World Liver Day: Take good care of your Liver to live healthy

19-04-2017

Deaths due to liver diseases in India has reached 2.44% of total deaths-WHO According to a report released by World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2014, deaths due to liver diseases in India has reached 2.44% of total deaths. NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis) being one of the most common reason behind liver diseases, has a prevalence of 5-28% in India. Since, the liver is involved in major metabolic processes in the human body, any disease related to liver can affect the overall body functions. According to Dr. Sumana Kolar Ramachandra, Chief of Liver Transplant, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, about 50% of people with liver complications suffer from alcohol

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Now There Could Be Painkillers Without Dangerous Side Effects
March 4, 2017

Highlights Painkiller addiction or abuse is a serious issue, which kills millions Prototype of a morphine-like molecule was able to bring pain relief Healthy tissues remained unaffected during the procedure While health experts have preached about the ill-effects of pain killers umpteen times, sometimes you can't help but

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Banish skin woes: Here’s how to beat summer acne like a pro!
March 4, 2017

Too much sun exposure can cause sudden acne breakouts, which might ruin the season for you. Follow these tips to keep your skin glowing this summer. You have to be an ardent follower of a cleansing routine to banish acne during summers. (Shutterstock) Summer is the season to slip into your pretty sundresses. However, too much sun

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Yoga For Thyroid: 6 Poses to Help You Lead a Better Life
March 4, 2017

Highlights Thyroid disease is a medical condition which affects the thyroid gland Meditation can help in relieving a lot of issues associated with thyroid Yoga asanas are good for both hypo and hyperthyroid Thyroid disease is a medical condition which affects the function of thyroid gland. There are mainly two types of

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Why Are Doctors Failing to Notice Early Warning Signs of Heart Attack?
March 2, 2017

Heart attacks occur when the flow of oxygen-rich blood does not reach the sections of the heart. If the blood flow is not restored the heart begins to die. A heart attack often occurs as a result of coronary heart disease. Another cause of heart attack is severe tightening of the arteries. Symptoms include breakout of cold sweat, feeling tired for

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Self-Injury Awareness Day: 5 Common Reasons That Lead to Self-Harm
March 2, 2017

Highlights First March marks Self-Injury Awareness Day The initiate draws attention to the high cases of self-injury and harm There are various reasons that can lead to self-harm One may wonder why would someone harm themselves by inflicting pain. Our lives are precious and we should value and love every part of it. But then

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Down Syndrome: The Causes and Symptoms of This Genetic Disorder
March 2, 2017

Highlights Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs before birth It is caused by an extra copy of genetic material on the 21st chromosome Down Syndrome is named after English physician John Langdon Down The recent news of the Supreme Court's denial to a Maharashtra woman to abort her 26-week-old foetus has sparked

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