The Causes and Symptoms of Stroke


When blood supply to the heart is reduced or blocked, it results in a heart attack. Most organs in our body depend on blood circulation to provide timely nutrients and oxygen, while simultaneously carrying away metabolic wastes. What happens when that organ is your brain? What are the causes of a ‘brain attack’ or stroke? …


Who Let the Dogs Out? | World Rabies Day


Have you ever been the subject of a dog bite? Immediately after the bite, your mind starts playing tricks on whether you have now gotten rabies or not? This may be more likely if you were bitten by a street dog, compared to a dog reared at home. You start to think whether the owner gave …


Hypothyroidism – Why is it Important?


Secretions from several glands in the body are responsible for being healthy. One of them is known as the thyroid gland that secretes thyroid hormones, thyroxine (also known as T4) and triiodothyronine or T3. Under or over secretion of the hormone can be harmful and interfere with their normal functioning. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid …


Keep Your Toddlers’ Eyes Safe

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A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed that children aged between 1 to 2 years were at highest risk of chemical burns to their eyes. As opposed to the expected results, the research provided insight into how common chemicals around the house are ignored as potential dangers. As a parent, here are some tidbits …


The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease


Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia, which occurs in stages and develops over a span of time. It causes the death of nerve cells and loss of tissues in the brain. It results in memory loss and diminished cognitive skills.  Every 68 seconds a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and hence this proves why …


Alzheimer’s vs Dementia: Know the Difference!

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On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day, we would like to raise awareness on the condition. As many people are not aware of the difference, the terms are interchangeable. Learn about the key distinctions between the disorders and avoid confusing both. It is possible to have a form of dementia, which is unrelated to Alzheimer’s, according …


The Impact of Cosmetics on your Skin


Many women use cosmetics. Most of these products are used on their face. As a matter of fact, it is known to directly influence their level of confidence. Women of different age groups use different cosmetic products in order to highlight and conceal different facial features. Well definitely, makeup helps enhance your appearance, but do you know about …


Does Sleep Deprivation affect Behavior?

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Sleep, food and physical activity are the basic tenets of a good, healthy lifestyle. While much has been written about the importance of a nutritious diet and regular exercise, sleep doesn’t get similar attention. With poor sleep hygiene and unpredictable working-hours, sound sleep is slowly turning into a luxury. Does chronic sleep deprivation cause permanent …


Clearing up Chikungunya Symptoms


Most of you must have heard about or will hear about the Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi, killing several civilians. If you are feeling anxious about this disease, we will help you learn about Chikungunya symptoms and transmission. It has similar symptoms to Dengue, so make sure to consult a doctor and find out which disease you have …