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Eliminate Hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is one of the most important causes of liver disease throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 320 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B or C infection.[1]

Hepatitis B and C are the most important cause of liver cancer in the world. They can cause acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) infection. Middle East, central Asia, Egypt, Pakistan, Certain area of Africa and South East Asia are areas with high prevalence of the condition. It is estimated that more than 90% of infected individuals do not have any symptoms of the disease and hence appear absolutely healthy. Continue reading “Eliminate Hepatitis”

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast feeding starts soon after delivery of the baby. This process of secretion milk is known as lactation. Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. Colostrums’ is the first milk a breastfed baby receives.

Early 2 days is the secretion of colostrums; these secretions are the best immune booster for the baby.

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Just Allergies or More?

The air that we breathe in has oxygen which is absorbed into the body’s bloodstream. Our respiratory system has airways which are tubes that transport the oxygenated blood to the lungs. These tubes when narrowed and inflamed make it difficult to breathe. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes a spasm in the bronchus. The World Health Organization states that asthma is the most commonly found chronic disorder in children.[1]

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Asthma During Pregnancy

As per the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma and is the most common chronic health condition found in children.[1] Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in developed countries. It is a chronic respiratory condition characterised by breathlessness and wheezing. The condition occurs when the airways are narrowed and swollen and cause difficulty in breathing.

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