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NIPAH VIRUS OUTBREAK: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The entire nation in general and the state of Kerala in particular is on high alert following the outbreak of the Nipah virus infection in the state. This deadly disease has already claimed the...

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION

Kidney Transplantation is the best solution for any serious complications of the kidneys. Yet, in our country, there is a gross mismatch between the demand and availability of healthy kidneys. This is partly due...

What Is HIPEC And How Does It Work?

Known by the shorter and much easier to remember acronym HIPEC, Hyoerthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy actually constitutes one half of a two-part surgery in which it is combined with cytoreductive surgery. This treatment is used...

KIDNEY STONES: CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

Kidney stones or renal calculi are solid deposits of crystals, usually composed of calcium oxalate, which typically occur in the kidneys, but can also develop in other parts of the urinary tract such as...

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EPILEPSY

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder which causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures, which are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain. It occurs when the brain sends out wrong signals to the body. These...

ENDOMETRIOSIS: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT

What is Endometriosis? The tissue that lines the inside of the uterus is called endometrium. Endometriosis is a disorder where this tissue grows outside the uterus rather than inside it.  This is usually confined to...

Breastfeeding: Facts And Fiction

Breastfeeding is nature’s way of giving infants a perfect food to fuel their physical and mental growth. This topic has gained a lot of traction in recent years, what with reams of online pages...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting women’s endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating various body processes by secretion of hormones. • It usually affects women during...

9 TIPS TO PREVENT SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is one of the most widespread cancers in the world. It is almost always curable when detected and treated early.  Now that summer is upon us, it is time to be aware...

NEUROENDOCRINE CANCER EXPLAINED

Neuroendocrine cancer is a rare form of cancer, but one which has gained a lot of coverage in the news in the recent times, with a prominent Bollywood actor reportedly being afflicted with this...