Winter is coming and so is cough and cold

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Change in seasons and smog brings with it a set of illnesses, chronic cough, winter cough, allergies, respiratory problems, common cold and now coronavirus. The ‘common cold’ can be described as the infection of upper respiratory tract caused by different types of viruses. It is transmitted by virus-infected airborne droplets (by direct or indirect contact). “ To start off, all these viruses and flu induce the same kind of response in the host’s body. Symptoms like, cold, cough, sneezing, fever, headache, runny nose, sore throat are common and it makes…

World Sight Day

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The theme for world Sight Day 2020 is “Hope In Sight”. It is a global event observed every second Thursday of October to raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment. It is to encourage people and government to participate in blindness prevention programmes and educate masses on the same. The first world sight day was observed in 2000, initiated by ‘SightFirstCampaign’ of Lions Club International Foundation. It now has been consolidated into VISION 2020, coordinated by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in association with the World Health…

Helpful Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity Against Diseases : Minimising the Risk of Infection

Ever since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, everyone has been on high alert. People have become cautious about their immunity and are sipping on every potion that claims to give their systems a boost. The idea of boosting immunity is alluring but the capability to achieve it is hard due to several reasons. Several things contribute to the health of thr body including – diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, underlying diseases etc. Immunity in itself is a system that depends greatly on lifestyle choices and needs balance and harmony…

Can COVID-19 Cause Smell Loss for Some People ?

Anosmia or loss of smell has been classified as one of the early symptom for COVID-19. People suffering a viral infection like common cold can lose their sense of smell and taste, the cause for which is still not clear. For most patients the sense returns within a few weeks while for some the loss could be permanent. Researchers are still trying to figure out if the olfactory system is attacked in a different way in case of COVID versus other viral infections. The Olfactory nerve relays sensory data to…