Anemia is medically defined as a condition where there is a decrease in the amount of hemoglobin or a drop in the number of red blood cells in the blood. This may be due to several reasons with the most common one being a deficiency of iron, which is necessary to produce the hemoglobin. Such anaemia is called iron deficiency or hypochromic or microcytic anaemia and is typical in pregnant women, …
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Chennai Super Kings are set to miss the services of Dwayne Bravo during the edition of the IPL after he suffered a shoulder injury. Bravo will be sorely missed by the two-time champions as the West Indian has been an integral part of the side. Ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils, CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that Bravo could miss ‘4 to 5 weeks’ of IPL-7 after a bad fall …
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she is taking the help of Osteopathy to deal with her heartbreak after splitting from husband of 10 years. Paltrow and Chris Martin, who have two children together son Moses and daughter Apple, recently shocked the world of showbiz when they announced they were splitting, reported Daily Mirror. 'Osteopath and healer Vicky Vlachonis has helped me deal …
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Diabetes is a life-long disorder that cannot be cured but can be well-controlled and treated with medication and lifestyle changes. Medication in diabetes is not always necessary if you can control your sugar levels naturally. But many people, despite all their efforts, are not able to achieve their target sugar levels. For them anti-diabetic drugs are needed before moving to insulin therapy. In …
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A woman who was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome was recently implanted with a lab grown vagina and now leads a normal life. The Mexican women who participated in the study said that she felt very fortunate because she could have a normal life, the New York Daily News reported. She said that it is imperative to let other girls that have the same problem  know that there …
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Saudi Arabia is ready for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage despite an increase in cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection, the health ministry said Monday. 'We are working hard to control the spreading of the virus and are ready for Haj season,' Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia said.  'We have long and competent experience in mass gathering medicine as an …
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The term 'intravenous' can be explained better by splitting it into two halves 'intra' and 'venous.' The term ‘intra’ is added before a word to describe inside or within. The term 'venous' is derived from the word ‘vein.’ So, intravenous is a term that literally means ‘inside the vein’. It is widely used in clinical practice to refer to the route of administration of a particular drug …
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If you're one of those people who can't stand the sight of a syringe or cringe at the thought of even a little pain, it's time to ask your parents if they behaved the same way too! Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others. Study author Tobore Onojjighofia, MD, MPH, with Proove Biosciences and a member of the American …
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The number of people suffering from heart disease is increasing exponentially. According to recent estimates, heart disease will be responsible for 35.9% deaths in India by the year 2030. Heart disease, being a lifestyle related disorder, can be prevented well in time by making small corrections in daily life. To make those corrections, you need to aware of these 12 common factors that contribute …
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A new study has revealed that laughter can improve short-term memory and makes the brain work better in older adults. The research conducted by Loma Linda University in Southern California made 20 normal, healthy, older adults watched a funny video distraction-free for 20 minutes and found that those who got to laugh the 20 minutes away with the funny video scored better on short-term …
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An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently. The findings could revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing the mosquito-borne disease, which claims the lives of more than half a million …
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A three-member team of doctors have advised former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf to undergo angiography. The suggestion from the doctors was made after studying the medical reports of Musharraf. Special arrangements, including the setting up of a separate ward to conduct backbones tests of Musharraf, were made at the PNS Shifa hospital in Karachi. According to Dawn News, Musharraf is …
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American singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson has revealed that she has been battling the Lyme disease. The 43-year-old singer said she found out about the disease, which is a form of arthritis last year, following extreme pain and other symptoms, reported Ace Showbiz. 'The first symptoms came in the form of food sensitivities. I found I could not touch sugar, starch, caffeine, certain oils, etc, …
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