#WorldImmunizationDay – Vaccines Work!

#WorldImmunizationDay – Vaccines Work!

    #WorldImmunizationDay – Vaccines Work!   World Immunization Week is held from 24-30 April by the World Health Organization (WHO) with an aim to raise awareness about the critial importance of immunization throughout life. According to WHO statistics, Vaccines have prevented atleast 10 million deaths between 2010 and 2015 alone and every year, immunization […]

What is Autism?

What is Autism?

    Autism   Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a group of disabilities that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behavior. It is a lifelong developmental disability. Autistic people perceive the world and interact in a different way!   Autism is usually identified at a very early age, as early as 18 months. It is […]

Liver Diseases – What you need to know!

Liver Diseases – What you need to know!

LIVER DISEASES   The Liver is the second largest organ in the body and plays a pivotal role in – fighting infections and illness, removing toxins, regulating cholesterol levels, helping blood to clot, etc.   Such an important organ in the body gets affected by more than 100 types of diseases! Liver diseases are caused […]

Hemophilia

Hemophilia

  Hemophilia   What is Hemophilia? Hemophilia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the bloods ability to clot. It usually runs from parents to children.     What causes Hemophilia? In normal individuals, blood contains certain clotting factors. In case of Hemophilia, there is mutation of the gene which is responsible for the production […]

What is Postpartum Depression?

What is Postpartum Depression?

  POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION   The birth of a baby is an important event in a woman’s life. It makes a woman feel a bouquet of emotions ranging from happiness, fear, anxiety, excitement and it might make a woman feel something which she can never expect – Depression!   Depression experienced immediately or within a year […]

Are you Internet Addicted?

Are you Internet Addicted?

  Are you Internet Addicted?   The Internet has certainly made life a lot easier. There were so many aspects which needed a person to move about and get things done like shopping, banking, applying for jobs and so on, but now internet has made life simple, with providing access to just about everything with […]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s Disease    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disease of the nervous system that affects movements. Symptoms usually take years to develop and most of the individuals live their entire life with the disease.   What causes Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is caused due to lack of neurotransmitter, Dopamine. With decreasing levels of […]

Depression? Let’s Talk!

Depression? Let’s Talk!

  Depression? Let’s Talk!    With 30 crore patients, depression is now the number one reason for ill health around the world! According to the WHO, depression has overtaken lower respiratory disease as the biggest global health problem with an increase of more than 18% in depression cases between 2006 and 2015.   About 1 […]