Do you know that nearly 10 to 100 women suffer from ovarian cysts? These are small sacs containing fluid that develop either inside or on the ovary. It is common for most women to get benign ovarian tumours or ovarian cysts during their reproductive phase. Ovarian cysts normally form as a part of the menstrual […]
Having diagnostic imaging done might not be everyone's cup of tea. At least five out of ten people experience panic and anxiety before, during, and after the procedure. Even something as simple and painless as a CT Scan may trigger unwanted fear and anxiety in many patients. This fear mostly stems from: Uncertainty about the […]
In late November 2021, scientists in South Africa raised the alarm on a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus tagged as B.1.1.529. The new strain showed more than 50 mutations, including 32 on the spike protein and 26 of which were not found in other strains. WHO named the mutant Omicron and designated it as […]
The latest Covid-19 update indicates a tremendous spike in infections, thanks to the Omicron variant. Safety protocols are back in full swing, as experts warn about adhering to wearing masks, sanitising hands, and maintaining social distancing. However, it is also important to remember that prompt testing is also one of the effective ways to control […]
In recent years there has been a dramatic hike in gene testing. You also might have come across your kith and kin who has had their genes tested within a year or so. If you go down your memory lane a decade back, you would have certainly not heard of it. So, are you wondering […]
Everyone tells you to be extra safe when you are pregnant. Even if nobody does, you are naturally more cautious because your instinct tells you to be so. However, there might come a time when you may experience illness or injuries that call for x-rays and imaging tests. If it is a musculoskeletal injury, your […]
Believing in COVID-related myths when the world is combating a pandemic of such a horrendous scale can be a grave mistake. And, that too when the myths are about the testing measures to detect the infection! The entire world is racing to ramp up the testing procedures to deliver foolproof results. Governments that faltered initially […]
Doctors and healthcare practitioners have been using X-rays for over a century to diagnose patients. As of today, they are the most powerful tools doctors have around the world to find out what is wrong with a person’s health.