06 Sep 2018

Viral fever (Flu) is a group of viral infections that affect the body and is characterized by high fever, burning in the eyes, headaches, body aches and sometimes vomiting. Viral fever is common among children and older people as their immunity is lower. Many people tend to self-medicate, sometimes even by taking antibiotics, when they have an intermittent high fever with chills, whic...

31 Aug 2018

Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness. Acute hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is exposed to the hepatitis B virus. This can lead to: Fever, fatigue, lo...

14 Aug 2018

Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumonia bacteria. Pneumococcal disease can lead to serious infections of the: Lungs (pneumonia), Blood (bacteremia), and Covering of the brain (meningitis). Pneumococcal pneumonia kills about 1 out of 20 people who get it. Who should get vaccinated? Anyone 2 through 64 years of age who has a long-term health prob...

02 Aug 2018

Yearly flu vaccination is the best tool currently available to protect against influenza (flu). Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Who should get vaccinated? Person's risk of getting serious complications from the flu: Asthma Blood disorders (such as sickle cell disea...

26 Jul 2018

Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea- Waking up with a very sore or dry throat. Loud snoring. Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation. Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day. Sleepiness while driving Morning headaches. Restless sleep. Forgetfulness, mood changes. Recurrent awakenings or insomnia   Effects of Sleep Ap...

20 Jul 2018

Polysomnography is a test conducted to study sleep and to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders. Some people refer to polysomnography (PSG) as a sleep study. Sleep technologists perform the tests which are typically conducted in hospitals, or dedicated sleep centres. Purpose of polysomnography: Polysomnography is used not only to help diagnose a variety of sleep disorders but...

31 May 2018

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-jVCXvB-78 Tobacco is the leading underlying single cause of death worldwide. World No Tobacco Day, which falls on the 31st May, is organized by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness of the devastating effects of tobacco on health and to advocate the implementation of policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption.  ...

02 May 2018

2nd May World Asthma Day Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. They become even more swollen and the muscles around the airways can tighten when something triggers your symptoms. This makes it difficult for air to move in and out of...

29 Apr 2018

Add these to your daily diet as there is no specific diet recommended for Asthma Vitamin D-rich foods, such as milk and eggs Beta carotene-rich vegetables, such as carrots and leafy greens Magnesium-rich foods, such as spinach and pumpkin seeds These are some nutrients and foods that may help support lung function Getting enough vitamin D may help reduce the number of ...