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Category: PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

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 […]

ANTI-AGING DRUG : RAPAMYCIN

  INTRODUCTION   Humans are plagued with diseases that are strongly related to ageing : Atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetic complications, cancer, Alzheimer, Dementia and Parkinson diseases, age-related macular degeneration, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis to name a few. They all have ageing at the core of their pathology in some way or the other. Hence, suppression of aging […]

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 […]

Joints for the weekend: should you pass them on or let them PASS?

“The most obvious important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about” – David Foster Wallace That kick, that high, those oohs and aahs. When the world around you becomes 7-D and slows down, when you can hear colours and see sounds. When you crave that feeling over and […]

World no tobacco day- STOP SMOKING BEFORE IT STOPS YOUR HEARTBEAT!!

Coming 31st May you would see different posters and ad campaigns increasing the awareness of tobacco-related health hazards. 31st May is celebrated every year as the World No Tobacco Day when the ill-effects of tobacco consumption and maintaining lung health are stressed upon. Though the World No Tobacco Day is supposed to increase awareness against […]

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 […]

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE : KEEP BLEEDING LOVE.

If looked upon with scrutiny, menstrual hygiene appears to be the most important subject of women empowerment worldwide. And availability of sanitary pads and proper bathrooms are not the solitary issues regarding menstruation. The main evil we have to fight against is the social norms that stand in the way of women as taboos and […]

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 […]

COPING WITH RAPE AND ASSUALT:SURVIVING RAPE IS HALF BATTLE WON

Sexual assault and rape are weapons used by perpetrators to hurt and dominate others—motivated by a need to control, humiliate, and harm. It is never a survivor’s fault. Sexual assault refers to any sexual, physical, verbal, or visual act that forces a person to engage in sexual contact against their will or without their affirmative consent. Rape commonly […]

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