Virginia Apgar – Inventor of the Apgar Score

Virginia Apgar was the inventor of the Apgar Score, a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn child immediately after birth in order to combat infant mortality. A leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, she introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology. Timeline 7 June 1909 – 7 August […]

Can Online Networking Portals Benefit Doctors or other Healthcare Members?

What is networking? Keeping the literal meaning aside (since we’re all familiar with that), networking is an underrated and often overlooked step in our career development. With the advent of technology and its increased relevance in almost all fields, online networking is the latest trend. The healthcare sector is slowly warming up to the idea […]

Having Pets Can Make Your “Ruff” Days Easy

Did you know that besides man, dogs are also a cheetah’s best friend? It’s true! Cheetahs that are bred in captivity are nervous and timid by nature. They often have dogs as their best friend to become more comfortable with their environment.1 Dogs—or rather, pets—form an integral part of some, if not all, people’s lives. […]

10 Groundbreaking Medical Advancements of the 20th Century

The 20th century produced such a plethora of discoveries and advances that in some ways 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 medical advancements of the 20th century, one from each decade!  1906: The […]

5 Reasons Why Laparoscopy Should Be Preferred

Laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed using small incisions to access the inside of the abdomen or pelvis. It is called so because the surgeon inserts a “laparoscope” — a device with a video camera and light at the end. This technique has garnered a lot of support in […]

TOP 5 TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE

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 […]

12 Facts about Bones and Osteoporosis

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 […]

After Whitewashing, ‘Pinkwashing’ is the new problem in town!

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 […]

The success of Medical Tourism in India

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 […]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

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 […]