articles by Binita Priyambada

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World AIDS Day: A life-long disease that is transmitted by sex, childbirth or infected needles

There is no cure for HIV/AIDS but a treatment is called ART is highly recommended for anyone suffering from this disease.

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World Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week: India has a grave need for antibiotic awareness

AMR occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat drugs which have been designed to kill them.

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World Pneumonia Day: A curable disease that has become a burden on the Indian Populace

Pneumonia is responsible for the death of a million people worldwide and needs immediate attention.

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Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine

In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.

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World Polio Day: India is not truly free from polio until it beats the vaccine derived virus

In India, there are 50 detected cases of the virus that was derived from the oral polio vaccine.

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Osteoporosis affects an estimated 50 million Indians, but most cases go untreated, undiagnosed

There is no data to conclusively state this, it is est that over 200 million people suffer from Osteoporosis worldwide.

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2019: When does 'forgetfulness' become 'dementia' become Alzheimer's?

In India alone, more than 4 million people suffer from some sort of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Eye Donation Fortnight: India's struggle to bridge demand-supply gap for eye donation is real

More than 4.6 million cases of corneal blindness in India can be prevented with eye transplantation.

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World Mosquito Day: Tame the menace, control the spread of life-threatening diseases

With the progress of sci-tech that has taken place, mosquitoes take almost 2.7 million lives every year.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2019: The special mother-child bond with innumerable benefits

Breastfeeding is a natural process of nursing the baby & should be done in the first hour after birth.

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International Yoga day 2019: Practicing yoga can help combat mental, physical illness

Yoga is helpful because it can be adapted to your daily mood, is easily available and can be done on your own.

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Men’s Health Week: It is a numbers game for men to keep cardiovascular diseases away

From 10-16 June, men's health is celebrated all over the world to remind them to put their health first and take better care of themselves.

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World Brain Tumor Day: New-age treatments are boosting survival rates in youngest victims of brain cancer

Brain tumors are uncommon in adults, but, in children, they contribute to a higher share of all tumors.

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World No-Tobacco Day: Beating the habit is a tough, necessary step towards healthier living

No condition can ever be eradicated if people don't take individual responsibility for their part in it.

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World Thyroid Day: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the disease

World Thyroid Day is celebrated on 25 May every year to raise awareness and reduce the prevalence of thyroid related disorders.

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World Schizophrenia Day: Understanding the mental disorder & what you can do to help

An emotional and societal support system is a key component of schizophrenics leading a normal life.

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Hypertension Day 2019: This 'silent killer' that ails many and goes unnoticed, is easy to control

In India, hypertension has led to a total of 1.63 million deaths in 2016 and needs to find a way to overcome it.

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World Malaria Day 2019: Despite unprecendented success, half the world's population still at risk

As of 2017, India accounted for only 4 percent of all the malaria cases reported worldwide.

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World Parkinson’s Day: The second most common age-related neurodegenerative illness

Parkinson's starts with a side of the body & spreads, with the initial side always remaining more distressed.

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World Health Day 2019: A quick guide to Cervical Cancer and how to prevent it

Cervical cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer in women and a key cause of preventable deaths.