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February 19, 2024

The Return of the Bubonic Plague: Should We Be Alarmed?

Introduction: The bubonic plague, infamous for its devastating toll during the Black Death in medieval Europe, has made a recent appearance in Oregon, USA. While historical accounts of its impact are harrowing, advancements in medicine have drastically altered the landscape of its threat. This article examines the resurgence of the bubonic plague, its symptoms, historical […]



February 16, 2024

Understanding Diphtheria: WHO Guidelines for Clinical Management

Introduction: Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines regarding the clinical management of diphtheria, shedding light on this serious contagious bacterial infection of the nose and throat. Insights into Diphtheria: Diphtheria is a severe bacterial infection primarily affecting the nose and throat. It stems from strains of bacteria known as Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which […]



February 1, 2024

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Comprehensive Overview

Introduction: • Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive brain condition that significantly impacts memory, cognitive functions, and daily life activities. Recent studies have even highlighted rare medical accidents leading to the transmission of Alzheimer’s from one person to another, adding a layer of complexity to its understanding. Key Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease: Nature of the Disease: […]



January 30, 2024

Unveiling the Threat: Recent Human Case of Western Equine Encephalitis Virus in Argentina

Introduction: • Recently, Argentina’s International Health Regulations National Focal Point (IHR NFP) sounded an alert to the World Health Organization regarding a human case of Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (WEEV) infection. This mosquito-borne illness, caused by the WEEV belonging to the Togaviridae family, has raised concerns due to its potential health impact. Understanding Western Equine […]



January 15, 2024

The Controversy Surrounding Hydroxychloroquine and Its Link to COVID-19 Deaths

Introduction Amid the initial panic of the COVID-19 pandemic, various existing drugs were repurposed for treatment, including hydroxychloroquine, briefly praised by former US President Donald Trump. However, a recent study published in the open-access journal Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy suggests a potential link between hydroxychloroquine and an increased mortality rate of up to 11%. This reframing […]



January 11, 2024

Delhi High Court Sets Ideal Timeline for Organ Transplants, Urges Timely Processing

Introduction: The Delhi High Court recently issued a significant judgment emphasizing the need for adherence to timelines in the organ transplant process. The court highlighted the case of a petitioner who tragically passed away while awaiting permission for a kidney transplant. This decision aims to address the delays that can cause distress to donors, recipients, […]



January 3, 2024

Understanding Bubble Baby Syndrome: Unveiling Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)                 

Introduction: Recently, in Mumbai, a two-month-old girl diagnosed with bubble baby syndrome underwent a crucial medical intervention—bone marrow transplant (BMT). This syndrome, medically termed Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), is an exceedingly rare genetic disorder that severely compromises the body’s immune system. What is Bubble Baby Syndrome? SCID, popularly referred to as ‘bubble baby syndrome,’ is […]



December 9, 2023

Unveiling DRESS Syndrome: An Insight into Drug-Induced Allergic Reactions

                  DRESS Syndrome Demystified DRESS Syndrome, also known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DIHS), emerges as a specific form of drug allergy, triggered by a wide spectrum of medications. Its onset, spanning 2 to 8 weeks after commencing the implicated drug, manifests an array […]



December 8, 2023

Decoding Multiple Sclerosis: Insights and Perspectives

Pre-Diagnosis Indicators: Studies highlight that prior to a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, individuals often grapple with an array of issues, including depression, constipation, urinary tract infections, and sexual complications. These indicators can serve as precursors to the condition. Delving into MS: MS, a chronic condition of the central nervous system, manifests as the immune system’s […]



December 7, 2023

Unveiling Pompe Disease: Insights and Perspectives

Understanding the Condition: Pompe disease, a rare genetic anomaly that recently garnered attention in India, stands as a testament to the complexities of inherited disorders. This condition, affecting only one in a million children, is rooted in mutations within the GAA gene, leading to a cascade of consequences. Contributions from Genetic Deficiency: The GAA gene’s […]



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