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The Charitable Projects of NIMS Medicity

We live in an inter-dependent world and every time we cut off someone else’s opportunities, we shrink our own horizons (Bill Clinton). This seems to be the philosophy under which the NIMS Medicity operates. In this era of commercialism, they have given back to the society in all sectors to

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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

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Why are Women More Vulnerable to Stress?

Women readers might want to take a deep breath here before proceeding with reading this…. Since historical times, it’s always been the fairer sex who were offered the ‘smelling salts’ as they couldn’t withstand stress so well and tended to swoon. Women are also twice more likely to slip into

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Types of Dermatological Treatments

With increasing presence of harmful chemicals in our environment as well as in our foods and water, the incidence of various kinds of diseases is on the rise, including dermatological conditions. These pollutants, radiations and contaminants that we are exposed to result in immuno-modulation, creating changes at the gene level.

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Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments of the Face

Dermatology is a branch of medical science that deals with diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, nails and hairs. Increasingly, dermatologists are having to deal with cosmetic issues too related to the skin’s structure and damages attained by it. With recent advances in medicine, dermatologists are becoming more like

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Common Symptoms of Cardiac Diseases

The heart is a muscular organ, the size of a man’s fist, and like any other muscle, it also requires proper blood supply and oxygen to keep the muscle pumping at an optimal level. The heart pumps blood not only to the rest of the body, but to itself too,

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VATS Surgical Procedure

There is no field that advancements in technology haven’t touch, surgical procedures included. The VATS surgical procedure, or more simplistically, the ‘Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery’ is one of the newer procedures used to minimize the incision size made for thoracic surgeries. It employs the use of a small video camera (thoracoscope)

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PCOS – A Common Condition in Women

PCOS, also known as polycystic ovary syndrome is an increasingly common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age between 18 to 44 years. A recent study has shown that 18% of the females, especially those from eastern India (25.88%), suffer from PCOS. It is also one of the leading causes

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Facts about Bariatric Surgery

There is a saying that for every rose, there is a thorn; similarly, for every progress, the world has made, humanity has taken one step backwards by indulging in the wrong kind of lifestyle. With prosperity and food aplenty, there has been an increased surge in obesity. This refers to

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Consequences of Excessive Smoking and Tips to Quit Smoking

If you are a smoker, you probably know that smoking is bad for your health; and you probably have a plethora of friends and family nagging you to quit this unhealthy habit too! Every time you reach for a cigarette, you are increasing your likelihood of getting hypertension, heart disease,

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High Risk Pregnancies

Though pregnancy is supposed to be the beginning of one of the best parts of being a mother, in some cases, this beginning can be quite stressful. For some women, the pregnancy can be a ‘high risk’ pregnancy; though it sounds scary, it’s just another term used by doctors to

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Ways to Boost your Metabolism

Metabolism refers to all the chemical reactions occurring in your body that keeps it alive and functioning well. The higher your metabolism rate, the more calories you get to burn and the more weight you keep off. A high metabolism rate also gives you more energy, keeping you at your

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Obesity and its After Effects

With so many delicious temptations abounding, it’s so easy to pack on the calories, but when it comes to shedding off this same weight, it can be nothing short of a major challenge. Obesity is on the rise the world over, with a world epidemic blooming, even in the less

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Thyroid – Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism and Goiter

The thyroid is a pretty butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck, just above the collar bone. It is among the four endocrine glands in the body which makes, stores and releases hormones such as T3, T4 and calcitonin into the bloodstream. These hormones control the rate of metabolism,

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Migraine, its Causes and why it’s more common in Women

It’s not easy being an Indian woman. Traditionally, they are deemed as the caretakers of the family’s needs, but increasingly, their workload is multiplying as over 70% of married women are also working outside their homes. A culmination of their job responsibilities paired up with their traditional responsibility as the

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What is Depression?

