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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) or Acid Reflux in Infants

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 16:20:19
Have you noticed a baby spitting up or shooting out the milk, food or stomach content after a meal? It could be acid reflux in in infant, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER). Sometimes a baby spits up after having food or liquid or after a meal. We know this health condition in babies as infant acid reflux or acid reflux in infants. After your baby has a meal, the stomach contents move back up from the stomach to the infant’s mouth through the esophagus. Esophagus or oesophagus is a muscular tube that connects your baby’s mouth and the stomach. ... Read More

What Black Patients Need To Know About The Effects of Psoriasis

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 16:16:47
Psoriasis is characterized by the appearance of lesions on affected skin regions. Psoriasis might be more difficult to detect on black skin because it looks different from lighter skin. Psoriasis lesions are often thick and crusty and appear in the most inconvenient places (the scalp, elbows, knees, and back). Black People's Psoriasis Prevalence The racial disparity in psoriasis diagnosis and treatment led to the false assumption that Black individuals are at lower risk of having this chronic skin illness. Yet, the National Psoriasis Foundation reports that psoriasis plaques might seem different depending on the patient's skin tone. Psoriasis, which ... Read More

Living With HIV: How Celebrities Are Making a Difference

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 16:15:27
HIV is a virus that attacks and destroys CD4 cells, which are part of the immune system's defense mechanism. Antiretroviral medication has made HIV a very tolerable illness despite the lack of a cure. A person with HIV receiving treatment consistently may expect to live as long as someone who does not have HIV. Nonetheless, there is a lot of prejudice towards those who live with HIV, even though we know a lot about the disease. The truth is that everyone, even the world's wealthiest and most renowned individuals, is susceptible to HIV infection. Magic Johnson In 1991, Earvin ... Read More

Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman: Our Life With an Autistic Child

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 16:06:31
The meaning of life's adversities may sometimes be found in them. Shawn Stockman, a member of the Grammy-winning group Boyz 2 Men, and his wife Sharhonda eventually discovered that one of their greatest challenges had turned out to be their greatest opportunity. As fate would have it, not long after the birth of their twin boys in 2003, the couple discovered that one of their kids, Micah, was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It is never easy for a parent to hear that their kid is sick. A parent's feelings of uncertainty, grief, and guilt are intensified. Shawn Stockman ... Read More

Can Wet Wrap Therapy Help Severe Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Flares?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 16:04:28
Wet wrap treatment may be quite helpful in relieving the itching and suffering associated with eczema flares by rehydrating and soothing the skin and enhancing the efficacy of topical drugs. Fabric wraps are dipped in water and then applied to the skin. Professionally educated nurses create and apply face bandages using gauze and surgical netting. After cleansing, moisturizing and administering any necessary medicine, a wet wrap may be applied for maximum benefit. For the wet layer, put on clean, preferably white cotton clothes, cotton wrap dressing, or gauze from a roll; for the dry layer, put on pajamas or ... Read More

Is Sex Safe If One Person Has Hepatitis C?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 16:01:23
Having a hepatitis C diagnosis doesn't mean you have to stop having sexual relationships. Although some sexual acts may raise one's chance of contracting hepatitis C, the virus is typically exclusively transmitted through exposure to blood. Nonetheless, this is no excuse to abandon any sense of caution: Hepatitis C, while curable, is a dangerous condition that, if left unchecked, can cause cirrhosis, liver failure, and even liver cancer. Nevertheless, it seldom produces symptoms and frequently passes unnoticed for years, even decades. Vaginal and rectal mucosal tears increase the chance of transmission. The hepatitis C virus may spread from ... Read More

12 Surprising Facts About Depression

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 15:55:50
Depression is a common mental health problem that can change a person's thinking, feelings, and actions. Because of common beliefs and biases, many people have the wrong idea about depression. Some of the most common myths about depression are wrong, but there are also some shocking facts. Not everyone knows, for example, that women are more likely to get depressed and that depression can cause other illnesses. Read on if you want to know 12 important facts about depression. Depression is more common among women Women are 70% more likely to be depressed than men, according to statistics. Hormones ... Read More

8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Multiple Sclerosis

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 15:54:59
A balanced diet is essential if you have multiple sclerosis (MS). After all, your diet impacts your cardiovascular and general health, which can affect how you feel and function daily if you have MS. A rising number of studies have looked into the connection between nutrition and MS, asking whether altering one's diet could help with symptoms like fatigue and perhaps even reduce the disease's progression. While more study is required before dietary changes may be recommended for MS patients, maintaining a healthy diet is advised. Anti-inflammatory foods and their potential health benefits have been a focus of studies ... Read More

Listeria Outbreak Traced to Packaged Salads Results in 2 Deaths

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 15:52:28
From December 2021 to the 1st of February 2022, the United States Food and Drug Administration Agency (F.D.A.) began a mass recall of a range of branded packaged salads as they were suspected to be contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Further, an investigation into these products was launched by the United States Centre for Disease Control (CDC), probing the claims of linkages to 2 deaths due to Listeria poisoning. This article delves into this incident of listeria contamination in packaged salads in detail and provides you with all the related information you need to stay healthy and safe. ... Read More

Understanding The Abnormal Results of an EKG

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 21-Mar-2023 15:50:26
Nowadays an EKG/ECG is not always conducted only when a person suspects a heart attack or has angina pain. EKGs have become common as part of corporate health tests, insurance, and regular personal check-ups. Abnormal readings on an EKG on a routine check-up can create panic when they don't come out as planned and when you don't know what they mean. It is also difficult for people to understand what an abnormal EKG could mean and the consequences for their quality of life. This article will look into the many different reasons why an EKG could yield abnormal results, and ... Read More
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