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“Mixing vaccines may improve immunity: AIIMS Chief

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"Mixing vaccines may improve immunity: AIIMS Chief

There were several reports regarding the mixing of vaccines for the best immunity but now, AIIMS chief said that the mixing of vaccines may improve immunity but need more data on the same.

Speaking to NDTV, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said that mixing Covid vaccines – which some data suggests could generate better immunity or more antibodies – is a “definite possibility” but more information is needed before a decision can be taken.

He added, “This is something that has been looked at in the past – giving one vaccine as the priming shot and another as the booster. Some data suggests mixing vaccines leads to slightly higher side effects, but other data suggests it may lead to better immunity and antibody protection.”

Dr Guleria further explained, “One needs more data… a large number of vaccines will be available in the future… you will have Pfizer, Moderna, Sputnik V and Zydus Cadila. Therefore which combination is better is something we don’t know at this time… but yes, initial studies suggest it may be an option.”

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Are obesity and asthma connected ?

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Are obesity and asthma connected ?

Obesity:

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a medical problem that increase the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

Asthma :

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow an swell and may produce extra mucus.

The connection between obesity and asthma :

  1. Obesity an asthma share common genetics, common in utero conditions, or common predisposing dietary factors( foods high in sugar, diet poor in vegetables etc).
  2. Obesity leads to a reduction in lung volume and tidal volume which in turn promotes narrowing of the airway.
  3. There is low risk associated with breastfeeding in both obesity and asthma conditions.
  4. Changes in adipose-derived hormones, like leptin an adiponectin, may enhance the inflammatory state of obesity.
  5. Obesity is a state of low-grade systemic inflammation that may lead to the exacerbation of asthma.
  6. Diseases like dyslipidemia,gastroesophageal reflux,sleep- disorder breathing,type-2 diabetes,or hypertension that are associated with obesity, may exacerbate asthma.
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Here are causes for tooth decay and its treatment options

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Here are causes for tooth decay and its treatment options

Tooth decay:

Tooth decay occurs due to a buildup of plaque on a tooth.plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that forms on teeth.when a person eats sugary or starchy food, the bacteria in the plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel.it is disease known as caries or cavities. As the tooth gets eaten away, tooth decay sets in.Tooth decay naturally looks black and can give the appearance of a black tooth. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to serious health problems, including brain or heart infections.

Causes for cavities:

  1. Bacteria –Both gum disease an tooth decay are cause by bacteria
  2. Sugars
  3. Plaque
  4. Para function
  5. Certain medical condition

Treatment options include:

  1. Fluoride treatments
  2. Fillings
  3. Crowns
  4. Root canals
  5. Tooth extractions
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Do you know about Type 1 Diabetes and its symptoms?

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Do you know about Type 1 Diabetes and its symptoms?

Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune reaction ( when a body attacks itself by mistake). This reaction destroys the cells in the pancreas that makes insulin,called beta cells.This process of destroying of beta cells can go on for months or years before any symptoms appear. It is a serious condition where your blood glucose (sugar) level is too high because your body attacks the cells in your pancreas that makes the insulin due to which you can not produce any insulin which is required to live.

Symptoms:

  1. Feeling thirsty
  2. Feeling tried
  3. Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
  4. Blurred vision
  5. Itching around the genital area
  6. Urinating more frequently than usual
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