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Stop Smoking! Start Living!

  Smoking is an addiction that continues to dominate several lives. Many a time a person thinks he would like to give it up, but is helpless and gives in to the craving out of sheer habit. He knows that he might become a victim of a chronic disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or … Continued

Changing weather and childhood illnesses

The present Bangalore weather change has greatly affected the health of children and adults. Respiratory infections and allergies are on the rise. However, there is a decline in the number of cases of viral hemorrhagic fevers.   Respiratory infections   As the temperatures fall, viruses thrive and lead to respiratory infections. Common viruses include Rhinovirus, … Continued

PREVENTING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE TOGETHER

  Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms namely bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites do not respond to antimicrobials which they were earlier susceptible. AMR makes infections difficult to treat. It increases the severity, communicability and mortality associated with the disease. It is estimated that AMR caused 1.27 million deaths in 2019. Over the last few … Continued

Robotic hysterectomy for benign gynaecological conditions

Robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery mainly done for benign gynaec conditions, gynaec oncology, and urology.     When performed robotically, the surgeon uses the da Vinci system to guide tiny surgical instruments that remove the uterus via 4-5 small incisions, A laparoscope is attached to robotic arms to da vinci, which translates surgeon … Continued