David Beckham

David Beckham on OCD

Whenever David Beckham entered a hotel room, the first thing he would do is, fix all the cans and bottles of cola. He would then go on to co…

Skin Cancer

What is Skin Cancer?

Each year there are more new cases of Skin Cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.…

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley: life of a drug addict

Elvis Presley was an American singer-songwriter, an actor often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll”. He died at the age o…

Hunter's Syndrome

What is Hunter’s syndrome?

Hunter’s Syndrome is a  rare severe genetic disorder that affects only the male. It is also known as MPS II. Hunter’s syndrome a…

Crohn's Disease

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation of the intestine or GT tract which is also known as the digestive…

Mental Health Care Bill 2017

Mental Healthcare Bill 2017

Suicide is now decriminalised by the government in Mental Health Care Bill 2017. A person with mental illness now also has the right to conf…

Encephalitis

What is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis is an acute brain inflammation. It can cause a severe headache and confusion. It is very rare, treatable, and usually, spreads …

Albinism

Discolouration Disorder: Albinism

Albinism is a human genetic disorder, causing discolouration of skin, eyes and hair. It is chronic in nature and can last for a year or can …

Dissociative Identity Disorder

What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Under Dissociative Identity Disorder, a person lives with multiple personalities. Out of these personalities, one may or may not know about …

Alzheimer's

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia in older people. It is the most common type of Dementia.…

Kobe Bryant

If Sammy Could be Kobe Bryant

Sammy met Kobe Bryant through the Make A Wish foundation and since then he’s been a huge fan. He loves no one else but Kobe Bryant.…

Seizures

Seizure Disorder: its types and triggers

A seizure is a brain disorder in which a person experiences abnormal behaviour, such as uncontrollable shaking, loss of consciousness, loss …

Lupus

Types of Lupus

Lupus has four types: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE); Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE); Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus (NLE); and Drug …

Vitiligo

Winnie Harlow: Vitiligo Warrior

“I have vitiligo. A kid today told me “I think God couldn’t choose which colour to make you, you are beautiful like the ra…

Vaccination DOES NOT Cause Autism

In February 1998, the British medical journal ‘The Lancet’, claimed that Colitis and Autism spectrum disorders are linked to the combi…

Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood. It is a permanent disorder that affects balance movement, muscle tone an…

Aphasia

Aphasia: Losing Words NOT Intellect

Aphasia is a communication disorder resulting from the damage to the left side of the brain. It affects a person’s ability to speak, r…

Lung Cancer

The Common Killer: Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start in either one lung or both. They do not develop into healthy lung tissue…

Migraine

Migraine: More Than Just A Headache

Migraine is a headache disorder that makes one sensitive to light, sound, smell, and visual disturbances. Additionally, the pain becomes wor…

Lupus

Cause, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Lupus

Lupus is a condition wherein the immune system starts hurting even the healthy cells of the body, mistaking them for unhealthy ones. Lupus i…

Thyroid

What is Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid Disease is a medical condition that relates to affected functioning of the thyroid gland. A dysfunctional thyroid gland affects the …

Cervical Cancer

#TealPower : What is Cervical Cancer?

Most cervical cancers begin in the cells of the transformation zone. This is a type of cancer which occurs in the cells of the cervix- the l…

Depression

S.O.S: How to take care of Depression

Snap out of it already. Depression is all in your head! Try and smile a little more; Focus on the positive stuff, we all go through times li…

Prostate cancer

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It occurs in a man’s prostate (located between bladder and penis). T…

Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is caused by a random error in cell division that results in an extra copy of chromosome 21. Down Syndrome has 3 types of chro…

Pancreatitis

What is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis simply means inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatic damage happens when the digestive enzymes are activated before they are r…

Bulimia

What is Bulimia?

What is Bulimia? Bulimia is a life-threatening eating disorder. It is when a person does uncontrollable binge eating and then take harmful s…

Meningitis

What is Meningitis?

What is Meningitis? Meningitis is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord membranes, caused by an infection. It is life-threatening blood …

ALS

Challenges Faced by people with ALS

What are all the challenges faced by people with ALS? When most of their voluntary muscles stop working. ALS is also known as Amyotrophic la…

Ovarian Cancer

What is Ovarian Cancer?

As described in an earlier article, cancer is a disease of abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to another body parts…

What is Psychosis?

What is Psychosis? Psychosis is a severe mental disorder in which a person perceives their surroundings differently. People experiencing psy…

Bipolar

What is Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by extreme shifts in mood ranging from mania (high) to depression (low…

Parkinson's dance couple

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease is a progressive movement disorder which is chronic in nature. It is a nervous …

Dementia

What is Dementia?

What is Dementia? Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere your daily life. It is…

Progeria

What is Progeria?

Ageing is a pretty controlled process but in the case of progeria, it is neither controlled nor well-executed. Although it is a very rare ty…

Learning Disabilities

What are Learning Disabilities?

What is learning disability? Well, let me start it with a short story. Once, there was a boy who used to get punishments quite often by his …

Apraxia

What is Apraxia?

Our brain is a very complex organ which has so many parts and portions, all having vital roles. One such portion is Posterior Parietal Corte…

What you should know about Zika Virus

What is Zika virus? Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection. It is mostly spread by daytime active Aedes species mosquito, the same kind of…

The story of Madras Dyslexia Association

What is Madras Dyslexia Association? Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Chennai. It h…

Anxiety

What is Anxiety Disorder?

You mistakenly kept your hand over a burning stove, in no time, your brain sent a signal to pull back your hand. Another case, you sense anx…

Personality Disorder

What is Personality Disorder?

What is Personality Disorder? Personality Disorder is a mental disorder. It causes a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking. In many cases,…

Louis Wain Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, or behaves. When it is active it causes hallucinations, …

Anorexia

Anorexia – An eating disorder

What is Anorexia? Anorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by low weight. An anorexic person consumes only limited quantity of f…

Depression, Let’s Talk.

Hey Depression, come let’s talk. Let’s talk face to face, you and I. Oh I’m sorry, I forgot. You don’t actually have…

What is Bone Cancer?

Biology says every living organism is a form of well designed and structured cells. In the context of a human body, every part that healthil…

Downs Syndrome Day

World Downs Syndrome Day

Internationally, 21st March is recognised as the world downs syndrome day and 2017 marks it’s 12th anniversary. It was recognized by m…

Facts to know about Depression

Depression is the most talked-about disorder. But is also the most misunderstood and misjudged disorder. Here we bring you four of many fact…

What is Stuttering?

“Everything seems normal till you start talking. The minute you start talking, you get stuck and you don’t know why. Right from …

Four Main Types of Leukemia

There is a wide range of types of leukemia. However, the major division is between its acute and chronic forms. Both acute and chronic leuke…

5 most common cancer types

Cancer Types Cancer is a name given to a wide group of diseases. Mostly, the name of cancer type is related to the area it has developed in.…

What is Depression ?

What is depression? Depression is one of the leading disorders today. It is a common but serious mood disorder. A person feels sad along wit…

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