HIV/AIDS impairs an infected person’s T cells who can spread the infection through blood transmission, sharing needles, and unprotected sex. India is home to the world’s third-largest HIV/AIDS infected with over 2 million confirmed cases including over 2.5 lac deaths recorded in 2020. After the first infection, a person may suffer no symptoms or a […]
How does Tuberculosis risk your Lungs, Kidney, Spine, and Brain?
Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis primarily attacks the lungs, though it may affect other organs such as the kidneys, spine, and brain, whose signs and symptoms vary depending on the organs involved. For example, Tuberculosis affecting the spine can cause back pain, while Tuberculosis of the kidneys may lead to blood in the urine. TB […]
Digital Healthcare Promises Universal Health Coverage to All
Even Primary healthcare services are not available to everyone. Statistics suggests that at least half of the world’s population is not covered by essential healthcare care facilities. Besides over 100 million people are pushed to extreme poverty due to expenses on healthcare facilities which was simply beyond their reach. The Covid pandemic has added to […]
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, […]
World Immunization Day: Vaccinations that Build Immunity
Children particularly infants, can catch infections very quickly. It is because their body’s defence system that fights against infections is not fully developed. Although they receive lifesaving antibodies from their mothers, however, these antibodies gradually diminish, which makes them susceptible to infections and diseases. Immunization forms a cushion that immunes them against deadly infections by […]