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Sickle Cell Disease: A Primer

Sickle Cell Disease: A Primer

Background:
Sickle cell disease (SCD) or sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a hemoglobinopathy wherein abnormal hemoglobin is produced. It was first noted by James Herrick a medical student of African descent in 1911, when he discovered sickle-shaped erythrocytes while examining a student’s blood. Linus Pauling further categorized the disorder by noting that when the haemoglobin from an individual with sickle cell …

Myths vs Medicine – 5 shocking medical conditions

Myths vs Medicine – 5 shocking medical conditions

Myths that have persisted in our society due to superstition and lack of information and knowledge.
1. Myth of Frog Baby- explanation :Anencephaly
A baby with small head, flattened temple , propped out eyes and ratio of body that resembles an amphibian ” Frog” because of small head is believed in rural areas and many part of even developed world to be …

Art of Persuasion – Making people say “Yes”

Art of Persuasion – Making people say “Yes”

The art of persuasion- making the people to say “Yes” literally and help them do the way you want them to, depends on your tactics and skill. This is what I learnt from an episode on TV- Nat Geographic – Number Games. It focused on trials and experiments to see what worked and what didn’t.
Three things that make big difference …

Obesity – the best weight loss formula

Obesity – the best weight loss formula

What is obesity?
When the excessive amount of fat accumulates in the normal places in the body, its called obesity. Most susceptible structures where fat accumulates are- abdomen, neck, cheeks, buttocks, thighs and arms.
 

 
Defined in terms of BMI as
BMI>25-30 – overweight
BMI>30 Obesity
Calculate BMI at sidebar of this blog or see  How to calculate BMI
 
How severe is this epidemic?
Obesity is a …


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