Keyhole surgery in newborns


August 8, 2019

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves small keyhole incisions made on the stomach resulting in shorter recovery time, reduced chance of early and late potential complications and improved cosmetic results in comparison to the traditional open surgery approach. Here is an excerpt from a video interview of Dr M. Srinivasa Rao, Chief

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Hernia – Facts, Symptoms and Treatment


July 9, 2019

Generally, people think that a hernia is a groin swelling or swelling at the umbilicus, but actually, a hernia is a balloon-like swelling. It is a muscular defect that is projected through a weak point in the skin like in the abdominal wall or at the area of the groin. Here is an excerpt from

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What are the causes and effects of Indoor Air Pollution?


July 9, 2019

According to a recent survey conducted by WHO, indoor air pollution has affected and killed more than 4.3 million people every year. Indoor Air Pollution refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial facility. The problems can be subtle and

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Body Pain Syndrome: Causes and Management


May 29, 2019

Pain is an undesirable sensation in the body which is triggered by our brain. Pain experienced by each individual varies in frequency and severity. Complaints regarding body pain are very common, especially in women aged above 50 years. Many of them are habituated to taking pain killers and other modes of treatment. However, it is

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World Asthma Day


May 5, 2019

Asthma is an allergic disease that causes airway problems to the lungs. As a result of asthma, the patient may suffer from severe breathing difficulty. It eventually makes the person feel difficult in performing some physical activities. Asthma is related to the breathing issue. When people are exposed to different stimulants like food, air and

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Body Pain Syndrome: Causes and Management


April 26, 2019

Pain is an undesirable sensation in the body which is triggered by our brain. Pain experienced by each individual varies in frequency and severity. Complaints regarding body pain are very common, especially in women aged above 50 years. Many of them are habituated to taking pain killers and other modes of treatment. However, it is

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Dengue – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Precautions


March 14, 2019

Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. With rapid urbanisation and global travel leading to drastic demographic changes, dengue has become a threat to almost 40% of the world’s population i.e. over 2.5 billion people. Dengue in India has dramatically expanded over the last few decades. It is estimated that

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7 Common Myths and Facts of Asthma


December 13, 2018

Myth: Asthma is present only when you face trouble in breathing. Fact: Asthma is a disease that is difficult to identify. Even without visible symptoms, there is a chance of underlying inflammation in the airways of people with asthma. Asthma exists even when symptoms are not visible. Asthma needs to be controlled by regularly consuming

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