DISEASE OF THE MONTH

Disease of the Month is a segment where we investigate a different disease every month with the help of professionals who work closely with the particular diseases. What happens to the victims? What are the efforts being put into remedying it? These questions- and many more- will be answered in this series.

SEPTEMBER- DIABETES MELLITUS

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Middle aged people with diabetes usually have this type. The implications and effects of this type of diabetes are much different from type 1. Read this article to know more about Type 2 diabetes.
 

What is Insulin?

What is the one hormone whose simple malfunction can lead to so many different life-long diseases? The answer is Insulin. Read this article to know more about this hormone and its involvement in diabetes.
 

Did you know that according to WHO, the number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Right now, we are 6 years ahead of 2014 and you can imagine how vastly affected the world population is by this disease. Follow this segment to find out the basic things you can do to diagnose, treat and help yourself or your loved ones.

Symptoms & Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus

With so many different types of diabetes, how do you know which one you or someone you know have? What are the next steps? What tests are you supposed to get done if you suspect yourself to be a patient of one of the different types of diabetes. Read this article to see how each type of diabetes mellitus can be diagnosed and each of their symptoms.
 

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

If you know someone who is very young and has diabetes, then it is likely that they have this type of diabetes. Read this article to gain some clarity on what this type of diabetes is and how it affects the body.
 

Prediabetes

Sometimes people who exhibit symptoms of diabetes may not actually be diabetic. Read this article to know more about the condition of prediabetes.
 

Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant women may also fall prey to this short term diabetes that may have an impact on them and their baby. Read this article to know more about this type of diabetes
 

Treatments of Diabetes Mellitus

Been diagnosed with diabetes or know someone with it? Then this article is perfect for you to find out what are the various treatments for each of the different types of diabetes that can be done both at home and with medical attention.
 

AUGUST- THYROID

What is Thyroid?

Have you ever wondered what thyroid is that your neighborhood woman talks about having? Have you ever thought about why your relative keeps losing weight or another relative keeps gaining it? The simple answer to those questions is the disease thyroid and its root causes. Read this article to find out more about thyroid.
 

You probably know about this very common gland named thyroid that is subject to so many diseases that they are all clubbed into a singular common name- Thyroid. Thyroid may refer to a plethora of diseases like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and more. But did you know why hypothyroidism causes weight gain or why hyperthyroidism makes you sweat so much? Maybe if you knew the root causes, you could work to prevent the effects of these diseases. Read this segment to learn more.

Hyperthyroidism

Not all weight loss is good. Sometimes this weight loss may be a big indicator of something bigger and more concerning such as hyperthyroidism. Read this article to know more.
 

Hypothyroidism

Ever wondered why you are gaining weight so rapidly, why you're always tired or cold? Well, your answer may be Hypothyroidism. Read this article to know more about what is hypothyroidism.
 

A Unique Solution to Iodine Deficiency

Have you ever wondered how common a 'Bindi' is in India? What if this was used to prevent or cure a disease such thyroid.
 

JULY- SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA

You'd be surprised to see how much you don't know about the most common genetic disease. Read this month's segment to delve into the intricacies of sickle call anaemia, and to learn about the amazing connection between this disease and malaria.  

What causes sickle cell anaemia? What are its symptoms?

Mutations are rare, but their effects are drastic and widespread. In this article, find out about the cause and consequences of this disease that has affected millions of people worldwide.
 

The relationship between sickle cell anaemia & malaria

Studies have shown that carriers of the sickle cell allele are resistant to malaria. Read our article to discover the unique link between these diseases. Try to take a guess before finding out!

JUNE-CYSTIC FIBROSIS

All the incessant talk about COVID-19 has shadowed other equally important and threatening diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis. In this segment, stay tuned and read more about this common and prevalent condition.

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Did you know that difficulty in breathing is not just a symptom of COVID-19? There are so many things that are misunderstood as only the symptoms of COVID-19 when actually they might be the symptoms of a much more lasting, even fatal, disease. Read this article to find out more about what truly is Cystic Fibrosis and where its roots lie.
 

How likely are you to have Cystic Fibrosis?

Did you know that it is possible for you to have the Cystic Fibrosis gene and still be normal? You could be a carrier or not. Your future progeny may or may not have this gene and disease. Read this article to find out how likely you are to have this disease
 

MAY- MENTAL HEALTH

It's May, which means it's mental health awareness month!

Mental health is one of the most important aspects for having a good holistic health. A variety of psychological, emotional and environmental factors converge to impact one's mental health.

This month, stay tuned for more interesting content on Biodome!

Mental Health Awareness Webinar

Watch the recording of our student- led webinar, which gained attendees from across the world, wherein we discussed about prevalent mental health issues that students often face in their lives and how to cope with them.
 

The Biology of Depression

Have you ever thought that depression isn't an "actual" illness? We're here to debunk this myth by breaking this condition down into its biological roots.

APRIL- COVID 19

The one topic that everyone seems to be talking about nowadays is undoubtedly Covid-19. Who knew that an organism with a diameter of merely 100 nanometers could cause a worldwide lockdown, shutting down various establishments and businesses and restricting people in their homes? 

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 

Tired of hearing the same information about the virus? Sit back, relax and listen to our interview with Dr. Guruprasad for a different perspective.

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