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What Is A Skin Graft?

The skin is the outer covering of the body. It protects us from heat, light, injury, and infection, and regulates the body temperature. It is the largest organ of the body and has two main layers. The skin contains a fine network of nerves, which gives us the ability to feel. A skin graft is a part of the skin…

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Precautions Diabetics Should Take While Exercising

Exercise needs to be a vital part of a diabetic patient’s life. It helps in controlling blood sugar levels and also reduces the risk of further complications. Since muscles require more glucose when they contract (during any activity) rather than when they rest, there is an increase in the uptake of blood glucose. However, exercise is useful only when done…

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Understanding And Treating Diabetes In Children

Worldwide, there are 500,000 children aged under 15 years diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. India houses about 97,700 children with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Children with type 1 diabetes mellitus require life-long care and careful monitoring to prevent complications. Type 1 diabetes is known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. In this condition, the pancreas no longer produces insulin, which…

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What Are The Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer?

Nearly 1.1 million prostate cancer cases were recorded latest as of 2012 globally. Scientists believe that the number may increase in the coming years. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system which produces the semen that carries sperm. Postate cancer symptoms are not apparent in the early stages and if present, may vary from person to person….

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9 Effective Remedies To Get Rid Of Dandruff

Dandruff is a common problem resulting in the flaking of the skin on your scalp. Dandruff can be caused by having a dry scalp or due to various skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or a yeast-like fungus known as malassezia. Common drugstore cures include shampoos containing antifungal zinc pyrithione, ketaconazole, or coal tar and selenium sulfide which slow…

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What Are The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy?

Most patients diagnosed with cancer are more distressed and worried about the treatment they are going to receive rather than the condition itself. Chemotherapy, also known as “chemo”, is one of the most widely used traditional cancer treatments. The popularity of this treatment is because it is a noninvasive medical management procedure for cancer patients. This treatment for cancer involves administration…

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6 Causes Of Lower Back Pain In Children

It is common to hear adults complaining of back pain, however, this is not always indicative of something serious. However, it is rare to hear a child complaining of back pain. Such issues in children should never be ignored as it might be due to an underlying disorder. Back pain associated with fever, numbness, trouble walking, and pain during rest is a…

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7 Basic Steps To Overcome Surgery Anxiety

You are anxious when you are afraid of something. Many people experience fear and anxiety related to surgery. It is so significant that you may begin to have symptoms such as increased heart rate, nausea, and chest pain. In many cases, anxiety can interfere with the patients’ cooperation and surgery outcomes. There are several ways to overcome your surgical fear and…

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9 Symptoms Of Cardiac Disease In Women

Heart or cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of death in women. Women sometimes experience vague or even no symptoms. It is mostly, a silent threat in women. This is the main reason why cardiac disease in women go undiagnosed and is only detected when the complications arise. Types of cardiac diseases in women Coronary microvascular disease: It…

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Why Do Some Older Patients Suffer From Depression?

Although depression is widespread among older adults, it is less frequent than in younger individuals. However, depression in the elderly has a different set of effects as compared to the other age groups1. Knowing how it impacts this demographic of people can help them and their caregivers to be proactive. Depression is a serious mental health disorder, which results in…

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