Posts by Paramita Basu

Paramita Basu is an associate professor of bio-medical sciences involved in health related education with special interest in the field of antimicrobial resistance and public health. As an educator, her passion is educating individuals and communities about their health and raising awareness about public health to achieve a healthier future for all.

Cardio Diseases: Listen To Your Heart

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Most human populations have changed lifestyles (collectively termed as epidemiological transition) due to developments in science and technology and have moved from agrarian diets and active lives to fast foods and sedentary habits. Combined with increasing tobacco use, these changes have fueled the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, hypertensio [...]

ABC of Syndrome X (Metabolic Syndrome...

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. It is usually associated with a clustering of at least three of five of the following medical conditions: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma gluc [...]

Antibiotic Resistance

Why should I be worried about Antibiotic Resistance?   The use of antibiotics has enabled us to cure many diseases, however, with their excessive usage, more pathogenic microbes are developing resistance to them resulting in the loss of their efficacy and necessitating invention of new ones to replace them. This poses an urgent threat to pu [...]

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