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Obese people may impact spread of flu, not just severity of illness

Having the flu may be a common experience, but the list of possible complications is quite long. From sinus and ear infections to more serious complications such as pneumonia, brain inflammation, and heart inflammation, an infection with the influenza virus can get quite severe. Chronic medical conditions can also be made worse by influenza, and […]

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#MomVsFlu: Doctors start campaign to raise awareness on influenza

#MomVsFlu: Doctors start campaign to raise awareness on influenza

“Influenza flu is under-reported, underdiagnosed and eventually, goes untreated. There is no data in place. We interviewed people in the form of a questionnaire and about 1,000 people from eight cities in the country, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune participated,” said Dr Uday A Pai, Paediatrician, Past president of Indian […]

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Scientist fight cancer cell growth with cold and flu drug

Researchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold — called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) — could also help to prevent the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins that are important for their survival. Study co-author Prof. Federica Sotgia, of the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University […]

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The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Children usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]

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Mumbai surgeon’s 2-minute video receives appreciation at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival

Mumbai surgeon Dr Dilip Nadkarni’s two-minute satirical video depicting the callousness with which people in India take pride in spitting at public places has received appreciation from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The video was played at National Film Development Corporation’s Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival, which was held recently in Delhi. Nadkarni created the […]

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