Caring for premature babies requires a lot more attention on their nurturing, to allow them to grow and develop in the same way as a regular infant.
14th of November is celebrated worldwide as Word Diabetes Day and this year we are focusing on on Women and Diabetes. Why, do you wonder? 1 in 7 births is affected by Gestational Diabetes. There are ~200 million women around the world living with Diabetes and with India being the Diabetes Capital of the World, the number of women in India living undiagnosed is even higher. In a population of 1.2 billion, women contribute to around 30 million Diabetics! It’s a staggering number but isn’t surprising considering the lifestyle Indian women adopt.
Urban cities are plagued by ever-increasing levels of air pollution. Emissions from vehicles and factories as well as the increasing amount of particulate matter in the air are posing a dangerous threat to health.
Swine flu, also known as H1N1 flu, is a type of influenza virus that usually spread among pigs but in recent years has spread to humans as well. The flu is spread in much the same way as seasonal influenza. The virus spreads when the person infected with virus coughs or sneezes, releasing the virus into the air. Coming into direct contact with the infected person or any surface they have come into contact with is the only way to get infected yourself.
Breast cancer is a disease that affects one in eight women during their lifetime. Like most cancers, breast cancer develops due to damaged DNA within the cells causing mutations. These mutated cells then develop into lumps known as tumours. When malignant tumours develop in the breast, it is diagnosed as breast cancer.
A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is often prescribed for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. While it might not be needed for mild cases, but it is absolutely recommended for those suffering from severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea.