Benefits of regular health check!

Benefits of Regular Health Check! There are a number of excuses we use to avoid getting a health check done: “I am too healthy, why would I need a health check”, “I am too busy, how will I take out time to get a health check”, etc. The list, of such excuses is endless. In…

Pulmonary hypertension – treat with a patch!

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a life threatening disease affecting both the heart and the lungs. It is a progressive disease caused by narrowing of the blood vessels in the lung. This results in increase in the workload of the heart and inadequate oxygen uptake from the lungs to the rest of the body. Eventually the…

Exercises to prevent memory loss

With an increase in age, your brain starts failing to retain information, leading to memory loss. It is important to take care of your brain so that it can maintain its capacity and help decelerate the process of memory loss. If you are thinking of ways to do so, here are some easy tips for…

Acoustic neuroma in children: causes, symptoms and cure

Acoustic Neuroma is a condition where a non-malignant tumour grows on the eighth cranial nerve, or vestibulocochlear nerve as it is known as in medical terms. Located below the ear this nerve connects the inner ear to the brain, and is responsible for transmitting sound as well as sending balancing information to the brain. An…

Jaundice or criggler najjar ?

Criggler Najjar (CN) is an exceedingly rare genetic disorder that results in severe jaundice in new-borns. This is due to the accumulation of bilirubin, a pigment produced during breakdown of the red blood cells and converted to a non-toxic excretable form by an enzyme produced in the liver. This syndrome occurs due to complete (type…

Ways to overcome the health hazards of prolonged sitting

You work hard, pay your taxes, hold the door for the person behind you and dump trash in the dustbin because you are an upstanding member of the society. But are you equally upstanding when it comes to your own health? If you spend too much time parking yourself on a chair or a couch…

Depression: why, when & where to seek professional help

When it comes to a mental disorder like depression, nobody is safe. Depression can hit anyone of any age at any point of time in their lives. It has no root, no face, but it is not unbeatable. However, to emerge as #StrongerThanDepression, seeking medical or professional help is highly recommended. According to a research…

Sad or depressed: can you to tell the difference?

How many times has it happened that you saw a friend feeling consistently low for a few days and asked him to ‘cheer up’? Was he unhappy about something in particular, or could it have been something more ominous? As depression is a disorder that we seldom talk about, it is a common practice to…