Public Health30 Oct 2015
Mobile phones and laptops have become an integral part of our lives in the past few hours. We have lost count of the number of hours we spend daily working on our laptops or texting on our mobile phones. But all this is taking a heavy toll on our spine. According to a paper published in the journal Surgery Technology International by spinal doctor Kenneth Hansraj, when we hunch over our phones, we are putting an additional weight of 60 pounds on our cervical spine. As per Dr. Hansraj, a good...
Pediatrics28 Oct 2015
Celiac disease is a rare pediatric disease associated with food intolerance. The most common symptoms are pain in abdomen and diarrhea. The disease is associated with intestinal damage which can easily be identified during a biopsy. However, if we go by a new study carried out by Dr. Umberto Volta and his associates and published in the journal BMC Gastroenterology, this was the scenario around 15 years back. In recent years, celiac disease has evolved so much that it will be difficult to...
Nutrition25 Oct 2015
Studies show that you eat more when you are dining with more people. This is especially true if the people you are eating with generally consume larger amount of food. Your appetite goes into overdrive when you are with several people, especially if you are talking and enjoying yourself with friends. What happens is that with the excitement of dining with friends, your appetite mechanism doesn’t shut off easily. Before you know it, you are eating more than you should have eaten, while not...
Infectious Diseases18 Feb 2015
There is an ongoing outbreak of Swine flu (H1N1) in India. Government has devised a comprehensive strategy to contain the evolving epidemic. Individuals with symptoms suggestive of swine flu have been categorized based on the severity of symptoms and background previous illnesses. Testing and treatment guidelines have been advised accordingly. Please refer to the below links for Govt. guidelines for detailed information regarding evaluation, categorization, testing and treatment. http://pib....
Infectious Diseases12 Feb 2015
Dr. Ravikant Porwal is one of the few qualified infectious disease specialist in India with special interest in HIV management. He is currently Consultant in Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases and Chair of Infection control at Manipal Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan. His other interests include Infection control in healthcare facilities, Post-transplant infections and Multi drug resistant tuberculosis. India has the third largest population of HIV infected people in the world....
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