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…

Vitamin A : Facts, uses, sources (Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin A)

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We interviewed Dr. Swati Maheshwari, Internal medicine specialist, this is all she has to say about vitamin A. Vitamin A is group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, and several provitamin A carotenoids (notably beta-carotene). Vitamin A is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. It also supports cell growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, kidneys, lungs and other major organs. Acute deficiency of vitamin A can cause night blindness. Types of Vitamin A There…

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.…

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…

Depression and its Symptoms to Look Out For

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Depression can best be described as a mood disorder or a state of constant sadness. Short term sadness is a common reaction to life challenges but a prolonged period of sadness or discontentment needs medical attention. The effects of depression can be periodic and can profusely affect a person’s ability to function. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, with more than 264 million people affected worldwide. The symptoms of depression can vary from mild to serious. Doctors use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

Unique Fit India Freedom Run launches by Union Sports Minister

Today, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to launch unique Fit India Freedom Run. The Sports Ministry is set to organised the largest country-wide run, the Fit India Freedom Run from August 15 to October 2, which boasts of a unique concept. In keeping with the current pandemic situation and social distancing norms, the government has decided to encourage participants of the event to run at their own pace – anywhere and at any time of their convenience. Additionally, they can break up their runs over several days in this period.…

Incredible Ways to Develop Immunity in Your Body

Dr. Mohsin Wali, Senior Consultant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi Dr. M. Wali, a renowned physician to has served 3 Indian Presidents in his career as a doctor. He is the youngest Doctor to have served an Indian President. Awarded with Prestigious Padma Shri in the year 2007. He has got thoughtful information on immunity and techniques to develop the same in the human body. Immunity levels in a human body help fight viral and bacterial infections. Dr. Mohsin says the body itself makes Immunoglobulins that induces the immunity level…

This virus is now going to stay with us, as other bacteria and viruses do, so, to survive we need to adapt.

Dr. Ankita Baidya, Infectious Diseases Physician, Delhi MD AIIMS, Former SR Infectious Diseases AIIMS New Delhi Infectious Diseases training from DMC Detroit, Wayne State University, USA “Survival of the fittest” truly stands correct and apt in the current pandemic of COVID-19. Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic is a deadly ongoing pandemic caused by a virus that originated from China. During the last 6 months, the virus has claimed a huge number of lives across the globe. In the current situation, there is no effective treatment against the virus. A lot of efforts…