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A Simple Guide to Understanding ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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                                    Today, approximately One in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (1) The number of children suffering from ASD appears to be increasing every year all over the world. The prevalence seems to be far more in the developed countries than the third world countries, probably because of increased awareness and the availability of advanced diagnostics techniques in developed countries. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? By Medical definition ,Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions characterized by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively.  ASD is not really considered a disease and so it cannot be cured. People with ASD seem to have brains with different wiring, so they learn and communicate differently from normal people. What is the difference between Autism and ASD? Earlier Au

How to protect yourself from TB

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24th of March is observed as  World Tuberculosis Day  and this Day is even more significant for us in India because out of the total number of TB cases in the world, about one-fourth live in India alone. According to WHO , In 2019, 1.2 million children fell ill with TB globally. Child and adolescent TB is often overlooked by health providers and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Tuberculosis or TB is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.                              TB does not spread by touching an infected person or by sharing food or water. When a TB-infected person, coughs, sneezes, or speaks, the bacteria are released into to air. When the people nearby inhale the bacteria they become infected. A lot depends on the immunity of the person inhaling otherwise the situation could have been worse. Symptoms of TB The infection of TB may be latent (hidden ) or Active. In latent TB  there are no symptoms but skin prick tests can show evidence of TB A person with Ac

Book Review : Finding Your Way by Drake Taylor

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I am sure at some stage in life, you all must have reached a point when it seemed you may have hit rock bottom and there is no one you can turn to. Just in case you are one of the lucky ones to not have faced that misfortune, I still urge you to read on because this book is a game-changer and helps you in getting a better grip on your life and sets you on the path of realizing your dreams. Title : Finding your way: How to Navigate Yourself Back from Depression, Personal Crisis, & Life's Mistakes Author : Drake Taylor Price : INR 585/- for the kindle version ( that is the only version available) Genre : Self Help, Motivational, Mental Health, Life Skills File size : 4694 KB About The Author   Drake E Taylor was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Drake majored in Criminal Justice and later on became a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force.  He has earlier penned 'The four hats of leadership ' which established him as a motivational writer. The Cover      

Deyga Pure and Natural Handcrafted Beauty Products - An Honest Review

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Summers are almost here and so are summer woes !  Let me share my latest finds in skin care today , these are Made in India , Pure and natural , Handcrafted beauty products (as the brand claims) , read the post below how much of it turned out to be true. I shall be reviewing The Deyga Pure Aloe Vera Gel , The Deyga Charcoal face Pack and the Deyga Tea Tree Toner . For those of you who are new to my blog - I have mature ,Oily and sensitive skin prone to acne and sunburn . So here goes … Deyga Pure Aloe Vera Gel                                           Price - INR 350/-  for 100 ml Presentation - It came well packaged in an attractive clear plastic jar, very sturdy  and the twist cap was easy to open and close. Spill proof packaging gets a thumbs up !                                    What I loved about the Deyga Aloe Vera Gel  It is pure and handcrafted. You can feel the purity at one look .It seems untouched by hands and no added chemicals too. You can see through to the bottom ! It

A Complete guide to Post- COVID Mental Health Issues

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The world is still reeling under the COVID 19 Epidemic, despite the availability of the COVID vaccine, the emergence of new strains of the virus is keeping researchers and the medical world on their feet.  India has recorded close to 11 million COVID cases so far and many of those who have recovered are complaining of fatigue, headaches, insomnia, shortness of breath, body pain, lack of appetite, sore throat and diarrhea. But it is a little known fact that many patients have been coming back with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, psychosis, insomnia and impaired memory.                                                     During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the lockdown and self imposed restrictions many people experienced stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness. Till a few weeks back, the symptoms in post COVID cases were attributed to weakness and anxiety caused by isolation and were not taken seriously.                                           The CO

Lindeman's Premier Selection Shiraz Cabernet 2017 Red wine - A Wine Review

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Earnest Hemingway once said ," Wine and Friends are a great blend!", and I could not agree more ! So today I bring to you my latest wine review of a lovely wine, that can be enjoyed with your friends and family. The wine that I will be reviewing today is Lindeman's Premier Selection Shiraz Cabernet  of 2017 vintage Lindeman's wineries were established in 1843 by Dr. Henry Lindeman , in Australia. These wines have become quite popular and have been winning awards worldwide. This red wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah blended wines are a particular specialty of Australia, where Shiraz is known as Syrah. The Australians have perfected the art of blending these two grapes to give us some really delightful wines. Incidentally this particular blend of Cabernet and Shiraz is also much in demand and a best seller blend in India. Cabernet Sauvignon with its full-bodied, complex, tannic  fruit forward taste is the perfect companion to t