Health Vision

Vitiligo – A skin problem which causes social embarrassment and depression

Vitiligo was observed very early in history, and most ancient civilizations and religions had references to people who lacked pigmentation. Atharvaveda written in 1400 BC describes vitiligo. The name “vitiligo” was first used by the Roman physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus in his classic medical text De Medicina written in first century. In 200 BC, the […]

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Skin Care with Secrets from Ayurveda

The ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda is creating waves in the world of natural skin care. Industry leaders are touting the benefits of Ayurvedic herbs like Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica), and spas offering Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies are sprouting up across the country. Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old holistic healing system from India, has a lot to say […]

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Acne Vulgaris: How Much We Know?

Acne vulgaris is a very common chronic disorder mostly seen in adult hood. Most of the adolescents (nearly 80%) experience acne. Prevalence increases steadily throughout adolescence and then decrease in adult hood. Even though, it is a common disorder, a number of myths still circulate with regard to the relationship between habits, diet, hygiene, environment, […]

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Scabies

Scabies is common ectoparasitic infestation caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei that is transmitted by close contact. Sometimes scabies is a major health problem in residential hostels, schools, military camps and jail inmates.  The history of discovery of the agent of scabies and of the disease itself is fascinating. In the fourth century BC, Aristotle […]

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Skin donation and skin banking

Skin Grafting procedure to treat burns and other wounds began as early as 800 B.C. Modern organ transplant procedures began in the early 1900s. In 1936, an Ukranian doctor Yu Yu Voronoy transplanted the first human kidney, using an organ from a deceased donor. The transplant was successful but Voronoy’s patient died shortly after as […]

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