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While science has developed effective treatments for many diseases, cure for many have not been found yet. Also, falling sick can result in severe consequences to your health. This is where immunization comes in to the picture.
Following are some reasons why it is important for both children and adults to get immunization:
Immunization can save lives
Getting vaccinated can protect you and your child from various diseases, some of which do not even have cures. Polio is a good example to look... Continue Reading
With the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recording over 1 million cases of malaria every year, it is important to understand how to protect yourself and your near and dear ones from this disease. This is especially important since malaria not only has severe symptoms that impact the patient’s health for a long time, but can also result in death in some cases.
Following are some simple steps you can take to prevent malaria:
- Use mosquito repellent
Since malaria is... Continue Reading
Two major factors lie behind heart diseases – genetics and lifestyle. With our lives becoming increasingly stressful, we have stopped paying attention to our body’s needs – poor diets, little or no exercise and harmful habits such as alcohol and smoking have led to an increase in heart diseases.
While there is excellent care available in hospitals for treatment of heart diseases, it is important to understand how to take care of a cardiac patient at home as cardiac rehab plays a big role in... Continue Reading
With parents constantly being worried about their children’s hands being dirty, hand sanitizers have come as a blessing. With their easy-to-use nature and small portable packaging, hand sanitizers have become a must in every parent’s bag. Many parents even send a bottle with their children to school and the playground.
But are these cleansing agents really as good as they claim to be? Studies done by researchers from US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention show that hand sanitizers... Continue Reading
Autism spectrum disorder, commonly known as autism, is a developmental disability that impacts a child’s ability to learn, communicate, play and relate to other people.
Following are some important aspects of autism:
Signs of autism are usually not evident in infancy. They develop gradually and become more evident in the second and third years of a child’s life. Parents should be aware of the signs of autism as early diagnosis and intervention can guide the child better and... Continue Reading