Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan's Profile
Dr. Ramya has been involved in several epidemiological studies and projects under Tuberculosis Research Center and the NGO - REACH in tuberculosis. She has experience in research activities, scientific publications, content writing for Medindia.
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Oral contraceptive or birth control pills contain hormones that prevent pregnancy. It is one of the most reliable methods of contraception.
Leprosy, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, affects any organ like skin, eyes, mucosa, periphery nerves or any other organ. It can cause irreversible disfigurement of the extremities and nerve damage.
The condition is not caused by a lack of insulin, but by the action of hormones produced during pregnancy that blocks the action of insulin.
Yellow colouring of skin in newborns, a condition called Neonatal jaundice. , Neonatal jaundice is caused by presence of excessive serum bilirubin.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a disorder characterized by an offensive vaginal discharge & it is most common among women of childbearing age.