Samina Parveen is a Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She has completed her Master’s in Public Health from Savitribai Phule Pune University and her Bachelor’s in Microbiology/Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Influenza (the ‘flu) is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. In more than 998 people out of 1000 influenza is a self-limiting illness that does not need any specific treatment other than rest, pain killers such as paracetamol and control of fever. However, in a minority of sufferers it is more serious and may lead to sepsis.
New research provides compelling evidence that long-term exposure to high blood pressure increases the risk of heart valve disease, with significant implications for clinical practice guidelines and health management.
On the 27th of June 2019 The George Institute for Global Health held the Fight the Fear breakfast event at which the guests were invited to challenge their pre conceived notions about the possibilities of science and technology, changing the ways in which we think about and thereby solve social problems.