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Category: PATHOLOGY

Can we sing our way out of the disease ?

 “ Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” – Elton john   Music has been used as healer innumerable times metaphorically from a very long time. Since the 1800s, music has formed a very crucial part of various treatments. The rhythms can not only […]

Phineas Gage: The Neurosciences’ most famous patient

07/30/2020 Hello readers! Today, we bring to you the case of an erstwhile American railroad worker- Phineas Gage who was injured in an accident during the railroad construction. Why?  Of course, if we have hit this case today, there’s definitely something very special about it. This is a hitherto unprecedented case. This case is one […]

FOP: Human Body Turning into Stone

06/25/2020 FOP, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, is the rarest of rare diseases with about 800 cases reported (as of 2017) worldwide. The incidence rate of this rare disease is about 0.5 per million.  It is the only disease known so far that causes one organ system to change to another. Yes, you read that right. In […]

Mental Health: One’s priceless asset in life

05/30/2020 What is mental health? The WHO (World Health Organisation) defines health in its constitution as- “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” If this definition is to be implied in the mental arena, then it would mean that mental health does […]

Worms in the heart!!

05/27/2020 Yes, you read that right. In medicine, it is termed as ‘Cardiac Cysticercosis’. Its really disgusting to think of, right? It might be but yes it exists. We will introduce you to this disgusting yet interesting condition in medicine- worms that can seek asylum in your heart. Let us introduce you to the terms […]

Work through the day yet sleep flies away!

Everyone has been affected with this at one point of their life or another, whether it is because of studies or stress or even a significant other. This is even more prevalent, considering the present scenario of the lock down, when our sleep cycles have become completely twisted and the future has become uncertain. What […]

The Calorie restriction theory – A Breakthrough !

How we think that maybe, maybe in another world Augustus won’t die and will marry Hazel and and stop. but no…. water splash! Jokes apart, We couldn’t prevent him from dying because of cancer, but there is certainly one thing we can do in a General population. Preventing ageing! It wasn’t a typo, you read […]

SanMen: The Frontline Warriors of all Time

“Once I had an accident at work. A slab caught my finger, and I had to treat the wound for 11 months. In total, the care cost me about 60,000 CFA francs (Rs 7580). But I must say that I continued to work while caring for the injury. In the meantime, my mother told me […]

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