Heard about yips?

Just about everyone has had moments when we get nervous breakdowns especially when we need to rise up to the occasion. School students sometimes exhibit this kind of tension during exams; actors get stage fright before an audience and sportsmen may get the yips when competition is high. The yips refer to unintentional muscle movements…

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that involves cartilage destruction. It usually presents with joint pain, joint swelling due to effusion, limitation on the range of movement and joint deformity. It increases with age, worsened by weight gain and overuse of certain joints like in athletes. History of bone fractures across a joint predisposes…

Typhoid fever

Introduction Many times in Medical practice we come across patients who often complain of “Typhoid fever”. These patients have also been on treatment previously at peripheral centres for this diagnosis, commonly by unqualified personnel, or on a basis of non specific laboratory tests and often on clinical suspicion. This kind of practice has led to Overtreatment…

A Devastating Monster

Many diseases are caused by germs (microorganisms) which invade the body and alter the normal body functioning. These germs differ from one another and are thus grouped as viruses, bacteria or fungi. The most devastating and difficult diseases to treat are those caused by viruses, due to their uniqueness from other microorganisms. Viruses are very…