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5 Signs and Symptom Of Thyroid Disorders

ManipalHospitals • October 3, 20190 Comment

The thyroid is one of the endocrine glands, which produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine (T4). The gland is butterfly-shaped and is located in the neck, just above the collar bone. It controls the rate of many activities in your body like metabolic activity, growth rate and maturation. Thyroid problems occur when the hormones are under-secreted or over-secreted. When th

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Patient Suffering from Hepatocellular carcinoma saved by KMC Mangalore

ManipalHospitals • September 30, 20190 Comment

72-year-old patient was acutely diabetic and had history of chronic alcohol intake for the past 40 years got new lease of life at KMC Hospital by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors from Surgical Oncology-  Dr Harish E, Dr Jayatheertha, Dr Karthik K S, Dr Gokulnath, Gastroenterologist - Dr Suresh Shenoy, Dr B V Tantry, Dr Sandeep Gopal, Dr Anurag Shetty,  Anaesthiology- Dr Ramamurthy Rao and En

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9 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Your Stretch Marks

ManipalHospitals • August 29, 20190 Comment

Stretch marks are scars or injuries on the skin which is caused by degeneration of the outer layer of the skin. Basis the skin color, stretch marks will be red or purple in color and eventually, it will fade and turn to a pale, silvery shade. Stretch marks commonly appear on the stomach, breasts, hips, sides, buttocks, and thighs. It usually occurs due to expansion or contraction of the skin due t

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Pregnant Before You Hit 30

ManipalHospitals • August 29, 20190 Comment

Is there a perfect age for pregnancy? If you want to build your career and postpone having a family, are you putting yourself and your child at risk? Well, these are questions for which answers cannot be found on a generic page full of pregnancy tips and tricks. It rather depends on an individual, their overall health, and their priorities. When you have your child young around the 20's, you are b

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9 Of The Grossest Pregnancy Secrets No One Talks About

ManipalHospitals • August 29, 20190 Comment

The news of being pregnant brings a lot of joy and excitement and the mother-to-be will soon start planning and prepare. But very few are actually aware that there are few gross factors involved in this journey of pregnancy which one may not enjoy but have to live with during this phase of life. Women only come to know of these facts once they progress in the pregnancy. Given below are nine su

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Mouth Sores: Everything You Need to Know

ManipalHospitals • August 28, 20190 Comment

Mouth sores are the small painful lesions that are developed in the mouth which cause difficulty in swallowing. These can occur anywhere inside the mouth i.e. on lips, tongue, the lining of the mouth or inner cheeks. The impaired immune system can be the underlying cause to develop mouth ulcers. Mouth sores begin in the form of blisters and are usually uncomfortable. These are painful and cause a

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All You Need to Know About Parkinson's Disease

ManipalHospitals • August 28, 20190 Comment

What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder which occurs due to the damage of the nerve cells in the brain for a prolonged period. As a result, the affected person will have difficulty to perform even simple tasks such as walking, talking or writing, affecting the quality of life. Though Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, medications prescribed by the doctor may

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6 Reasons Why You’re Pooping A Whole Lot More Than Usual

ManipalHospitals • August 28, 20190 Comment

I have to confess up front, this is going to be the weirdest piece I have ever written. You perhaps know what I mean! Yes! I am going to talk about your bowel movements. I know, what happens when people ask you about your poop. They often get outright glares and bumpy looks. Isn’t it? But, let’s face it! Our poop is a significant gauge of our general wellbeing. So now, you are here! That mean

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6 Health Impacts When You Sleep Next To Your Cellphone

ManipalHospitals • August 28, 20190 Comment

According to the Pew Internet Project study, 65% of cell phone users keep their cell phones on a bed while sleeping. Though a fraction might actually use it for meditation or relaxation apps/music, the adverse health effects of sleeping beside your cell phones have been an age-old controversy. 1. Sleep is disturbed Source Being a gadget it might ring, beep or vibrate is what we presume. But

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A Second Chance: What Uterus Transplants Mean For Couples Struggling With Fertility

ManipalHospitals • August 28, 20190 Comment

Parenthood is hailed as a major turning point in life. But, what of those who are unable to experience the infinite joys and hurdles of raising their own child? In the wake of India’s first successful uterine surgery, scores of women with congenital or acquired uterine damage now stand a chance to have children. In fact, the surgery is being hailed as the most ground-breaking event infertility t

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The Top 9 Ways You Can Lose Weight With Ease!

