Gujarat Couple Had a Baby Just To Save Their Terminally Ill Son

Abhijeet Solanki, a seven year old from Ahmedabad, Gujarat born with thalassemia major – a genetic disorder which leads to low haemoglobin count in the blood – has had up to 80 blood transfusions since he was born. India has 40 million carriers of thalassemia, 100,000 out of which die before they turn the age of 20 due to lack of access to treatment. Thalassemia major is the most severe form of the disease, which occurs when a child inherits one mutated gene from each parent. Each year, 10,000 children…

How online classes affect you : Dealing with online stress

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As the pandemic rapidly spread across the country, schools remain shut and classes have moved online. The shift to online learning has impacted teachers and students who have had to adjust to a new learning routine. As the things are getting back to normal, we have also entered a new phase of our reality, increased online school work and the expectation to interact virtually. Gadgets that were a getaway from study routines for children have now been immersed with screen time multiple hours a day. Colleges and universities are moving…

World Arthritis Day : Types, facts and diagnosis

World Arthritis Day is celebrated on 12th October every year It is observed to raise awareness about the Arthritis and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle around the world. The theme of the World Arthritis Day 2019 is Time2Work which will continue for the year 2020 as well. Arthritis affect both men and women but statistically it is more common in women. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness, restricting movement. This condition is responsible for the leading cause of disability among adults.…

How Artificial Intelligence Can Revolutionise healthcare

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“Artificial Intelligence for sure over the long run is the most powerful technology the humans will invent,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/Q 2018. Google is speculating that the future of healthcare is going to be structured data and AI. It seems to be going after the healthcare space from every possible angle. Artificial intelligence simplifies the lives of patients, doctors and hospitals by performing chores that are typically done by humans, but in lesser time, at a fraction of the cost with almost zero casualty and precision. AI…

World Sight Day

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The theme for world Sight Day 2020 is “Hope In Sight”. It is a global event observed every second Thursday of October to raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment. It is to encourage people and government to participate in blindness prevention programmes and educate masses on the same. The first world sight day was observed in 2000, initiated by ‘SightFirstCampaign’ of Lions Club International Foundation. It now has been consolidated into VISION 2020, coordinated by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in association with the World Health…

Helpful Ways to Strengthen Your Immunity Against Diseases : Minimising the Risk of Infection

Ever since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, everyone has been on high alert. People have become cautious about their immunity and are sipping on every potion that claims to give their systems a boost. The idea of boosting immunity is alluring but the capability to achieve it is hard due to several reasons. Several things contribute to the health of thr body including – diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, underlying diseases etc. Immunity in itself is a system that depends greatly on lifestyle choices and needs balance and harmony…

Depression and its Symptoms to Look Out For

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Depression can best be described as a mood disorder or a state of constant sadness. Short term sadness is a common reaction to life challenges but a prolonged period of sadness or discontentment needs medical attention. The effects of depression can be periodic and can profusely affect a person’s ability to function. Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, with more than 264 million people affected worldwide. The symptoms of depression can vary from mild to serious. Doctors use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

Can COVID-19 Cause Smell Loss for Some People ?

Anosmia or loss of smell has been classified as one of the early symptom for COVID-19. People suffering a viral infection like common cold can lose their sense of smell and taste, the cause for which is still not clear. For most patients the sense returns within a few weeks while for some the loss could be permanent. Researchers are still trying to figure out if the olfactory system is attacked in a different way in case of COVID versus other viral infections. The Olfactory nerve relays sensory data to…

The First Person Cured Of HIV – Timothy Ray Brown – Dies From Cancer.

Timothy Ray brown also know as “The Berlin Patient” was born in the US and was diagnosed with HIV in 1995. In the year 2007, he developed a sort of blood cancer – acute myeloid leukaemia. Mr. Brown received an allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation as a treatment for cancer. It involved replacing his marrow which was responsible for producing the cancerous cells with healthy cells by a transplant. The donor who was naturally resistant to HIV, had a rare mutation in the part of his DNA – the CCR5…

Eat healthy and sleep on time: Take care of your heart health

COVID-19 has become a public health emergency of international concern. Among laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19, patients with comorbidity yielded poorer clinical outcomes than those without. A greater number of comorbidities also corre lated with clinical outcome, say experts. Immune dysregulation and prolonged in flammations might be the key drivers of the poor clinical outcome in patients with COVID-19, but heart function may decrease, too, in COVID times. Sometimes this decrease is a consequence of the systemic inflamma tory response to infection and occasionally in some people, because of direct…