Monthly Archive: September 2019

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World Heart Day 2019: A promise made for healthy hearts!

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the major reasons for deaths in India as well as around the world. According to a report by World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 18 million people die every year due to CVD which accounts for around 31% of deaths in the world. Tobacco consumption, physical inactivity, and alcohol use are the primary reasons for most of the CVD cases. World Heart Day, started on 29th September 1999, aims...

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World First Aid Day: History and relevance in today’s world

First-aid is defined as the medical assistance given to an afflicted person till the time they receivefull medical treatment. Usually it is the initialmedical action taken by a person, either a trained personnel or a non-medical civilian, to prevent the patients’ condition from worsening and give them a better chance of recovery. World First Aid Day is commemorated every year on 14 September, to spread awareness about the importance of being first-aid prepared in...

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How hospitals can prevent their establishment from Norovirus?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), norovirus is an extremely infectious virus which directly affects the stomach and intestines. Some of the primary reasons for someone getting affected by norovirus are as follows: Coming in direct connection with an afflicted person. Having contaminated food and water. Touching infected surfaces and using the unwashed hands for consumption. Symptoms of norovirus start showing 12 to 48 hours after a person has been...