9 tests to diagnose colorectal cancer

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Cancer of the colon begins in the large intestine when the healthy cells grow out of control and form a mass called a tumor. The tumor can be benign or cancerous. Since the latter is malignant, spreads to other parts of the body while the benign one does grow but will not spread. These...

6 lifestyle tips to keep brain healthy and strong

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The brain is a complex organ with billions of neurons in it. It has various complex networks, that are helpful for the normal functioning of the body. This decides the way we behave, feel and perceive the world around us and respond to it. So, it is essential to preserve it by following lifestyle...

Is it normal to sweat after drinking alcohol? Read 7 causes of it

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If you’re a regular drinker, chances are you know the feeling. Taking one glass of alcohol after another may cool you down mentally, but physically, you may feel the heat, quite literally! Do you know what causes you to sweat after drinking alcohol? Come, let us find out. When Health Shots got in...

Notice an armpit lump? Do not ignore it, warns doctor

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My friend recently sent in a photograph that left me worried for her! It was an unusual swelling, an armpit lump! “Could it be breast cancer?” That was the question she asked, pushing me to think how we humans have a tendency to think of the worst even at the slightest of health concerns....

Ear wax removal: To clean or not to clean

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Aren’t we always quick to reach out for a cotton ear bud to remove ear wax, the yellowish, waxy material which keeps building up over time? Inserting cotton swabs, hair pins and other such tools into your ears may be harmful. According to guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Foundation,...

Do kidney stones always cause back pain? Let’s find out

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Kidney stones are a common and painful occurrence among people of all age groups. These are essentially hard deposits, caused as a result of mineral and salt accumulation from urine inside the kidneys. This can affect different parts of the urinary tract – be it the kidneys or the bladder. There are...

Diabetes risk factors: 7 lifestyle habits which lead to blood sugar problems

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Diabetes has become one of the most common disease people tend to acquire owing to their everyday lifestyle habits. According to World Health Organization estimates, over 420 million people worldwide suffer diabetes. And this number is only showing an upward trend. Cause for alarm, isn’t it? Well, to avoid your chances of getting Type...

Here are 10 facts about the monkeypox outbreak

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India is still recording an alarming number of new coronavirus cases every day. However, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reports that the country has already received 204.84 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the ongoing nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive. But while we are taking precautions against this outbreak, the...

Prediabetes: Symptoms, diagnosis and prevention tips

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As diabetes cases continue to rise across the world, people are also becoming increasingly susceptible to prediabetes. What is prediabetes?Prediabetes is a condition before diabetes, and slowly progresses to clinical diabetes mellitus if it is not checked or controlled at the right time.When fasting blood glucose in an individual is greater than...

What’s the link between menopause and cholesterol levels in women?

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women after the cessation of the menstrual cycle to the extent that more women die from heart disease and stroke than other causes including breast cancer. In spite of the magnitude of the problem, it is frequently underestimated and women are less likely to...

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