As per The Economic Times Coronavirus Live Updates: China death toll rises to 2,118, with cases at 74,576 today 20th Feb 2020. The name "coronavirus" is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown or halo, which refers to the characteristic appearance of the virus particles. They have a fringe reminiscent of a royal crown or of the solar corona. Coronavirus are a large family of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the viruses cause respiratory infections – including the common cold, which are typically mild to severe. Rarer forms such as SARS, MERS and the novel coronavirus (New strain), causing the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, can be lethal. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they are transmitted between animals and people. The detailed a
‘Nearly 85% of cardiac arrests happen outside hospital’ The incidence and rates of sudden cardiac arrests are high in India and survival rates low. About 70% of cardiac arrest cases are due to arteries filled. In the last decade, the number of cases of cardiac arrest has suddenly increased. Coming to the cardiac arrest without any warning makes it even more dangerous. By knowing about the cardiac arrest, we can save ourselves from this accident. Let's know the difference between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure. What is a cardiac arrest? The cardiac arrest is caused by the sudden interruption in the heartbeat. In most cases it is murderous. Due to the change in the heart beat thrust, our heart is not able to pump blood properly. As soon as the blood pump stops
We all like to take care of our home, car and other precious commodities in our daily life. So why not maintain the biggest gift of all – our health? It’s certainly not wise to take your body’s abilities for granted. Just like you take care of your beloved personal belongings, make sure to give time to the precious wonder of your mind and body. Although the prospect of living a long and healthy life is reason enough to get a regular health checkup, there are additional reasons why it would be greatly beneficial to your mind, body, and life. Here are some informative reasons why a regular health checkup is important, even if you are healthy. Preventing harmful diseases There are multiple diseases that are transferrable from person to person as well as the ones resulting due t
Just like diabetes, thyroid disease is caused by a hormonal imbalance, although the hormones involved are different. Thyroid disorders are mostly related to either an overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or an underproduction (hypothyroidism). It is highly advisable to get a thyroid health checkup as well as a diabetes health checkup regularly. Talk to your doctor to get an appropriate advice. The link between Thyroid and Diabetes - The thyroid problem is more common in women than in men and around 7 percent of the population has some type of thyroid disease. People with type 2 diabetes would have a 12 percent chance of developing thyroid disorder and people with type 1 have an approximate 1-in-3 chance, which is quite high. Because of the high risk o...
Are you going through a persistent illness but do not its cause? Do you plan to get a health checkup but avoid due to multiple personal reasons? A full body health checkup is creating a holistic picture of an individual’s overall physical health status. In this blog, we have highlighted how a preventive full body checkup can help to the detect symptoms of almost all illnesses a body might encounter. Is your daily schedule flooded with personal and professional responsibilities? Do you often feel extremely exhausted, short of breath or simply feel like leaving your job? Is your tired body making you so ill that you sometimes feel the urgency to call a doctor but avoid it because of laziness or exasperation? Well, we are here to enlighten you up with preventive health measures which c
Air pollution has taken a toll over the entire city’s health. It has affected various lives and illnesses have simply turn bigger. This calls for preventive care solutions. The latest blog highlights what air pollution is, some of the major health problems caused by air pollution and how people can help themselves from becoming a victim of air pollution. Read the blog to understand better. Air pollution is one of the most harmful causes of some of the major critical illnesses like Lung Cancer. Over the recent years, air pollution has bombarded the newspapers by making top headlines. It is not wrong to say that this kind of pollution has spread all over Delhi with the increase in smog, vehicles, and factories. This calls for health checkup in Delhi NCR to detect and cease a disease t
These days diabetes has become a common name in households. The main reason for this illness is lack of awareness. There are various reasons why people are suffered from high blood sugar, mainly due to lack of exercise and no rigid diet format. This article attempts to give awareness on HbA1c results for diabetes and also provide information to understand the basic fact behind HbA1c. What is HbA1c? HbA1c stands for hemoglobin A1c, which is a medical term coined for diabetes. If you have seen the diabetic health checkup report, you would have found this term in it. It will indicate the level of blood sugar in your blood. Hemoglobin mainly consists of proteins and helps to carry the oxygen to the blood cells. That’s why Red blood cells play a vital part in our body. It i
Are you feeling tired more than before? Are you finding yourself drowsy most of the time? If yes, then you might be affected with Nipah Virus. Well, unfortunately, this virus has spread across the country and taken many lives. All that is recommended is strict prevention. Read on the blog to know how it affects and how you can prevent it. Nipah Virus and its origination You might have heard it lately. According to the World Health Association (WHO), Nipah Virus is a rising zoonosis that causes an extreme infection in humans as well as animals. This virus was first recognized in Malaysia and then Singapore in 1998, causing infection in pigs which were later exchanged by humans. As cited by the WHO, the normal host of the virus is organic product bats of the Pteropodidae Family, P...
Pregnancy is a joyful journey which also comes with various ups and downs. Every expecting mother goes through that. However, there are some routine pregnancy tests which are a must for everyone to detect if the mother has any other problem which might affect the unborn. Are you expecting a new life in your womb? Are you nervous about how will you able to take it through? Do you have any idea how crucial is the phase you are currently into? A woman’s body is a wonderful God’s creation. She is the only one who is gifted with a potential to bring a new life on earth. She is the one who, from the very first day understands what loving and caring an unborn is. Pregnancy, the event that comes into the life of every woman is just not as easy as it sounds. The nine months journey is a
The most common test which is performed to detect any disease or illness is a blood test. Without a blood test, medical professionals cannot understand the exact reason of an existing disease or a disease which might occur. There are, however, procedures to give blood tests. Some require fasting before blood tests, which further incorporate various tests that come under this category. With our blog, we intend to highlight an overview about blood tests. Are you going through a medical condition or having symptoms of something you don’t know? Wondering to get your health checkup in Delhi NCR but do not know whether you need to fast before a blood test or not? We are here to help you with the following facts; Why Is It Important To Fast Before Few Blood Tests? When you eat someth