Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remedies

No one likes looking in the mirror to find red eyes, looking back. Typically, it’s nothing to worry about, often just a harmless reaction to dust or allergens. But that’s not always the case. There are times when inflamed eyes are a signal that you need a doctor’s attention right away

Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remediesHow can you tell the difference between common, benign reasons for irritation and more unusual, concerning problems? “There are really three important symptoms that should make someone seek attention if their eyes are bothering them,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. “If, besides redness, there is pain, extra light sensitivity or blurred vision, patients should get […]

Reasons why your cough won’t just go away

Sick and tired of your cough that doesn’t seem to want to go away? There are many different possible reasons why your cough is not improving, and some of the most common ones are the following

Reasons why your cough won’t just go awayDehydration One of the smartest things you need to do each time you have the common cold or flu is drink plenty of water in order to loosen thick mucus in the airways, allowing them to be coughed up. If you’re dehydrated, your body is going to have an extremely difficult time getting rid of […]

What the colour of your phlegm says about your health

The body is a mucus-making machine, producing about 1 to 1.5 litres of phlegm every day, even when you’re healthy

What the colour of your phlegm says about your healthIt’s not uncommon when you develop a hacking cough from deep down in your lungs to cough up a gel-like substance known as phlegm, or sputum. While you may think nothing of it, simply associating it with your sickness, the colour of the mucus can tell you some things about the pathogens invading your body. […]

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision loss: Warn researchers

Contact lenses are a medical invention that can make life so much more convenient for anyone with vision problems. But prolonged use of conatct lenses can be hazardous to your health. Apart from causing nasty infections, it can also increase your risk of blindness

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision loss: Warn researchersThe study reported that sleeping in your lenses can be lead to dangerous consequences for your health and can even cause irreversible eye damage. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your lenses, can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis, which can lead to serious health problems. Six tales […]

This is why sleeping with your contact lenses on is a dangerous habit

Do you ever fall asleep while wearing your contact lenses? If you’ve done it, you know the morning struggle to get those dried out lenses unstuck from your eyeballs. It happens a lot. Sleeping in lenses was the most common offense reported by people who wear contacts. You know it’s bad for your eyes, but how bad is it? According to health experts, falling asleep, or even napping, without removing your contact lenses can significantly increase the likelihood of serious health problems

This is why sleeping with your contact lenses on is a dangerous habitSo you dozed off without removing your contact lenses. Even though we are adequately warned against doing this, it remains one of the most commonly reported behaviours among people who use contacts. It looks like a lot of us underestimate how dangerous the habit can be. “It’s like having a plastic bag over your head […]

Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygiene

Researchers from the University College London (UCL) in England have observed an increase in cases of a rare but preventable eye infection in recent years. The findings emphasise the importance of good hygiene habits when wearing contact lenses

Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygieneSince Acanthamoeba can survive in the space between the lens and the eye, people who wear contact lenses are at higher risk of infection. The paper titled ‘Acanthamoeba keratitis: confirmation of the UK outbreak and a prospective case-control study identifying contributing risk factors’ was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology on September 19. What […]

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in women

An infection which is found in any part of the urinary system, say your kidneys, ureters, bladder and  urethra,  is  called  a  Urinary  Tract  Infection (UTI). It is very important to know what to look for and what you must do about it, in order to keep yourself comfortable and prevent a UTI from turning into a serious infection

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in womenThe second most common type of infection, an UTI can cause considerable anxiety and morbidity amongst women. Just treating the infection is not enough; Prophylaxis or preventive action should be advocated. Incidence of infection in females increases directly with sexual activity and child-bearing. 25-30% of women between the age group of 20-40 years will get […]

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests study

In a new study, scientists have explored the relationship between fever and cancer incidence. The recurring patterns in patient accounts suggest the existence of an inverse relationship between the history of infectious fever and cancer risk which are documented throughout decades of medical literature

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests studyInfectious fever makes our bodies more resilient to cancer by increasing and strengthening a particular group of cells in the immune system. At present, this is just a theory. For decades, studies have suggested that there is a link between history of infectious fever and lower risk of cancer – but as yet, there is […]

Scientist discover new ‘micro-organ’ which plays a key role in immune response

Researchers have identified a brand new ‘micro-organ’ inside the immune system of mice and humans , the first discovery of its kind for decades, and it could put scientists on the path to developing more effective vaccines in the future

Scientist discover new ‘micro-organ’ which plays a key role in immune responseResearchers from Australia’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research identified a structure that ‘remembers’ past infections and vaccinations, and is filled with immune cells of many kinds which respond to pathogens that the body has encountered before. The structure is strategically positioned on the outside of lymph glands to detect infections early, according to researchers. It […]
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