Testing for Vertigo and Balance Disorder

Vertigo, Dizziness, Giddiness are common symptoms that are poorly understood by the patient as well as physicians. It has been my experience that patients who suffer from a sudden episode of Vertigo reach the emergency unit of hospitals where they are admitted and subjected to a whole range of investigations, including a cardiac evaluation and an MRI of the brain.…

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Audiometry- Hearing Testing

Hearing Loss is a common symptom.  Once patients come with a history of hearing impairment, the simplest and most common hearing test that is carried out is the Pure Tone Audiogram (PTA).  It is so-called because an instrument (Audiometer) is used to produce Pure Tones at different frequencies – these are then presented to the subject at different sound levels…

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Tinnitus – Is It Treatable?

The sound we hear in our ear/ ears in the absence of an external stimulus is called Tinnitus.  So, in a way, it is a sound that you hear that no one else does – Subjective Tinnitus. It is produced within or around your own ear and is an internal sound. Rarely your Tinnitus may be heard by someone when…

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All You Need to Know About Bird Flu

There’s currently a scare regarding the avian flu, also called the bird flu or avian influenza. This is not just an Indian phenomenon but a global one. The avian flu, which started off in countries outside India, is currently in Denmark, France, the UK (United Kingdom) as well as in South Korea. Parts of Europe and Asia have also been…

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Vaccines Have Arrived- Will You Take One?

Within a year of the onset of a new infectious disease (Covid-19), a disease that knocked the world off its feet, a Vaccine has been made available. This is unprecedented in the history of vaccine manufacturing. The speed is astonishing. Rapid advancement in gene sequencing, identifying immune response triggers (and purifying them to test on animals) have enabled us to…

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The Air We Breathe

Nature is not static – it is constantly changing. Nothing is more demonstrative of that than the air in the atmosphere. Did you know that at the time of earth’s formation there was no Oxygen in the atmosphere? Yes, that is the truth. Oxygen was formed about 3 billion years ago by blue-green Algae in the oceans. As more and…

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Disinfecting Surfaces During COVID-19

Covid-19 is an acute respiratory disease that transmits through respiratory droplets, direct contact with cases, and also through infected surfaces. One of the safety precautions against Coronavirus is regularly disinfecting surfaces.  In today’s video article, I have discussed the following main points: 1) How to clean and disinfect surfaces 2) What are the best disinfection chemicals 3) How to make…

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The Bird Flu – Some Facts

As if the Covid-19 pandemic was not enough we are currently faced with a new infection that is traveling around the world – The Avian Flu or the Bird Flu Origin The Avian Flu is caused by a type A Influenza Virus and it usually originates from wild birds like ducks and geese. It is thought that the disease is…

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Brief about Azithromycin Antibiotic

A lot is being heard about Azithromycin as an Antibiotic to be used in the context of the current Coronavirus infection. Azithromycin is an antibiotic from the Macrolide group which is used to treat some type of Bacterial infections. The purpose of writing this article is to mainly inform the reader that is unwise and irresponsible to start an antibiotic…

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