Decode: Anxiety v/s Fear

By: Abhinav Malhotra, Bureau Chief ICN Punjab & Corporate Brand Manager ZDL Zodiacal Pharmaceutics Pvt Ltd The thin demarcation that demands spotlight In the words of the Revered Swami Vivekananda Ji “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear” CHANDIGARH: Beginning the article on a positive yet pragmatic note, we will dive deep into the mystery of “fear” and the modern misused term “anxiety”. First, let us learn the basic definition of both the terms and understand the semantics. Fear Anxiety   As per the definition extrapolated from the National…

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Remembering Dr. B C Roy On National Doctor’s Day

Dr. B.C. Roy was the one to establish the Indian Medical Association in 1928 and even the Medical Council of India.Doctor’s Day is celebrated in the US and other western countries on March 30 the day when Dr. Crawford W. Long first used ether anesthesia in surgery. Dr. B.C. Roy was one of the  foremost national  leaders of the 20th  century. A legendary physician, distinguished political leader, philanthropist, educationist and  social worker, he was one of the longest serving Chief Ministers and is rightly hailed as the Maker of Modern…

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Pneumonia: Prevention Is Better Than Cure

By: Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA: Now many of us are experiencing cough and cold with or without fever which is often ignored. Gradually when it progresses to develop more intense complication, the victim lands up  in a doctor’s chamber. But owing to this delay, the disease affects the lungs and often manifests into Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that may cause severe illness in people of all ages. It is a life threatening condition and a leading cause for death worldwide. Our body is usually…

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Summer Precautions : What happens When You Don’t Drink Enough Water

By: Garima Lohumi, Bureau Chief-ICN Himachal Pradesh Drinking plenty of water will help you reduce the chances of getting kidney stones, gastrointestinal and urinary tract cancer, and heart attack. Scientific endeavours exploring the possibility of life beyond earth have invariably focussed on ascertaining the availability of water on various planets.  Indeed, water is key to existence of all forms of life, there can be no life without water. Every organism is made up of water. It is one of the prime elements essential for the survival of all breathing creatures-  plants, insects,…

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Mouth Breathing: An Often Neglected Condition With Long Term Health Consequences

By: Dr. Amay Tripathi, Bureau Chief-ICN UP LUCKNOW: Breathing provides our body the most important fuel of life- oxygen. It also allows us to release carbon dioxide and waste. Proper breathing ensures good health and vitality. Some people have the habit of breathing from mouth. But mouth breathing is not just another habit as it can lead to a variety of diseases and disorders. We have two air passageways to our lungs — the nose and the mouth. Healthy people use both their nose and their mouth to breathe. Breathing through the…

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DENGUE : DO’S AND DON’T ‘S

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : There has been  a recent outbreak of Dengue fever and an alarming spurt in the number of cases. Its morbidities and mortalities has made it mandatory for one and all to be equipped with relevant guidelines  to manage a dengue victim.    Remember,  a stitch in time saves nine    If a patient has  fever, low or high grade, he must  be tested for Dengue along with Malaria and Complete Blood Count.   Do blood test after 24 hours of…

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Pneumonia : Prevention Is Better Than Cure

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA: Now many of us are experiencing cough and cold with or without fever which is often ignored. Gradually when it progresses to develop more intense complication, the victim lands up  in a doctor’s chamber. But owing to this delay, the disease affects the lungs and often manifests into Pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that may cause severe illness in people of all ages. It is a life threatening condition and a leading cause for death worldwide. Our body is…

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The 3rd Wave

By : Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief-ICN West Bengal KOLKATA : Already we have witnessed how many of us suffered and lost family members or loss of a nearer one either in first or second wave or in both during previous Covid 19 pandemics. Now death starts by Delta Plus at the beginning of the 3rd Wave. This Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in India in October 2020 and has now spread to over 111 countries across the world. According to the latest update of the World Health…

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TUBERCULOSIS : DEVELOPING RESISTANCE TO EXISTING THERAPIES

By : Dr. Abhishek kr. Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Antibiotics are a true miracle of modern medicine. However, in reference to penicillin, the drug he discovered, Fleming gave warning in 1946 that the public will demand [the drug and]…then will begin an era…of abuses. Unfortunately, Fleming’s warning was unheeded, so this miracle of antibiotics is now endangered owing to the rapid escalation of antibiotic resistance combined with the equally rapid decline in discovery and development of new antibiotics. This is now considered a global health crisis and the reason is not…

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ICN Advocates For New Medical System In Its Global Health Festival

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The war is at its peak. There is no dividing line, no border, nor any border between the two warring armies. The enemies known as Covid-19 are present in every area of ​​the world and the health soldiers are fighting with it to save humanity everywhere in the world.Perhaps the world has never seen such a war, probably since ancient times there is no description of any such battle even in the ancient history and probably no dreamer could find any sign of this situation even in the…

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