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Flu/Influenza: Symptoms, causes, Treatment & Prevention

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Flu/Influenza: Symptoms, causes, Treatment & Prevention

Hasn’t the weather drastically changed in the last few days? With cold winds sweeping in, the day feels cool and the nights are unusually cold. Have you been watching the news recently?  The whole of North India is drowned in the snow, quite an unusual weather for the end of January. Such unusual weather conditions are enough for spreading influenza virus.

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Gallbladder Disease: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Gallbladder Disease: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped four-inch size organ positioned below the liver in the upper-right section of the abdomen. It stores bile that helps to digest the fat from food in the intestine. When medical conditions like gallstones or cholecystitis affect the gallbladder, it is called gallbladder disease. Gallbladder problem is quite common and a number of people successfully undergo diagnosis and treatment.

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Leprosy(Hansen’s Disease): Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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What comes to your mind when we first mention the world leprosy? Skin falling off bones, disfigurement of limbs, infection and the affected being outcast to isolated locations. It is believed to be one of the oldest diseases that have been around since centuries and tales of leprosy are terrifying and there are many negative stigmas associated with it. The last Sunday of January is observed as World Leprosy Day every year and in 2000, the WHO declared leprosy being eliminated as a public health problem. 

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Ear infection and its surprising symptoms

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Most of us might have had an ear infection at some point in our lives. It is a very common problem and can be treated with medication. Usually, it takes somewhere between 1 to 6 weeks to recover depending on the severity of the infection.

The most common type of ear infection is a middle ear infection (the air-filled section of the ear just behind the eardrum). It can happen due to a bacterial or a viral infection. The inflammation and fluid buildup in the middle ear makes it quite painful.

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Hemorrhoid: 7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of it

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Haemorrhoids are also known as piles and it is a painful and uncomfortable condition. These are enlarged veins that are usually found externally or internally around the anal region. It leads to increased pressure on the pelvis and the rectal vein that is related to diarrhea, constipation, and strain while pooping. The most common symptom of haemorrhoid is bleeding during bowel movement. Haemorrhoids can also be very itchy.

Are you suffering from haemorrhoids too? If you are considering some home remedies to shrink haemorrhoids and get rid of the pain, here is something you need to know. Before you are thinking of getting it treated naturally, visit a doctor to know if home remedies are possible to treat your type of haemorrhoids or they need surgery.

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5 Greens to Transform Your Health in 2019

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“Eat your greens” – says Mama and she is never wrong. I remember my mom used to prepare a number of different recipes with green vegetables and fresh green leaves to coax me into eating them. Now today when I am a mother, I have started following the same footsteps into convincing my little girl to eat her greens. For those who still give excuses for not eating their greens, let me tell you; greens have no calorie sin them, and nutrient-dense like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and manganese. Why don’t we discuss the benefits of greens, in general, some other day? Instead, today let me give you a list of the top 5 green herbs that are a must inclusion in your everyday diet for overall good health

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From Garlic to Orange, 10 Foods to Prevent Cold & Flu

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As the winters approach it brings with it the season of cold and flu. With this decrease in temperature outside, there is a decrease in our immunity levels inside. The immune system of our body helps us fight various virus and bacteria. For building our immune system strong, our nutrition plays a very important role. As the weather changes the food that we intake should also be changed, for example, buttermilk which acts as coolant is mostly consumed during summer and helps in lowering the body temperature. Likewise, for winters to fight against cold and flu, here are the top 10 foods that must be taken.

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Measles: Causes, symptoms and prevention

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Measles is a viral infection that roots from the respiratory system. The virus stays in the mucus of the nose and the throat and it is very contagious. The virus stays alive on a surface and the air for more than two hours. It gets spread through the air or coming in direct contact with an infected person. Measles is a highly contagious infection. If you are not vaccinated you have a 90% risk of contracting it if staying in the same room with a measles-infected person. 

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CBC – What Purpose Does it Serve?

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When you visit your doctor with some illness, what is the first test that your doctor recommends you? It is CBC or Complete blood count. This is one of the most common tests that even your family doctor might advise you for a routine checkup and to see if your illness is the cause of some underlying infection. But contrary to the popular belief that CBC is a normal blood test to measure the hemoglobin level and WBC count, there is actually a lot more that a CBC test can reveal about your health.

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