There are times when all of us have felt ‘moody’ and ‘low’, but then there are these other people who feel like this with greater intensity for longer periods of time, ranging from weeks to months or even years! This is depression and can affect how you feel about yourself

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Sinusitis – Causes and Prevention

Anyone who has been through an episode of sinusitis won’t easily forget the constant heavy headaches, the feelings of pressure in the face, the debilitating feelings of walking around with a head that doesn’t feel right, and won’t go away either with the use of over-the-counter pain killers. Sinusitis usually

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Differences between Depression and Stress Disorder

Everyone goes through periods of depression, anxiety or stress every once in a while. However, the difference is that some people are able to cope up and get over it in a few days time while in others, it might become chronic and last from weeks to months; they might

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Phobias – Claustrophobia

Most people with phobias are fully aware that they have a phobia, yet have no control over their reactions when faced with their self-made-monster. Simply put, phobias are excessive fears of something, a type of abnormal anxiety disorder that rules the mind. People who have phobias usually go to great

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Exercises for Knee Replacement Surgeries

With increasing age and osteoarthritis, the knee joints which bear the maximum weight burden, tend to get worn out and inflamed; in some cases it is severe enough to warrant surgery where the surgeon removes the eroded parts of the bones and cartilage from the knee joint, and replaces them

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A Closer Look at NIMS Medicity

There are some professions in this world that require hundred percent dedication and all the precious time that one can spare; such noble professionals can be found in hospitals, with medical staff putting in all their efforts and time to save lives and giving the best of care available at

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How to Prevent Muscle Loss

As you grow older, numerous changes take place in your body including your energy levels, memory, sex drive, to name a few. Most people are however unaware of another change that happens – loss of muscle mass and strength. This condition is known as Sarcopenia and commonly affects the older

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Things to Avoid During Pregnancy

While pregnancy is one of the best parts of your life, it does come with its own share of do’s and don’ts. And while there are no hard and fast rules to going about it, there are a few things you need to abstain from. However, don’t feel too bad

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Consequences of Alcohol Consumption

Having a glass daily is okay, but then if you are unable to stop yourself from reaching for that second and third glass too, then you can be sure this is one habit that’s going to affect your health negatively in the long-term. The cumulative effect of binge drinking or

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Cures for Insomnia

Tired of spending your nights tossing and turning and counting sheep? Ok, it’s high time you accepted that you have a sleeping problem and that you need to find a solution. First of all, rest assured that you are not the only one undergoing sleepless nights. With modern lifestyles, insomnia

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Inherited Heart Diseases

Many heart diseases can be hereditary and affect more than one person in a family. Following the familial history, a doctor can determine the risks of another member developing the same condition and can offer timely preventative measures to prevent further grief. Some of these inherited cardiac disorders include congenital

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What are the Effects of Excessive Internet Usage ?

Over the past two decades or so, internet usage has been growing rampantly amongst all age groups. The internet was originally designed to help users connect with people across the globe, work remotely, shop online, support academics, conduct financial transactions as well as serve as a hotpot of the latest

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What are the Signs of Anorexia ?

Anorexia isn’t a diet gone wrong or a game that young girls play to get attention. It’s a serious psychiatric disorder similar to depression and has one of the highest causes of mortality among the mental illnesses. This complex disorder is basically a form of self-starvation. People with this disorder

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How Healthy should a Donor be to Donate Blood or Organ?

The ratio of demand versus supply of donor organs is very limited in India with thousands dying every year of critical conditions and a paucity of healthy donor organs and tissues. There is a gross need for educating the masses on the importance of organ donation. While most of the

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Know your Hormones

How many times do you remember someone saying …‘stop behaving hormonal’? It’s unfortunate that hormones are blamed for whacky behavior, but then the truth is that some hormones do get to your head and set your mood see-sawing like a pendulum. Hormones are basically chemicals made by specialist cells in

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Facilities at the NIMS Medicity

NIMS Medicity also known as Noorul Islam Medical Science and Research Foundation is a 350-bedded tertiary care super-specialty hospital complex housing over 40 specialty and super-specialty departments and there couldn’t be a better place to turn to when health takes a downturn. To complement the abilities of their specialist doctors,

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