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  • Demystifying Thyroid Disorders

    Demystifying Thyroid Disorders

    With 10% population presently suffering from hypothyroidism, India is home to one of largest populations suffering from thyroid disorders.Thyroid disorder is caused by improper functioning of thyroid gland which is located in your neck. The hormon... Read more
  • Understanding Vitamin B12 deficiency

    Understanding Vitamin B12 deficiency

    Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins required by our body for healthy living. It is responsible for proper functioning of red blood cells, nerve tissues and brain tissues. Its deficiency can result in anaemia as well as neurological problems... Read more
  • Preventive Health Checkup - Which one to select?

    Preventive Health Checkup - Which one to select?

    Preventive health checkups are aimed at identifying pre-existing diseases or likely risk of particular diseases before the onset of actual symptoms. The majority of preventive checkups are aimed to specifically screen for a chronic disease or cont... Read more
  • Demystifying Superfoods – Are they worth the cost?

    Demystifying Superfoods – Are they worth the cost?

    Superfoods are commonly defined as food items having extremely high nutritition values. However, you’ll be surprised to know that there is no defined criterea which is used to classify a food item as a superfood and it is mainly a marketing term. ... Read more
  • Delhi Air Pollution: How to protect yourself?

    Delhi Air Pollution: How to protect yourself?

    Air pollution levels peaked this Diwali season in Delhi, sending alarms all across government establishment. At some places, PM 2.5 levels were 14 times the safe limits post Diwali. Though media reporting was primarily focused on Delhi, its surrou... Read more
  • Importance of blood sample collection procedure & sample handling

    Importance of blood sample collection procedure & sample handling

    Total testing process comprises of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases. With increased laboratory instrumentation & automation and technology advancements, the accuracy of results in laboratory (or analytical) phase has become sm... Read more
  • Medical Second Opinion: Need for the day

    Medical Second Opinion: Need for the day

    Growing mistrust in Medical profession and the role of Second Opinion Remember buying your last car. How many showrooms did you visit? How many test-drives did you take? So, what happens when your doctor diagnoses a condition and suggests you an e... Read more
  • Obesity: Why something needs to be done?

    Obesity: Why something needs to be done?

    Obesity worldwide has become a huge problem and the case is no different in India. In our previous posts we had discussed about how obesity can be prevented and shared some easy to follow tips to lose weight. In this post, we’ll cover the most imp... Read more
  • Diabetes: Prevention through healthy lifestyle

    Diabetes: Prevention through healthy lifestyle

    World Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14 each year to raise awareness about health threats posed by diabetes. With 69 million diabetics and 1 million deaths due to diabetes in 2015, India is aptly called the diabetes capital of the world. A... Read more
  • Choosing the Right Glucometer

    Choosing the Right Glucometer

    Glucometer is an integral part of any Diabetic’s life. This electronic device measures blood glucose levels and provide an alternate to laboratory glucose tests. Doctors base their treatment plans and medications on these very blood glucose levels... Read more
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