Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, is a painful and profoundly disfiguring disease. In communities where filariasis is transmitted, all ages are affected. While the infection may be acquired during childhood its visible manifestations may occur later in life, causing temporary or permanent disability. In endemic countries, lymphatic filariasis has a major social and economic … Continue reading “Filariasis”

WHO joins individuals and organizations worldwide in marking the International day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (FGM). Over 200 million girls and women living worldwide have experienced this harmful practice, and this important event aims to raise awareness of this global problem. FGM includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the … Continue reading “Female genital mutilation”

Encephalitis Viral

Viral encephalitis is inflammation of the brain, caused by any one of a number of viruses. Symptoms include high fever, headache, sensitivity to light, stiff neck and back, vomiting, confusion and, in severe cases, seizures, paralysis and coma. Infants and elderly people are particularly at risk of severe illness. Arboviruses – viruses transmitted through insect … Continue reading “Encephalitis Viral”

Genomics

Genomics is the study of the structure and action of the genome, i.e. the sum total of genetic material present in an organism. Genetics is the study of heredity and of the mechanisms by which genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next. WHO’s Human Genomics in Global Health Initiative aims to provide information and … Continue reading “Genomics”

Haemorrhagic Fevers

Viral haemorrhagic fever is a general term for a severe illness, sometimes associated with bleeding, that may be caused by a number of viruses. The term is usually applied to disease caused by Arenaviridae (Lassa fever, Junin and Machupo), Bunyaviridae (Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Rift Valley Fever, Hantaan haemorrhagic fevers), Filoviridae (Ebola and Marburg) and Flaviviridae (yellow fever, dengue, Omsk haemorrhagic fever, Kyasanur forest … Continue reading “Haemorrhagic Fevers”

Epilepsy

Key facts Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. Approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Nearly 80% of the people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income countries. People with epilepsy respond to treatment approximately 70% … Continue reading “Epilepsy”

Are you sitting at home away from adventures and sports just because you are unsure of your high blood sugar levels? Don’t do that; diabetes and adventure can actually go hand in hand. Well, diabetes and its symptoms may be taxing for the body and mind, but there are enough ways in which you can … Continue reading “Diabetes needn’t be the end to Sports & Adventure”

Following a balanced and a healthy diet is the basic to managing diabetes. Healthy and conscious eating, apart from keeping blood sugar levels in check, regulates cholesterol and blood pressure while putting off the sudden hunger pangs. Listed below are some of the foods that you should stock up on, should you want to manage … Continue reading “A diabetic friendly easy diet for all”

Birth control or contraception averts an unwanted pregnancy by preventing the normal processes ranging from ovulation to implantation. Reasons of contraception can be many; let’s stay aware of the myths around it. This World Population Day, let’s talk contraception and some of the commonest myths that surround it. What is a contraceptive for? A woman’s … Continue reading “This World Population Day, Let’s talk Contraception and Myths that surround it”

मधुमेह जिसे आम भाषा में डायबिटीज के नाम से जाना जाता है, अब एक आम स्वास्थ्य समस्या हो गई है। डायबिटीज दो तरह का होता है। टाइप ए, जिसमें शरीर इंसुलिन नहीं बना पाता। टाइप टू, जिसमें शरीर पर्याप्त मात्रा में इंसुलिन नहीं बना पाता या जो इंसुलिन बना है वो ठीक तरह से काम … Continue reading “मधुमेह के लिए घरेलू उपचार”

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