Tag: Genetics

Don’t Indulge To Bulge

Obesity

Obesity is not a global epidemic and the number of obese/overweight individuals around the world only seems to be increasing. The rise of competing cultures is partly to blame, as the combination of modern cultural changes has created an environment that promotes unhealthy eating and sedentary lifestyles leading to excessive weight gain. Continue reading “Don’t Indulge To Bulge”

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Feel Them to Save Them

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Article - Feel Them Save Them

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. A study conducted by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) revealed that 80% of breast lumps are benign. The study also revealed that 80% of all cancerous breast lumps are found by women themselves and among these 98% of all cases result in complete cure if detected early.[1] Continue reading “Feel Them to Save Them”

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Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

A 10 year old girl presented to Aster Hospital’s Audiology Department with her parents on 31st July 2017.  The family visited the hospital to get clearance from the Audiology Department for her to get admitted into School.

The child had Cerebral Palsy and had been undergoing treatment for the same. Upon thorough investigation of her case, correlative study and testing including BERA, DPOAE, TEOAE and TYMPANOMETRY, it was recognized that the child suffered from a rare disorder known as Auditory Dyssynchrony, which generally has an incidence of 3-4 in every 10,000 children. For the past 10 years the child was being treated for other abnormalities and no hearing test was ever conducted. The child had a speech delay which was considered as the result of Cerebral Palsy.

The primary symptoms/causes of Auditory Dyssynchrony the primary are; Continue reading “Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder”

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