Tuberculosis: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis

Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a widespread infectious airborne disease caused due to bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacterium affects the respiratory organ lungs and can also spread to other body parts such as kidneys, brain, and spine if medical care is not provided at initial stages. TB can cause two conditions- Latent TB infection, a condition…

Risks Caused By Smoking During Pregnancy

Introduction: Smoking cigarettes or tobacco is an unhealthy habit that is hard to break because of nicotine addiction. If pregnant women do not quit smoking, it can cause a great threat to the health of both the mother and the unborn child by increasing the risk of developing complications like stillbirth, preterm birth, and a…

Molecular Diagnostics relevance in COVID-19

Introduction The 2019 Covid pandemic has highlighted the paramount importance of molecular diagnostic assays in diagnosing and managing the infectious diseases. The molecular diagnostic assays helped in rapid and precise identification of Covid19 infected individuals which not only enabled isolation of the affected individuals to stop the spread of infection but also assisted to provide…

Equipment and Devices Used During Dialysis Process

Introduction Dialysis is a kidney failure treatment that removes unwanted toxins, waste products, and excess fluids from the blood. When the kidney fails, they are not able to clean the blood, and the chemical; balance system of the body is also affected. Without treatment, life-threatening waste and toxins will build up in the body, hence…

Radiation Protection: Negligence Can Cause Long Term Health Impacts

Introduction Exposure to X-rays not only causes damage to the skin but also increases the risk of developing cancer. Shielding the body with radioprotective accessories and radiation protection aprons is very much important. Radiation protection aprons protect healthcare practitioners against radiation from X-ray fluoroscopy and other harmful radiation beams emitted by medical imaging devices during…

White Blood Cells: Disease and Disorders

Introduction Blood is made up of different types of blood cells and they are produced in the bone marrow. These include red blood cells that carry oxygen, platelets that help in wound healing and stop bleeding, and white blood cells help to fight infections. The human produces around 100 billion white blood cells. White blood…

Things to know about Type I Diabetes

Introduction  Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a lifelong condition and a group of disorders that causes an increase in an individual’s blood sugar (glucose) level. This condition occurs when pancreas are not able to produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels in the body cells. Diabetes is classified into two main types: Type…