Category: Health

All you need to know about National Epilepsy Day

In India, November 17 is observed every year as National Epilepsy Day to create awareness about epilepsy.  Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by recurrent ‘seizures’ or ‘fits’. The seizures are caused as a result of sudden, excessive electrical discharges in the neurons (brain cells).   The condition can affect people at any

Aaron T. Beck dies at 100 in Philadelphia

Dr. Aaron T Beck was a groundbreaking psychotherapist. Who was Aaron T. Beck? This great doctor was widely regarded as the father of cognitive therapy. He died on Monday at his Philadelphia home aged 100. Beck’s work revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychological disorders. Beck developed the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy which

How to protect oneself from the increasing dengue

What is dengue? Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever. Those who become infected with the virus a second time are at a significantly greater risk of developing

Pfizer shot restores full covid protection

Pfizer.Inc and BioNTech SE said a booster shot of their Covid-19 vaccine restored full protection. This was said keeping in mind a large study. They said that this shot would produce such results that are likely to reinforce the argument for giving a third dose more widely. A booster was 95.6% effective against symptomatic Covid. This

All you need to know about World Rabies Day

What is World Rabies Day? World Rabies Day is an international awareness campaign which the Global Alliance for Rabies Control conducts. It is a non-profit organization with headquarters in the United States. Various international human and veterinary health organizations like World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, and