Relief from the symptoms of a disease or condition.
Winter rash is a skin condition that mainly occurs during the winter season, the time when the temperature drops low, thus causing the skin to get dry and irritated and resulting in a lot of complications.
Status epilepticus is defined as a seizure lasting for more than 30 minutes or repetition of seizure for two or more times without enough recovery of consciousness between the attacks.
Cancer is one of the foremost causes of death around the world. Being diagnosed with cancer can shatter your whole world in a split second. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in India accounting for 14% of cancer in women. Almost one in four women with cancer in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer and half of them are from developing countries. It has been reported that every four minut
Pyromania is an impulse-control disorder in which a person has an unhealthy obsession to set fires. The setting of fire by pyromaniacs may occur on more than one occasion due to their instinctive impulse independent of will.
A carotid endarterectomy, also known as Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), is a procedure that removes plaque from the inside of your carotid artery to restore normal blood flow to your brain.
Trichotillomania or hair-pulling disorder, is a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder in which a person has a strong urge or obsession to pull out their own hair repeatedly, leading to hair loss.
A sublineage of the SARS CoV 2 Delta variant has been detected in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Named AY.4.2 or VUI-21OCT-01, the variant has been declared as ‘variant under Investigation’ in the UK.
Mosquirix, generic name RTS,S/AS01 is the first malaria vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation on 6 October 2021. The vaccine is developed by GlaxoSmithKline, in partnership with PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare disorder in which the tissues and muscle tissues are replaced by bones, constraining movement. With proper medical management, a person with FOP may live up to 40 years.
Identifying the early signs of breast cancer is very important and can be seen in the form of a rapidly developing breast swelling or lump. Read more about breast cancer here.
Recently, Yami Gautam opens up about dealing with and embracing her skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris. It is a common and chronic skin condition that occurs in the upper arms, buttocks, cheeks and thighs.
Nasal sprays could be the future of COVID-19 vaccination. Nasal vaccine or intranasal vaccine is administered through the nose instead of a needle and have been shown to be more effective than injected vaccines. Read about Nasal Sprays For COVID-19
Intestinal worms can lower the quality of life and cause significant mortality. Te infestations of parasitic worms are spread throughout the world and are widely prevalent in countries with poor sanitation and poverty.
Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis, is a type of fungal skin infection caused by dermatophytes. This is why, ringworm is also known as dermatophytosis or dermatophyte infection.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a complex mental condition that involves dramatic mood swings and uncontrollable behavioural changes.
Tiny Antibodies From Llamas Can Potentially Treat COVID-19. Researchers at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK found that nanobodies -a smaller, simple form of antibody can effectively target the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
According to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, some common eye conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetes-related eye disease (DRED) and cataracts can be independently linked to increased risk of dementia.
Nocturnal asthma, also termed night-time asthma, is a severe form of the chronic condition. Nocturnal asthma is reported in children too. The symptoms tend to get worse by night and can disrupt sleep and overall quality of life. Read more about nocturnal asthma here.
Gauchais reaction, also known as mirroring or limbic synchrony refers to a behaviour in which a person starts mirroring or imitating another person subconsciously.
Papaya is a well-known fruit available worldwide and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and phenolic compounds However, this superfood is not healthy or ‘SAFE’ for all people like pregnant women and those with ailments related to kidneys and liver.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection caused by the dengue virus and transmitted through mosquitoes of Aedes species. According to CDC, around 0.4 billion people globally get infected with dengue every year.
Photophobia was first described as “exposure of the eye to light definitely induces or exacerbates pain”. It is a condition characterised by sensory disturbance triggered due to light.
Health Ministry Issues Guidelines To Identify Fake COVID-19 Vaccines. Here are the Parameters to check the authenticity of Covid-19 vaccines. Read here.
Dementia is considered to be a progressive form of memory decline, and the early signs of dementia include confusion, apathy, difficulty completing normal tasks, unable to follow conversations etc. Dementia has no known cure, and the symptoms usually get worse with time.
Heart attack among young people is increasing day by day. Causes and risk factors for heart attack in young people include stress, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, smoking etc. Let’s take a look into the reasons why so many young people are suffering from heart attacks.
