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Up Again After Stroke

A lot is being spoken about the prevention of stroke. Almost everyone is aware of the risk factors and the discipline it demands to reduce the chances of occurrence of stroke. But when the stroke strikes, it is devastating. This year's theme on the ‘World Stroke Day’ is all about giving hope to them who [...]

The Mission “Of Golden hour”

Golden hour is an initiative of Brains, to create awareness, prevention, response, and standardization of Emergency care and life saving measures. Mass casualty management is one of the important objectives. Managing Mass causality is altogether a different ball game, with many challenges, like process, protocol, training, resources, execution, monitoring and quality controls. Golden hour has [...]

Don’t mix drinking and driving

This poem made me cry. The end is very true. Please make your kids read it too. I went to a party Mom, I remembered what you said. You told me not to drink Mom, So I drank soda instead. I really felt proud inside Mom, The way you said I would. I didn’t drink […]

Commercial Biscuits/Drinks in the market – a boon or a bane

What prompted me to write this post ?? Well, I came across a post where some public health experts in India have urged a popular actor in the country to dissociate himself in recommending a particular brand of commercial biscuits to children. WHY? It undermines nutrition from natural foods for children and this particular brand […]

Brains Second Opinion

Be Safe not Sorry, take a Second Opinion

There is just one expert view on second opinion: take it every time you are diagnosed with a serious health condition, particularly those involving the brain or any vital organ. For long it was pure common sense: If we don’t think twice about seeking a second opinion on a car we wish to buy, then […]

Winning in sports: More brain than brawn

Winning in sports: More brain than brawn

Even as India’s champion athletes return from the 21st Commonwealth Games covered in glory, many of us continue to rub our eyes in disbelief at some of their astonishing feats. How did Manika Batra, a 22-year-old novice beat the world No 4 table tennis player not once but twice over an incredible week? How did […]

Brain: The king and the king-maker

The brain is a mini-universe, which provides an insight into many aspects of life. It’s an engineering marvel, a model of precision, perfection and performance. An integration of all universal phenomena that revolve around mankind and evolution. The structure and function of brain is a museum of art, education, culture and knowledge. It is an […]

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Migraine: A headache for more women than men

We have all had our headaches, both real and figurative. Be they dull and throbbing or sharp and stinging, headaches are always disruptive and often lead to behavioural changes too. But what is not this commonly known and has, therefore, given rise to some fairly insensitive jokes is that women are far more likely to […]

Brain Attack

Globally more people are falling to strokes than ever before and the numbers are only rising making them the leading cause of disability and an important contributor to health care burden and costs. Two hundred / lakh population suffer from strokes resulting in death or, worse, crippling disability. Every year, the number of new cases […]

When in doubt, a Second Opinion could save your life

“In the digital world of electronic health records, easy data upload and video conferencing you can get an expert second opinion with the click of a few buttons. It is no longer necessary to travel long distances to personally consult doctors for an opinion.” — Dr NK Venkataramana, Chief Neurosurgeon & Founder, Brains Hospital, Bangalore […]