Medical advice: Effects of Passive smoking

Effects of Second Hand smokingPassive smoking means breathing in other people’s tobacco (cigarette) smoke. A smoker’s exhaled smoke is called exhaled mainstream smoke. The smoke drifting from their lit cigarette is called sidestream smoke. The combination of mainstream and sidestream smoke is called second-hand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS). 

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Medical advice: Heat Stress- Care for the Elderly

Man Drinking WaterDuring summer, care needs to be taken to protect our elderly from heat stress.  People aged 65 years and over may be at an increased risk of heat-related illnesses and may need special care in hot weather. Heat stress can cause mild conditions such as a rash or cramps or serious life-threatening conditions such as heat stroke or worsen pre-existing medical conditions.

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Medical advice: Hazards of Health Drinks

Variety Of Health DrinksLots of energy drinks are being sold in the market these days. Energy drinks are advertised as energy boosters and ads claim that they can keep individuals alert and active for long periods of time. The drinks are targeted largely at teenagers and young adults and are readily available in grocery stores, convenience stores and a variety of other places. Many drink the products under the illusion that it will help them sustain higher energy levels. Students often consume them before exams or for recreation under the belief that it will give them a high just as alcoholic beverages do. 

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Allergy Trouble?

AsiaMed ConnectAn allergy refers to an inflated reaction by the body’s immune system in response to certain foreign substances. In normal non allergic people, a foreign substance that does not cause any reaction at all, will cause an exaggerated reaction in allergic people.  Allergic people’s bodies recognize the foreign substance and one part of the immune system is turned on against it. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Most common allergens are

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What is ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s disease – a progressive, degenerative brain disease – causes more than simple forgetfulness. It  may  start  with  slight  memory  loss  and  confusion,  but  it  eventually  leads  to  irreversible  mental impairment that destroys a person’s ability to remember, reason, learn and imagine. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which is the loss of intellectual and social abilities severe enough to interfere with dailyAsiaMed Connectfunctioning. Dementia occurs in people with Alzheimer’s disease because healthy brain tissue degenerates, causing a steady decline in memory and mental abilities.

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Understanding Stroke – What is it?

Appollo HospitalsA stroke, or brain attack, is caused by the sudden loss of blood flow to the brain or bleeding inside the head. Both can cause brain cells to stop functioning or die. When nerve cells in the brain die, the function of body parts they control is harmed or lost. Depending on the part of the brain affected, people can lose speech, feeling, muscle strength, vision or memory. Some people recover completely while others are seriously disabled or die.

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