Understanding Stroke

Understanding Stroke

ACTIV TIPS 1. Strokes occur due to decrease in blood supply to the brain or defects in blood vessel. 2. Common risk factors for stroke are diabetes, high BP, obesity, family history and smoking. 3. Symptoms of impending stroke are, inability to smile, weakness in the arm, slurred speech. 4. Stroke is a medical emergency […]

Eradication of Polio in India

Eradication of Polio in India

Polio is a highly infectious viral illness that mainly affects young children. The virus can transmit from person to person which spread mainly through fecal-oral route or sometimes by contaminated water or food. Polio virus multiplies in the intestine and from there enters the nervous system and can cause paralysis. Fever, fatigue, vomiting, stiffness in […]

What You Need to Know about Osteoporosis?

What You Need to Know about Osteoporosis?

Activ Tips. 1. Develop strong bones by taking adequate calcium and vitamin D in diet. 2. Exercise regularly to strengthen bones. 3. Elderly people must be careful as older people are more prone to fractures. 4. Preexisting diseases must be assessed and treated. 5. Women should be careful as they are more prone to osteoporosis. […]

World spine day – Know Your Spine

World spine day – Know Your Spine

  ActivTips: – Maintain a proper posture appropriate to activity being indulged in. Rest, a good diet and regular exercise all contribute to a healthy musculoskeletal system. Sleeping on the stomach can strain the back, sleeping on the side with a pillow between the knees helps reduce back pain. Low Back Pain ranked as one […]

Global Hand Washing Day

Global Hand Washing Day

  ActivHealth Tips: Unclean hands lead to the spread of infection. Regular hand washing limits spread of diseases Follow all the steps of hand washing (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry). Use soap and water Global Hand washing Day is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness to improve hand washing practices by using soap and water […]

World Sight Day – Tips for Healthy Eye

World Sight Day – Tips for Healthy Eye

ActivHealth Tips 285 Million people visually impaired 4 out of 5 cases are avoidable 90% of the visually impaired people are from developing countries Global Action Plan – the reduction in prevalence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by 25% by 2019 Every October 8, World Sight Day is celebrated to communicate the importance of healthy […]

2015 Nobel Prize Medicine – Recognition of therapy against the deadly parasitic diseases and how it impacts India?

2015 Nobel Prize Medicine – Recognition of therapy against the deadly parasitic diseases and how it impacts India?

  William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura (for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites) &Youyou Tu (for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria) Malaria and Artemisinin Malaria claims more than 450,000 lives every year and 3.4 billion or close to 50% of world’s population at risk of contracting mosquito-borne disease India […]