Category: Editorial

A clean and sterilized medical facility Why is it important and how to do it 0

A clean and sterilized medical facility: Why is it important and how to do it?

A medical clinic is a very sensitive facility. People visit this facility with their various ailments and diseases to get diagnosed and treated. Therefore, in order to not make things worse, it is imperative that medical establishments are clean and sterilized. The appropriate disposables, sterilization kits should be kept in place along with hardline protocols for discarding used medical consumables. Apart from this, an overall purity and cleanliness of the facility is essential to...

International Day of Yoga 2019: 10interesting facts about yoga which can make you take up the practice! 0

International Day of Yoga 2019: 10 interesting facts about yoga which can make you take up the practice!

Yoga is an archaic physical, mental, and spiritual practice which has its roots in India. “Yoga” is a Sanskrit term which means unite or to join, which represents the connection between the body and consciousness. The inception of International Day of Yoga was in 11th December 2014 when the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi initiated the idea to the United Nations (UN). This day is characterized by awareness campaigns and programs directed at informing...

World Blood Donor Day 2019: What is it about and the Indian Scenario! 0

World Blood Donor Day 2019: What is it about and the Indian Scenario!

In the year 2005, health ministers from countries across the world gathered at the 58th World Health Assembly and gave their universal support towards the betterment of the cause of voluntary blood donation. Resolution number WHA58.13 was approved which recognized June 14 as World Blood Donor Day. The resolution urged the member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish parameters and checks for the secured implementation of blood donation, transfusion, and viable long-term...

Setbacks of using defective surgical instruments 0

Setbacks of using defective surgical instruments

Surgical instruments and devices are the backbone of any surgical procedure. Therefore, it shouldn’t be spelled out that any healthcare establishment must prioritize their maintenance. Defective and inferior quality instruments can have both negative and severe consequences for the patients. In 2009, a patient in a hospital in the United Kingdom went through heart surgery. Although the operation was successful, the patient suffered from an antibiotic-resistant infection, which was almost fatal. 10 more patients...

World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour 0

World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour

Brain tumour comprises of a development or a mass of abnormal cells in the brain. There are various types of brain tumours, some of which are cancerous (malignant) in nature while others are non-cancerous (benign). Some tumours can originate in the brain which are known as primary brain tumours while some tumours start in other areas of the body and reach the brain which are known as metastatic or secondary brain tumours. The timeline...

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...

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...