About Us

These reviews on life sciences (life and science) are provided as a public service initiative that aims to make information on Science, Life, Health, Wellness, Healing and Patient or Clinical Care accessible to the public. 

The material on this site reflects original research, case reports, synthesis of many research studies, commentaries, perspectives and dialogues. These are presented in precise, concise and simple language with explanations of scientific jargon to help understand the concepts. 

The site aims to provide a platform for cross disciplinary dialogues across “traditional”, “conventional”, “modern” and “alternative” systems of healthcare, Science,  Society, Sociology and Anthropology, Human rights and Ethics, Policy, Practice and Evidence. 

The site does not offer prescriptive practices or advise what should be done if you have any particular illness. The site may have articles on research or case reports related to a particular disease. However, the material on this site should not be used to replace consultation with a qualified medical practitioner. Always seek opinion and initiate any treatment only after consultation with a qualified medical practitioner you trust.

The site is developed and maintained by Dr. Praveen Nirmalan. Dr. Praveen completed his basic medical training (MBBS) from Government Medical College, Thrissur, India, a Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai, India, and a Vitreoretinal Fellowship from Aditya Jyoti Eye Hospital,  Mumbai. Dr. Praveen completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and a Public Health Ophthalmology Fellowship from the prestigious Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA. Dr. Praveen worked in prestigious eye care institutes of India including Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai and The International Center for Advancement of Rural Eye Care of the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute at Hyderabad with a focus on Public Health Ophthalmology, and as the Head of Clinical Research at Fernandez Hospital for Mothers and Newborn at Hyderabad, India. Dr. Praveen has published over 65 academic research papers in top tier journals and has trained medical practitioners and students in research methods, epidemiology and biostatistics.  Currently, Dr. Praveen focuses on understanding different streams of health care and developing cross disciplinary dialogues to help with the further development and demystification of science, scientific thinking and interpretations that can help communities develop their own solutions.