Ah, That Allergy Again

Words: Dr R J OENBRINK There are three different, also primary, classes of ‘bad’ reaction that are often called ‘allergic reactions.’ There are misconceptions too — which lead to confusion — so, it’s important to clarify a handful of things as to what’s what as it is. They can range from mild discomfort to life-threatening

Creativity: Just Think It Through

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR Creativity is the state, or quality, of being creative. It does not necessarily mean anything that is absolutely new. All you need to do is just think it through. Creativity is also a process of finding new ways to combining old ideas — moulding, manoeuvring, and synthesising them with purpose. In

Dealing With ADHD

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR There is substantial evidence to support the view that TV viewing can promote aggressiveness in children. Yet, by way of a paradox, TV viewing may also be beneficial. TV and computer/video games connect children to society, and to deprive your child of access to what other children are engaged in, puts

Swine Flu: Things To Do

Words: Dr Pankaj AGGARWAL Swine flu, or swine influenza, is a respiratory disease caused by the type-A influenza virus [H1N1] strain. The virus  changes and mutates constantly in order to escape the immune system of the animal it infects [pigs]. It can infect the individual/patient’s respiratory tract, resulting in nasal secretions, barking cough, decreased appetite,

Keep Acne At Bay

Words: Dr Pankaj AGGARWAL There are several factors that may trigger acne [pimples]. One of them is hereditary. Sometimes, bacteria may also cause acne, thanks to the dirt and oil that reside on our skin. People with oily skin, or individuals who work-out, should take care of their skin as heat and humidity can intensify

Monsoon Illnesses: Prevention Best

Words: Dr Pankaj AGGARWAL Monsoon refreshes every living being, after the sizzling heat of summer. It also brings illnesses, primarily due to its warm, wet and humid climate. Most monsoon illnesses are easily treated, while a few can, at times, be life-threatening. Malaria  This is the most common illness that ‘catches’ you in the rainy

Stop Smoking With Homeopathy

Words: Dr Pankaj AGGARWAL Be it a teenager, or septuagenarian, each of us is aware of the fact that smoking is harmful. Well, there is no cigarette wrapper that does not carry the caveat, “Smoking is injurious to health.” Yet, we find that approximately 975 million people are smokers worldwide. Quitting smoking is really tough.

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