Monthly Archive: May 2019

The Digital Boom and the era of E-Commerce 0

The Digital Boom and the era of E-Commerce

India’s digital era has arrived as it was destined to since the inception of the mobile phone in the 1990s. Life has become easier for us we are living on our fingertips. Every action, from ordering dessert late night after dinner to cutting tickets for the family for a long vacation, has been digitized and with a rampant integration of technology, made accessible to us at our homes. Businesses in India, especially the small...

World No Tobacco Day History and the Indian scenario 0

World No Tobacco Day History and the Indian scenario

World No Tobacco Day is recognized every year on May 31stby the World Health Organization (WHO) in a bid to make people aware about the perils of tobacco consumption, the business of tobacco companies and what measures can be implemented to counter rampant tobacco use to foster a healthy lifestyle and ensure the sustenance of future generations. “World No Tobacco Day” was conceptualized in 1987 where the member nations of the WHO collaborated to...

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away – The history and the truth of the quote!

We keep saying specific quotes and phrases, hear them at times, or pass them off as real-time advice without ascertaining their truth. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is one such statement. Most of us have heard this from our parents who said it with a sound intention of making us eat some fruits so that we can be healthy. If we ate an apple, we don’t have to visit a doctor...

The important components in the life cycle of surgical equipment 0

The important components in the life cycle of surgical equipment

As surgical equipment is at the center of all operations in medical establishments, it essential to follow specific guidelines and processes to ensure their longevity. This is where the Life Cycle of surgical equipment comes into play. This process has particular aspects, which in turn have their own set of actions which needs to be performed. Let’s go through these steps one by one:  Purchase: The first step of the process involves hospitals buying...

Air Pollution and how it aggravates Asthma? 0

Air Pollution and how it aggravates Asthma?

It is a well-known fact that air pollution is one of the central causes of asthma. But why does it aggravate the condition? Let’s find out. The Ozone The ozone gas is a very prevalent air pollutant which results in smog or/and haze. Ozone provokes the asthmatic condition by affecting the lungs and airways. The ozone particles, in colloquial terms, “irritate” the lungs and air tracts in the body resulting in more asthmatic attacks....

National Dengue Day 2019: Some debunked myths and prevention 0

National Dengue Day 2019: Some debunked myths and prevention

Dengue occurs as a result of a virus known as DENV. There are 4 types of the DENV virus and is transferred by the Aedes aegypti mosquito which can be affected by any of the 4 variants of virus. An interesting fact about this mosquito is that it only bites during the day. In India, National Dengue Day is recognized on 16th May every year with the help of the Ministry of Health and...

World Thalassemia Day 2019: All you need to know about the blood disorder 0

World Thalassemia Day 2019: All you need to know about the blood disorder

Thalassemia is a blood disorder which comprises of a lack of hemoglobin and blood cells in the body, lower than the normal count. A mellow thalassemia doesn’t require any treatment but if it’s serious, blood transfusions are needed by the patient. It is an inherited disorder which results in anemia. To create more awareness about the disease, and pay respect to the patients suffering from the disorder, their families, and the doctors working towards...

World Asthma Day 2019: The Causes, Consequences, and Prevention 0

World Asthma Day 2019: The Causes, Consequences, and Prevention

World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on 7th May, which is dedicated towards creating more awareness about the disease, its reasons, consequences, and treatment. This day is organized by the Global Initiative For Asthma (GINA) where a theme is chosen to signify certain particular aspects of asthma to the people. The theme for 2019 is STOP Asthma where the former is an abbreviation of Symptom evaluation, Test response, Observe and assess, and proceed...