Dengue: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti or A.albopictus. There are 4 distinct, but closely related, serotypes of the virus that cause dengue (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4).  After virus incubation for 4–10 days, an infected mosquito is capable of transmitting the virus for the rest of its … Read more

AIDS and the stigma revolving around it

AIDS and the stigma revolving around it Did you know that nearly 2 million people in India are the victims of AIDS disease? AIDS is an immunodeficiency disease acquired from bodily secretions of a person carrying HIV virus through infected needles, unsafe sex or from infected mother to baby. The virus attacks the body’s immune … Read more

Anti-Aging Treatments for a Younger You

The constant stress of everyday life, exposure to pollution, reduced purity of consumables and air has greatly affected the quality of life among people. This has also led to the speeding up of the aging process among a large number of the population. With the hectic schedule that governs most people’s lives, it has become … Read more

For ages, women have been excluded from many aspects of socio

Painful menstrual cycles shouldn’t be the norm For ages, women have been excluded from many aspects of socio-cultural life because of the taboos and myths that surround menstruation. It affects women’s emotional state, lifestyle mental health, and physical health. The exclusion of women from the “man’s world” stems from the myths and stigma attached to … Read more

Advances in cardiac surgery and therapeutics

Over the years, novel surgeries and therapeutics has made the treatment of congenital heart disease, coronary artery diseases, valve disease and atrial fibrillation, possible. In addition, robotics has gained acceptance in cardiac surgery field. 1. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) CHD is a structure defect of the heart and great vessels at birth. It is the … Read more

Acid Reflux: Is this a lifestyle disease?

If you often feel a burning sensation in your chest after a meal, it is likely to be heartburn, a common symptom of acid reflux. Heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows up through the food pipe causing the oesophagus to be inflamed causing a burning sensation to the area around it. Some people even report … Read more

7 First Aid Essentials for your purse

Sometimes all you need is tweezers to ease the pain and prevent any further injury. Here with a quick list of essentials for your purse or car: 1. Hand Sanitizer: Before treating any wounds one should always sanitize his/her hands first to avoid any kind of infection to the wound. 2. Tweezers: If you are an outdoor … Read more

6 ways to show your liver that you care

Our liver is pretty much an all-rounder. It performs almost all the vital functions- digestion, metabolism, detoxification, storage, production and immunity.  Although liver has an unbelievable trait of regenerating itself, extensive damage erases all hope of its survival. Here are some simple tips to keep your liver healthy: 1. Avoid fad diets: Fad diets that … Read more