Uttar Pradesh In India has reported scrub typhus infection. The Orientia tsutsugamushi bacteria cause scrub typhus. Symptoms of scrub typhus are rashes, severe headache, confusion, coma etc. There is no vaccine for scrub typhus, and antibiotics are used for treatment.
A new variant of COVID-19 has been identified by scientists in South Africa. It is known to be a potential ‘Variant of Interest’ and is assigned to the PANGO lineage C.1.2.
Though testosterone serves certain vital functions in females, high levels of it can cause adverse effects such as infertility, heart diseases, menstrual irregularity, diabetes and male characteristics.
COVID In India May Enter Endemic Stage. India might be entering the endemic stage of the coronavirus pandemic. What is an endemic? Difference between a pandemic, endemic and epidemic.
COVID-22, this new variant is said to be deadlier than the delta variant. Although Dr Reddys claims regarding COVID-22 is grounded in facts, many health experts have criticised them. Read to know more about COVID-22.
As per the latest news from the United States, the country will begin the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots next month, after the evaluation of the new data showing the waning of coronavirus vaccine efficacy over time.
Recently, a famous Canadian rapper, songwriter and singer Aubrey Drake Graham said in an interview that he had experienced hair shedding post COVID-19. The medical term for hair shedding is telogen effluvium.
Serotonin syndrome, also known as serotonin toxicity, is a life-threatening condition caused by the buildup of too much serotonin in the body due to the use of serotonergic drugs.
Recently, the first confirmed case of puffer fish poisoning has been identified in India. Puffer fish is a type of fish which is well-known as a deadly source of food poisoning associated with high mortality rates up to 60 per cent.
A new COVID-19 variant named Eta has been detected in an individual based in Mangaluru (Karnataka). Reports say that he was confirmed with this variant type on 5 August, four months after he had travelled back from Dubai.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the first case of Marburg disease, caused by the Filoviridae virus. Read about the symptoms, causes, risks and treatment for marburg virus disease.
Cibophobia is a strange type of phobia that is related to the fear of food. The exact cause of cibophobia is still unknown, but could be due to episodes of emotional experience or emotional trauma relating to foods.
Delusions of grandeur, also known as grandiose delusions, is a type of delusion in which the patient believes that they are a famous celebrity or have some kind of supernatural powers.
HCG Cancer Centre Borivali successfully initiates d wave spinal neuro-monitoring technique for enhanced safety of spinal cord surgery, a first in Mumbai. Harshali was brought to with difficulty in walking. A multidisciplinary team of specialists consisting of medical oncologists, surgical oncologist, pathologists, radiologists, and anesthetists provided optimal and supportive care to the patient.
Vitamin E deficiency is characterised by insufficient amount of vitamin E in the body. It is a nutrient-deficient condition in which the body has run out of vitamin E for some time due to the intake of less vitamin E rich foods or due to certain diseases or medicines.
DNA vaccines are third-generation vaccines that include the use of engineered DNA plasmids. Many studies say that among the other technologies available for the development of vaccines, DNA vaccines can be promising among all conventional vaccine types.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common problems affecting the hand. People with this condition may feel pain, numbness and general weakness in the hand and wrist.
Heterochromia is an ocular condition characterised by different coloured eyes or irises of the same person. It is a rare condition of the eyes. In India, the prevalence of different coloured eyes is however, less compared to other countries.
Norovirus, also known as the vomiting bug, has been reported in the United Kingdom. Symptoms of norovirus are diarrhoea and vomiting. It spreads easily through contaminated food and direct contact with an infected person. Norovirus in babies can be risky. Read more about norovirus here.
A rare case of human monkeypox was detected in Texas, US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness, and symptoms of monkeypox are flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes.
Recently, a 17-year-old teenage boy named Nitish Kumar from Bihar’s Arrah district had undergone a surgery of three hours due to a rare tumour in his mouth called complex odontoma.
Called ‘Kumbhakarna’ by his neighbours, 42-year-old Purkharam, a resident of Bhadwa village in Rajasthan, sleeps 300 days a year due to a rare condition called axis hypersomnia. While most people sleep approximately 6.5 to 8 hours daily in a single period, Purkharam sleeps for 25 days at a stretch.
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