How to Pick the Right Stethoscope for Medical Students?

How to Pick the Right Stethoscope for Medical Students?

While most medical students encounter their very own stethoscope in the first year of Physiology class, the thrill of owning this diagnostic equipment that distinctly identifies doctors is something that most medical students remember for their entire career. Apart from being a momentous occasion, it is also a tedious task to select the right stethoscope during medical school as the various options and specifications available […]

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Safely Disposing Needles and Sharps

Safely Disposing Needles and Sharps

In a 2012 study by the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, it was found that 12% of all HIV infections were associated to the unsafe use of injections. The same study also concluded that 46% cases of Hepatitis B and 38% of Hepatitis C cases also occurred due to the reuse of needles and syringes. Injecting equipment typically consists of three parts – The […]

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The Evolution of Hearing Aids

The Evolution of Hearing Aids

From the Bulky ear trumpets that had to be physically supported to tiny enough to fit in the ear canal – Hearing aids have come a long way. Hearing aid devices have been impacting the lives of millions of people and transformed the lifestyles of people living with hearing disabilities. Though technologies used in production of hearing aids has come a long way leading to […]

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Urinary Incontinence Management: Finding the Right Products for You?

Urinary Incontinence Management: Finding the Right Products for You?

Incontinence is a condition that affects nearly 24 million adults in India and remains to be one of the most stigmatized medical conditions. The fact that many people are ashamed to talk about incontinence and the embarrassment associated with this medical condition are the major contributing factors that lead to the lack of awareness about incontinence management and products that can make life with incontinence […]

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Breastfeeding – Time to Make a Change

Breastfeeding – Time to Make a Change

Breastfeeding is the first form of nourishment that a child receives after birth. Since 1991, World Breastfeeding Week is observed in the first week of August to make people more aware of the importance of breastfeeding, to make society more supportive of breastfeeding, to draw the governments worldwide to invest in maternity facilities and to realize WHO’s goal of increasing the rate of exclusive breastfeeding […]

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The Definitive Checklist for Setting Up A New Clinic

The Definitive Checklist for Setting Up A New Clinic

While setting up a new clinic, there are various parameters which you consider to make sure that the clinic has a good vanguard. While location, neighborhood and marketing strategies have an important role to play in the success of clinic, it is important to have a well-equipped clinic that is prepared for the most miscellaneous and unexpected situations. Setting up a clinic is a difficult […]

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Delhi Smog: What can we do collectively?

Delhi Smog: What can we do collectively?

While this month the talk of the town has been Delhi’s thick blanket of smog, the pollution levels are still way above the safe limit. Though the horrendous air quality has caused a lot of distress in terms of cancelled flights and low visibility, the long-term effects on the overall health of individuals has been far more significant. The sight of red eyed Delhiites walking […]

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How to Cope with Incontinence?

How to Cope with Incontinence?

Contrary to popular belief, incontinence is not a condition faced just by the elderly. Due to the wide range of causes that may lead to incontinence, it is a condition that can affect any one of any age group. In India, close to 20 million people suffer from incontinence. Women are more likely to suffer from incontinence than men. ‘Incontinence’ is a term used to […]

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What are the types of Ostomy?

What are the types of Ostomy?

The term ostomy originates from the Latin word ‘Ostium’ which means ‘an opening’. Ostomy is a surgical procedure to construct an opening on the abdominal wall which allows an alternative route for the urine and feces to be eliminated by the body. This opening is known as ‘stoma’ which is derived from the greek word for ‘mouth’ and bears a resemblance to the mucous membrane […]

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Living with Diabetes – World Diabetes Day 2017

Living with Diabetes – World Diabetes Day 2017

India, which is often known as “The Diabetes Capital of the World” ranks 3rd in the list of nations with the highest number of people living with diabetes.  The statistics for diabetes in India are significantly alarming with more than 63 million people suffering from the condition. Out of the 63 million people living with diabetes, around 30 million are estimated to be undiagnosed and […]

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