ManipalHospitals • August 28, 20190 Comment

Losing weight seems to be a trending discussion these days among both men and women alike. While most find it the hardest job, there are others, for who it is not all that difficult. If you are looking at ways to lose weight naturally, look no further, coz here we have top 9 ways you can lose all the excess weight, with absolute ease: 1. Eat Small Meals Through The Day: This is perhaps one o

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15 Symptoms Of Serious Liver Disease

ManipalHospitals • August 23, 20190 Comment

The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. It plays an important in various bodily functions like detoxifying metabolites, synthesizing proteins and producing biochemicals that are necessary for digestion. The liver also regulates glycogen storage, production of hormones and decomposition of red blood cells. It filters toxins out of the bloodstream, hence protecting tissues fro

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Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

ManipalHospitals • August 23, 20190 Comment

Kidneys are the vital organs responsible for clearing the body’s toxic products, salts and other waste material from the body in the form of urine. They help in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body, produce hormones responsible for making red blood cells (RBC) and regulate the blood pressure. Nephrolithiasis is the other name for kidney stones. Kidney stones are formed due to the

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All You Need to Know About Heart Disease

ManipalHospitals • August 23, 20190 Comment

A myriad of conditions that affect the structure and function of the heart are together called as heart disease. It is also called as cardiovascular disease which refers to a condition such as narrowed or blocked blood vessels leading to a heart attack. Other forms of heart disease include heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) and birth defects (congenital heart defects). Some heart diseases are not

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3 Amazing Diet Plans For Weight Loss

ManipalHospitals • August 23, 20190 Comment

How to Lose Weight The internet is filled with diet plans each of which promises prompt weight loss. But not all of them are worth trying because they talk about giving up everything you ever loved to eat. While quick weight loss does require some amount of dedication, it should not mean giving up everything. The best way to consistent weight loss is by having a daily diet chart and adhering to i

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10 Home Remedies For Fast Hair Growth

ManipalHospitals • August 22, 20190 Comment

From old to young and rich to poor, we all love our hair, don’t we? To make our tresses stay healthy we often end up spending a bomb on chemical products that may have side effects like hair fall & breakage. Here are a few home remedies that have been silently working for ages: 1. Hot Oil Treatment Source Hot oil treatments made with natural oils protect hair and make it healthy and m

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All You Need to Know About Brain Tumor

ManipalHospitals • August 22, 20190 Comment

What is a Brain Tumor? A brain tumor is the formation of a mass or outgrowth of cells of the brain. These tumors are enclosed within the skull that increase the intracranial pressure and cause damage to the skull and brain cells. Brain tumors may be classified into malignant (cancerous) and benign (non-cancerous) tumors. The type of tumor determines the severity, scope of treatment and cure o

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20 Ancient Indian Beauty Secrets For Your Skin And Hair

ManipalHospitals • August 22, 20190 Comment

Old is gold, especially when beauty secrets are passed down through generations. When it comes to skin and hair care, grandmothers and mothers know it all. They choose home remedies and natural treatments to beautify their skin and hair. They may be ancient to us now, but they are still effective and the best way to go.   Ancient Indian beauty secrets are chemical-free, skin and hair-friendly,

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11 Best Tips For Faster Healing Of Bone Fractures

ManipalHospitals • August 22, 20190 Comment

Your body has a wonderful ability to heal by itself when any damage occurs. The time taken to heal, however, differs with the type and extent of the damage. Likewise is the bone fracture which usually may take more time for healing. You can support the body’s healing process by taking proper diet and precautions. An unfortunate fall or an accident may result in a bone fracture that certainly ma

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Trying To Reduce Belly Fat? Here Are 9 Ways You Can Do This!

