General Health Topics

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ACE inhibitor Induced CoughDrugs like ramipril, lisonopril and enalapril ,which are used to treat patients with high blood pressure and heart failure, belong to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. They could cause cough as a side effect, which if persistent, may require the replacement of the medicines with other drugs.
Allergy to AntibioticsAllergic reactions to medications, especially antibiotics, are not uncommon. Alternative options are available for those who are allergic to a particular group of antibiotics.
Antibiotic Resistance in India – Time for ActionAntibiotic resistance could result in redundancy of some of the commonly used antibiotics, and create a deficit in the available treatments. Judicious use of antibiotics is the need of the hour.
Companion diagnostic testsCompanion diagnostic tests detect an abnormality in a gene or a protein responsible for a cancer, and an associated treatment to specifically treat that abnormality is available.
Drugs and Kidney DamageSome medicines can have adverse effects on the kidney, and could even result in kidney failure. These should be avoided in individuals with pre-existing kidney disease.
Effect of the Internet and Smartphone on the Brain Research suggests that use of digital devices could affect the brain functions such as attention span, cognition and multitasking.
Health Impact of Social MediaSocial media and networking connect long-lost friends but can also introduce feelings of social isolation, affect academic performance and interfere with privacy.
Noise-induced Hearing LossHigh decibel levels can affect hearing. Appropriate preventive measures should be taken before the damage becomes permanent.
Obstructive Sleep ApneaObstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person temporarily stops breathing during sleep. Weight loss and special appliances could help to overcome the breathing problems.
Omics technologies in Cancer TherapyOmics technologies, which include genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomics, analyze data related to genes, transcripts, proteins, metabolites and microbial flora, thus contributing to a personalized approach to cancer treatment.
Personal health recordsPersonal health records, especially those related to current illnesses and routine medicines, as well as health insurance details should be available in person as well as with the immediate family or friends. These could be required in case of a medical emergency.
Precision / Personalized MedicinePrecision medicine, also referred to as personalized medicine, moves away from the one-size-fits-all to a tailored approach to individualize treatment for complex diseases such as cancer.
Physical effects of smartphone useThe constant use of smartphones could affect posture and result in joint and muscle pains. Appropriate steps at the right time could help to avoid such complications.
Problematic use of the Smartphone and the InternetThe compulsive use of the smartphone and the internet has been compared to addiction. Self-help interventions or therapeutic counselling can help to overcome such problematic use.
Tumor boardA tumor board is a group of cancer specialists that meet either physically or virtually to discuss the treatment of a cancer based on its molecular profile.

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