Just when you thought that symptoms of heart disease are only limited to the chest, you are proved wrong! Contrary to the belief that heart diseases do not show any prior symptoms, there are several symptoms that silently present themselves, which may save lives if recognized early.

WASHINGTON, July 22: President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and went into isolation with mild symptoms. White House officials went all-out to show that the 79-year-old U.S. leader could power through the virus and keep working because he was vaccinated and boosted.

Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of symptoms that affect the memory, and social abilities of a human being. This is a condition in which an individual's cognitive functioning declines and this consequently affects the daily life of the individual. It is mostly seen in older individuals but its occurrence has also been seen in young ones.

Cancer is an ongoing global health crisis that claims millions of lives each year. Cancer is characterised by rogue cells that multiply in an uncontrolled manner, eventually conglomerating into tumours that may continue to invade neighbouring tissue. This ever-growing feature is what makes the condition so difficult to treat, but investigating suspicious symptoms early could make for a successful recovery.

Coronavirus behaves in mysterious ways. Once affected, it is difficult to fathom when one can be completely relieved of the virus. While some people recover from it, as per the WHO estimation 10 to 20% of those affected get symptoms even weeks and months after the infection.

Cancer is a chronic illness that is treatable if detected early. However, there are no specific signs or symptoms that could indicate cancer. In many cases, cancers are detected when they're already in an advanced stage, making it difficult for the doctors and medical professionals to treat. Body pain can indicate cancer. However, they're not an early symptom, but signal that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body including the nerves and the organs. In such circumstances, your doctor may prescribe certain medications to alleviate the pain and would investigate the location of the pain.

GENEVA, Jan 5: More evidence is emerging that the Omicron coronavirus variant is affecting the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants and resulting in a "decoupling" in some places between soaring case numbers and low death rates, a World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29: A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home.

LONDON, April 1: Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by British scientists to help monitor the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Government authorities on Thursday said that Nepal has not been affected by coronavirus yet. However, they said that precautionary measures have already been in place.

Despite a lot of efforts from government and non-governmental sectors, to raise awareness about menstruation, there are several myths associated with this natural cycle.

High blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, as most people don’t show any signs of hypertension. But these are four symptoms that could reveal your risk of extremely high blood pressure.

KOZHIKODE, May 21: The National Virology Institute, Pune, confirmed that the contagious fever that has killed several people in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts over the last fortnight is due to Nipah virus (NiV). Six more people succumbed to symptoms suspected to be that of Nipah virus on Sunday.

Feb 26: Several people suffered symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine gas inSyria's rebel-held eastern Ghouta on Sunday and one child was killed, local health authorities said.

Understanding common symptoms

January 5, 2018 08:25 am

“Eating a well balanced diet provides our body the required vitamins and minerals to function efficiently,” says Dr Sunil Koirala, consultant physician at Meridian Health Care Center in Kathmandu. According to him, these nutrients help our body perform a wide range of activities and play a crucial role in keeping us healthy. But in cases of nutritional deficiencies, our body may display certain signs and symptoms that we cannot afford to ignore. The Week spoke to Dr Koirala to understand these signs and symptoms better and also find out ways in which we can deal with them.