Two Pathways of Taste

Of our five senses, we probably understand the least about taste. Apart from lack of proper research, it has been difficult to measure or quantify Taste, the way we do for Vision and Hearing. Situated in the Frontal Lobe of the brain, deep between our eyes is the Olfactory Bulb. Tasked with the sense of smell it has an intrinsic…

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Allergy Proof your Homes

Allergy Season is here- are you ready? Spring is around the corner, and though welcome in large parts of North India which went through a harsh and cold winter, it does bring its own problems. Spring season is typically Allergy Season as winter recedes we begin to step out and this exposes us to outdoor allergens As flowers bloom and…

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How to Step Out Once Lockdown Eases?

Once Lockdown measures are eased and people are gradually allowed to move out of their homes, what should their strategy be? It is important to understand that the Virus (Covid-19) has not gone away. Until a viable Vaccine is made available and most of us get vaccinated, we will continue to be vulnerable to this threat. In fact, as the…

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Disinfectants for Coronavirus Explained

We are in the middle of a Pandemic and the world is gradually opening up.  In this situation, it is imperative that we remain safe.  Safety will come from preventing the spread of the Coronavirus from an infected person or things (Fomite) to ourselves – through our skin, nose, and throat. So what is available to us to protect ourselves…

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COVID-19: Busting Popular Myths

There is a lot of information circulating about COVID-19 since its outbreak. Fake news and messages around questions like how is coronavirus transmitted, does home remedy for covid help, do salt gargles help in coronavirus infection, etc. are misleading people and can cause drastic negative impacts.  In this video, I have debunked the latest and most popular myths and misconceptions…

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Treatment for Patients of Covid-19 Depending on Their Severity

There are currently no approved medications or vaccines to cure COVID-19. The virus causing the infections, SARS-CoV-2 seems to be changing and mutating continuously. While extensive research is being carried out to find a cure, prevention is the best solution. In this article, we will discuss how symptoms of COVID-19 (depending upon their severity) are being managed. To understand treatment…

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Covid-19 Testing: Types and their Relevance

“Test, Test, Test,” said the DG of WHO (Director-General of the World Health Organization) at the beginning of the Pandemic outbreak. There was and continues to be a very important reason for that –  The virus is highly contagious so one person can infect many others Many patients are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic In this situation, the only way to…

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What Are the Constituents of a PPE and Who Needs What Gear?

The highly infectious nature of the Coronavirus has everyone scrambling to get a PPE.  PPE – Personal Protective Equipment – protects various parts of the body from catching the virus through contact. The concept of PPE is not new, nor is it related specifically to healthcare workers only. Many industries and workers use PPEs, including defense personnel.  NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical-…

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The Importance of the Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

There has been tremendous controversy recently about the “Asymptomatic Patient” – who are they and can they spread Coronavirus infection? To understand the terminology in its context, let us look at three different but closely related situations –  1. The Mildly Symptomatic Patient– This patient confirmed Covid-19 has mild symptoms like fever, occasional cough, or mild breathlessness. They gradually recover without…

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