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World No-Tobacco Day

he nicotine contained in tobacco is highly addictive and tobacco use is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, over 20 different types or subtypes of cancer, and many other debilitating health conditions.

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Importance of blood donation

Blood is the most essential thing for human life. It is an inhuman body fluid that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells.

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Importance of breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding means babies are given only breast milk and nothing else: no other milk, food, drink, not even water for one day (24 hrs) before the survey was conducted.

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Radiation Therapy - Treatment of cancer

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy most often uses X-rays. The term "radiation therapy" most often refers to external beam radiation therapy.

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Cancer- common questions answered

Today, the word “cancer” is used to describe hundreds of different types of this disease. Our knowledge about cancer continues to grow as the prevention, detection, and treatment advancements continue to evolve.

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How does Hair Transplant work?

A hair transplant is a daycare procedure involving extraction of hair from the back of the scalp (donor area) to the bald areas showing hair thinning (recipient area).

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Family approach to Diabetes management

World Diabetes Day was observed in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

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EPILEPSY-AN-OVERVIEW

Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.

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OSTEOARTHRITIS-A-CURABLE-CAUSE-OF-PAIN

Among the chronic rheumatic diseases, hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent and is a leading cause of pain and disability in most countries worldwide.

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A SILENT WHITE-COLLAR DISEASE

There are enough and more evidence to show that stress, sedentary lifestyle, irregular dietary habits and lack of sleep among professional’s leads to a variety of ailments like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

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MY HEART, YOUR HEART AND OUR HEART

According to the World Heart Federation, at least 80% of the premature deaths (because of cardiovascular diseases) can be protected by controlling four main risk factors such as unhealthy diet, tobacco use, lack of physical activity and use of alcohol.

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COMMON GERIATRIC ILLNESSES

The health issues in the elderly are several and it is beyond the scope of this chapter to cover all the issues. Following are the important health issues, which are frequently encountered.

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WHAT MAKES HEPATITIS A SILENT KILLER?

Hepatitis B and C are considered as blood-borne viruses. These are dreadful viruses that can cause terrible damages to the liver such as liver disease, liver failure and even liver cancer.

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A DAWN IN CANCER SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT

Positron emission tomography is a medical imaging technology which utilises minute quantities of positron-emitting radioactive material for non-invasive identification of diseases.

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THE NEW AGE OF CARDIOLOGY TREATMENT

To our common understanding, heart disease generally refers to a situation of heart attack or chest pain due to the sudden or chronic block of a vessel which can be treated with angiography and angioplasty or bypass surgery.

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HOW DO YOU GET RID OF KIDNEY STONES?

The overall incidence of renal stones is around 10% due to the westernization in diet and sedentary lifestyle, the incidence is on the rise. If left untreated, the stones can damage the kidneys.

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IS ASTHMA AMONG CHILDREN BEING NORMALIZED?

Asthma is a chronic (long term) disease usually characterized by airway inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which can vary over time.

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HIGH INCIDENCE OF LIVER DISEASE IN TAMIL NADU DUE TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

According to WHO, Liver diseases are a 10th most common cause of mortality in India. Approximately 1 in 5 people in India have excess fat in their liver and 1 in 10 has fatty liver disease.

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WHY RESPIRATORY DISEASE AWARENESS IS MUCH NEEDED?

Lung diseases kill millions and cause suffering to millions more. Threats to our lung health are everywhere, and they start at an early age when we are most vulnerable.

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DO ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES NEED MORE INTERVENTION?

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder.

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IS HYPERTENSION A THREAT?- AN OVERVIEW

Hypertension is a major risk factor for many cardiovascular diseases including stroke, coronary heart disease.

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CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN INDIA – A LOOK FROM BELOW!

In the landscape of India, Tamilnadu occupies a position at the Bottom. But in major spheres of human development like literacy, health and standard of living it occupies a much-exalted position among the States

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WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION AIMING AT BETTER SOLUTIONS FOR GYNECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

“The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem

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OBESITY: WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH KIDNEY DISEASE?

Obesity is fast becoming a global pandemic. Today, there are over 600 million obese adults worldwide and studies suggest that by 2025, obesity is likely to affect around 20% of the global population.

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PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TREATMENT STRATEGIES

Paediatric oncology deals with the diagnosis and the treatment of cancer in children. “Cancer is a death sentence” - is a common myth. In fact, up to 80% of the children can be 'COMPLETELY CURED' through modern treatments.

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HOW BREAST CONSERVATION TREATMENT CAN IMPROVE POST-SURGERY LIFESTYLE FOR PATIENTS

The World Cancer Day theme for 2017 is ‘We Can I Can’. A theme designed to emphasize that every individual can play a crucial role in the global battle against the disease.

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