Florence Nightingale changed the course of nursing history alone. She was a staunch advocate for better health-care, hunger relief, and women empowerment. Her written works aimed to be medically accurate and legible to the common folk. Even today, the lady with the lamp is an inspiration to all the medical workers across the world.
It has taken a while, but the healthcare industry has finally accepted technological advancements with open arms. Technology has played a major role in this industry, right from computer-aided surgeries to medical apps on our smartphones. Given the exponential growth of technology, robots performing surgeries using artificial intelligence in the future shouldn’t come as a […]
We all know that October is observed as the ‘‘Breast Cancer Awareness’’ month. It is an effort made to raise awareness among people about the disease, encourage them for regular check-ups, especially women over the age of 50 years and to decrease the stigma around breast cancer. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to […]
Medical tourism in India is on a steady rise. Our country has become a popular choice of many patients across the globe due to our efficient, affordable and safe medical facilities. Here are five of the best success stories of foreign patients seeking medical treatment in India. 1. A bedridden Polish woman walks just after […]
There is an unfair disparity in the way we treat our physical and mental health. We look for tangible symptoms while diagnosing a person’s illness, but often ignore the intangible, yet real symptoms. Anxiety, loss of appetite, panic attacks, depressive episodes, “rebellious” phase and insomnia – these are some common symptoms of deteriorating mental health […]
The 20th century produced such a plethora of discoveries and advances that in some ways it changed the face of medicine. The rapid progress of medicine in this era was reinforced by enormous improvements in communication between scientists throughout the world. Here are 10 fantastic and ground-breaking medical advancements of the 20th century, one from […]
World Osteoporosis Day is celebrated on 20th October every year. Here are 12 facts about bones and the silent disease ‘osteoporosis’: Depressed women produce more amounts of cortisol, which breaks down the bone, as compared to normal women. Hence, depressed women tend to have lower bone density. Antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and […]