Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman's Profile
MD, DCP, DNB (Path)
Lakshmi is an alumni from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. She has published an Android App 'drexampill' containing study material for First and Second year MBBS students. She is interested in academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, solving cryptic crosswords, cooking and baking, listening to South Indian classical music.
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Polygenic screening test score predicts risk of developing common but serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and atrial fibrillation in the general population
Mastocytosis is a rare condition marked by accumulation of mast cells under the skin and various organs in the body. Clinical features depend on site affected and treatment is based on specific symptoms in each person.
Organ donation week in India this year is being observed fromthe 13th August and aims to raise awareness on the value of organ donation in saving a person’s life
Moderate consumption of salt (sodium) less than 5 grams daily may not increase risk of heart attacks or stroke according to a recent international study.
Female heart attack patients have a better survival when treated by women physicians in the emergency room according to a recent study.