world malaria day

World Malaria Day : Understanding Malaria

Malaria is a serious life-threatening parasitic disease caused by parasites known as Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), Plasmodium falciparum (P.falciparum), Plasmodium malariae (P.malariae) and Plasmodium ovale (P.ovale). Its transmission takes place through the infective bite of Anopheles mosquito. Man develops this disease after 10–14 days of being bitten by an infective mosquito. Every year April 25 is…

Medical Writing Workshop at Bangalore

Turacoz Healthcare Solutions conducted a medical writing workshop on 16th April, 2016 at Country Inn and suites by Carlson, Bangalore. The workshop primarily focused on publication where subjects like grammar, guidelines, biostatistics, referencing etc. were the topics of discussion. Doctors from the reputed hospitals, medical writers, medical managers and advisors from the pharmaceutical industry were…

World Hemophilia Day

Let’s Join Hands to Fight Against Hemophilia Hemophilia is one of the oldest known genetic bleeding disorder which is caused by deficiency of the genes responsible for synthesis of clotting factors. Clotting factors are special type of proteins required for blood clotting. If a person does not have enough clotting factor VIII, then the condition…

Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (UCPMP) – Code for Writing Promotional Material

The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Government of India, released Uniform Code of Pharmaceuticals Marketing Practices (UCPMP) on 1st January 2015. UCPMP is a voluntary code that should be adopted by pharmaceutical industry to curb unethical practices in the healthcare sector. UCPMP bears significance as pharmaceutical companies have been accused of massive enticements to secure prescriptions…

Autism Awareness Month: The Challenges and Promises of Childhood Neurodisability

Autism is a serious, lifelong developmental disability characterized by considerable impairments in social interactions and communication skills, as well as a restricted/repetitive pattern of interests and/or behaviors. The term autism is also confused with the other autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including classic autism, Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism. Autism used to be considered rare, but…