Do you get enough sleep?  It is a matter of life and death. A study conducted by the American Auto Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety to quantify the relationship between lack of sleep and car crash risk. The study showed that getting one hour of sleep less can...
Wisdom teeth (third molars) usually start to erupt (enter your mouth) during late adolescence. Sometimes, there's not enough room for them, and they come in partially or not at all. This condition can lead to Pericoronitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the tooth. When only part of the tooth...
This popular Christmas song brings with its lyrics the feel of a beautiful white Christmas. However for those suffering from Dandruff, they will agree with me when I say - this could very well be their theme song. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis or Pityriasis Captitis or Dandruff (as commonly referred to by...
Weight reduction, Dietary sodium restriction, Regular physical activity, Alcohol moderation and total tobacco abstinence are the key Lifestyle interventions for blood pressure reduction. Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy...
An Entity or a Pseudo Disease? Prehypertension corresponds to BP values above 120/80 mmHg and below 140/90 mmHg. In a recent study published in BMC medicine, Huang et al challenged current guidelines which label blood pressure below 140/90 as being normal by conducting that prehypertension (even at lower levels of...
The Bronchoscopy Like the tree has a stem which divide multiple times in to branches to form twigs, our respiratory system has the main airway, the trachea, which further divides multiple times (bronchi) to form very small air pipes- the bronchioles. Like the leaves breathe for the tree, the alveoli...
Back and neck pain is a common condition that affects all age groups. It is estimated that back and neck pain affect 80% of the population at some time of their life. It is more common in industrialized and modern societies while it is much less prevalent in agricultural...
Age is the single most important factor affecting the woman’s fertility and her chances of having a child. We have to understand a fact that ovaries have a life span. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. At birth there are about one million eggs....
Do you have heavy menstrual bleeding, low back pain? Do you have abdominal fullness or swelling? You could be having fibroids. Uterine Fibroids, also called myomas, are common, benign muscular growths that develop in the uterus. They are seen in upto 70% of women. By the age of 50 years,...
Febrile seizures are convulsions brought on by a fever in infants or small children. During a febrile seizure, a child often loses consciousness and shakes, moving limbs on both sides of the body. Less commonly, the child becomes rigid or has twitches in only a portion of the body,...