Organ Donation is the practice of recovering healthy organs from either living or a deceased human being, referred to as a Donor, with the purpose of transplanting into a recipient. The process of recovering the organs from a donor is called retrieval.
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HIV is a virus that causes damage to the immune system by destroying the white blood cells in the body. First identified in the year 1981, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) interferes with the body’s ability to fight against disease-causing microorganisms. It destroys CD4 cells (a type of T-helper cells that move around the body & detect anomalies & infections), makes copies of itself and weakens an individual’s immune system.
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Importance of Breastfeeding for Infants
Breast milk is the natural first food for infants. It is protective and provides all the necessary nutrients and energy that infants need for the first months of life. Breastmilk serves the nutritional needs of a child until the second year of life.
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We may agree that we all need to drink an average of 8 glasses of water per day. But we all may not be aware that it depends upon various factors like our gender, age, activity levels, and external environment.
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What is Immunization?
Immunization is the process by which vaccines are administered to an individual in order to protect from infectious diseases and strengthen the immunity.
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Organ Donation is the process of removing healthy organs and tissues from a living or deceased person (the DONOR) and transplanting into another person (the RECIPIENT).
Organ Donation is required when the recipient’s organ has stopped working or is severely damaged by any disease or injury.
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Iron deficiency is the leading nutritional deficiency around the world, with a huge impact on global health. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 41.8% of pregnant women worldwide are anemic. At least half of this anemia burden is assumed to be due to iron deficiency. Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now a raging issue in developing nations, that needs to be acted upon immediately.
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Have you always wondered, what is the difference in a single layer or multiple layer bandage? Read this blog for more information.
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Bandages are used for a lot of medical conditions, everything from sprains to venous veins. Learning the correct method of applying a bandage is very important, as incorrect bandaging will have a direct link to how long and how well the condition takes to heal.
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We all are aware that wound healing is more complicated than just wound assessment and treatment. To select the most appropriate bandaging system, one must understand the concepts of extensibility, recoil, and working and resting pressures. Till date, little research has been done to investigate the best combinations of bandages or different bandage application techniques. We totally rely on clinical experience and tradition.
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