Featured medical condition centres: August

In the spotlight for August:


Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the world and occurs when the body fails to process glucose correctly. Many people have diabetes mellitus, but remain undiagnosed. 

It is possible to live a healthy life by identifying the symptoms of diabetes early, receiving proper medical care and making healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more about diabetes here.


Healthy digestion involves mixing food with digestive juices, moving it through the digestive tract, and breaking down large molecules of food into smaller molecules. Learn more about digestive health here and find treatment options for common disorders that include probiotics, dietary changes and medical tests and procedures.


Incontinence refers to either urinary incontinence which is the inability to control bladder function or faecal incontinence, the inability to control bowel function. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment options and causes of incontinence here.

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Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition ‘declines’, in septic shock due to lung infection: Hospital

Pranab Mukherjee's health condition 'declines', in septic shock due to lung infection: Hospital

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Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition ‘declines’, in septic shock due to lung infection: Hospital

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition has exacerbated after a lung infection. In a statement on Monday, Army Research and Referral Hospital, Delhi, stated that Mukherjee is in septic shock due to lung infection.

“There is a decline in the medical condition of Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by a team of specialists. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support,” the hospital said.

Also read: Former President Pranab Mukherjee in deep coma, being treated for lung infection, renal dysfunction

He has been in deep coma since a brain surgery earlier this month. The former President was admitted to the Army Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated for a brain clot removal the

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Alexey Navalny’s health condition ‘very worrying’ | News

Correction 22/08/2020: An earlier version of this story misidentified the radioactive substance used to poison former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. It was polonium-210, not plutonium-210.

The founder of the activist group that arranged a medical evacuation for Alexey Navalny has called his condition “very worrying” as a hospital in Germany started the Russian opposition politician’s treatment with “extensive” diagnostic tests following his arrival in Berlin on Saturday.

An air ambulance carrying Navalny coming from the Siberian city of Omsk, chartered by the German NGO Cinema for Peace, touched down at 8:47am local time (06:47 GMT) at the military wing of Berlin’s Tegel airport.

“His health condition is very worrying,” Cinema for Peace founder Jaka Bizilj told reporters outside the hospital.

“We got a very clear message from the doctors that if there had not been an emergency landing in Omsk, he would have died.”

Alexei navalny

Navalny has been one of Russian

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Dentists are back in Pennsylvania (with a big condition, and some big limits)

Dentistry is back. Kind of.

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said during her daily COVID-19 news briefing Friday that she is releasing guidance that would permit some non-emergency dental practice to resume statewide – with one big caveat:

Levine said the new orders state that dentists must provide personal protective equipment to all participating staff in accordance with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Disease Control infection prevention guidelines, and the emphasis is to be on procedures that don’t produce heavy spray from a patient’s mouth.

Most dentists in the state have been providing care for dental emergencies only since mid-March, as Gov. Tom Wolf started ordering business closures to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Under the new guidance, a Health Department spokesman said Friday afternoon, practices could be expanded to cover things like orthodontic work or root canals, but not routine cleanings.

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