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  • Know about Pulse Oximeter, How it works and Factors affecting

    The pulse oximeter, which is used for evaluating the oxygen status of patients in a variety of clinical settings, has become an house-hold instrument in this COVID-19 pandemic. It is a way to measure how much oxygen is carrying in blood by using a small device called a pulse oximeter, blood oxygen level can be checked without needing to be stuck with a  needle. The blood oxygen level measured with an oximeter is called your oxygen saturation level. This is a percentage of how much oxygen your blood is carrying compared to the maximum it is capable of carrying.

  • Good intention and courage can win business battles- CVS Pharmacy decision turned loss in to profit

    When we are residing in India, many of us may not aware about the CVS Pharmacy. CVS Pharmacy is currently the largest pharmacy chain in the United States by number of locations 9,900 plus. Its parent company ranks as the 7th largest U.S. corporation by FY2017 revenues in the Fortune 500.

  • Atezolizumab and other immune-stimulatory anti-cancer drugs: risk of severe cutaneous adverse reactions

    Cases of severe cutaneous adverse reactions, including Stevens-Johnsons syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), have been reported in patients treated with immune-stimulatory anti-cancer drugs, including atezolizumab. Advise patients to be vigilant for the signs of severe skin reactions and to seek urgent medical advice if they occur.

  • CAR - T cell therapy, new milestone for India

    The Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy has emerged as a breakthrough in cancer treatment. Clinical trials conducted globally have shown promising results in end stage patients, especially in patients suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Though this technology has a remarkable therapeutic potential for cancer patients, at present this technology is not available in India. Each patient's CAR-T cell therapy costs 3-4 crore (INR).

  • Basil (Tulsi) in Cosmetics

    Vinay Kumar SinghAbout Author
    Vinay Kumar Singh.  
    Head-Formulation
    Kumar Organic Products Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.,
    Bengaluru

  • Who should or shouldnt take the COVID-19 vaccine

    More than 1.23 crore people have registered till the first week of May 2021 through Co-Win and Arogya Setu platforms in response to the opening of online registrations for Covid-19 vaccination for those who are above 18. A total of about 150 million shots have been given to date. Though, these cover only 11.5% of India's population. The first phase of vaccination in India covered the frontline workers and the citizens’ over-45s. It has now been opened for all above 18 years in India from May 1.

  • What is Mucormycosis, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Mucormycosis, previously called zygomycosis, is a serious but rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. These molds live throughout the environment. Mucormycosis mainly affects people who have health problems or take medicines that lower the body’s ability to fight germs and sickness. It most commonly affects the sinuses or the lungs after inhaling fungal spores from the air. It can also occur on the skin after a cut, burn, or other type of skin injury.

  • Herbal Extracts

    Vinay Kumar SinghAbout Author
    Vinay Kumar Singh.  
    Head-Formulation
    Kumar Organic Products Research Centre Pvt. Ltd.,
    Bengaluru

  • How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells to evade immune system

    Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease.

    In short, the virus' genome gets tagged with a special marker by a human enzyme that tells the immune system to stand down, while at the same time ramping up production of the surface proteins that SARS-CoV-2 uses as a "doorknob" to enter cells.

  • How Low Iodine Content in Water Leads to Thyroid Problems

    This article by Sri Ramakrishna Hospital covers information on how to care for patients facing thyroid problems. How iodine in water plays a major role in thyroid function and why people should not fear getting treatment.

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