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CKDu The silent grim reaper

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Coping with Bipolar Disorder

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Know your status to end HIV/ AIDS by 2025

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Taking a close look at Warfarin Therapy and PT/INR

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Understanding Varicose Veins

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Using Contraceptives after pregnancy

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A close look at Iron Deficiency Anaemia

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PLASTIC SURGERY The ultimate cure for birth injuries

Health Capsule did an interview with Dr. Shashanka Rathnayake, Consultant Plastic and Reco....


Identifying limits in antibiotics usage

It is quite normal to gulp down an Amoxicillin tablet when one has a runny nose or a sore ....


Helping the preemies blossom

Children are the most precious commodity of humankind. This makes health issues of childre....


Be active to defeat diabetes

World Diabetes day falls on November 14 and this year “Diabetes and family” ha....


How the illness affects the family

Diabetes has become a household name in recent times and is now a global pandemic. Ironica....


Halting rise of T2DM means ensuring health of the girl-child

Incidence and prevalence is progressively rising in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). A few decade....


Gestational Diabetes Mellitus When mother and baby are exposed to danger

Out of the many non-communicable diseases, diabetes takes such a prominent place that we a....


Deciphering Dyslexia

Most of our readers are familiar with the term ‘dyslexia’. But do we know deta....


Why hip fractures should be fixed early

Each lower limb is connected to the body via the hip joint which is very stable and socket....


When stroke strikes

A healthy blood supply is necessary for organs of the human body to function well. But wha....


Let’s be bone conscious

The skeletal system constitutes an entire framework consisting of bones, joints, cartilage....


November is Lung Cancer awareness month Spread the message before cancer spreads!

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What you should know about Psoriasis

Skin Conditions occur due to various reasons and psoriasis is one of them. According to th....


Investigating cancer

A cancer in a patient can be suspected from what he or she complains of (Symptoms) and wha....


Knowing your blood report

Have you ever thought how blood, which is a fluid, stays within the body without leaking o....


International Infection Prevention Week Prevention better than cure

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPV) falls onto the 3rd week of October annually....


A fun way to keep legs and feet strong

The feet and legs are as important as every other part of our body. But do we take enough ....


Does vision struggle darken a child’s future ?

The health of children is a key factor which determines their outcome in childhood achieve....


Are you suffering from pain outlasting periods?

Periods! This is yet another name for ‘pain’ in some of us women which can be ....


Youth must make themselves the priority

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Start working out now!

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