Health Problems of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Dec 27, 2014 0

While alcohol may have some benefits when taken in moderation, the risks of alcohol of abuse are numerous. Virtually every organ of the body can be affected by alcoholic abuse with many deaths resulting from accidents, respiratory failure and breathing in of vomit. Alcoholism causes a lot of embarrassment to the immediate family due to violent behaviour which follows excessive alcohol consumption (alcohol abuse) and loss of consciousness in most embarrassing locations.

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Dec 26, 2014 0

The tendency to consume is quite high during festive period;  alcohol could be consumed in high volumes during such a period. While alcohol may have some benefits when taken in moderation, excessive intake has immediate complications.

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Health Tips

Dec 25, 2014 0

1.Smoking increases risk of prematurity, abortions, low birth weight.
Children of smokers are more likely to be, born premature, of low birth weight and mentally retarded. They also have more frequent chest infections and ear infections than those of non-smokers. Children of Smokers are also more likely to be smokers. Finally female smokers are more prone to abortions.  …

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Questions and Answers on Pneumonia

Dec 22, 2014 0

1.Q. What is Pneumonia?

   A. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs; there are two main types of pneumonia–Lobar Pneumonia and Bronchopneumonia. Lobar pneumonia usually affects a whole section of the lung and is more common in the 30-50 years age bracket. On the other hand, bronchopneumonia affects several little areas of the two lungs and is more common in the extremes of life—under 2 years of age and over 65 years of age.

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Dec 19, 2014 0

The average adult has 32 teeth (16 up and 16 down). A tooth has three sections (crown, neck and root) and four main parts:- enamel, dentine, cementum and pulp. The enamel is the strongest structure in the human body; it has neither blood vessels nor nerves. …

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Dec 13, 2014 0

1.Avocado pear is rich in nutrients.
This green skin pear shaped tropical berry fruits has several health benefits due to its constituents – protein, low sugar, vitamins and minerals- potassium, vitamins K,B,C and E, and fibre – a medium size of avocado pear contains about 11grams of fibre – about 50% of daily requirement. It also contains folic acid, omega-3 and oleic acid.

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Usefulness of fibre- rich foods

Dec 12, 2014 2

Fibre is the indigestible part of food derived from plants. There are two types of dietary fibres- soluble (dissolves in water) and insoluble (does not dissolve in water). The soluble fibre absorbs water as it passes through the intestines and becomes like Jelly while the insoluble remains unchanged. Both soluble and insoluble fibres are present in all plant foods but in different proportions.

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Risk Factors Associated with Communicable Diseases 

Dec 11, 2014 0

A communicable disease is a disease that can spread from one person to another through a germ or its toxic product from an infected person, animal or reservoir. The transfer of this infectious germ can be direct by consumption of contaminated food or water OR indirectly through intermediate animals/plants, vector (e.g. mosquitoes) or in-animate objects such as handkerchiefs, door handles, cups etc.  

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