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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. […]


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 […]

Brain Attack

Post Views: 428 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 […]

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 […]

BRAIN ATTACK – Myths and Truths

Post Views: 748 Myth: Brain attack is a rare disease. Truth: Brain attack is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of acquired disability in India. One in six people worldwide has a stroke in his lifetime with one person developing it every 45 seconds. Twenty lakh people suffer a brain […]

How is a brain attack connected to memory?

Post Views: 712 Brain attack or stroke (mythical names lakva, parsva vayu) is a sudden loss of brain function due to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. It is similar to a heart attack where the blood supply to the heart is abruptly cut-off, leading to chest pain. Though the symptoms of brain attack vary depending […]

FAST action can fix a Brain Attack

FAST action can fix a Brain Attack

Post Views: 514 What is a Brain attack? A brain attack is the loss of brain function, many times permanentlydue to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. As the brain controls all bodily functions any sudden loss of its function results in an attack. A major brain attack is a life threatening condition similar to heart […]

Aphasia: A fallout of a brain attack

Post Views: 672 Aphasia is an acquired inability to communicate, a common consequence of a brain attack. When the two areas on the left side of the brain, which control speech and comprehension are impaired we may lose all or several abilities like understanding, speaking, writing and reading. Aphasiais not a disease: it is a […]