Do You Know About the Different Types of Dialysis

What is Dialysis? Dialysis is a process that artificially performs the functions of a healthy pair of kidneys as their replacement. Before dialysis became a reality, the result of a kidney failure meant death. But since its inception in the 1940s, the treatment has given hope to millions by paving a way for patients to live […]

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The coronavirus family and the disease associated with them

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that consists of strains that cause potentially deadly diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses spread through airborne droplets of liquid produced by infected people. Few of the most uncommon but notable strains of coronavirus like SARS-CoV-2, the causative of COVID‑19, SARS-CoV the ones responsible for severe acute […]

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5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR KIDNEYS HEALTHY

Kidneys are critically important organs that require special care and maintenance, particularly if an individual suffers from diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease. Effective health care can be extremely beneficial in the optimal functioning of your kidneys and in the prevention of future diseases. Here are 5 ways in which you can keep your kidneys […]

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Make sure to know it all about Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) are a large group of genetic diseases which is caused by inherited deficiency or lack (or abnormality) of proteins that have structural, receptor, enzymatic or carrier roles. IEMs include disorders arising due to failure of metabolic pathways involved in storage and/or breakdown of various food end products like carbohydrates, fatty […]

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Importance of immunology in determining Infectious agents & the future associated with it

In addition to diseases caused by epidemics, there are several emerging infectious diseases with the potential for significant public health consequences, including dengue fever, West Nile fever, and Rift Valley fever as well as the recent pandemic-COVID-19. Emerging Infectious agents like the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 are found to be extremely contagious and can be transmitted […]

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The advance of portable healthcare devices & patient monitoring systems

The COVID-19 era has led to more and more people becoming ‘self-reliant’ in the field of healthcare, limiting their hospital visit only for urgent and life-saving procedures, this has led to the rise of some of the most innovative health technologies and the development of path-breaking mobile medical monitoring systems. In line with the new […]

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Antibody & Antigen based tests for COVID-19-Know the difference

Testing of COVID-19 for serological surveillance and diagnostic purposes has become the most integral part of response against the pandemic. Apart from the standard PCR test which is considered as the ‘gold standard’ for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection, various antigen and antibody based tests are the latest entrants in COVID-19 diagnostics. As these tests […]

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How is technology aiding the medical tourism market in Kenya?

Being a land of rich and varied cultural heritage, Kenya is considered as one of the prominent tourist destinations. With general tourism on the rise, Kenya also serves as the main hub for medical tourism. Kenya’s advanced medical expertise with economical pricing attracts people from the second and third world countries. A report from Healthcare […]

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Know the A, B, C, D & E of Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is primarily caused due to viral infection; however, other possible causes of hepatitis include autoimmune factors, exposure to certain medications, drugs, toxins and intake of alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is the type of hepatitis that occurs when the body makes antibodies against liver tissues. […]

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Diagnostic Excellence in Healthcare

“The cornerstone of internal medicine is the correctness of diagnosis”, establishes a prominent medical study conducted in late 1950s, clearly indicating that without a correct diagnosis, patients will have zero to no clarity on their health problems and will lack accuracy about treatment possibilities and prognosis. Accurate diagnosis plays such a vital role that it […]

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