1. World AIDS Day 2017: Everyone Counts

    World AIDS Day 2017: Everyone Counts

    What is AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus. It attacks the cells in the body that enable the immune system protect against disease. People with HIV may become more and more vulnerable to illnesses if HIV virus is undiagnosed & untreated. The HIV viruses weaken the immune cells and multiplies in the body. Aids Is A Medical Diagnosis Doctors diagnose a person as having full-blown AIDS when he/she is infected with HIV & has either a low count of immune cells, an infection that won't go away or both. The first stage of infection is exposure to the virus, while AIDS is the third stage. Chronic HIV or Second Stage This stage is crucial in effective treatment. Many victims never realise they have been...
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  2. Eliminate Hepatitis

    Eliminate Hepatitis

    WHO's global strategy on Viral Hepatitis has a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C in the next 13 years. The NOhep community has been launched to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 and is the first ever such global movement. In India, hepatitis still haunts society as a silent killer that consumes nearly 1 lakh lives every year. Almost 50 million Indians are infected with the hepatitis virus. India has the second largest number of hepatitis patients, after China. Poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water has been found to be the two probable causes of this acute...
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  3. Milky Magic

    Milky Magic

    World Milk Day is celebrated to popularise the benefits of Cow's Milk and milk products from which we gain important nutrients. World Milk Day was first established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 2001. Milk is an important part of a healthy balanced diet; Milk Day emphasises the importance of Milk as an important global food. The theme for the World Milk Day in the year 2017 is "Together we raise a glass to celebrate the benefits of milk for our lives". In this context let us look at the benefits of milk.Milk is an indispensable part of our daily diet. When a child is born, his first food is always mother's milk We begin drinking cow's milk when we are very young, but as we age our intake gradually decreases,...
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  4. Lipids: The Good & The Bad

    The membrane that surrounds a cell is made up of proteins and lipids. Depending on the membrane's location and role in the body, lipids can make up anywhere from 20 to 80 % of the membrane, with the remainder being proteins. Cholesterol, which is not found in plant cells, is a type of lipid that helps harden the membrane.What are Lipids? Lipids are molecules containing hydrocarbons. They are the building blocks of the structure and function of living cells, and important sources of energy. Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances. Monitoring & maintaining healthy levels of 'Good' (HDL) lipids is important in staying healthy. Examples of lipids- fats, oils, waxes, certain vitamins, hormones and most of the non-protein...
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  5. Let's Work Toward Making India TB Free!

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  6. Measles Is Preventable- Vaccinate Your Child At the Right Age!

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  7. Tips For Winter Friendly Foods! Know More

    Tips For Winter Friendly Foods! Know More

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  8. Immunisation Protects Your Child & Family! Get Up-to-Date On Vaccinations NOW!

    Netmeds Official BlogWhat is Immunisation? When a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, usually by giving a vaccine, they are protected from life threatening diseases. The process of making an individual or child resistant to a disease is known as Immunisation.Globally 1.87 Crores babies Are Prone To Life-Threatening Diseases As They...
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  9. Are You Handling Your Heart With Care? Netmeds Heart Tips...

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  10. Alzheimer's Disease Affects Younger People Too. Netmeds Tells You More...

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