Dr. Jonas Salk: Creator of the Polio Vaccine

Dr. Jonas Salk was an American physician and medical researcher and one of the leading scientists of the twentieth century. He was the creator of the first safe and effective polio vaccine. Let’s have a look at his life and achievements. Timeline: 1914-1995 Place of Study: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. City College of […]

Double Trouble: Surprising Facts about Twins

Twins are such an exciting phenomenon of nature. If you are a twin or know someone who’s a twin, you’ve probably noticed that they are a bit atypical when it comes to other siblings. Here are some surprising facts about twins that might make you double back! Linked since birth Twins can start interacting with […]

Dr. Harvey Cushing

Ever wondered who Cushing’s syndrome is named after? Read the story of Dr Harvey Cushing, the father of modern neurological surgery.  He comes from a long generation of general practitioners and has revolutionised the approach towards neurosurgery. Timeline: 1869-1939 Background: Dr Cushing’s father, grandfather, and great grandfather before him were all general practitioners. He was […]

Pay attention to your environment

Our world is going up in flames-both literally and figuratively. Every day we hear some news or statistics about melting ice caps, plastic in the ocean, forest fires, etc. Climate is changing dramatically on a global scale. All species under the sun are being affected and humans are no exception. On this World Environment Day, […]

Should you root for plant-based diets?

Plants are literally life-savers. They support life on our planet and are one of our most important resources. From providing food and oxygen to life-saving medicines, they’ve got our backs in all aspects. Plant-based diets are also the predominant food sources in many cultures. Such diets hold great value in the protection of the environment. […]

What’s the hype about Hypertension?

There’s a high chance you know someone with hypertension. Or perhaps you yourself are hypertensive. Or you could be at risk of developing high blood pressure and not even know it! Hypertension is a global problem affecting about 1.13  billion people worldwide. World Hypertension Day is observed on 17th May 2021 to raise awareness about […]

Hippocrates: The Father of Medicine

We’ve all heard about the Hippocratic Oath. But how much do you know about the person it was named after? Do you know about the contributions he made to the field of medicine? Let’s get an insight into the life of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. Timeline: 460–377 BC Place of study: Hippocrates was trained […]