THE OMICRON SUB-VARIANT BA.2: IS IT A VARIANT

TO WORRY ABOUT? O On 26th November 2021, B.1.1.529 variant or Omicron was labeled as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the endorsement of its Technical Advisory Group on Virus Evaluation. The first reports of omicron were received from Africa (1). The infection caused by omicron has spread rapidly […]

FLURONA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

All the hospitalizations and infections caused by the new variant of coronavirus, the main focus has shifted mainly on omicron and the chances are the world has forgoan about an old infection, the flu. The virus causing influenza is kicking and alive and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported 30,000 cases […]

BENEFITS OF ANTIBODY RAPID TEST

The management of coronavirus outbreaks is at a critical point where there is a widespread need for accurate and fast testing. The backbone of coronavirus testing has been Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing but the present time demands urgent surveillance of the population at risk due to not presenting any symptoms. One of the ways […]

COMBINATION RAPID ANTIGEN TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS AND INFLUENZA A AND B VIRUS

Advanced technologies such as rapid antigen test kits and Polymerase chain reactions have aided a great deal in the detection of respiratory infections caused by viruses (1). During the coronavirus outbreak, the commonly used test was RT-PCR in which specimen was collected through the nasopharyngeal swab. In the meantime, the influenza season has coincided with […]

The Benefits Of Antigen Rapid Swab Test

The current pandemic of coronavirus has rapidly spread worldwide and it has resulted in approximately one million deaths so far (1). Early diagnosis and well-timed isolation of the infected individuals has now universally been accepted as an effective strategy of prevention and containment of local outbreaks of the coronavirus. With the sweep of the contagious […]

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy? Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a specialized form of physical therapy designed to alleviate complaints that arise in a wide variety of balance disorders. Balance disorders are related to the vestibular system of the body, responsible for the maintenance of balance and body posture. This exercise-based program aims to reduce […]

Occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a domain of allied health care that evaluates and intervenes to assist individuals suffering from conditions that hinder their performance of productive activities. These include the activities of daily life, self-care, leisure activities, and activities contributed as an active member of society. It provides support to individuals tackling […]

Post-surgical Spine Rehabilitation

Some of the traditional spine surgery procedures are laminectomy, diskectomy, foraminotomy, and spinal fusion. Laminectomy is the procedure used to remove two small bones that make up a vertebra or to take the pressure off the nerves. Diskectomy is a surgery to remove all or part of your disc. Foraminotomy is a surgery to enlarge […]

Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke, also known as “brain attack,” is an emergency condition in which there is an injury to the brain leading to decreased blood flow. This can cause long-term damage over time. Signs and symptoms of a stroke include slurred speech, double vision, loss of speech, headache, confusion, and loss of balance.  What is Stroke Rehabilitation? […]