Dr. Sasidharan, A Gifted Pediatrician and a Gem of a Person

Dr. Sasidharan C. K Child specialist in Calicut

Calicut, the core of the Malabar region. The place that gifted many talented people to the world, may it be in any field. From Vasco Da Gama’s entry to the overcoming of the deadly Nipah, Calicut is known for many. Dr. Sasidharan, whose name is a buzz all over Kerala also comes from this historic place. In Calicut, people with no idea about this talented physician will be very less. That much is the popularity this great physician has achieved. This article is about Dr. Sasidharan, a talented physician.

Dr. Sasidharan is a well-known pediatrician in Calicut. His sincerity and commitment in this field have earned him terrific fame in Calicut. He is currently working as a pediatrician at Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut. He started a clinic in Meledath Colony, Chakkorathukulam, Calicut and gained a huge positive response from people. This is another reason for his success. Starting a clinic and making it a success i…

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Impact of Climate Change In Human Health

Before getting into the topic, let’s discuss two terms- Weather and Climate. Many are still committing mistakes believing that both the terms are the same. But there is a significant difference between the two. Weather refers to the short term changes in the Atmosphere. On the other hand, Climate describes the Weather for a long period of time. Here we discuss Climate change and how it affects human health and life.

The Changing Climate

When does Climate change occur? Climate change occurs when the Earth’s Climate System ( Atmosphere, hydrosphere, Cryosphere, Biosphere, and Lithosphere) result in new Weather patterns that end for a few decades or millions of years. This changing climate also affects human health and hygiene. Climate change results in warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increasing the intensity of some extreme weather events and rising sea levels. All these factors lead to ferocious problems which will really affect human beings very…

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Africa

As we all know, Malaria is one of the most leading killer diseases in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of Malaria and it claims more than 435,000 lives globally every year. And in India, it is fewer than one million cases reported every year. There was no permanent medicine that doctors in the world can suggest for malaria.

The vaccine has been launched in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa after a long concerted effort over 30 years.

RTS, S/AS01, the world’s first and to date malaria vaccine also known as Mosquirix that has been shown to provide partial protection of malaria in young children. The vaccine can be used to prevent about four in ten malaria cases by acting against Plasmodium Falciparum, the most parasite globally and the most prevalent in the African continent. Malawi is the first country in Africa where RTS, S is to be made available to children up to…

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It’s been a Year Nipah Virus Claimed Lives in Kerala

5th of May is one of the darkest days Kerala ever faced and suspecting that the Nipah started with taking the life of Muhammad Sabith from Perambra, Kozhikode. It’s been one year Kerala fought against the deadly virus Nipah.

Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus that is transmitted from animals to humans. Also, that can be transmitted directly between people or through fruits. The recent outbreak was reported in Perambra of Kozhikode district, Kerala. It took 4 lives away from one family only. The report says that 17 lives have been taken away, including the life of an “angel” nurse who sacrificed her life in the battle against Nipah. The spreading of the virus was controlled and stopped with the timely action by health care officials including nurses and doctors in Kozhikode under the health ministry of Kerala.

Beginning of Nipah

The infection was first identified in 1999 among pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore. And found it is spreading to the people…

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