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Alcohol: The good/bad/ugly truth

Alcohol: The good/bad/ugly truth abut it Any Get together, festivities and celebrations are incomplete for some, without proper food and hard drinks!  Although alcohol intake has always been a debated topic, there are a few good things that are also associated with moderate alcohol intake.  Continue reading to know the facts about 'good', the 'bad', and the 'ugly' effects of alcohol,  once and for all!! The good effects of alcohol: According to various studies worldwide, there is some healthy alcohol consumption (when the intake is limited up to the maximum of two drinks per day for males and one drink a day for females). Researches acclaim that a moderate quantity of alcohol intake may cause lesser incidences of coronary heart diseases (CHD). There are certain types of alcohol that may raise your good cholesterol, thus protecting your heart. Also, a few them have been claimed to reduce blood clotting, thus preventing the stroke risk. Here's the list of seve

Hepatitis B virus - Why We Fear ?

What is Hepatitis B Infection? Viral  infection of the liver is called hepatitis . The classifications include hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Hepatitis A is a short-term disease. However, hepatitis B, C, D, and E can become chronic. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) commonly spreads through:  The infected mother to the child during the birth of the baby -mainly it considered that during caesarian section, chances are higher. Infected blood and bodily fluids The re-use of needles and syringes in health centers or among people who inject drugs The malfunction of surgical instruments during surgeries, through tattooing or piercings Exposure to contaminated blood by a needle stick injury or through the usage of contaminated razors Unsafe sexual practices with unvaccinated or infected individuals Hepatitis B virus can survive outside the body for seven days. It can easily infect a person who is not protected by the hepatitis B vaccine during this time. The incubation period of HBV is 75 days on average