ManipalHospitals • August 22, 20190 Comment

Belly fat can be highly maligning to your dressing and outfit. We know to lose belly fat can be difficult, but it is not utterly impossible. While most of you may be struggling to lose your belly fat, here are 9 effective ways you can do this naturally and without spending on expensive gyms: 1. Keep Moving: Being in a stationary position can be highly detrimental to losing that belly fat. In

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Is It Safe To Have Sex During Pregnancy?

ManipalHospitals • August 22, 20190 Comment

Often the prime concern couples have during pregnancy, is about their sex life. They are concerned about the safety of the baby or probable injuries that may be caused. Besides the inconveniences during later stages of pregnancy, their worry is that sex or orgasm may trigger miscarriage due to the contraction and relaxation of the uterus. The medical truth is that in a case of a normal healthy

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6 Simple Home Remedies To Control Hair Fall

ManipalHospitals • August 21, 20190 Comment

Hair fall is one of the major reasons for worry among many people these days. The reasons that cause hair fall include lack of proper diet, sudden weight loss, pregnancy, childbirth, depression, stress, scalp infections, genetic factors, excessive smoking, iron deficiency, PCOS and hormonal imbalance amongst others. Several severe illnesses also cause hair to fall out. It is important to take time

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5 Ways Your Break Up Can Affect Your Heart Health

ManipalHospitals • August 21, 20190 Comment

Usually, a break up is associated with just some emotional and mental stress, however, did you know, heart health facts clearly state that it could also be impacting the condition of your heart. While the broken heart is more of an emotional low feeling, it could suddenly become a threat to your heart. Hence, it is important to keep your heart strong by doing heart health exercises and following h

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How to Get Rid of Dermatographia Skin Disorder

ManipalHospitals • May 23, 20190 Comment

What is Dermatographia? Dermatographia or skin writing is a condition where minor scratches turn into temporary reactions. It is sometimes also called as dermographism or dermatographic urticaria. Almost 5 percent of people who are younger adults or older children develop this. What Are the Symptoms of Dermatographia? The common signs and symptoms occur when you scratch your skin include: •

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus Device Closure

ManipalHospitals • March 12, 20190 Comment

What is Patent Ductus Arteriosus or PDA? The ductus arteriosus (DA) is a fetal vascular connection between the main pulmonary artery and the aorta that diverts blood away from the pulmonary bed. After birth, the DA undergoes active constriction and eventual closure. A patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) occurs when the DA fails to completely close after birth (Figure 1). The incidence of PDA ranges fr

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Oman Scoliosis Patient Stories - Dr.Vidyadhar

ManipalHospitals • February 12, 20190 Comment

Case 1: MR. AAMIR RASHID, 20-year old male from Oman presented with traumatic paraplegia following a road traffic accident in early infancy and was wheel chair bound. He had noticed spinal deformity and pelvic imbalance making it difficult for him to sit unsupported on the wheelchair. X-rays showed rigid left sided Thoracolumbar Kyphoscoliosis measuring about 143° and fixed pelvic obliquity of a

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Common Scoliosis Questions

ManipalHospitals • February 12, 20190 Comment

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis causes the spine to curve in the wrong direction. It causes sideways curves, and those are different from the spine's normal curves. If you were to look at your spine from the side, you'd see that it curves out at your neck (cervical spine), in at your mid-back (thoracic spine), and out again at your low back (lumbar spine). Your back is supposed to have those curv

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Common Kyphosis Questions

ManipalHospitals • February 12, 20190 Comment

What is kyphosis? Kyphosis is a forward curve of your upper back. It can cause your neck to jut forward and give you a rounded back appearance. There are two different kinds of kyphosis, and they can both affect babies, children, teenagers, and adults. The first type, postural kyphosis, is caused by bad posture and can be corrected by the patient. The second type is caused by a structural diso

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The Pain May Be Real, but the Scan Is Deceiving

ManipalHospitals • February 12, 20190 Comment

Mrs. Savithri’s low back bothered her for years, but when it started clicking and hurting when she bent and straightened it, she told her general physician that something was definitely wrong. It was the start of her medical odyssey, a journey that led her to specialists, physical therapy, Internet searches and, finally, an M.R.I. scan that showed a disc prolapse at L4-L5 and convinced her th

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Knowledge Section- Cover Story- Express Healthcare

