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Childhood Obesity

What is the prevalence of obesity? Obesity is rapidly becoming a common problem especially among urban children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were about 1.6 billion overweight adults aged 15 years and...

Cancer Screening – What, When and How ?

INTRODUCTION All of us know that prevention is better than cure and its importance cannot be overemphasized. However, not every disease is preventable and screening provides us with the second best option by catching them...

Myth and Reality of Total Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a surgery that replaces diseased parts of the hip with artificial components. Parts of the hip is removed and fixed with artificial devices to improve hip function, increase mobility and to...

Neck and Low Back Pain

What is pain? Pain is a protective reflex in response to an underlying injury / damage. It is only a symptom and not a disease. Treat it like a friend and not enemy. More about pain: Pain...

Frozen Shoulder: ‘Busting The Myths’

Frozen Shoulder is one of the many conditions afflicting the shoulder joint, resulting in pain and limited movement. Here are  few important things to know about this condition. What happens when someone gets a...

HOW CAN Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) HELP IN FIGHTING CANCER?

Known by the shorter and much easier to remember acronym HIPEC, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy actually constitutes one half of a two-part surgery in which it is combined with cytoreductive surgery. This treatment is used...

WHAT IS SINUSITIS?

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissues lining the air cavities in the passages of the nose. The sinuses, which are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull, become blocked and filled...

What You Should Know About AIDS?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that infects the immune system of the body and renders it vulnerable to infections and diseases. HIV attacks and destroys certain white blood cells (WBCs) called...

WHAT IS EPILEPSY AND HOW TO CURE THIS NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER?

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder which causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures, which are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain. It occurs when the brain sends out wrong signals to the body. These...
what is COPD?

WHAT IS COPD? CAN SMOKING LEAD TO THIS LUNG DISEASE?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a term used to describe a spectrum of chronic inflammatory lung diseases that block the airflow to the lungs and makes breathing difficult.  It is caused due...