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The COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test is conducted for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens (such as nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swabs, sputum, low
Handling motherhood and the process leading up to it is no easy feat. In fact it’s arguably one of the hardest jobs a person can take on. It requires much care, patience, support and effort, from both the woman and her family. There are many compli
Many couples who plan to get married struggle with the decision of when and who. Is there a magic age at which they will be ready? Is there such a thing as ‘love at first sight’ and if so, how do you distinguish instant attraction from infatuatio
Most people who contract COVID-19 can recover and eliminate the virus from their bodies. If you catch the disease, make sure you treat your symptoms. Most patients recover with supportive care.
Signs of swine flu in pigs can include fever, depression, coughing (barking), discharge from the nose or eyes, sneezing, breathing difficulties, eye redness or inflammation, and going off feed. Some pigs infected with influenza, however, may show no
Although water births became a topic that caused ripples on social media, legend has it that it had been practised since the times of the Egyptian pharaohs. However, it was in 1805 that the first water birth took place in Europe.
Arthritis is a common term used to describe more than 200 conditions that cause joint inflammation leading to pain, swelling and disability. Among the various forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are frequently encountered at c
Experts are concerned a significant proportion of Covid-19 infected patients could be left with lung scarring, known as pulmonary fibrosis.
Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, face masks became mandatory when stepping outside home. However, due to the use of face masks, many have reported various skin issues according to Dr.Nayani Madarasinga, Consultant Dermatologist. Skin issues like acne,
The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low. As a precautionary measure, particularly in homes where infants and small children crawl or play on floors, consider leaving your shoes at the entrance of your ho
The first COVID-19 infected patient reported from Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019. The virus spread rapidly to over 165 countries in approximately within 3 months. The primary routes of transmission of the coronavirus were respiratory droplets.
Salt contains sodium and is a mineral that plays an important role not only in renal functions, but is also a vital element for the wellbeing of an individual. Speaking to Health Capsule, Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at the Colombo National
Hand sanitizer is a popular product these days due to the outbreak of infectious diseases present worldwide. To overcome the transmission of these infectious diseases the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised the members of the global populatio
People diagnosed with COVID-19 deserve compassionate care. Helping them stay connected to their loved ones by phone, video or messaging can provide comfort during isolation.
Source : WHO
While it seems like an inconvenience to visit the doctor for the same symptoms you were treated before, one must think twice before self-diagnosing one’s self, no matter how resourceful the internet maybe. Misuse of medicines has drastic effects on
A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.
Amongst the mountain of catch-up work left behind by the temporary hold to our lives brought by COVID 19 is the care of patients receiving care for long term health conditions.
The prolonged use of medical masks can be uncomfortable. However, it does not lead to CO2 intoxication nor oxygen deficiency. While wearing a medical mask, make sure it fits properly and that it is tight enough to allow you to breathe normally. Do no
Albumin is the most abundant circulating protein found in body fluid and it represents half of the total protein content in a healthy human.
The coronavirus pandemic may be associated with a significant drop in cancer patients participating in clinical trials, especially in areas most affected by Covid-19, a new study suggests.
SINGAPORE - After 11 days of getting sick, COVID-19 patients no longer pose a risk of spreading the disease - which means they can be safely discharged.
Like other coronaviruses, this virus can be found in faeces. But COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with an infected person or the droplets released when they sneeze or cough.
Nowadays people are paying attention to their blood groups after finding that Chinese research article which is related to the novel pandemic called ‘COVID-19’. There are several factors which influence the occurrence of this virus. According to
For the past few months, dermatologists have noted an increased prevalence of ringworm disease but the worrying part of it, as Dr. Nayani Madarasingha, Consultant Dermatologist, states is that the disease does not respond to current treatment methodo
With the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the disease has garnered much attention owing to its possible link to a strange mysterious inflammatory syndrome affecting young children lately, very similar to the Kawasaki disease.
The ‘new normal’ requires everybody to wear a mask especially when they leave home. While people are still getting used to masks, some already find it uncomfortable. Many people experience nausea, dizziness and even claustrophobia.
Don’t carry dirty linen or clothes against your body. Wash them in hot water (between 600C and 900C) with laundry or detergent soap. If available, add bleach.
While the world is focused on one deadly disease, people tend to become ignorant of the fact that there are many other diseases out there that can put lives in danger. Therefore, people can easily become vulnerable to such diseases. Being ignorant ma
In the midst of the COVID- 19 outbreak in Sri Lanka, coverage of other diseases have been at a minimum. However Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, the Chief Epidemiologist of the Government Epidemiology Unit (GEU) stated that he expects a rise in Dengue cases d
Ever since the lockdown which was later followed by a relaxation of the curfew, people have been recklessly running here and there making them more vulnerable to potential injuries. Furthermore, with the social distancing etiquettes which are encoura
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