ManipalHospitals • February 12, 20190 Comment

Questionnaire: 1. What are the various reasons for spine fractures? Is Kyphoplasty useful for all types of spine fractures? When an external force is applied to spine, such as that from a fall or carrying of a sudden heavy weight, the forces may exceed ability of the bone within the vertebral body to support the load. This may cause the front part of the vertebral body to crush forming a wedge s

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Spinal Surgeries are very safe and successful now

ManipalHospitals • February 12, 20190 Comment

Middle East Health speaks to Dr. Vidyadhara S, HOD & Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon, Manipal Spine Care Centre, at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, India – about evolution of spinal surgeries from being very unsafe to the status of being as safe as they can be today. Question: Why were spinal surgeries considered unsafe until very recently? Dr. Vidyadhara S: Spine is the most complex organ w

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Complex Limb Saving Surgery for Massive Tumour around Wrist

ManipalHospitals • February 7, 20190 Comment

Giant cell tumour of bone (GCTB) is an aggressive benign tumour and large volume tumours often require a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve favourable outcomes. This 24-year lady, student by profession presented with the history of progressive swelling of her right wrist for 9 months duration. She was diagnosed with GCTB of the right distal radius (non-metastatic) and the tumour had gr

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Childhood Obesity

ManipalHospitals • January 11, 20190 Comment

What is the prevalence of Childhood obesity? Childhood Obesity is rapidly becoming a common problem especially among urban children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were about 1.6 billion overweight adults aged 15 years and above, and at least 400 million adults are obese worldwide in 2005. It is a serious public health problem that is growing in countries with low or mi

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Cancer Screening – What, When and How ?

ManipalHospitals • January 11, 20190 Comment

INTRODUCTION All of us know that prevention is better than cure and its importance cannot be overemphasized. However, not every disease is preventable and screening provides us with the second best option by catching them early. Although there are various definitions for screening, it can simply be summed up as detecting disease early in asymptomatic (those without any symptoms) individuals.

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Myth and Reality of Total Hip Replacement

ManipalHospitals • January 8, 20190 Comment

Hip replacement is a surgery that replaces diseased parts of the hip with artificial components. Parts of the hip is removed and fixed with artificial devices to improve hip function, increase mobility and to top it all relive excoriating pain.While hip replacements are safe and more viable options, people generally have certain myths associated with the surgery. Let’s look at some of them. 1.

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Neck and Low Back Pain

ManipalHospitals • January 2, 20190 Comment

What is pain? Pain is a protective reflex in response to an underlying injury / damage. It is only a symptom and not a disease. Treat it like a friend and not enemy. More about pain: Pain is the psychological expression of underlying actual or potential physical injury. Pain has two components - physical (injury) and psychological (expression). Stress (extreme of any emotion such as anxiety, a

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Frozen Shoulder: 'Busting The Myths'

ManipalHospitals • December 31, 20180 Comment

Frozen Shoulder is one of the many conditions afflicting the shoulder joint, resulting in pain and limited movement. Here are  few important things to know about this condition. What happens when someone gets a frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition characterized by varying degrees of pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint.  The tissues in y

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HOW CAN Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) HELP IN FIGHTING CANCER?

ManipalHospitals • December 11, 20181 Comment

Known by the shorter and much easier to remember acronym HIPEC, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy actually constitutes one half of a two-part surgery in which it is combined with cytoreductive surgery. This treatment is used for patients who have an advanced tumour which is isolated in the peritoneal or the belly region. Initially, when there is a disease spreading in the peritoneum, do

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WHAT IS SINUSITIS?

ManipalHospitals • December 5, 20180 Comment

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissues lining the air cavities in the passages of the nose. The sinuses, which are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull, become blocked and filled with fluid, which results in growth of germs causing an infection. It is often referred to as rhinosinusitis, since the inflammation of the sinuses almost always occurs with inflammation of the nose kno

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What You Should Know About AIDS?

ManipalHospitals • December 1, 20180 Comment

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that infects the immune system of the body and renders it vulnerable to infections and diseases. HIV attacks and destroys certain white blood cells (WBCs) called CD4+ cells. It causes a syndrome known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which is the last stage of HIV infection. It needs to be emphasised here that HIV is the virus, and AID

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WHAT IS EPILEPSY AND HOW TO CURE THIS NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER?

