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Oct 23, 2017
 
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 By: Dr Indu Bansal
As we observe the World Cancer Day, it is important to educate people about preventing cancer by cutting risk factors and leading a
 By: Shobha Shukla CNS
Every 30 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world dies of lung cancer. According to the World Cancer Report 2014, more
 By: Dr Pracheth R (MBBS MD)-Mangalore
There were rumours circulated by a bunch of miscreants, who forwarded a false message through the social media regarding
 By: Dr Vinaya Poornima
Early detection can aid in achieving successful breast cancer treatment. In the early stages, the tumor is still small, and the risk
 By: Carolyn Kavita Tauro
Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease, yet, globally every day up to 200 children lose their lives to it. Over 500,000
 By: Carolyn Kavita Tauro – CNS
Do we see no harm in smoking in front of our two year old child? Does the smoke exhaled by the passenger in the taxi have no
 By: Carolyn Kavita Tauro CNS
Asthma patients who also smoke have worse asthma attacks than nonsmokers. The airways are less sensitive to corticosteroid
 By: Alfie D'Souza, Illinois
Health experts say that watermelon is important for optimal eye health and boosts immunity by enhancing the infection
 By: Cimona Sebastian
We rush to a dentist only when a dental emergency pops up. Regular dental checkups are important to avoid various other
 By: Dr Shoma A Chatterji
In Gujarat, people living with HIV are looking at a new therapy – marriage within the community of HIV positive people.
 By: Dr Shoma A Chatterji - CNS
It is said that women who are addicted to cigarettes and other tobacco products are at increased health risks by reason of their biology
 By: Shrea Kapoor
Ashifa Dharamsi is a registered dental hygienist in Canada focusing in geriatrics. She has taken her practice, Strictly Prevention Inc, out
 By: From: Tapash Kumar
He's a name in healthcare in the U.A.E., but Thumbay Moideen, who made Dubai his home 14 years ago and started Thumbay Group in 1998, has demonstrated his versatility in business by making
 By: Edmond Fernandes
In the era where healthcare delivery means corporate business, the KG Hospital stands out unmatched, unparalleled and electrifying. We see our times openly question the credibility
 By: Nanditha, Manipal
Soft drinks are today's trend; you can call them 'fashion' especially among the youth. Do you know that this colourful liquid does not do a bit good to you? Instead, they add up dangerous toxins to your body. The soft drink tastes extremely good and gives a feeling of being refreshed. Instead of occasionally having these drinks, people these days have started using it as an alternative for water and other natural drinks. There has been a remarkable rise in the consumption of the soft drinks and much of the credit goes to the advertisements and Youngsters are mainly targeted through these advertisements and it is them who are going to
 By: Richard Lasrado, Mangalore
For the common man, being overweight and being obese could mean the same. But there is a subtle difference. Being overweight is 'to weigh more than is normal, necessary or allowed, especially having more body weight than is considered normal or healthy for one's age or build', while being obese is 'having increased body weight, caused by excessive accumulation of fat'. Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy
 By: Dr. B. M. Hegde, India
One of the readers of Mangalorean.com, Mr. Prabhu, wanted me to write an article on the above topic for the benefit of the younger generation which has found itself suddenly in the midst of affluence, thanks to some newer industry's body shopping spree in India. He was worried that they fall prey to early onset of killer diseases, which I do not dispute completely. Writing the first textbook of medicine in the year 1773, a brilliant young man
 By: Dr. B. M. Hegde, India
The above caption is one of the many brilliant sayings of that great brain, Sir William Osler. In the twenty first century, I could only echo that great sentiment as a truism, despite all the tall talk about the “so called" evidence based medicine. Napoleon Bonaparte went one step further, but one could argue that he was not a physician. Napoleon was at the receiving end of such a medical practice in Persia where he died. “Medicine is
 By: Dr. B. M. Hegde, India
"Knowledge advances NOT by repeating known facts but, by REFUTING false dogmas," wrote Karl Popper years ago. With the advent of
 By: Dr. B. M. Hegde, India
Ever since Cicero wrote his De Divinatione, people in every walk of life have been trying to predict the future as the future is where human kind is headed. Bob Dole, in his 1996 campaign speeches did say that accurately: “This is about the future.” “That’s where this country is headed.” Modern medical science has been in the forefront of future predictions, following on the astrologers of yore, about their patients which, incidentally, can never
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