Down syndrome

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Nov, 2019

World Down Syndrome Day 2019

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This year, the global theme is “Leave no one behind”. All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to live fulfilling lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. What is Down syndrome?…

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Tuberculosis

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Nov, 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

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Around 1.7 Million people with Tuberculosis are dying each year. India bears the maximum burden of Tuberculosis in the World, with approximately 800 live , being lost yearly due to this lethal disease. Tuberculosis bacteria spread from one person to another through tiny droplets or aerosols released into the air via coughing and sneezing. It is caused, by an organism called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It is a highly infectious disease and…

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Neurologist

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Nov, 2019

Don’t ignore a headache! Consult a Neurologist

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“26-year-old Shweta Nanda, software engineer by profession consulted with Dr. Prashant Makhija, Neurologist at, Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai central for her frequent headaches. She reported that her headaches started at a much younger age and almost 20-30 minutes prior to the headaches she would notice blurring of vision, subsequently she would start having pulsatile headache. She initially consulted an Ophthalmologist who suggested correction of a minor refractive error but as the…

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Allergy

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Nov, 2019

Importance of Allergy Testing

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What is an allergy? Allergy occurs when a person’s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people. What happens when you have an allergic reaction? When a person who is allergic to a particular allergen comes into contact with it, an allergic reaction occurs. This begins when the allergen (for example, dust mite) enters the body, triggering an antibody response. The antibodies attach themselves…

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Cancer

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Nov, 2019

World Cancer Day 2019: Theme – I AM.. .I CAN

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“We are grateful to Dr Riya Ballikar and staff at Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur for their continuous support, dedication and encouragement towards patient suffering with blood cancer. The journey of treating and living with cancer is daunting both for the patient and family members. With proper cancer services and medical support the journey can be made less painful, enduring and hopeful every step of the way. ” On the occasion of…

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Health Concerns

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Nov, 2019

Common Health Concerns in Your 40s

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40 is a milestone when the risk of many health conditions increases. Here are some health concerns that you may find yourself faced with in your 40s:    1) Chronic pain—the risk for arthritis, back pain and other painful conditions like tendonitis and, spondylitis, increases with age.    2) Cardiovascular disease- Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels, our some indicators of your heart which slowly creep upward as you get older,…

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