Inspiring Disability Book Recommendations For You

Every year, December 3rd is observed as International Day of Disabled Persons. Millions of people in the world currently suffer from visible as well as invisible disabilities. The latter type of disability has managed to become a serious problem over the years. People suffer from mental illnesses, learning difficulties or behavioral problems, which often aren’t […]

Dr. Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

Timeline: August 31, 1842 – June 10, 1906 Place of study: Female Medical College of Pennsylvania École de Médecine of the University of Paris Contributions to the field of medicine:  Dr. Jacobi wrote her famous essay ‘The Question of Rest for Women during Menstruation’ in response to a book that claimed physical exertion in menstruating […]

Let’s Talk About PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

INTRODUCTION Trauma is usually defined as experiencing or witnessing a scary, disturbing or shocking event. The nature of the traumatic injury can be physical, mental or emotional. Trauma is subjective for different people, i.e. everyone processes and reacts differently to different traumas. Most of us recover from the initial symptoms or after-effects of a traumatic […]

Lockdown Diwali: It’s Different, Yet The Same!

Let’s just say it out loud now. When the lockdown started in March, no one thought that we would feel its effects right down in November, during Diwali — one of the most important festivals in our country. We’re not technically in lockdown, but it still feels different, doesn’t it? We are used to gatherings […]

10 Respiratory System Facts That Will Make You Gasp

The respiratory system is a marvelous group of organs keeping us alive. It’s what allows the entry of oxygen inside our body and processes it to keep us going. We’re almost always aware of our breathing. An action as simple as taking air in and exhaling it has complex mechanisms behind it as well as […]

Dr. V. Craig Jordan

Born: New Braunfels, Texas, USA Place of study: University of Leeds, England Contribution to breast cancer research: Dr. Jordan’s PhD program involved studying anti-estrogens. He studied the effects of tamoxifen and other selective estrogen receptor modulators and their effects on bone density. Tamoxifen has since then revolutionized the treatment of breast cancer. His research demonstrated […]

How Can We Treat Breast Cancer?

The month of October is dedicated to increasing awareness among people about breast cancer. Genetic, biological and environmental factors play a role in developing risk factors for breast cancer. For example, people with a family history of breast cancer are at a high risk of developing it themselves. Risk of breast cancer increases with increasing […]

How To Do Breast Self Examination

October is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world with an alarming mortality rate. It is more common in women than in men. Since its discovery, the diagnosis and treatment techniques for breast cancer have developed exponentially. This has helped people in getting early […]

Dr. Elwood V. Jensen

Timeline:  January 13, 1920 – December 16, 2012 Place of study:  Wittenberg University, Ohio University of Chicago, Chicago Contribution to breast cancer research:  Dr. Jensen studied steroid hormones and isolated estrogen receptors, discovering their importance in breast cancer. His research demonstrated that nearly 75% of all breast cancers express ERα, and that women showing significant […]