What You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

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DR. PARINITA KAUR, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospitals, talked to Health Info and News about the new variation in the virus that has been found in the UK. She also talks about if the mutant is more dangerous or causes severe illness than the previous one. Read on to find out. “ Whether it is more severe, more dangerous than the other ones, how infectious or transmissible it is and lastly if the vaccine will be of any effect on it or not. The mutant virus was…

Pregnancy During Covid-19

The sudden advent of coronavirus pandemic has left everyone scared. Out of all, the most scared were the pregnant women who feared for the safety of the unborn babies and if the world will still be safe enough for them to be born. With winters fast approaching and flu-like symptoms being a common accompaniment, the fear has risen amongst the pregnant women. Additionally, pregnant women with COVID-19 might be at increased risk for other adverse results, such as preterm birth. Several advisories have been issued by the government from time…

UK becomes the first country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

UK became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use and that it will be available early next week. The British regulator Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) declared that the vaccine offers up to 95 percent protection and is safe to be used for immunisation against COVID-19 coronavirus. The Government also has accepted the recommendation from the independent MHRA to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use. The vaccine will be made available for use across the UK from next week. Pharmaceutical giant…

What is Vitamin B and why is it important for our body ?

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B vitamins are a group of eight essential nutrients that play roles in many organs and bodily systems. Although they can work together in the body, they also carry out their own unique functions. Dr. Swati Maheshwari – internal medicine specialists – in this article, explains the function of B vitamins, its types and function in the body and some key dietary sources of each. B vitamins each have their own specific function, are important for making sure the body’s cells are functioning properly. They also depend on one another…

What Causes Cancer? Diagnosis and Treatment

Cancer can be defined as uncontrolled division of a cell, where the cell becomes immortal and does not die. Cancer can also be defined as a collection of 250 or more variety of disease. It is the name given to a collection of related diseases. “Cancer in itself is a broad term. It can be described as the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells. including – breast cancer, colon cancer, prostrate cancer and many other organs that have an uncontrolled growth of…

How Can Air Pollution During Winters Affect Your Health?

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Exposure to high levels of air pollution can have many adverse effects on health. It increases the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, allergies and lung cancer.  Both short and long term exposure to air pollutants have known to impact health. More severe effects on people who are already ill.  Children, elderly and poor people are more vulnerable. During winter, cold air is denser which means that cold air traps the pollution. Air in winter is more polluted and the pollutants remains in place for much longer and therefore is breathed in…

Infectious Diseases: It Is Important For All Of Us To Understand, What Actually We Mean With These Terms.

As we all know the current ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, has created a lot of awareness regarding infectious diseases, it is important for all of us to understand, what actually we mean with these terms. What are Infectious diseases ? Infectious Diseases are communicable diseases affecting humans and can be transmitted to other human by different mechanism. These diseases are caused by living microorganisms, like bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When these living microorganisms called pathogen enters the human body it causes the disease and activate our immune system. The…

How online classes affect you : Dealing with online stress

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As the pandemic rapidly spread across the country, schools remain shut and classes have moved online. The shift to online learning has impacted teachers and students who have had to adjust to a new learning routine. As the things are getting back to normal, we have also entered a new phase of our reality, increased online school work and the expectation to interact virtually. Gadgets that were a getaway from study routines for children have now been immersed with screen time multiple hours a day. Colleges and universities are moving…

World Arthritis Day : Types, facts and diagnosis

World Arthritis Day is celebrated on 12th October every year It is observed to raise awareness about the Arthritis and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle around the world. The theme of the World Arthritis Day 2019 is Time2Work which will continue for the year 2020 as well. Arthritis affect both men and women but statistically it is more common in women. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness, restricting movement. This condition is responsible for the leading cause of disability among adults.…

How Artificial Intelligence Can Revolutionise healthcare

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“Artificial Intelligence for sure over the long run is the most powerful technology the humans will invent,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/Q 2018. Google is speculating that the future of healthcare is going to be structured data and AI. It seems to be going after the healthcare space from every possible angle. Artificial intelligence simplifies the lives of patients, doctors and hospitals by performing chores that are typically done by humans, but in lesser time, at a fraction of the cost with almost zero casualty and precision. AI…