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Can A HIV Positive Mother Breastfeed Her Child?

Mother To Child Transmission Of HIV   The transmission of HIV from mother to child is a standing risk during pregnancy, childbirth or breast feeding. This is also called perinatal transmission of HIV. That does not mean that every baby born to a HIV positive woman contracts the virus. In the contrary, the risk of transmission can be as low

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End TB By 2025!

The Tragedy Of TB  Tuberculosis takes hundred thousand Indian lives every year and the cost associated with the Indian economy was approximated to be above 300 billion US dollars. Tuberculosis has been registered as a public health epidemic with India bearing an unfair share of tuberculosis mortality rates. Of 2011 statistic, India report

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Does Having A Tattoo Restrict From Being A Blood Donor?

While your body art adds spunk into your personality, your heart of gold makes you volunteer at blood donation camps? Ever wonder what that tattoo you pained so hard to get brings with it? It does bring an extra edge to your persona (even though corporate would think otherwise!) with the pain you so bravely endured. It also signs you out off the

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Hepatitis B – Some Myths Dispelled

As per the estimates of WHO (World Health Organization), there are around 350 to 400 million people with Hepatitis B in this world. This is basically a disease that affects the liver of the patient. There are mainly two types of infections – acute and chronic. As such, this disease has earned a fair amount of repute all around the world and this

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What Is Still’s Disease?

Still’s Disease is basically a disorder where inflammation plays a major role. Its most common characteristics are fevers that are high and always spiking, a rash that is of the color of salmon and always comes and goes, and arthritis. It is also known as Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. It was first supposed to have occurred in chil

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Best Ways To Protect Yourself From Monsoon Illness

Influenza, which is basically a combination of flu and cold, is one of the commonest illnesses that you may suffer from in the monsoon season. One major problem with common cold is that it happens to be highly contagious as well. In this case, the virus normally attacks your throat and nose by infecting the upper respiratory tract. The finest way i

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Ebola virus disease – symptoms, treatment and prevention

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a fatal and rare condition that can happen to primates as well as human beings. The viruses that are known to cause this disease can be found mainly in the Sub Saharan Africa region. There are a few ways in which one could be affected by this disease. It could happen from coming in direct contact with an animal that has

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Cure from common cold

Scientists in Great Britain have been able to come up with a new drug molecule that is being said to have the capability to kill multiple strains of the dreaded ailment known as Common Cold. This means that there is a very h4 possibility that common cold can be cured in the days ahead. Impossibility of vaccinationTill now, it has been really h

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Hand-foot and mouth disease – What you need to know?

Summer is the season when most of the illnesses happen in India. Apart from adults, Children also come down with a number of diseases. One of the diseases that they suffer from quite commonly in this season is the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). It is basically a form of viral illness. This should however not be confused with the foot-and-mou

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Nipah Virus Spread in Kerala-Top 6 points to know about it

Till now three people in Kerala have been affected by the Nipah virus that can prove to be a fatal one. The deaths happened at the Kozhikode district where two people passed away from a viral fever that was ostensibly caused by this virus. This was confirmed by the state health department who tested the blood samples of the deceased. At the momen