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Been there, done that- Or not? : Déjà vu explained

A known nook in the street of a city you’ve never been to. A familiar-looking stranger on the bus. A recognisable conversation that was never exchanged. Stopping in your tracks you’re left wondering: Haven’t I done this before?  At some point of time in our lives, we’ve all experienced such fleeting moments when we think […]

Fluttering Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Special

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This translates to a week full of surreal emotion oozing in our hearts, ready to pour out on our loved ones. But did you know that Valentine’s Day is not the only occasion observed this week? Congenital Heart Defects or CHD Awareness week is observed between 7th to 14th […]

10 Leprosy Facts to fall back on: World Leprosy Eradication Day 2021

For a long time, it was believed that leprosy causes your limbs to fall off. Fortunately, science has made enough progress to do away with such strange misconceptions. On this World Leprosy Eradication Day i.e. on the 31st January of 2021, let’s delve into a few facts about this wrongly notorious disease.  World Leprosy Eradication […]

Pronuclear Transfer: The Secret To ‘Three Parent Baby’

Three biological parents, one offspring. Two moms and one dad. Though this sounds almost biblical, it has been made possible through the advancements in gene manipulation over the past few years. Speaking specifically, it can be achieved using the pronuclear transfer technique. Though this venture was not a shot at making a miracle baby, the […]

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 […]