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Neck Pain, Explained

Besides a headache, neck pain is another torture that is felt by many people particularly those who work on the computer. We, again, contacted famous neurologist from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. P P Ashok to shed some light on the problem. Excerpts from an interview: When we think of neck ...

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Headaches and their Significance

Most people get headaches. That can be due to stress, migraine, etc. We decided to find more information about headaches and consulted Dr P P Ashok (HOD Neurology – Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai) for the same. What is a headache: The head has many structures that can be the source of ...

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Heart Blocks – Something to Reckon with! (IInd and Concluding Part)

Yesterday, we posted the first part of the 2 part series on Heart Blocks. Today, we post the second and the concluding part. The usual invasive treatments are stents and bypass surgery. What are stents? How do they stop the formation of blocks? Or do they? Bypass surgery is done ...

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Heart Blocks – Something to Reckon with!

We met Dr. Pratiksha about 10 years back. Information about preventive heart care was just trickling in the media. With 20 years of experience behind her, she is the pioneer in non-invasive cardiology in the global arena. We renewed our contact through Linkedin again and thought it would be the ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part VII)

Common people say that the flu shots do not protect them from the common cold. But, these shots work on the flu virus, which is an organism distinct from the cold virus. The people also do not find any difference between the 2 ailments because the symptoms are similar. However, ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part VI)

Despite advances in medical technology, no cure for the common cold has been found. A single virus does not cause cold. There is a variety of them around. Thus, no vaccine or medicine can cure it. The viruses keep mutating and inter-breeding so that remedies cannot be found easily. The ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part V)

1. People are expected to have a civic sense. They are requested to avoid public phone booths if they have a cold or a cough. 2. Similarly, after using their own telephones, people should wipe off the phones with a clean cloth wrung off Dettol or any other disinfectant. 3. ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part IV)

1. If you are prone to cold and cough, avoid AC rooms like the plague because it recycles air filled with viruses. 2. If someone in the room has a cold, open the windows so that there is air circulation, dispersing the viruses. 3. Consuming tea with ginger and tulsi ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part III)

1. Hands need to be washed frequently. Avoid touching nose and eyes directly. 2. You may want to use sanitizers to keep your hands clean. 3. Apply moisturizer after washing your hands. 4. Avoid shaking hands with infected people. Indian way of greeting, Namaste, seems to be a better idea. ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part II)

1. People having a cold may touch several objects, most commonly computers, phones, towels, bathroom fittings, doorknobs, etc. The virus remains on these objects for the non-infected people to catch it unless cleaned with disinfectant beforehand. 2. In houses with cold-infected people, the doors and windows should be kept open ...

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