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COVID-19 is seen as a disease that primarily affects the lungs; it can damage many other organs as well. This organ damage may increase the risk of long-term health problems.
Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, located just below the rib cage, on either side of your spine, and responsible for removing waste and extra water from the body.
Younger adults admitted to hospital with Covid are almost as likely to suffer from complications as those over 50 years old, a study has found.
Shingles, sometimes called herpes zoster, is the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox.
The ongoing Coronavirus (COVIOD-19) pandemic is still affecting many nations, including SriLanka. The rapid vaccination shows some progress in a few countries, but there is a growing fear that there will be a new virus variant due to fast mutations.
Epidural anesthesia is the most popular method of pain relief during labour in developed countries. Women request an epidural by name more than any other method of pain relief. More than 50% of women giving birth at hospitals use epidural anesthesia.
The ‘new normal’ post COVID came with its own set of challenges. Adjusting to working from home, online classrooms and more engagements in the digital space took a toll on people’s mental health. Not only did it induce more stress and fatigue,
According to new research published in The Journal of Nutrition, eating whole grains is associated with smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar.
At a time when COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be having a clear denouement any sooner its debilitating effects on health are becoming quite serious, invading almost all the systems of the body.
Women menstruate every 28 days since puberty, but a regular menstrual cycle can range from 21 days to 35 days. Not all women have the same number of days in a cycle, and the duration, features, and intensity of a menstrual period can vary from woman
With all ongoing developments in the world it is unfortunate to note how at least the young cannot be spared of certain ailments that are more commonly observed only among the elderly.
If the public is to feel confident about the easing of Covid rules, then governments must explain clearly why the restrictions are no longer necessary, psychologists have said.
Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that could affect one’s quality of life, if not taken care of properly. Hence, today’s Health Capsule aims to enlighten readers on a malady that could be fatal in the case of a late diagnosis.
While nails are not something we consciously look at often, a slight difference in our nails is always visible. While many causes can lead to difference in appearance in the nails, Consultant Dermatologist at the National Institute of Infectious Dise
The quality of face masks healthcare workers wear makes a huge difference to their risk of coronavirus infection, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust research has found.
Investigations are taking place into whether cases of a rare type of blood clot is connected to both the Oxford-AstraZeneca and the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccines.
The Covid-19 pandemic is continuing to spread across the globe at a rate of knots whilst it’s burden on communities seems to be shooting-up despite the efforts in maximizing both protective and controlling gears like vaccination.
Vitiligo is a skin condition where patches of your skin lose their colour due to depigmentation. This condition can occur at any age, in children as well as adults, regardless of one’s ethnicity
New research adds to growing scientific opinion that “healthy obesity” does not exist. The findings show those who are significantly overweight have a 66% higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease, compared with those of a normal weight.
Early warning signs of self-harm can appear in children almost a decade before it starts, say researchers.
Kidney cancer is a silent disease and one of the fastest-growing cancers in the world. The steady rise in the incidence of kidney cancer is becoming a global health risk. It is the 12th most prevalent cancer in the world.
A wise man once said “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live”.
Ever heard of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and how it could affect your wellbeing? From ailing the skin and joints to being anemic and facing more health complications, this certainly could be a very cumbersome condition to endure.
A research conducted by the University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children has found that infants produce relatively high levels of antibodies and immune cells which protect against the virus, compared to adults.
Given the prevailing weather conditions the Colombo Municipal Council has taken immediate measures to start fogging as means of keeping dengue mosquitoes at bay.
Blood is a body fluid which contains plasma, blood cells and platelets and provides nutrition and oxygen that is required for cell growth.
A clinical trial began this week to find out whether a third dose of vaccine will provide people with better protection against the COVID-19 virus, and to gather evidence on how different vaccines work together. The Bradford Royal Infirmary recruited
Psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, used in combination with talking therapy, are opening new avenues of possibility within mental health care by offering a very different mechanism of treatment from existing psychiatric medications.
With this new wave of the COVID 19 virus infection all nations are fighting to save the lives of citizens since this new strain of the pandemic is more threatening due to it is asymptomatic nature. As a result global mortality is increasing day by da
Poisoning is one of the commonest reasons for kids to present to the emergency department. As anything from ingestion of dish-washing liquid to accidental ingestion of medication can be considered poisoning, this is one topic that the parents need to
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