Oct 2, 2019, 4:04:00 AM
Gynecomastia is a condition seen among boys and men as a swelling of breast that appears larger than normal. Gynecomastia is caused by imbalance of the hormone estrogen and testosterone. Normal changes in hormone levels can cause gynecomastia among newborn, pubertal age group boys and in elderly men.
Sep 27, 2019, 6:51:00 AM
Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): What You Should Know
Congenital heart disease in Kerala follows a similar pattern as the rest of the world. On an average, 8 children are born with congenital heart defects for every 1000 live births in India. The number of babies born in Kerala with congenital heart defects are estimated to be 5000 every year. Critical congenital heart disease accounts for about 25 percent of all congenital heart disease. This is those defined as requiring surgery or keyhole procedure in the first year of life. Lack of timely diagnosis and referral to centers with expertise, result in these babies facing death, or leading a truncated life.
Sep 23, 2019, 5:58:00 AM
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
The normal brain works like a computer, with the various parts specialising in the processing of specific information. These centres are interconnected by nerve cells and fibres, which constitute sophisticated circuits that process incoming information instantaneously. These nerve cells communicate with each other by physical contact and neuro chemical messengers (called Neurotransmitter’s) like Acetyl choline. On the basis of this proper processing, the appropriately necessary executive action is performed. Normal day to day functioning requires the absolute integrity of these circuits.
Sep 18, 2019, 4:10:00 AM
Cosmetic Surgeries After Weight loss
Now-a-days in our society people are very concerned about their outlook especially women about their appearance and their body contour. After losing heavy weight by various measures generally individual get carried away by the achievement of losing weight but soon to realise that they have altered appearance due to hanging skin over their tummy, breast, buttock, face, thighs and arms. Similar changes are very common after pregnancy when individual will have loose hanging skin that seems bothering.
Jul 11, 2018, 6:30:00 PM
Glucose Meters are Your Ally
This fictional story seeks to answer the most frequently asked questions and doubts regarding the purchase, use and maintenance of glucose meters. A Diabetes educator is a health professional who educates about Diabetes prevention, prediabetes and Diabetes management. Every person with Diabetes ought to consult a Diabetes educator who can guide about self-management to manage blood sugar levels, avoid complications related to Diabetes and optimise health outcomes.
Jun 26, 2018, 6:30:00 AM
Chemical Peel: Discover Radiant, Youthful Skin
Common skin problems like acne, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and freckles can drastically affect the appearance and texture of the skin, and at times, even leave permanent scars and marks. Though most of these problems can be treated using topical medications, one may not get the desired results as these formulations can only manage the condition superficially. The simple solution to this problem is Chemical Peel.
Jun 25, 2018, 6:00:00 AM
Scoliosis In Children: How Corrective Surgery Can Transform Lives
Twelve year old Riya* was a loner. She didn’t like making new friends, she hated the idea of going for family functions, she disliked things that children of her age loved. The reason was her body. She had developed an abnormally bent, deformed spine – a condition called scoliosis. This made her back look disfigured and gait (style of walking) - abnormal. She feared that people would make fun of her.
Jun 12, 2018, 6:00:00 AM
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A Growing Epidemic in Kerala
What is fatty liver
Fatty liver is a life style disorder affecting millions of people in Kerala. It is a reversible condition wherein fat accumulate in liver cells leading to enlargement of liver, inflammation and liver cell destruction. Two common causes for fatty liver are alcohol intake and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD. NAFLD is a disorder of fat metabolism wherein the fat can accumulate in the liver in excessive amounts, thus resulting in a fatty liver.
May 25, 2018, 6:00:00 AM
NIPAH VIRUS INFECTION: BE INFORMED, BE SAFE
What is Nipah Virus Infection?
- The Nipah Virus (NiV) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae - genus Henipavirus
- Niphah is an enveloped single stranded RNA Virus that can cause Encephalitis or inflammation of the brain
- Mortality rate of Nipah virus infection is 50 - 70%