Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
EVD outbreaks have a fatality rate of up to 90%.
EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.
The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
Fruit bats are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus.
Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals.
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- Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.
- Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
- Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.
- Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.
- Help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day. Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones.
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The life expectancy for a man has increased dramatically in the past 50 years. But in India it is still lower as compared to many countries in the world. How long we live is important; however, the quality of life is equally important. The ability to enjoy life to its fullest requires investing time and effort into health maintenance and disease prevention. Continue reading Men’s Health
Disha Pathology offers a convenient way to order your lab tests online. Order the laboratory blood tests online, visit the laboratory at your convenience and download blood test results from the website from the comfort of your home.
We offer a full range of important health and wellness blood chemistry tests directly to you online often at a discounted price. Test results are available online in as little as 24 hours for most tests.
Preventive testing and early detection of disease is important.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is characterized by inflammation of the joints which can lead to progressive joint destruction and consequently impair the quality of life.
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Tuberculosis or TB is one of the earliest infectious diseases known to affect humans and it still ranks among the top life-threatening diseases. Despite several advancements in treatment and healthcare facilities, the situation is India is worsening every year. And the main reason behind it is development of drug-resistant TB (tuberculosis caused due to resistant strains of bacteria causing the disease).
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‘Why vitamin B12 is important for one’s health’ – Jan 8, 2012, Economic Times
‘Vitamin B12 eludes 8 out of 10 Indians’ – Sep 7, 2012, Times of India
‘Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful’ – Harvard Health Blog, January 10, 2013
‘Tired? It could be vitamin deficiency’ – Hindustan Times , October 20, 2013
Why the sudden focus on Vitamin B12 testing?
The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other functions. Like most vitamins, B12 can’t be made by the body. It has to be obtained from food or supplements.
Some people don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs, and others cannot absorb enough, so vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively common.
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How is diabetes diagnosed?
The fasting blood glucose (sugar) test is the preferred way to diagnose diabetes.. After the person has fasted overnight (at least 8 hours), a single sample of blood is drawn and analysed.
For the test to give reliable results, you must be
- In good health
- Normally active
- Not be taking medicines that could affect the blood glucose
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What is Thalassemia?
Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders passed down through families.
Thalassemia patients make defective hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.
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Why is a HIV Test done?
- HIV testing is done to confirm the diagnosis in those who are newly infected, to identify previously unrecognized infections, and to relieve the minds of those who are not infected.
- It is important for pregnant women to be tested because medications are very effective in reducing transmission of HIV from mother to baby.
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