Digging deeper into the Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a group of hereditary disorders of the red blood cell. People suffering from sickle cell disease have an unusual protein in their RBCs. In this disease, the red blood cells are not shaped as they should be. Normally, RBCs look like round discs, but in sickle cell disease, they’re shaped like…

The coronavirus family and the disease associated with them

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that consists of strains that cause potentially deadly diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses spread through airborne droplets of liquid produced by infected people. Few of the most uncommon but notable strains of coronavirus like SARS-CoV-2, the causative of COVID‑19, SARS-CoV the ones responsible for severe acute…

Make sure to know it all about Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) are a large group of genetic diseases which is caused by inherited deficiency or lack (or abnormality) of proteins that have structural, receptor, enzymatic or carrier roles. IEMs include disorders arising due to failure of metabolic pathways involved in storage and/or breakdown of various food end products like carbohydrates, fatty…

The vital role of diagnostic services in healthcare

Diagnosis is better than Disease. The word diagnosis hasn’t probably received so much attention and acclaim as it has now, during a worldwide pandemic, when detection and timely treatment have clearly emerged as the need of the hour. Diagnosis helps improve patient care, contributes to protecting a patient’s health and in some cases even helps…

Health preparedness for a post-pandemic world

As you read this blog piece, more than 5.75 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the infection and nearly 3,50,000 people are known to have died from the deadly coronavirus. That’s how far and wide COVID-19 has impacted those living around us. With no clear vaccine or cure in sight, people…