Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

  Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a condition characterized by abnormal calcification/bone formation (“hyperostosis”) of the soft tissues surrounding the joints of the spine, and also the peripheral or appendicular skeleton. In the spine, there is bone formation along the anterior longitudinal ligament and sometimes the posterior longitudinal ligament, which may lead to partial […]

Didaskaleinophobia (Fear Of School)

Didaskaleinophobia (Fear Of School)

  School refusal is the refusal to attend school due to emotional distress. School refusal differs from truancy in that children with school refusal feel anxiety or fear towards school, whereas truant children generally have no feelings of fear towards school, often feeling angry or bored with it instead. Children’s Hospital Boston provides a chart […]

Diarrhea

Diarrhea

  Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss. Signs of dehydration often begin with loss of the normal stretchiness of the skin and irritable behaviour. This can […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

  Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is a medical condition in which damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes mellitus. It is a leading cause of blindness. Diabetic retinopathy affects up to 80 percent of those who have had diabetes for 20 years or more. At least 90% of new cases […]

10 ways to deal with pollution post Diwali

10 ways to deal with pollution post Diwali

We already know that bursting firecrackers not only increases air pollution levels, but also put you at risk of several health problems with the most prominent ones being respiratory problems like asthma. And that’s why cases of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) actually double during Diwali, where bursting firecrackers is an integral part […]

Just Diwali or a Happy Healthy Diwali?

Just Diwali or a Happy Healthy Diwali?

Diwali is a very special day for millions of Indians living all over the world, because the day will witness the coming together of Indians as one single community in celebrating their grand festival, Diwali. People start preparing for the celebrations a few weeks in advance, but as the day approaches it becomes important to […]

This Diwali – Celebrate With Caution

This Diwali – Celebrate With Caution

Diwali ushers with it fun, frolic, festivities and joyous celebrations. It is incomplete without festive clothes, the mouth-watering array of splendid sweets and the colorful and ear-splitting fireworks. This festival of lights signifies the triumph of good over evil and gives us all reason enough to celebrate! A perceptive glance at certain health hazards hidden […]

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