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Why Vaccinations? Pros and Cons Of Vaccinations to Your Child

Why Vaccinations? Pros and Cons Of Vaccinations to Your Child

  To Vaccinate or not to, Mothers …that’s the Question? Not anymore! If you are struggling with the pros and cons of Vaccinations, here are a few good thoughts. 3 Million Lives are saved worldwide each year by Vaccines – which in effect means that 45 Billion Dollars of future healthcare costs were saved by preempting these diseases. A case in point Smallpox has been completely eradicated and polio is on the threshold of being eradicated by vaccination and early interventions. According to WHO (World Health Organization), “The two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines” I am sure as a concerned parent, you wouldn’t want your children to be a part of this statistic – that, 1.5 Million Children die annually from Vaccination Preventable Diseases. At the heart of the debate are parents at both sides of the argument wanting the same thing, they want their children safe. Away from the concerns of corporate interests of big Pharma companies, should we risk the lives of our children based on a few arguments? Vaccination refusals were largely to be blamed 2010 break of whooping cough in USA! Such was the case with measles and mumps.  Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world and a small shot can save you from future complications! So here is the real scoop… A Little History First: Edward Jenner – An English scientist is known as the father of immunology discovered the smallpox vaccine which is the only effective preventive treatment of the fatal smallpox disease. He coined the term...
Tuberculosis Treatment | Can TB be cured easily?

Tuberculosis Treatment | Can TB be cured easily?

  Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious illness caused by the airborne bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Only two forms of TB i.e. TB in the lungs or throat (Pulmonary TB) are infectious. However, TB can also affect any other part of the body, including brain, kidneys or bones. This is called non-pulmonary TB – which is not infectious. Every year, 8.6 million people globally are diagnosed with TB, and 1.3 million die because of this disease. The main reason for the huge casualties is that they cannot get the drugs that would make them better. India has the largest number of TB incidences in the world. When a TB-infected person sneezes or coughs, they send fine water droplets into the air which contains the infected TB bacteria. If you breathe in these bacteria over a long time you may become ill with TB. But most people’s immune system is strong enough to kill the T.B bacteria. Some become T.B carriers (Inactive) while some have full blown TB disease. The most common symptoms of TB are: A cough for three weeks or longer Un-explained weight loss Gradual loss of appetite High temperature or fever Night sweat incidences Extreme fatigue or lack of energy. TB treatment takes at least six months.  Treatment is usually a mixture of four antibiotics. Discontinuing medication in between will give rise to Drug Resistant TB in patients. Drug-resistant TB occurs when TB bacteria becomes resistant to the two most powerful antibiotics normally used to treat the illness. This means the TB becomes more difficult to treat and treatment will take much longer up to 18 months. Remember – TB...

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