The Health of the Heart: Dealing with Cardiac Arrest

The heart is one of the most vital organs of our body. The heart pumps the blood which carries the oxygen and other life sustaining components that help our body function optimally and also remove the waste products and carbon dioxide from the system. It is the center of our cardiovascular system. It is responsible… Read More

8 Health Issues Every Woman Should Be Aware Of

I came across a pretty comprehensive info-graphic on the health issues a woman in the 21 st century should be aware of. This info-graphic lists out the causes and the preventive measures of some of the most common lifestyle, genetic and environment linked health issues that can get to us anytime. And after it sets… Read More

What are teratogenic plants and how can they affect your baby?

Recently, we had a pretty good class on teratogens and I thought I ought to highlight some important points today on how they can affect your baby. Read on if you already have a baby or planning to have one some day. In simple terms, teratogens are external agents (natural or synthetic) that can adversely… Read More

Recurrent Miscarriages

Given the increasing rate of miscarriages in our country, recurrent miscarriages is an important cause of concern in specially among the lower socio-economic group. Wikipedia defines recurrent miscarriages as a sequence of three or more consecutive spontaneous abortion before 20 weeks . Scientifically, the fetus is seen as a foreign object (allograft) invading the maternal… Read More

Traditional Knowledge and It’s Importance in Child Development

Traditional knowledge (TK) has been an integral part of various tropical societies across the globe. With a rich biodiversity comes a lot of parasites, diseases and pests, environment and life style related difficulties. So, ancient people looked to nature to find the cures and that gave rise to their own traditional practices. Therefore, biodiversity coupled… Read More

BIPOLAR DISORDER : ARE YOU A VICTIM??

SECOND IN THE SERIES OF PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES, BIPOLAR DISORDER IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMMON IN INDIA. Also known as bipolar affective disorder, manic-depressive disorder, or manic depression, is a mental illness classified by psychiatrists as a mood disorder. Psychiatric illnesses have a very thin line of recognition given the fact that the rehabilitation facilities and trained… Read More

Disease Consciousness and Us: Diabetes Mellitus

(Guest Post: Written by A. Sri Mukesh) What is Diabetes Mellitus? The food we eat gets digested in the stomach. Digestion means breaking down of larger molecules into smaller and simpler molecules. For example, rice or bread that we eat gets converted into glucose. This glucose gets absorbed into the blood stream. When glucose levels… Read More

Defeating the Super-Bug

(Guest Post: Written by A. Sri Mukesh) India is now the host of a new disease which is capable of causing an epidemic. The disease is called CRE (Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae). The term ‘Enterobacteriaceae’ refers to the family of bacteria that are present as pathogens. Infections are often caused by the action of microbes. To… Read More

Schizophrenia

I was very excited when I started medical college. The excitement resonated in my daily life and all my activities. But, of course there were a million things to study and loads of books to gobble up. I met Anita  (name changed). She was a fellow first-year. She was a very vivacious girl and completely my type. We… Read More

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Decision Making

A visit to your local store is a dialectic war between your wants and necessities. Sometimes you go by fulfilling your necessities and giving up on wants or vice-versa. So all the ways summing up, your shopping experience mostly remains a huge composition of satisfaction and dissatisfaction. Cost-Benefit Analysis offers a great way to render… Read More