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What is Dengue and how is it caused?

Oct 30, 2019
Dengue is a viral disease that is caused by mosquito. It can lead to flu-like illness like high fever with headache, severe muscle and joint pain. In recent decades, the incidence of dengue has increased. Mainly, it occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Let us read about Dengue fever, its symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

Why do we have Goosebumps?

Oct 22, 2019
When we feel cold, when we fear something or when we see a horror film on Television then suddenly goosebumps appear on our hand, isn’t it! Have you ever thought why it happens, why do we have goosebumps, is there any scientific reason behind it? Let us find out!

Synthetic Biology: Biosafety and Biosecurity

Aug 27, 2019
Do you know about Synthetic Biology and how biosafety and biosecurity is related to it? Let us find out!

Microorganisms: Definition, Classification and Facts

Aug 22, 2019
Do you know about microorganisms? How they look like? What are the functions of microorganisms? What is the classification of microorganisms? Let us have a Look!

What are Tardigrades and are they really polluting Moon?

Aug 22, 2019
Have you ever listened word Tardigrade? What are Tardigrades? How they reach on Moon? Are they really polluting Moon? Where they live and can they survive in tough conditions? Let us find out answers of these questions!

World Alzheimer's Day 2019: History and Facts

Aug 21, 2019
World Alzheimer's Day is observed on 21 September every year to spread awareness about Alzheimer and Dementia disease. Do you know that in Alzheimer’s disease loss of connections between nerve cells (neurons) in the brain occurs. Progressively brain disorder which slowly destroys memory and thinking skills etc. In older adults it is the most common cause of dementia. Let us read 10 important or essential facts about Alzheimer’s disease.

World Hepatitis Day 2019: Current Theme, History and Significance

Jul 29, 2019
World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28 July every year to raise awareness about the disease hepatitis and how it spread. What is Hepatitis, how it is caused, what are the symptoms of hepatitis disease, how World Hepatitis Day is celebrated, theme of 2019 and significance. Let us study through this article.

What is Ebola Virus?

Jul 18, 2019
As we know that World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which is of international concern. Do you know what is Ebola Virus, its history, symptoms and treatment?

National Doctor’s Day 2019: Current Theme, History and Objectives

Jul 1, 2019
National Doctor's Day is observed every year on on 1st July in India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. On this day we acknowledge the contributions of doctor's humane service to mankind. Why National Doctor's Day is celebrated on 1st July? What is the hisdtory behind the celebration, its significance and objectives? Let us have a look! legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever): Key points to know

Jun 25, 2019
As we know that several children in Bihar died due to Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or Chamki fever. This disease basically attacks the part of the brain. Let us find more about encephalitis and important facts related to Chamki fever.

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Jun 21, 2019
Encephalitis is also known as chamki fever, acute viral encephalitis or aseptic encephalitis. It is defined as inflammation in brain which can be swelling or irritation in the brain. Due to encephalitis more than 100 children died in Muzaffarpur and adjoining districts of Bihar. It is a rare but serious disease and most of the casualties occurred are between 1-10 age group. There is lot more to read about Encephalitis (Chamki Fever), its causes, symptoms and treatment.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Theme and Significance

May 28, 2019
Menstrual Hygiene Day creates awareness and change negative perception associated with menstrual hygiene. Do you know that women spend around 3,000 days of their lifetime menstruating. Let us read more about Menstrual Hygiene Day, phases of menstrual cycle and hormonal changes related to it.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day/ World AIDS Vaccine Day 2019

May 18, 2019
World AIDS Vaccine Day is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD). It is an annual event observed on 18 May to spread awareness about the continued need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. What is AIDS, how it spreads, what is HIV vaccine, how HIV leads to AIDS etc. Let us find out.

World Hypertension Day 2019: Know your numbers| Signs and Risks of Hypertension

May 17, 2019
World Hypertension Day is observed every year on 17 May to spread awareness about hypertension disease, its prevention, detection and control. The main risk factor to develop cardiovascular disease is high blood pressure. Let us see more about World Hypertension Day, its theme, history, hypertension disease, its causes, symptoms and prevention.

World Thalassaemia Day 2019: Theme, Objective and Significance

May 8, 2019
World Thalassaemia Day is observed every year on 8 May to raise awareness about thalassaemia disease, its preventive measures and measures to avoid transmission among the people throughout the world. Do you know that this day was established by the World Health Organisation? Let us see more about World Thalassaemia Day, theme, why it is observed on 8 May, what is Thalassaemia disease, symptoms and prevention.

World Asthma Day 2019: Theme, History and Objective

May 6, 2019
World Asthma is observed every year on first Tuesday of May. This year it will be celebrated on 7 May, 2019 to increase awareness worldwide among people about this chronic respiratory disease, its precautions and prevention. Let us tell you that Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease due to which patient is not able to breathe properly. Let us see through this article about asthma disease, its symptoms, prevention, control measures, why and how World Asthma Day is celebrated.

What is West Nile Fever?

Apr 25, 2019
Fever is also known as high temperature or high fever. It is basically a normal body response to a variety of conditions. It is the most common infection and a very common medical sign. But have you heard about West Nile Fever? How it occurs, what are its symptoms, treatment and cure etc. Let us study through this article.

Hemophilia Disease: Causes, Types and Symptoms

Apr 17, 2019
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder in which blood does not clot properly. Person suffering from this condition experience prolonged bleeding which may be followed by an injury etc. Every year on 17 April World Hemophilia day is celebrated to spread awareness among people about this disease and to provide proper treatment. Let us study in detail about hemophilia disease, how it can be cured, its symptoms, causes, etc. through this article.

List of Scientific Names of Animals and Birds

Mar 25, 2019
Classification of animals and birds name is also known as 'binomial nomenclature'. In 1973 Carl Linnaeus, classified species into two names, one is genus and other is a specific name. Like Homo sapiens, which stands for humans. In this homo is genus and sapiens is a specific name. In this article list of some animals and birds are provided with their scientific names which will not only enhance your knowledge but also help in your various examination preparations.

List of important hormones and their functions

Mar 12, 2019
Various glands are present in our body which secretes hormones which are essential for the growth, development, reproduction etc. Different hormones have different effects on the shape of the body. This article deals with the list of important hormones and their functions.

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