Almost all the patients suffering from high blood pressure (Hypertension) knows the fact that reducing dietary sodium (salt) is good for them. They know that salt restriction can help in reducing high blood pressure. This is true in 95% of patients whom I meet at the Out Patient Department. The thing which they are unaware of is that Hypertension is one of the major risk factors of Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) which is fast becoming the major class of killer diseases in the world. Thus, by simply reducing the intake of salt, one can prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. This article is to emphasis the role of salt reduction for normal as well as hypertensives in order to prevent cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and strokes from happening.
What is Rabies? Rabies or Hydrophobia (fear of water) is a deadly disease caused by a virus called the Lyssa Virus. It is a bullet shaped virus as you can see in the diagram. It is primarily a disease occurring in the warm blooded animals like dogs, cats, jackals, wolves. The disease spreads to humans … Read moreWhat is Rabies?
Managing fever in Children at home is one of the essential things that every parent has to learn. Measuring the body temperature is a crucial step of fever management.
It doesn’t matter if you eat healthy food, drink good and clean water, and live a hygienic life. The infectious diseases in this world may find hard to find you and attack you, but what about the other group of diseases? I am talking about the “Non Communicable Diseases” which are becoming the major killer diseases, in both developed and developing countries alike. Examples of these diseases include High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Diabetes, Coronary Heart Diseases and even some cancers. Unlike a common cold or a flu, these diseases doesn’t spread from one person to another and that is the reason why they are called as the “Non Communicable” diseases. There are many ways in which one can become a prey of these diseases and Sedentary life style is one of the most important and easiest way.
Who doesn’t love noodles? Nestle’s Maggi Instant noodles has been ruling the Indian market for almost 30 years now and the word “Maggi” has become the synonym of noodles in the Indian kitchens. It is popular among the children as well as the adults all around the country. But when the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India accused Nestle’s Maggi of failing to comply with the food safety laws of the country and announced a nation wide ban of the product, some eyebrows were raised for sure. So what is wrong with Maggi noodles? Is the problem confined to Maggi alone? Let’s take a look at the truth which is hard to digest!
It took only 3 months for the dangerous Influenza A H1N1 virus to spread around the World. That is why the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic in June 2009, just 3 months after the identification of the virus. In 2013, India has reported 5253 cases of Influenza A H1N1 out of which 699 people died, a case fatality rate of 13.3%. Newer cases of Swine Flu are being diagnosed every day in our country and we need to know something about this virus in order to fight the deadly illness spread by it. In this article, I will be introducing you to the dangerous H1N1 virus, so keep your Masks ready!
Ebola virus was first detected in the world in 1976 and since then the number of cases and the fatality rate associated with the disease has been on the rise. The most recent of the outbreak occurred in Guinea in 2013 and has spread to many countries including the Middle East. By the end of September 2014, there were around 7192 EVD cases and 3286 deaths. The case fatality rate of the disease has been reported to be near a whopping 90%. This means that in a group of 100 persons suffering from the disease, 90 persons will eventually die.