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Hump culture "Kills lives"

Hump culture “Kills lives”

Post Views: 30 All over the world, every effort is being made to prevent road accidents. Innovation and implementation of all safety measures and devices are religiously followed once the benefit is proven. But in our country, it is a vision in direct contrast: Practising exactly the opposite. Proper helmets have proven their value, but […]

Winning in sports: More brain than brawn

Winning in sports: More brain than brawn

Post Views: 328 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 […]

Brain: The king and the king-maker

Post Views: 358 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. […]

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Migraine: A headache for more women than men

Post Views: 484 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 […]

When in doubt, a Second Opinion could save your life

Post Views: 503 “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, […]

Neuro-Endoscopy : Minimal invasion, Maximum results

Post Views: 337 When we think of endoscopy, we invariably think of a tool used for diagnosing gastro or urological conditions. Seldom, if ever, do we associate endoscopy with the brain or spine, although this technology has been used for both diagnosing and treating neurological disorders for nearly three decades. When I started endoscopic surgeries […]

ICU is sacred space, enter only with positive energy

Post Views: 1,294 At ICUs, armed with a battery of gadgets, men battle fiercely for life, clinging to the faintest signs of hope and pushing science and skill to their extreme limits. In those super tense moments when intensivists fight with all their might to pull consciousness back into comatose brains, ICUs turn into a […]