Sleep Medicine19 Feb 2016
Dr. Victor Jerome Ambrose is a pediatrician with special interest in pediatric sleep disorders. He underwent fellowship training in pediatric sleep and long term ventilation at Greater Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. We interview him on sleep related issues in children. 1) What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) of childhood? Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is the extreme end of the spectrum of obstructive sleep disordered breathing in children (that includes three distinct...
Pediatrics8 Dec 2015
Dr. Victor Jerome Ambrose is a pediatrician with special interest in pediatric sleep disorders. He underwent fellowship training in pediatric sleep and long term ventilation at Greater Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. We interview him on sleep related issues in children. 1) How much sleep do children require for optimal physiological outcomes? According to the recommendations cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the required duration of sleep is for...
Oncology26 Nov 2015
Dr. E. Prasad is a Medical and Radiation Oncologist trained at Christian Medical College, Vellore and Madras Medical College, Chennai. He is also actively involved in clinical research activities including studying molecular pathways in brain tumours and clinical trial of targeted therapy drug Trastuzumab in advanced breast cancer. He provides medical care for cancer patients at various hospitals at Chennai including Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Centre, Billroth Hospitals and HCG-Kavery...
Public Health14 Nov 2015
The question asked most often about being overweight is, “How come I keep gaining weight? I don’t really eat that much.” Well, the truth of the matter is that we get heavier as we grow older because our physical activity tends to decrease even though our food intake remains the same. The majority of obese people are much less active than the majority of thin people. It is their sedentary lifestyle that accounts for their excess weight and not their overeating. The only way to beat the battle...
Public Health1 Nov 2015
Cholesterol - that yellow, waxy, fatty stuff – in your blood is the main culprit that narrows the blood vessels and shortens the gap between you and heart disease. You should eat in a way that lowers one type of cholesterol, called LDL, and boosts another type, known as HDL. That is because the LDLs are “bad-guys” that serves as raw materials to clog arteries. In contrast the “good-guy” HDLs gobble up the LDL and transport them to liver, where they are crushed. Obviously, the more HDL and less...
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