Vitamin-D and COVID-19: Do Deficient Risk A Poorer Outcome??

Dr.Abhishek Pandey, Astt.Editor-ICN Despite difficulties in comparing data across nations, mortality from COVID-19 is clearly higher in some countries than in others. Many factors could have a role in this disparity, including differences in proportion of elderly people in a population, general health, accessibility and quality of healthcare, and socioeconomic status. One mostly overlooked factor that could influence outcome of COVID-19 is the relative vitamin D status of populations. Because people are advised to stay at home as much as possible, the government health agencies of Great Britain have recommended…

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Immunity And Covid-19

By: Dr. Samayug Bhowmik, Bureau Chief, ICN West Bengal KOLKATA: Today in this turbulent pandemic caused by Novel Corona Virus or Sars-Covid2, our very existence is at stake. When novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) started to spread worldwide from Wuhan of China, since then , we have been terrified as till date, there is neither defence nor cure. We are trying to find the way to escape or fight with the virus out rightly. What are the ways by which we can do the same? The list is as follows. 1. By…

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Doctor’s Day Out!

By: Klinsa Kurien, Bureau Chief-ICN Kerala From time immemorial there has always been one person who wishes to see us being healthy and hearty. Yes, it’s our good old friend-the doctor.There’s an age-old proverb too which completes it. It goes, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Doctors always are the bright spark in people’s lives. They treat patients in a therapeutic way, thus bringing a healthy, holistic life to the people. Hence one day is completely dedicated to their community in order to bring out the best in their…

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Medicine From Kitchen Cupboard During Lockdown

By: Dr. Ashfaq Ahmad Khan, Medical Officer, Unani Hospital-UP Government & Associate Editor-ICN As we all know that we are suffering from pandemic disease and need to be alert and being safe by living at home and maintaining social distance… that’s only way to protect ourselves during this pandemic viral disease Covid-19. During this lock down phase we are living at our home, but as human body is natural, it can be affected by various ailments and we may fall into many diseases, but our Nature has given us a…

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World No Tobacco Day: Smoking And Its Hazardous Effects

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use Smoking is an extremely addictive habit that usually forms in the early teen years. People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke. So, more or less , smoking becomes a fashion now a days. “Smoking doesn’t make you cool, sorry…..” Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco smoke that causes smokers to continue to smoke. Addicted smokers need…

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

By: Dr. Amay Tripathi, Associate Editor-ICN Group 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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Summer Precautions: What happens When You Don’t Drink Enough Water

By: Garima Lohumi 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, animals, and humans. They…

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COVID-19: A DISEASE OF QURANTINE

By: Dr. Abhishek Pandey, Oral and Dental Surgeon & Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Corona viruses or nCoV are the viruses belonging to a large family, causing illness ranging from common cold to more severe diseases. These diseases include – Middle east respiratory syndrome or [MERS-CoV] Severe acute respiratory syndrome or [SARS-CoV] A Novel coronavirus or nCoV has been identified as a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. However, an outbreak of unusual respiratory condition was first reported in Wuhan, China, due to the infection caused by novel…

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Covid19 Pandemic-A Neurologist Perspective

By: Dr Asad Abbas, M.D. (Medicine), D.M. (Neurology), Consultant Neurologist, Member American academy of neurology and Indian academy of health care & Sr. Associate Editor-ICN World LUCKNOW: As we are standing at the crossroad of the spread of corona pandemic world over and its arrival at the doorstep of our country. Every doctor and every specialty will sooner or later have to face the problem of this deadly virus in their patients. As of now a very little is known about the pathophysiology of this virus and involvement of other…

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