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Neuroregulatory Functions of The Gut – Meet the Second Brain!

August 10, 2016 – 10:31 PM |

Most of us are quite happily aware of being controlled by our cerebral cortex – that grooved and fissured grey matter that bends the body to its will, regulating all the physiological functions that sustain …

In Pursuit of Equity: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women

February 10, 2016 – 10:24 PM |

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) include every individual’s right to decide for their sexual well-being and reproduction without any discrimination, violence, and compulsion. Moreover, SRHR ensure an individual’s ability to choose whether, when, …

In Focus: The Damaging Effects of Alcohol on the Body

January 30, 2016 – 7:48 PM |

Knowing the severity of alcohol’s negative effects on the body will definitely make you think twice about going to that party or getting yourself a bottle of beer. What starts out as harmless fun can …

Of Women, Exercise, and a Culture That Won’t Relent

November 24, 2015 – 10:10 PM |

‘Regular weight lifting doesn’t make your muscles feel too sore. Unless you skip a day – then you feel it, and then you cry.’

The Fabled Art of Dieting

November 21, 2015 – 3:23 PM |

No one eats healthy. It’s not a cynical opinion of my outlook on life. It’s a fact. Health freaks like to calculate their calorie intake, their daily amount of fibres and proteins and lay off …

Challenges in Nursing Practice: Provision of Effective Patient Education

June 19, 2015 – 12:49 AM |

Patient education is one of the fundamental aspects of holistic nursing care. It empowers people and encourages them to seek health improving behavior and self care leading to a healthy life and smooth recovery. Patient …

Obesity and Diabetes: The Role of Bariatric Surgery in the Treatment of “Diabesity”

December 8, 2014 – 3:27 PM | One Comment

We are currently in the midst of two closely linked epidemics – Obesity & Diabetes. Diabetes type 2 or adult onset Diabetes accounts for 90% of cases of diabetes and is poised to become the …

Insight: How Obesity Compromises Reproductive Health in Women

December 7, 2014 – 4:41 PM |

Obesity results from excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards for age, sex and height. A BMI of >25 is overweight and >30 is obese. Though excessive calorie intake is important …

The Ground Realities of Government Hospital Setups

December 5, 2014 – 10:25 PM |

My practical venture, ideally the taste of reality began when I stepped out as a fresh graduate embarking on a journey to minus insult to injury, joining a government hospital as per PMDC requirements for …

Stigmas surrounding the Mental Health Profession

November 27, 2014 – 12:15 PM |

When you enter the field of psychology the foremost thing that you learn is that there is a huge stigma associated with Mental health and hence your profession. It’s quite easy for people to tease …

The Immune System and its Memory : An Underappreciated Gift of Nature

November 19, 2014 – 7:54 PM |

Do you still remember the last time you were sick, how dejected and sad you were at that time, but later on got your health back again? This being the case, you should give credits …

Retracing the Link to Spirituality: Mind, Body and Soul

November 17, 2014 – 10:59 PM |

The ancient Greek period focused on the body and mind using two approaches (1) the materialist; stating matter, or brain (2) the personalist; central in the person is the core called the soul, self, or …

Ebola, the Deadly Virus – A Threat to Public Health

November 16, 2014 – 8:15 PM |

Ebola is also known as Ebola virus disease EVD or Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
It is severe and often a deadly disease that occurs in humans and primates (e.g. monkeys, gorillas). Ebola hemorrhagic fever has made worldwide …