World Cancer Day
Research suggests that only five percent of cancers are hereditary. That means the non-inherited causes of cancer - the lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity levels — have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease. The mosquitoes transmitting it are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus .These bite during day time and breed in clean and fresh water and therefore protection from mosquitoes at night by nets and creams cannot prevent dengue.
Cancer is a Disease one can survive
Actresses Gautami and Manisha Koirala, Cricketer Yuvraj Singh are cancer survivors along with millions of other survivors living & contributing and leading productive lives.
Swine Flu H1N1
Swine is a type of influenza A virus which is spread in an epidemic fashion. It is the most common cause of flu infection in India at present. It is a respiratory illness characterized by fever, sore throat, dry cough, cold and sometimes loose stools. The disease lasts 4 – 5 days but may leave a person with a few more days of dry cough and extreme exhaustion.
Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth in India? Very few but the cloud of Diabetes today comes over everyone. Best weapon to tackle this is awareness, prevention and treatment if diagnosed.
Breast Cancer Awareness
In India, over 1,50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year -a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women in India.
World Alzheimer's Day
The new epidemic in today’s day and age is twofold; Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia. The statistics themselves are sobering. Before the age of 65 the odds of developing age-related dementia are only one in 20, but after the age of 65 the risk of developing dementia doubles every five years. That being said, there is a lot we can do to protect our brain against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
World Hepatitis Day
The five main types of hepatitis are caused by viruses: they are hepatitis A/B/C/D and E.Globally, around 250 million people are affected by hepatitis C and 300 million people are estimated to be hepatitis B carriers.
Prevention of heat stroke
As temperature is hitting the 40s in certain parts of India Star health that cares for you always is giving a few pointers how to stay cool, healthy prevent heat stroke and other ill effects of hot weather.
Depression: Lets Talk
One in 10 Indians is depressed. A constant sense of hopelessness and despair is a sign you may have major depression, also known as clinical depression.
Eat these foods for Good Mental health
Spinach is a magical vegetable, that has innumerable health benefits. No matter the disease or health problem, spinach is a power house of nutrients. Besides, the antioxidants present in spinach slows down the aging of the brain and nervous system, hence improving cognitive functioning.
Easy ways to handle Stress
If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life.
Betterment of Climbing Stairs
Ten things you might not have known about the wonders of stair climbing as a form of exercise. You’ll burn more calories for every minute climbing stairs than you will jogging.
CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017.
MMRV vaccine is licensed for children 12 months to 12 years old and may be used in place of MMR vaccine if varicella vaccination is also needed. A health care provider can help decide which vaccine to use.
Article on Diabetes
Every year November 14 is recognized as world diabetes day Diabetes currently affects more than 62 million Indians, which is more than 7.1% of the adult population. The average age on onset is 42.5 years.