Health for Prelims

Tick Infestation – UPSC Prelims

Tick Infestation: The Ticks are harmful blood sucking parasites severely affect productivity of dairy animals and a major economic impediment, welfare concern in dairy farming. Tick-Borne Pathogens (TBP) are a major source of production loss and a welfare concern in livestock across the globe. This causes tick worry, loss of appetite among animals causing reduction in milk production, thereby lessening farmers’ …

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Myocarditis – UPSC Prelims

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the heart wall usually caused by a viral infection. A severe case can weaken the heart, which can lead to heart failure, abnormal heartbeat and sudden death. Why in news? Claims about children showing symptoms of myocarditis after COVID vaccination.

Guduchi / Giloy – UPSC Prelims

Guduchi / Giloy: Guduchi is a climbing shrub that grows on other trees. The plant is native to India but also found in China and tropical areas of Australia and Africa. People have long used it to treat a wide range of issues, including fever, infections, diarrhoea, and diabetes. It’s use as antioxidant, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hyperlipidemic, hepatoprotective, cardiovascular protective, neuroprotective, osteoprotective, radioprotective, anti-anxiety, adaptogenic, …

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Epilepsy – UPSC Prelims

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behaviour, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Epilepsy is defined as having two or more unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy is one of the world’s oldest recognized conditions, with written records dating back to 4000 BCE. Around 50 million people …

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