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Dec 1, 2016

World AIDS Day

Dec. 1 was declared World AIDS Day in 1988. The way the world thought and talked about the disease was very different from the way things are today. AIDS was considered a fearful plague with no treatment, awareness was very less and the disease was misunderstood. Thanks to the numerous campaigns for AIDS awareness over […]

Nov 24, 2016

Winter Diseases

As we welcome the weather of foggy mornings and chilly evenings we are happy to get a break from the otherwise hot Mumbai climate. Winter is almost there in India and it’s the time to rejoice! It’s the season of endless cups of “Adrak chai” and strong coffee. It is also that time of the […]

Nov 14, 2016

World Diabetes Day

Diabetes is a chronic, devastating and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Diabetes leads to high blood sugar levels, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. The […]

Nov 5, 2016

Cancer Awareness Day

Cancer is a malignant growth or tumour resulting from an uncontrolled division of cells. It can start at any place in the body. It starts when cells grow out of control and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should. Cancer can affect all living cells […]

Oct 29, 2016

Happy Diwali!

Over the years as societies become more urbanised the needs of the masses changes, and so must the ways we celebrate our festivals. Diwali has become bigger, noisier and brighter with the ever increasing firecrackers. Over the years the health problems have also magnified. We must work towards a more eco-friendly celebration and wherein we […]

Oct 20, 2016

World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis, literally means ‘porous bone’, is a disease in which the bone mass and bone strength are reduced. As we get older, we are unable to replace the bone tissue as quickly as we lose it. Osteoporosis occurs when new bone formation does not match the bone loss. Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes […]

Oct 12, 2016

World Arthritis Day -12th October

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints which can affect one joint or multiple joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. People of all age groups, sexes and races can suffer from arthritis. However it is commonly seen in adults over the age of 65. It is more common […]

Oct 7, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is celebrated as Breast cancer awareness month every year worldwide. Breast cancer organizations work hard to inform the masses that breast cancer exists, assist women to take steps for early diagnosis and support women suffering from breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) was started by a pharmaceutical company that had ties to […]

Sep 29, 2016

World Heart Day

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September 2016. It is the World’s Heart Federation’s biggest platform for raising awareness about Cardiovascular disease (CVD). The success of World Heart Day depends on the pro-activity of organizations from around the world to help spread awareness of CVD, the world’s number one killer. The theme for 2016 […]

Sep 19, 2016

World Alzheimer’s day

We have all heard about the term Alzheimer’s. But do you know what happens in this disease? Let us understand more about Alzheimer’s disease this World Alzheimer’s day, 21st September 2016. What is Alzheimer’s ? Alzheimer’s disease is named after the doctor who first described it – Alois Alzheimer. It is a physical disease that […]