Entries by CommsHub

Disability shouldn’t be a denial of opportunity!

How many of us get uncomfortable when we come across someone who is disabled or differently abled? We either feel sorry for them and assume that they are bitter about their disabilities or are afraid to say the wrong thing. This is not true! Differently abled people are enriched by their experiences with their disabilities […]

Floods: Dealing with the Aftermath

Floods are devastating in more ways than one. And the receding waters leave behind more misery in their wake. Water-borne and vector-borne disease outbreaks are common public health consequences of flooding. Water-borne diseases: Due to contaminated flood water infecting water sources, flooding may lead to water borne diseases such as the following: Diarrhoea Cholera Typhoid […]

Manage your health with regular health check-ups!

Whenever we hear about staying healthy and fit our mind never wanders towards visiting a doctor or a hospital. Although, we think about eating healthy and exercising properly but going to a doctor is associated with being sick. What we should know is visiting our doctor for regular health screening can help us identify risk […]

Leprosy: A treatable infection!

Leprosy (Hansen’s disease), one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is communicable and is generally spread through close and repeated contact with nose and mouth droplets from a person suffering from it. Leprosy affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract […]

Cancer: Not an end of the world!

Prasad was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer at age 59. He didn’t lose hope. He didn’t sit around all day waiting for the next test. He tried everything he could to live as healthy a life as possible. When the right time came, he underwent surgery and radiation treatment. Now, he sticks to a low-fat […]

Pregnancy: Things you need to know!

Pregnancy, a life altering journey and the most exciting phase of your life will put your body through the most incredible changes. You can ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and your baby by empowering yourself with knowledge. Department of Health of various countries around the world organizes “Pregnancy awareness week” every year from February […]

Zika Virus: The New Global Health Emergency!

The Zika virus disease is advancing rapidly and has spread to more than 20 countries. Here’s the information you need to in order to prevent its spread! What is Zika virus? The disease is spread to humans by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This is the same mosquito that also transmits dengue, chikungunya and […]

Don’t let your kidneys fail!

Kidneys perform a life-sustaining job of filtering fluid, removing waste products and excess fluid from the body. Around 10% of the population suffers from some form of kidney damage, and every year millions die prematurely of complications related to chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is the gradual loss of kidney function. World Kidney Day is […]

Pay attention to your health this Women’s Day!

From choosing your own paths to shaping your careers, you have broken barriers. From bringing a life to the world to exploring life in space, you have revolutionized the world. From working tirelessly to accomplishing quietly, you have set your own trends. You are worth a thousand words and to mark your being, International Women’s Day is […]