacker

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited disease in the developed world and affects the secretory glands – the mucus and sweat glands. People who have CF have two copies of the defective gene, with a copy inherited form each parent. The disease occurs by virtue of a single mutation on the CF gene […]

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Different Types of Anesthesia

Over 160 years ago, it was William Morton who successfully first used diethyl ether as a general anesthetic and since then there have been numerous advances in the field of anesthesia. These advances have made many newer surgical techniques possible as well as reducing morbidity and mortality from anesthesia during the course of surgery. Anesthesia […]

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Vaccinations required by Teenage Boys and Girls

Many parents feel that vaccines are for infants and young children; they fail to realize that their growing teens also need some specific vaccinations against some diseases that get to face as they grow older. Although adolescent vaccinations have been advocated from as far back as 1996, the truth is that most teenagers are lagging […]

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The Vaccinations Needed by your Child

Luckily we are not staying in the seventeenth century anymore and have access to vaccinations to protect our kids against various dangerous diseases. As a parent, it’s unbearable watching your kid fall sick and we feel the need to protect them from every sickness, even the sniffles. The single discovery of Edward Jenner in 1796 […]

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The Golden 60 Minutes after an Accident

The volume of traffic on Indian roads is increasing by the year with over-speeding, indiscipline and flagrant disregard of traffic rules being the mainstay of Indian drivers; all these coupled with pot holes and poorly designed roads are leading to accidents that are believed to average more than one every minute and a road accident […]

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Take care of your Health this Monsoon to Avoid Serious Diseases

After the summer heat, the rains are a welcome panacea. Floating little paper boats, a little dancing in the rain, steaming cups of spicy tea and hot ‘bhajis’ are some of the joys we associate with the monsoon rains. However, along with the cooling breeze, the monsoon season is rife with all kinds of infections. […]

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