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THE MYSTERIOUS CORONA VIRUS

Right now the entire globe is victimized by a deadly virus called corona virus. The outbreak was first observed in china. After that WHO declared it as a pandemic. The given name COVID-19, where ‘COVI’ stands for corona virus, and ‘D-19’ stands for disease 2019. Now the spread reach about to millions and recorded deaths…

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NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF FAST FOODS

Fast foods are not necessarily bad, but it contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, sodium and unhealthy fats. Fast foods often high in calories yet provides little or no nutritional value. And when fast foods frequently replaces nutritious foods in the diet, it can lead to bad health outcomes. These excessive calories can cause…

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SPF (sun protection factor)

SPF (sun protection factor) actually measures that how long a sunscreen can protect your skin from ultraviolet B rays. Ultraviolet B rays (UVB) are the chief cause of sunburn and contribute to skin cancer.  SPF does not measure the protection from UVA rays. UVA rays are also dangerous. Sunscreen, also known as sunblock is a…

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RABIES, FIRST AID AND PREVENTION

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal (spread through saliva of infected animals). It is highly fatal viral disease of the CNS caused by Lyssa virus type 1. In  majority of rabies cases, domestic dogs are responsible for rabies transmission to humans. Yet rabies can affect…

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TYPES OF HEADACHE

Headache is a very common condition which results pain and discomfort in the head. In routine life almost everyone is familiar of it. Headache may occur on one side of the head or both sides. It  is mainly divided into two broad categories. These are Primary headaches Secondary headaches PRIMARY HEADACHES: In primary headaches, there…

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EXAMINATION OF A SWELLING

Swelling is an abnormal enlargement of an area of the body. The possible cause of swelling is collection of body fluid in the tissues. It is actually body’s reaction to an injury. A swelling may contains blood, pus and acute inflammatory cells. While examining a swelling, one should look for the following signs. Look for…

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOMALACIA

Before going to the detailed differences, the simple most and trade mark difference is that osteoporosis is always QUANTITATIVE disorder while osteomalacia is always QUALITATIVE. Osteoporosis is quantitatively inadequate bone mass, while osteomalacia is qualitatively inadequate mineralization. OSTEOPOROSIS: It is a disorder of loss in bone mass, generally seen in elder people especially in women…

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10 OF THE STRANGEST MEDICAL CONDITIONS

1.            CIPA (CONGENITAL INSENSITIVITY TO PAIN WITH ANHYDROSIS); These people are unable to feel pain, so they injure themselves because of lack of  pain reflexes. They even cannot feel temperature and the need to urinate and defecate. They have disturbed temperature regulatory system because body is unable to sweat so leads to overheating and even…

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WEREWOLF SYNDROME & HIRSUTISM

Synonyms;  Ambras syndrome, HYPERTRICHOSIS A condition of excessive hair growth anywhere on the body. Both males and females are affected. It may be congenital (may be caused by reactivation of genes that cause hair growth. These genes ‘turn on’ by some unknown causes, while the baby is in the womb) It may be acquired (caused…

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PUNCH DRUNK SYNDROME

Synonyms: dementia pugilistica    chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE. It is a neurodegenerative condition caused by repeated cerebral concussions (hard blows or collisions)  and is mainly characterized by weak lower extremities, unsteady gait, tremors in hands, slow muscular movements, incoordination in body, confusion, difficulty in speaking language or slurred speech and mental dullness. Occurance Mostly seen in…

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