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Deafness

30-09-2014   |   337 View(s)

As per WHO, hearing impairment is the inability to hear as well as someone with normal hearing. Hearing impaired people can be hard of hearing (HOH) or deaf. If a person cannot hear at all, then they have deafness. Hearing impairment may be inherited, or caused by diseases like maternal rubella or complications at birth, certain infectious diseases such as meningitis, use of ototoxic drugs, exposure to excessive noise and ageing. Impact of he. Read more...

Dementia

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Dementia is not a single disease but a group of cognitive disorders typically characterized by memory impairment, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. Affected cognitive areas can be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. Generally, symptoms must be present for at least six months to support a diagnosis . Cognitive dysfunction of shorter duration is called delirium. The diagnosis of dementia is generally made with demonstrab. Read more...

Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either due to inadequate insulin production or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. The term "diabetes mellitus" describes a metabolic disorder of multiple etiology characterized by chronic hyperglycemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion,. Read more...

Down’s Syndrome

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Down syndrome (DS) or Down's syndrome is also known as trisomy 21. It is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of extra chromosome 21 .It is typically associated with a delay in cognitive ability (mental retardation or MR) and physical growth and a particular set of facial characteristics. The average IQ of young adults with Down syndrome is around 50 whereas young adults without the condition typically have an IQ of 100.. Read more...

Dengue Fever

18-08-2015   |   1873 View(s)

Dengue Fever is a viral disease, transmitted by the infective bite of a particular mosquito known as Aedes Aegypti. Human being develops disease after 5 – 6 days of being bitten by an infective mosquito. It occurs in two forms: Classical Dengue fever also known as “break bone” fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) which is life threatening. It is very common after rainy season. It is highly contagious and spreads from one person to anot. Read more...