Medical Insights on the Nature of Pandemics

The concept of a pandemic is not alien to humankind. During human history, the world has seen many deadly diseases – The Plague or “Black Death” (14th century), Spanish Influenza (1918), HIV/AIDS (20th Century), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS, 2002-2003) – that went on to reshape the future of mankind. The most recent novel coronavirus…

The Story of Unsung Healthcare Heroes

It seems as though the world has become a stage, scripted and directed by the novel coronavirus, and we humans have assumed the role of actors, or in fact puppets of a pandemic that has left devastating and irreversible impacts on not just individuals but also the society we live in. Behind all this orchestrated…

Diagnostic Excellence in Healthcare

“The cornerstone of internal medicine is the correctness of diagnosis”, establishes a prominent medical study conducted in late 1950s, clearly indicating that without a correct diagnosis, patients will have zero to no clarity on their health problems and will lack accuracy about treatment possibilities and prognosis. Accurate diagnosis plays such a vital role that it…

The Importance of a Sustainable Healthcare System

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines a Sustainable Healthcare System as a system that improves, maintains or restores health, while minimizing negative impacts on the environment and leveraging opportunities to restore and improve it, to the benefit of the health and well-being of current and future generations. There is clear evidence suggesting that activities of…

Know the A, B, C, D & E of Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is primarily caused due to viral infection; however, other possible causes of hepatitis include autoimmune factors, exposure to certain medications, drugs, toxins and intake of alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is the type of hepatitis that occurs when the body makes antibodies against liver tissues.…