Yoga is usually understood as being limited to asanas or poses, and the advantages of yoga are associated with only physical well-being. However, yoga is also known for helping people manage stress and has many health benefits.
The Chikungunya virus is brought on by the bite of a mosquito. While not fatal or contagious (normally), the symptoms - fever and joint pain – can be acute, and the suffering can be long lasting. There was a time when Chikungunya was considered a ‘tropical illness’. Today, however, its incidence has been recorded in over a quarter of the world’s countries, including India.
The full form of PCOS is Polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS - refers to a condition where a woman produces more than her normal count of male hormones, resulting in a hormonal imbalance in the body that can lead to several symptoms such as missed periods and cysts in the ovaries.
Bacteria are microscopic living things that have only one cell. There are both helpful and harmful bacteria. Some bacteria destroy cells causing infections and diseases, while others help with digestion and provide the vitamins necessary for the body.
A Lipid Profile Test is essentially a series of tests conducted together to assess the amount of cholesterol (and its subtypes) in the blood. The results of a Lipid Profile Test can help us understand, measure, monitor, diagnose and prevent a host of medical conditions, some of them potentially fatal.
Dengue (pronounced den-gee) is a mosquito borne viral disease that can lead to severe illness, which can potentially be fatal. Also referred to as Breakbone Fever, Dengue is caused by four different viruses, and is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus - varieties of mosquitoes that are found nearly everywhere on the planet.
A lot of times, we are confused between the major differences of diagnostics test, screening tests and case finding. The primary purpose of screening tests is to identify early risk factors for illness in people.
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), for which Hepatitis Tests (such as the HBsAg Test, or the Hepatitis B surface antigen Test) are normally recommended by the medical fraternity.
Breast Cancer is cancer of the breast lobules, breast ducts or fatty and connective tissues that are found within the breast. If they grow malignantly, Breast Cancer Cells can spread to other parts of the body (such as the chest wall or skin, for example) via the lymphatic system or the blood stream.