Chickenpox in children – what you know; what you need to know!

While most people consider chickenpox to be a mild disease, it is a highly contagious skin infection caused by varicella-zoster virus. No matter what the age group, coughing, sneezing, and direct contact spreads the virus rapidly. People with impaired immune system are more prone to get affected by chickenpox. The common signs of chickenpox are:…

Fertility treatment: dos and don’ts

The decision to bring a new life into this world is a big one. This decision marks the beginning of a new phase for any couple. However, conceiving a baby is not that easy for all. It is not uncommon for couples to encounter problems while trying to conceive. And that is where Fertility Treatment…

Life after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft(CABG) is a commonly accepted treatment for Coronary Artery Disease with severe blockage. The primary goal of this surgery is to improve the patient’s quality of life and increase the life expectancy. In essence, blocked arteries are bypassed and alternate pathways are created during this surgery to restore normal blood flow to…

Know the warning signs for stomach cancer

Stomach – One of the major internal digestive organs in our body, is also prone to developing Cancer. Stomach cancer or abdominal cancer results from the abnormal and malignant growth of cells lining the stomach. According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 723,000 global cancer-related deaths are caused by stomach cancer alone, each year. It…

Common HIV/AIDS myths busted!

We live in a society where contracting HIV/AIDS is often considered to be a death sentence. People suffering from HIV or AIDS are often ousted from the society and are treated as outcasts. This sense of disgust and rejection is, most often, a result of fear and a lack of knowledge about this  condition among…

Know the early signs of skin cancer and lower your risks!

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of malignant skin cells, usually on the top layer of the skin. Exposure to Ultra Violet Radiation remains the foremost cause of skin cancer as the UV rays can damage the DNA of the skin cells, triggering their mutation or genetic defects in them. And the alarming fact is…

5 home remedies to keep your kids healthy

A change of weather often gets kids vulnerable to sickness. Although the sickness that comes along doesn’t have any lasting effects, falling ill regularly may weaken their immunity. While the climate change post winter gets children exposed to flu and fever, it is essential that parents take extra care to ensure their healthy growth. In…

Factors that increase the risk of developing colon cancer

Colon is a part of the large intestine, which is responsible for reabsorption of fluids and processing the waste products for final elimination. The cancer that affects the colon or lower part of the digestive system is known as colon cancer. In majority of cases, colon cancer begins with the development of noncancerous polyps (clumps…