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  • Top Health Stories Of The Week

    Top Health Stories Of The Week

    Sat, 09 Sep 2017 12:00:24
    Health issues like swine flu, suicides due to the Blue Whale game and the deaths of young children in Gorakhpur have been in the news recently, on this episode of Doctors On Call, we give you a quick round up on these major health stories.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Understanding The Causes And Risk Of Peripheral Artery Disease

    Understanding The Causes And Risk Of Peripheral Artery Disease

    Sat, 02 Sep 2017 09:34:10
    Just like you can have blockages in the arteries of the heart, you can also have blockages in any of the arteries of the body. When you have blockages in the heart, it is called "coronary artery disease" and in other arteries apart from the heart it is called "peripheral artery disease". On this episode of Doctors On Call, we talk about the peripheral artery disease, a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Rare Disease - Encephalitis

    Everything You Need To Know About The Rare Disease - Encephalitis

    Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:08:47
    A couple of weeks ago, more than 70 children died at the BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur. According to authorities, apart from the lack of oxygen, there were various illnesses that might have caused these children to die. One major cause was a condition called Encephalitis - an acute inflammation (swelling up) of the brain, resulting either from a viral infection or when the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks brain tissue. The usual cause of this rare disease is a viral inflection, and can occur in people of all ages, but children and the elderly are more at risk of being afflicted with the disease.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Blue Whale Challenge: The Deadly Internet Addiction

    Blue Whale Challenge: The Deadly Internet Addiction

    Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:46:10
    On July 30, Manpreet Singh jumped off from the seventh floor of his building. Ending his life. He was just 14 years old. His death has been linked to an online game "Blue Whale Challenge." This incident highlights a serious underlying problem - Depression and Internet addiction. This week Doctors On Call looks closely at what we should all know about this increasingly common problem. We also spoke to Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, Additional Professor of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • All About World Mosquito Day 2017

    All About World Mosquito Day 2017

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:06:23
    World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
  • Swine Flu: Preventive Measures To Keep The Disease At Bay

    Swine Flu: Preventive Measures To Keep The Disease At Bay

    Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:26:17
    Around 2300 cases of the swine flu have been reported from Maharashtra, till the first week of July. After claiming around 3000 lives in the 2015 outbreak, 600 deaths have already been reported this year. In this episode of Doctors On Call, we take a look at this deadly flu to understand how it spreads and how one can prevent it.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Everything You Need To Know To Fight Dengue and Chikungunya

    Everything You Need To Know To Fight Dengue and Chikungunya

    Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:50:19
    In this episode of Doctors On Call, we do a quick rundown of symptoms and precautions to fight Dengue and Chikungunya. Dengue, a Flavivirus and Chikungunya, an Alphavirus, transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, are a cause of great concern to public health in India. Last year, approximately 58,000 cases of Chikungunya and more than a lakh cases of Dengue were reported across the country.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Indians Are More Prone To Hepatic Steatosis Or Fatty Liver Disease

    Indians Are More Prone To Hepatic Steatosis Or Fatty Liver Disease

    Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:51:52
    Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. While it's normal to have some fat in your liver, more than 5 to 10 percent of your liver weight is fat in the case of fatty liver. Studies have shown that Indians are more prone to fatty liver than our western counterparts - with almost one third of the population in India having this condition. So lets look into what is fatty liver and why does it happen. Doctors On Call also spoke to Dr Nivedita Pandey, a Senior Gastroenterologist in Delhi to find out about the implications of fatty liver on health of an individual.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Drug Addiction - The Cause And Effect

    Drug Addiction - The Cause And Effect

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:46:38
    A few weeks ago, Large amounts of drugs including LSD were seized in Telangana. What was shocking were some of their clients who actually used those drugs were school children as young as 13 year old. Doctors On Call, this week, decodes what are the causes of addiction, its impact on the brain. Also on the show, a discussion Dr Atul Ambekar, Additional Professor at AIIMS who has done extensive work on drug addiction in India.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
  • Coping Strategies For Alzheimer's Disease

    Coping Strategies For Alzheimer's Disease

    Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:34:35
    According to health experts, a total of 3.7 million people in India are suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, and related disorders, and the figure is likely to double by 2030. This week on Doctors On Call, we discuss about its symptoms and precautions. On the show, find out some of the practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavioral problems and communication difficulties which are often encountered with the patients suffering from dementia.

    (Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)
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