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A Simple Guide to Understanding ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

                                    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

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

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