Monthly Archive: May 2019

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...