Monthly Archive:: March 2016

What are antibiotics and how do they work?

Antibiotics also called antibacterials or antimicrobials are types of medications that impede the growth of bacteria. Bacteria are microscopic organisms, some of which may cause various types of illnesses. Before bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms, the body’s immune system can destroy them. The body’s white blood cells attack harmful bacteria and kill them. Even [&hellip

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Role of mobile technology in healthcare

Today as we look around, the one technology that is impacting lives in a big way is mobile technology. Every day there are more mobile phones sold than babies born. Cutting across nations, right from the developed world to the developing world, it has found its application among all age groups and is increasingly paving [&hellip

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Water Therapy – A Boon to Mankind

It is common knowledge that drinking water is generally good for our health. Water is a great source of life and it is a necessary element for every cell and function in our body. Here we however would highlight the therapeutic benefits of drinking water on an empty stomach. Drinking water early in the morning [&hellip

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What can B12 deficiency do to your health?

Like most vitamins, Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in our metabolism. This vitamin is essential for the manufacture of red blood cells whose deficiency results in a kind of anemia.Vitamin B12 is needed to support the normal function of nerve cells, and to manufacture myelin, the insulating material that surrounds some of our nerve [&hellip

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Health benefits of flaxseeds

Thanks to the health benefits of flaxseed, it has formed part of the cuisine in cultures all over the world. Flaxseed beats any other cereal in the nutritional and health benefits offered. Being rich in  alpha linolenic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans, it helps fight many ailments like cardiovascular diseases, allergies like asthma, diabetes [&hellip

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Cerebrovascular Accident (Brain Stroke) and its prevention

“Stroke” takes place when an artery to the brain is blocked or ruptures resulting in death of an area of brain tissue due to loss of its blood supply. Most of the strokes are ischemic (due to blockage of an artery), but some are hemorrhagic (due to rupture of an artery). In Transient ischemic attacks [&hellip

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Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, a chronic functional disorder of the large intestine is associated with high intestinal motility and sensitivity to pain. It is characterized by diarrhea or constipation or diarrhea alternating with constipation. Other symptoms include abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, and passage of mucus in the stool. Though not classified as a disease, IBS [&hellip

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Hypertension-”The Silent Killer”

Blood pressure is the force blood exerts on the artery walls as it moves through the  body. High blood pressure or hypertension occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Often called the silent killer, it has no symptoms but can cause serious problems. Blood pressure is recorded using [&hellip

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