HIV AND AIDS

What Is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. It is spread by contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, most commonly during unprotected sex (sex without a condom or HIV medicine… Continue reading HIV AND AIDS

ZINC AND IMMUNITY

Zinc is an essential trace element that plays an important role in many physiological functions. One of the key functions of zinc is its influence on the immune system. Zinc is required for the development and functioning of immune cells in the innate and the adaptive immune system. Zinc homeostasis is finely controlled within each… Continue reading ZINC AND IMMUNITY

Baby Hair : Causes and How to get rid of them.

If you’ve got “baby hairs”—those wispy little hairline strands —you’ve no doubt blamed them on breakage, new growth, or stress. But it turns out, some of us are simply genetically predisposed to hair thinning (sorry), and those genetic factors interfere with the way our hair responds to androgens, or “male” hormones like testosterone. Confused? We got… Continue reading Baby Hair : Causes and How to get rid of them.

Burning feet syndrome

Burning feet syndrome, also known as Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, is a medical condition that causes severe burning and aching of the feet. A burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Although many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common. Most burning feet treatments focus on preventing further nerve damage and… Continue reading Burning feet syndrome

PERIODS MYTHS AND FACTS

Periods (also called menses or menstruation), a totally natural process, are associated with multiple cultural beliefs and taboos. These myths and misbeliefs have been holding women back. To end the social stigma linked with menstruation or periods, it is important to set your facts straight. Here is a small attempt to normalize the menstrual cycle… Continue reading PERIODS MYTHS AND FACTS

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to think clearly, manage emotions, make decisions and relate to others. It is a complex, long-term medical illness. Although schizophrenia can occur at any age, the average age of onset tends to be in the late teens to the early 20s for men, and… Continue reading Schizophrenia

WHAT IS DEHYDRATION AND HOW TO AVOID DEHYDRATION IN SUMMER ?

Dehydration Dehydration is the absence of a sufficient amount of water in your body. The best way to beat dehydration is to drink before you get thirsty. If you’re thirsty, you’re already mildly dehydrated, and that can cause symptoms like headache, fatigue, dizziness and more. Dehydration can contribute to life-threatening illnesses like heatstroke. What is… Continue reading WHAT IS DEHYDRATION AND HOW TO AVOID DEHYDRATION IN SUMMER ?

AGORAPHOBIA

What Is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that involves an extreme and irrational fear of being unable to escape a difficult or embarrassing situation in the event of developing panic-like or other incapacitating symptoms. The disorder is marked by anxiety that causes people to avoid situations where they might feel panicked, trapped, helpless, or… Continue reading AGORAPHOBIA

VITILIGO

Pronounced as (vit-ih-LIE-go) Overview of Vitiligo Vitiligo is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder that causes patches of skin to lose pigment or color. This happens when melanocytes – skin cells that make pigment – are attacked and destroyed, causing the skin to turn a milky-white color. There are two types of vitiligo: Nonsegmental or generalized vitiligo is… Continue reading VITILIGO

NOMOPHOBIA : THE FEAR OF BEING WITHOUT CELLPHONE

Nomophobia, or “NO Mobile Phone Phobia” is a psychological group of symptoms in which a person experiences fear or anxiety about not having mobile phone connectivity. Do you have trouble putting down your smartphone or feel anxious when you know you’ll lose service for a few hours? Do thoughts of being without your phone cause… Continue reading NOMOPHOBIA : THE FEAR OF BEING WITHOUT CELLPHONE