Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman's Profile

MD, DCP, DNB (Path)

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman

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 Risk Score Predicts Risk of Developing Common but Serious Diseases

Polygenic Risk Score Predicts Risk of Developing Common but Serious Diseases

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

Health In Focus
Mastocytosis

Mastocytosis

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.

Disease & Condition
Organ Donation Week in India – Donate Your Organs and Save Lives

Organ Donation Week in India – Donate Your Organs and Save Lives

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

Health Watch
Salt Consumption of Less Than 5 Grams a Day Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

Salt Consumption of Less Than 5 Grams a Day Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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.

Health In Focus
Women Survive Heart Attacks Better When Treated by Women Doctors

Women Survive Heart Attacks Better When Treated by Women Doctors

Female heart attack patients have a better survival when treated by women physicians in the emergency room according to a recent study.

Health In Focus