MMMC Blood donation drive

Humans owe the grandeur of their existence to the courtesy of how the society has flourished till date. Sure,it has it’s drawbacks but it is the root cause that has made us grow and progress as a species. One of the best ways to give back to society is thus by charitable acts. Melaka Manipal... Continue Reading →

In times of sickness and health

You know you’re an adult when you’d rather stay sick than pick up the phone and make your own doctor’s appointment! How often have you put off going to the dreaded, cumbersome KMC, and instead lay shivering under layers of blankets, feeling more homesick than ever? Well, you’re not alone. Two highly innovative engineers, Advik... Continue Reading →

Beyond FC: The Lazy Eater’s Guide

In Manipal’s cosmopolitan atmosphere, we celebrate our diversity and differences of opinion. However, if there’s one thing we Manipalites will unanimously take immense pride in, it’s our eateries. There’s something for everyone, and once you find what suits your taste buds, Manipal shall be ingrained in your food-loving heart for days to come. Few university... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Bitter Seeds of Stolen Fruits

“Prevention is better than cure”; “Prevention is the daughter of intelligence”. “The best protection for public health is prevention, not cleanup”; “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. If there was one tip-of-the-tongue topic for utterances of proverbs and cliches, one could safely bet it would be – you guessed it –... Continue Reading →

Syphilis: Straightening the Misconceptions

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. In India, there are about a million cases each year. Syphilis is treatable and resolves within a few weeks under proper treatment. However, if left untreated, it can progress to a more harmful stage.   A Brief History: As Girolamo Frocastoro dictated parable in 1530, the... Continue Reading →

RIGHT AS RAIN

When sunlight becomes a luxury and Facebook is flooded with pictures of lightning bolts and sheets of dark clouds, every student at Manipal knows that the monsoon is setting in. Along with the relief from the summer heat, the monsoons bring with it a much darker aspect. It provides the perfect breeding ground for a number... Continue Reading →

Skipping A Beat- Literally!!!

Ever wondered how your heart skips a beat each time you encounter a scary or an exciting situation? Even though ‘skipping a beat’ is used as an idiom, there is a simple physiological cause underlying it. Our heart, the vital pumping organ of our body, can perform its function only if it receives electrical signals... Continue Reading →

The Zika Virus – Why It’s In The News

When was the last time you were bitten by a mosquito? You probably don’t remember when because it’s just a mosquito bite, right? Now, imagine that a mosquito bite could cause a birth defect in your baby. Unfortunately, that’s a reality for pregnant women in countries like Brazil and the Zika virus could be to... Continue Reading →

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you one of those people who hammer away at their desk the whole day, are inseparable from your laptop or are pretty much tech savvy? Well, my dear friend, keep your ears open…. The warning bells may sound anytime for you. Confused? If “YES” then you need to pay great attention to what’s written... Continue Reading →

The Manipal bug

Ever woken up with a ghastly rash on your body? You might have gotten a nighttime visit from the Manipal bug. No, it’s not the metaphor. It is the real deal. It’s a creepy crawly that goes by the name of Paederus melampus. What is it? Also known as rove beetles, these bugs are only... Continue Reading →

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