The Top Medical Advances Of The Last Century

The Top Medical Advances Of The Last Century

On top of the list we can mention the control of infectious diseases. This has lead to immense improvement of health and average life span.

Mass immunization – has helped in eradicating number of diseases that were once rampant but don’t exist today – smallpox, diptheria and polio are few of the diseases conquered by vaccines. Smallpox has been eradicated from this earth but diptheria and polio and some others do have their presence in under developed and developing countries.

Discovering how vitamins work is another important advancement. Finding out what vitamins do what has been a major accomplishment in understanding our diet and our health.

Cardiovascular risk factors: We’ve learned tons about fats, diet and exercise in relation to heart disease.

Rational drug design: Today, we no longer have to just try folk remedies and hope that they work. We study and test various compounds to see if they’ll be effective. The safety and efficacy of drugs is of the highest standard. Rigorous testing is required before drugs can be prescribed, which protects us from trying anecdotal remedies that might be harmful.

Molecular genetics: As we unravel DNA – the genetic blueprint of life – we’ll learn how to treat or prevent many stubborn diseases.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment. We can already pinpoint and treat some cancers successfully and we’re learning more all the time. New drugs and drug delivery systems are in the pipeline that will help to turn the tide in the fight against this killer disease.

Organ transplantations. Some day we’ll probably clone organs that can be stored and used as needed. Meanwhile, heart transplants are almost routine compared to only a few years ago. Anti-rejection medications and new techniques are making transplants a common part of our health care system.

Diagnostic technology. We couldn’t even take someone’s blood pressure at the turn of the last century, we have machines that can peer into the body without using surgery.

Of course, there are a lot of other medical achievements that can be mentioned here. Humanity has gained tremendously from the advancement in the knowledge of the fuctioning of the human body during the last century ( rather present century ). At the turn of last century our knowledge of medicine was too little as compared to the present.

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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