Medicine: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

International Diabetes Federation launches 9th IDF Diabetes Atlas

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released latest figures that highlight the alarming growth in the prevalence of diabetes around the world.  These figures were published on the 14 November, World Diabetes Day in the ninth edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas.  It shows that Pakistan is now in the top 10 countries for an ..

Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

IIIT Hyderabad’s researchers creates first-ever ‘Indian Brain Atlas (IBA)’

The researchers at the International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIITH) have created the first ever Indian Brain Atlas (IBA). They stated that the average Indian brain is smaller in height, width, and volume as compared to the western and eastern population like the Chinese and Korean. The immediate implication of this finding can be seen ..

2019 edition of World Stroke Day (WSD)

The World Stroke Day  (WSD) is observed every year on 29th October to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of stroke across the world. A stroke is a disease that affects the arteries of the brain. Whenever an artery carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain gets obstructed by a clot or ruptures – the ..

Paralympics champion Marieke Vervoort ends her life through euthanasia to end her sufferings

Belgian Paralympic champion Marieke Vervoort ended her life through euthanasia at the age of 40. She had announced her intentions after the Rio Games in 2016 to follow that path if her degenerative condition worsened her suffering. Vervoort suffered a degenerative muscle disease that caused constant pain, paralysis in her legs and left her barely ..