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Family & General Medicine

Do you have a white tongue? Know why? 1

The tongue is a fascinating organ with the pink, top layer made up of hundreds of tiny, finger-like projections called papillae. These papillae contain sensory receptors for taste and temperature.

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Anemia – Causes, Treatment and Prevention 1

What is Hemoglobin? Oxygen is the life-force of human beings and it comes from the air we breathe. Oxygen is transported to all cells and tissues in the body through

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Painkillers for Acute and Chronic Pain 1

Pain is one of the most common and immediate outcomes of several ailments and health conditions. The pain can be very intense but in short bursts (acute pain) or it

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Diuretics: Types and Uses in Treatment 1

Diuretics, also called ‘water pills’, are a class of medicines that are used to reduce high blood-pressure. Fluid retention is a symptom or consequence of several health conditions. This means,

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Why should Triglycerides be within normal limits? 1

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the human body.  They come from the fats we consume and further, the body makes a large proportion of the triglycerides from

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Diabetes patches – what are they and who should use them? 1

Diabetes has become increasingly common over the years, with India being home to nearly 77 million diabetics as of Nov 2019. Insulin, the hormone which regulates sugar metabolism, is either

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Safety Precautions During Rains 1

The monsoon season is upon us; we have been experiencing heavy rain with more predicted. In the approaching rainy days, it is important that we follow a few health precautions

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Why some people are predisposed to Obesity 1

Obesity is the new global epidemic! In the UK, 28, 25, 29 and 25 percent of adults are obese in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively. The figure is

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Top 5 Reasons to have a Family Physician 1

Till a few decades back, every family had a family doctor or a family physician. The concept was quite common both in cities and smaller towns across India. However, with

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Internal Medicine and Family Medicine – Know the Difference 1

With advances in Medicine and Healthcare, the related terminology has also become extensive over the years. ‘Primary Care’ refers to the first line of response in a non-emergency situation. These

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