Home Pregnancy parenting Kids Kids on May 10, 2022 As per local media reports, at least 82 cases of tomato fever have been reported in Kollam city, Kerala. All confirmed cases involve children under five, and they have been reported by local govt hospitals. The total number of tomato fever cases in the state may be even higher if private hospital numbers are included. What Is Tomato Fever? Tomato fever, also referred to as tomato flu, is a rare viral infection that mainly affects children under five. According to reports, the state health department is closely monitoring the situation and has taken preventive measures in the areas where the cases have been reported-Aryankavu, Anchal and Neduvathur  . In India, tomato fever is an unidentified fever that is mostly found in Kerala state. Whether the disease is a viral fever or an aftereffect of chikungunya or dengue fever is still debated. Affected individuals have … [Read more...] about Tomato Fever Reported In Kerala: Know Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Prevention
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Home Pregnancy parenting Prenatal Prenatal on October 6, 2020 Pregnancy is a time of joy, excitement and anticipation. As much as you are excited and waiting to see your baby, you also need to be extra cautious about your lifestyle habits that could affect the foetus during pregnancy. Pregnant women need to know what they should and shouldn't do to minimise risks that could affect their foetuses' health during pregnancy. Most often pregnant women are bombarded with information and recommendations from their family members and friends, books, and of course, the internet, regarding what they should do and shouldn't do during pregnancy. This leads to confusion and misinformation. So, we've listed down the do's and don'ts which pregnant women should follow during their pregnancy period. Dos In Pregnancy 1. Take prenatal vitamins Prenatal vitamins are designed to meet your daily vitamin and mineral … [Read more...] about 16 Dos And Don’ts During Pregnancy You May Not Know
Home Health Wellness Wellness on July 28, 2021 World Hepatitis Day is observed on 28 July every year. The day aims to create awareness and eradicate the silent killer called viral hepatitis. It is a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E that can cause both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) liver diseases. Hepatitis causes 1.4 million deaths every year, being the second major infectious disease after tuberculosis. Studies also mention that nine times more people are affected by hepatitis than HIV  . What Is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is an infection of your liver, causing scarring of the organ, liver failure and cancer and is caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is transmitted through contact with infectious bodily fluids like vaginal secretions or semen, and blood which contains the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The infection can also spread by tattooing, sharing razors, … [Read more...] about World Hepatitis Day 2021: Healthy Diet For Hepatitis B Patients
Home Pregnancy parenting Prenatal Prenatal on May 16, 2022 Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite (parasites that have adapted to invade and live within the cells and tissues of other organisms. It could be said that a protozoan learnt how parasites live and survive from a protozoan and then slowly began to resemble) warm-blooded animals, including humans, which causes the disease toxoplasmosis. As one of the world's most common parasites, it is typically transmitted through undercooked, contaminated meat consumption, exposure to infected cat faeces, or mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy   . Generally, healthy individuals, who are not pregnant and have been diagnosed with toxoplasmosis, are unlikely to require any treatment other than conservative management. However, pregnant women or those with lowered immunity may require medical management to avoid severe complications. According to experts, prevention … [Read more...] about Toxoplasma Gondii: Most ‘Successful’ Parasite In The World; Can Moms Pass This On To Babies?