Why You Must Say No to Smoking

“Smoking kills”, “smoking causes cancer”, “smoking is dangerous to your health”. These are some of the common quotes on smoking that you see in everyday life. Even in cigarette packets, these sorts of things are mentioned. But even knowing these facts, our people are still inserting this poisonous smoke into their lungs and run after doctors and hospitals for treatments. Don’t know why. Yes, smoking is injurious to health. If you need a healthy life, quitting smoking is a must. Studies have found that chain smokers are not having that life span as usual people are having. Smoking causes serious health issues and can completely ruin your life. This article is about smoking and its effects on health.

Tobacco is way too Dangerous

Tobacco causes cancer. You had heard this many times. Is it true? Of course, tobacco causes cancer and also leads to many health issues. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco kills half of its users. WHO also found th…

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Ayushman Bharat Yojana in God’s Own Country

Health is wealth. People who don’t know this proverb will be very less. Yes, health is precious, precious than wealth. Many people in our country are suffering from serious health problems. Many had lost their lives due to different types of diseases, sickness, and illness. Kidney disease is one among the chronic diseases India faces. More than 1 million cases reported every year. Poor people cannot afford the humungous amount that hospital authorities are asking. All these factors had led to the deaths of many and destroyed the dreams of many. Here comes the role of Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Ayushman Bharat Yojana is a National Health Protection Scheme.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana was launched by our honorable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 23 September 2018 in Jharkhand. It is also called “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana”. The objective of Ayushman Bharat Yojana is to provide free treatment to the poor people across the country and hence protect their health. This s…

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Monsoon Diseases and its Prevention

As always, monsoon brings some diseases too. Most of the diseases are mosquitoes born disease and spreads easily because of different reasons. This is the beginning of monsoon and this is the best time to take prevention on the upcoming monsoon diseases.

During monsoon season, our immune system is getting weaker. Thus it is easy to get affected by monsoon diseases. There are diseases that can be cured at home with a doctor’s guidance and there are some life-threatening diseases too. Now let’s discuss some of the monsoon diseases and how it spreads.

Viral Fever: It is one of the most common symptoms we all possess throughout a year. But it is more in the monsoon season. Severe fever, cold, cough and throat pain, body pain especially joint pain are some common symptoms. This can be last up to 6 to 7 days. Consult a doctor if you have these symptoms and mostly doctor advises bed rest for some days.

Prevention to viral fever is as simple as that to…

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Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere, Know your Kidney Well

We all know, the kidneys are so important. But why? Let's know why kidney and kidney health is important. Kidneys are a pair of a bean-shaped organ located under the rib as one on each side of the spine and are responsible for clearing wastes from the body. Your kidneys also remove the acids produced by cells and maintain a healthy chemical balance of the body. And you know, your kidneys process 200 quartz of blood every day and filter minerals and removes wastes and extra water. This extra water is changed into the urine, which flows to the bladder and keeps it until you go to the bathroom.

Do you know the roles and responsibilities of your kidneys? Your kidneys

Make urineRemove wastes and regulates fluid balance in your bloodRegulating and filtering minerals from the bloodControl your body’s chemical balance Help to control blood pressureHelp in keeping your bones healthyHelps in the production of RBCs

The wastes come from the different parts of t…

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Africa

As we all know, Malaria is one of the most leading killer diseases in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of Malaria and it claims more than 435,000 lives globally every year. And in India, it is fewer than one million cases reported every year. There was no permanent medicine that doctors in the world can suggest for malaria.

The vaccine has been launched in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa after a long concerted effort over 30 years.

RTS, S/AS01, the world’s first and to date malaria vaccine also known as Mosquirix that has been shown to provide partial protection of malaria in young children. The vaccine can be used to prevent about four in ten malaria cases by acting against Plasmodium Falciparum, the most parasite globally and the most prevalent in the African continent. Malawi is the first country in Africa where RTS, S is to be made available to children up to…

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It’s been a Year Nipah Virus Claimed Lives in Kerala

5th of May is one of the darkest days Kerala ever faced and suspecting that the Nipah started with taking the life of Muhammad Sabith from Perambra, Kozhikode. It’s been one year Kerala fought against the deadly virus Nipah.

Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus that is transmitted from animals to humans. Also, that can be transmitted directly between people or through fruits. The recent outbreak was reported in Perambra of Kozhikode district, Kerala. It took 4 lives away from one family only. The report says that 17 lives have been taken away, including the life of an “angel” nurse who sacrificed her life in the battle against Nipah. The spreading of the virus was controlled and stopped with the timely action by health care officials including nurses and doctors in Kozhikode under the health ministry of Kerala.

Beginning of Nipah

The infection was first identified in 1999 among pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore. And found it is spreading to the people…

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8 Benefits of Drinking Water Every Day

Life began in the water. There will be nothing on the earth if no such a magical compound called water exist. That’s why we search for the possibility of life on other planets by searching for water. We cannot imagine life without water. 71 per cent of our earth's surface is covered with water, that tells louder the importance of this blue compound for living things.

According to the ancient Indian medical science, Water is the Universal Medicine. And now, water is the only compound in the earth that has been given a universal status by WHO(World Health Organisation).

As considered to human beings, 60 per cent of our body consumes water and of course, our blood is 90 per cent of the same. Even though there is no such universally accepted quantity of water to consume daily, it is always better to drink more water in the day time compared to night.  The main point always a doctor says is "stay hydrated and stay healthy".

Here are some benefits of…

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Decision to Formulate Guidelines for Cancer Care: Kerala Cancer Care Grid

Kerala Cancer Grid is a well established voluntary association of hospitals engaged in cancer care. Recently, they held a meeting at Kochi regarding cancer care treatment of Kerala. And they concluded by taking a decision to formulate guidelines for cancer care and treatments in the state.

The guidelines defined mainly to concentrate on primary prevention and early detection of cervix, oral cavity and breast cancers by 15% and improve cure rates.

As many as 65 oncologists from both public and private sectors representing regional cancer centres, medical colleges, and private hospitals effectively participated in the meeting. An online discussion forum was created in eight common cancers such as brain cancer, head and neck cancers, breast cancer, lungs cancer, gastrointestinal, gynaecology, sarcoma and lymphoma and leukaemia in Kerala. The meeting gave predominant consideration for the standard of care for common cancer treatment and how it can be cured. …

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£3 million Investment for Unmind’s Workplace Mental Health Platform

Unmind, a UK based startup Founded in 2016 is a B2B service provider that offers mental health platform and training for company employees to improve workplace mental health. Unmind has received an investment of £3 million for their mental health platform to support employees in different companies around the world. They ensure these trained employees turn into an efficient and successful workforce of the company consequently.

Co-founder and CEO Dr Nick Taylor, who is a Clinical Psychologist quoted that there is not enough support in the society for Mental Health of the people and it is sometimes at its peak in the workplace. Everyone has a mental health problem in one or other way. The intensity depends on how it is supported and it does matter. The efficiency of a company workforce is always proportional to the support for employee's mental health. That is, Increase in efficiency of a company workforce will show hike or drop according to the support given to …

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