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Anorexia Nervosa-Your ‘Slim’ Chance of Overcoming it.

April 30th, 2012

What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia is the decreased sensation of appetite (derived from the Greek for ‘absence of appetite’). Many possible causes exist for a decreased appetite, some of which are harmless and some of which come with severe complications. In common language, the terms anorexia and anorexia nervosa are often used interchangeably; however Anorexia […]

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Prolapsed Disc

April 27th, 2012

 What is a prolapsed disc? When you have a prolapsed disc (commonly called a ‘slipped disc’), a disc does not actually ‘slip’. What happens is that, a part of the inner softer part of the disc (the nucleus pulposus) bulges out (herniates) through a weakness in the outer part of the disc. A prolapsed disc […]

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Allergic Rhinitis: Types, Symptoms & Prevention

April 23rd, 2012

What is Allergic Rhinitis? Allergic Rhinitis is a condition which occurs when your nose gets exposed to allergens. Your nose over respond to the allergens and releases some chemicals in order to fight against the allergen which result in Allergic rhinitis. What are allergens? Allergens are substances which cause allergy. They may be: • House […]

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How heat ‘eats’ you up!

April 18th, 2012

Humans are warm-blooded beings. This means that we have the capacity to regulate our body temperature in optimum levels (i.e. 97F/36.1C to 99F/37.2C) irrespective of the temperature of our surroundings. This function is known as thermoregulation and is carried out by a specialized part of our brain, the preoptic area of the anterior hypothalamus. The […]

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Dental Implants: Are they the best choice to replace a missing tooth?

April 12th, 2012

What are Dental Implants? A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. […]

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Parkinson’s Disease

April 11th, 2012

World Parkinson’s Day is annually held on the 11th of April.The day is intended to boost awareness of the disorder and to spur new research and treatment innovations.   Parkinson’s diseaseP (PD) was first described by James Parkinson in 1817. PD is a movement disorder characterized by tremors, rigidity, slowness of movements and postural imbalance, occurring mostly in […]

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Acidity-Causes,Treatment and Prevention

April 10th, 2012

Hydrochloric acid is normally secreted in our stomach by specialized cells in response to food intake. It is an important constituent of digestive juices.   Its functions include: 1. Activation of protein digesting enzyme. 2. Acts as protection against bacteria. 3. Provides acidic medium for digestion and absorption of certain nutrients.  

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Managing Common Cold and Flu

April 5th, 2012

Common Cold (Acute Coryza) and Flu (Influenza) are common viral infections of the upper respiratory tract (URTI) i.e nose, paranasal sinuses, pharynx and larynx. Though not very severe forms of infection, they tend to cause a lot of discomfort and uneasiness, which is quite often very disturbing and very frequently leading to avoidable absences from […]

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Treating Depression

April 2nd, 2012

WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Depression is a common psychiatric condition affecting a person’s mood. Studies estimate that about 10-15% of men and 20-25% of women will suffer from depression at some point in their lifetime. It is also estimated that about 10% patients attending a general practitioner’s clinic suffer from depression. This may go up to […]