Have you recently felt itchy ears, troubled hearing, or ear pain? It may be the ear wax, also known as cerumen, that is causing the problem. Ear wax is a self-cleaning agent that protects our eardrum from foreign particles such as dust, and small insects. However, as in most things in life, balance is key […]
Winter Care for Severe Acne, Clogged Pores, and Acne Scars
Dry and harsh winters bring a host of skin troubles. And if you thought that acne scars are restricted to the summer season then think again. Winters, a season known for its low humidity levels makes, the most superficial layer of our skin (epidermis) go dry which leads to acne breakouts. Dry skin does […]
Green Diwali: Can Fire Cracker Smoke Spread Covid-19 Faster?
Diwali festival brings Diya decoration, Diwali gifts, and Diwali lights besides congesting air pollution which reaches its highest levels adversely affecting the air quality index. As the world fights the adversaries of the worst public health crisis-Covid-19 pandemic, the festival of lights this year will be low-key. Respiratory disease specialists have shared their concerns about the […]
Diabetes and Eye Care: Is Diabetes Related to Eye Problems?
Insulin (made by the pancreas) is considered to be one of the main anabolic hormones of our body which helps in the absorption of glucose from food by the cells for energy. This glucose gets accumulated in the blood, when enough insulin is not made by our pancreas. This causes blood sugar levels to rise, […]
Superfoods to Fight Covid-19: Excess of Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Turmeric, Pepper, Spices can be Fatal
Covid-19 has engulfed over 38 million worldwide till date, with over 1 million deaths. In the number of active cases, India stands second, behind the USA. Not a distinction to be proud of. The coronavirus recovery path is slow involving quarantine and social distancing. However, as a precautionary measure, many of us are following good practices to build our […]
How to Choose the Best Hand Wash this Global Hand Washing Day?
We touch a lot of commonly used surfaces every day, like door handles, ATMs, cellphone, doorknobs, elevator buttons, and so on, have you ever wondered how many viruses and infections it may bring to you? With its high infectivity rate Covid-19 has made frequently used surfaces even more dangerous. Any viruses that survive on these surfaces […]
Equal Human Rights for All- Fighting Mental Health Issues on International Coming Out Day
The LGBTQ community brings together a cohort of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer’s whose identity and sexual preferences are different from the gender identities and conventional heterosexual relationships known to society. LGBT’s fight a daily battle for acceptance, recognition, internal and external conflicts to live a happy life. Their mental conflicts and identity […]
How Important is Universal Access to Medical Information to fight Covid-19?
One’s health, wellbeing, disease management is all dependent on the availability of information and access to it. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made the dissemination of science-based essential health information a basic human right. Acknowledging the importance of universal access to information that people need to know, the International Day for Universal Access to Information is […]
World Alzheimer’s Day: Caring for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s- A progressive brain disorder first diagnosed in 1906 currently affects millions of families worldwide. This slowly progressive disease affects someone in the world every three seconds who develops dementia/Alzheimer’s. A higher percentage of those affected with Alzheimer’s is common as the population ages. Alzheimer’s affects patients, their families, friends, and caregivers causing stress and emotional […]
World Patient Safety Day: Caring for Patient Healthcare During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has bought huge challenges in providing uninterrupted patient care. Healthcare workers globally are facing psychological and emotional disturbances, violence, stigma, illness, and even death. In extreme situations, working in stressful environments can lead to stress-induced errors which can lead to patient harm. The pandemic has redefined the critical aspects of patient safety […]