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…

Know the contagion: Endemic, Epidemic or Pandemic?

Contagious diseases spread by either bacteria or viruses and are like, always present in society. Generally, infected cases are present below an expected threshold, but from time to time there might be an outbreak, a new strain or a new sickness that has a huge impact at either a local or global level. The speed…

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…

Knowing it all about Electrolyte Imbalance

Electrolytes are naturally occurring elements and compounds in the body that carry electrical charge. They are responsible for regulating various physiological functions. Electrolytes present in the human body are, Sodium Potassium Calcium Chloride Bi-carbonates Magnesium Phosphorus The electrolytes are present in the blood and various bodily fluids. Dietary supplements, food and water are rich in electrolytes,…

THALASSEMIA, WHEN EVERY DROP COUNTS

Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People with Thalassemia disease are not able to make enough hemoglobin, which causes severe Anaemia. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to all parts of the body. When there is not enough hemoglobin in the red blood cells, oxygen cannot get to all parts of…