NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF FAST FOODS

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Fast foods are not necessarily bad, but it contains large amounts of carbohydrates, added sugar, sodium and unhealthy fats. Fast foods often high in calories yet provides little or no nutritional value. And when fast foods frequently replaces nutritious foods in the diet, it can...
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SPF (sun protection factor)

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SPF (sun protection factor) actually measures that how long a sunscreen can protect your skin from ultraviolet B rays. Ultraviolet B rays (UVB) are the chief cause of sunburn and contribute to skin cancer.  SPF does not measure the protection from UVA rays. UVA rays...
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ENDOMETRIOSIS

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Endometriosis is a disorder in which endometrium (tissue that normally lines the inside of uterus) grows outside uterus. It is a very painful condition, most commonly involves ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis. The displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as normal...
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MUMPS

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Mumps is an extremely contagious viral infection that primarily affects the salivary glands located near ears (parotid glands). Mumps can cause painful swelling of one or both of these glands. It mainly affects children. The mumps can lead to severe complications like inflammation of the...
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TRIGGER FINGER

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Trigger finger or “stenosing tenosynovitis” is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and a sensation of locking and catching when you bend and straighten your finger. It can occur in any finger of the hand but the ring finger and thumb are mostly affected. If...
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RABIES, FIRST AID AND PREVENTION

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Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal (spread through saliva of infected animals). It is highly fatal viral disease of the CNS caused by Lyssa virus type 1. In  majority of rabies cases, domestic dogs are...
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URETERAL STENTS

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Ureteral stents are used for keeping a ureter open, which is already compromised by conditions like kidney stones or some surgical procedures. Sometimes ureteral stents are implanted as a  temporary measure to prevent damage to a blocked kidney, until a permanent procedure is performed to...
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HYPERURICEMIA AND GOUT

Excess of uric acid in the blood is called hyperuricemia. Uric acid is a nitrogenous waste, excrete through urine mainly in lower vertebrates i.e birds. As uric acid is present in small quantity in human urine, its increased amount in urine indicates some pathological conditions...
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BREAST CANCER

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Breast is  the common site of the cancer and other pathological conditions like inflammation and abscess formation in women. Breast cancer occurs when some breast cells start growing abnormally and divide more rapidly than healthy cells, results in formation of a lump or mass. BREAST...
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