ManipalHospitals • November 17, 20180 Comment

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder which causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures, which are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain. It occurs when the brain sends out wrong signals to the body. These seizures cause a temporary disturbance in the communication between the brain cells. The severity of seizures depends on the individual. The exact cause of the seizures is unknown,

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WHAT IS COPD? CAN SMOKING LEAD TO THIS LUNG DISEASE?

ManipalHospitals • November 15, 20180 Comment

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a term used to describe a spectrum of chronic inflammatory lung diseases that block the airflow to the lungs and makes breathing difficult.  It is caused due to long-term exposure to irritating gases and particulate matter suspended in the air, usually cigarette smoke.COPD is a progressive and irreversible disease that makes breathing difficult.

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WHAT IS LUNG CANCER AND HOW TO TREAT IT?

ManipalHospitals • November 12, 20180 Comment

Lung cancer is a disease characterized by abnormal growths, or cancers, in the lungs. Most of the lung tumours are malignant, i.e. they spread throughout the body by destroying the healthy tissues around them. Because of this, lung cancer is a very life-threatening type of cancer and one of the most difficult cancers to treat. [caption id="attachment_9183" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Brie

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DO YOU HAVE ARTHRITIS? ONE IN FIVE SUFFERS FROM JOINT PAIN

ManipalHospitals • October 23, 20180 Comment

Joints are the connections between the bones which help in movement. They also provide support to the body by bearing the weight of the different parts of the body. Joint pain is an extremely common condition. It can affect any part of the body, be it the hands, shoulders, hips, ankles, thighs etc. Joint pain is usually known as Arthritis, where the joints become inflamed because of the decrease i

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OSTEOPOROSIS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

ManipalHospitals • October 20, 20180 Comment

The skeleton is made up of bones, which provide support and shape to the body. They protect our internal organs from external injury. Together with the muscles, strong bones enable the body to move freely. One of the most common bone-related problems that affect women is known as Osteoporosis. This is a condition where the bone density decreases, resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis leads to

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What Is Schizophrenia?

ManipalHospitals • October 6, 20180 Comment

Schizophrenia is a long term mental disorder where a person experiences delusions, hallucinations and other cognitive difficulties. It interferes with a person’s ability to think rationally, control his/her emotions, take decisions etc. It can involve breaks with reality and disrupt people’s thought processes and day-to-day functioning. The word ‘schizophrenia’ is derived from Greek for

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANCER

ManipalHospitals • October 4, 20180 Comment

Cancer is dubbed as a certain category of disease that is characterized by a cell-growth that goes out-of-control. With more than 100 types of cancers known to the scientific community, it is essential to understand the things that aptly define the different variations of cancer. If you or your loved ones have been showing symptoms of cancer, make sure you plan a consultation with an oncologis

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WHAT IS BREAST CANCER AND HOW TO TACKLE IT?

ManipalHospitals • October 1, 20180 Comment

Breast Cancer: A Very Real Danger The risk of developing breast cancer exists for the entire lifetime of a woman. A recent study of breast cancer risk in Indian revealed that 1 in 28 women develop breast cancer during her lifetime.  The incidences of breast cancer are on the rise, but due to lack of timely breast health checks, 2 out of every 3 cases are diagnosed in the later stages. Signs

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ALZHEIMER’S - AN NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS THREAT

ManipalHospitals • September 25, 20185 Comment

India’s ever-growing elderly population are staring at a crisis. More than 1.5 million of them are suffering from neurological disorders i.e Alzheimer’s disease. An Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative ailment of the brain which affects the memory, behaviour and thinking. The magnitude of the crisis is amplified due to the fact that till date, no definite cure or a remedy to prevent th

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10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY

ManipalHospitals • September 20, 20180 Comment

Our heart is indeed a muscular wonder that plays an irreplaceable and invaluable role in our life and existence.  As such, its importance cannot be overstated, as a healthy heart is vital for a healthy, fruitful life. Therefore, it is very important for us to do what it takes to keep our heart going strong, for long. Here are some simple habits that we can incorporate into our daily lives: E

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