Maharashtra: Only one bed per 4264 patients in rural areas, says NGO study

Health and medical facilities in the remote and the rural areas of Maharashtra have always been a matter of concern for the government and the health workers. But, one data suggests that in Maharashtra's government hospitals there is only one bed per 4264 patients.

Maharashtra: Only one bed per 4264 patients in rural areas, says NGO studyPeople living in the remote and the rural areas of the state are dependent on the government for basic medical and health facilities. Many patients queue up at the government hospital to seek affordable treatment. But, healthcare in the rural area has always been a matter of concern for both health workers and the government. A study by […]

Brace yourself for vector-borne diseases, Centre directs state

J P Nadda, The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, held a high-level meeting to review the preparedness of the Ministry for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases like kalaazar, dengue, malaria, and chickungunya in the country, in Delhi today.

Brace yourself for vector-borne diseases, Centre directs stateDuring the meeting, The Union Health Minister directed the officials for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on prevention and control of vectors before the season starts. At the review meeting, JP Nadda stated that he will speak to the Health Ministers of the endemic States to ensure that they are prepared with all […]

International Noise Awareness Day: Excessive noise can lead to partial hearing loss

In a metro like Mumbai noise is inescapable, one can hear loud noise wherever they are. Be it on the local train or while walking on the road. Construction activity too, adds extra decibels to noise pollution. All of thid can take a tol; on our health and also lead to partial or total hearing loss

International Noise Awareness Day: Excessive noise can lead to partial hearing lossSometimes, you feel frustrated and say – this is it! And you try and close your ears with your hands just to protect your ears from the blaring sound. The excessive noise not only impacts your ears, but also has a negative impact on your mind as well. Doctors say that headache, mental tension and […]

Pune: Teacher sells her own bangles to crowdfund ‘Oxygen Plant’ for Siachen soldiers

A Pune-based couple has decided to reach out and give back to society by help building an oxygen generation plant for our valiant soldiers who man our borders. They have begun a crowdfunding movement to make this possible, and to set an example, the couple sold the bangles to start off the initiative

Pune: Teacher sells her own bangles to crowdfund ‘Oxygen Plant’ for Siachen soldiersSiachen is known as the world’s highest battlefield. The Siachen glacier lies between Saltoro range line in the west and the main Karakoram range in the east. And India’s brave soldiers have been guarding these high Himalayan ranges, situated around 7000 meters, since the beginning of operation ‘Meghdoot.’ Extremely harsh, body and mind-numbing weather is […]

Here’s why you should not keep a wallet in your back pocket

Doctors have said that keeping a wallet inside the back pocket can cause discomfort. It can also change the position of the spine and have an effect on the hip and your sitting posture. Over the course of time, this can lead to degeneration and agitation of the nerves

Here’s why you should not keep a wallet in your back pocketWe all have a habit of keeping our wallet in the back pocket of our pants. But, after reading this news, you will definitely think about changing this habit from your daily routine. No one should keep their wallet in the back pocket, not because someone might just steal it, but because keeping the wallet […]

World Malaria Day: ‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP Nadda

Reiterating the commitment to eliminate malaria, Nadda stated that the focus on the bordering districts and empowering local authorities with information, tools and knowledge will help malaria reductions in India and its neighbours

World Malaria Day: ‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP NaddaIndia has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region” in November last year. J […]

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in India

In 2016, India witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest in the entire Southeast Asia. WHO's report added that India had the highest number of malaria deaths in 2016 among all other countries in the Southeast Asian region

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in IndiaAlthough, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020 a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests otherwise. The report released by the WHO stated that India is still struggling to eliminate the disease. […]

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

Breastfeeding does acts as a method of birth control. This is due to the LAM idea meaning Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). While ‘lactational’ refers to breastfeeding, ‘amenorrhea’ means not being able to menstruate. This means that when you feed your baby breast milk, you do not ovulate, and when you do not ovulate, you don’t have chances to get pregnant

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

US doctors perform world’s first full penis and scrotum transplant

In what could be the first-of-its-kind surgery in the World, a US war veteran, who lost his genitals while fighting a war in Afghanistan, has received a full penis and scrotum transplant. Surgeons at Baltimore's John Hopkins University have rebuilt the veteran's entire pelvic region from the parts of a deceased donor

US doctors perform world’s first full penis and scrotum transplantDoctors in the United States have performed the World’s first full penis and scrotum transplant, on a soldier who was wounded while fighting in a war in Afghanistan. The surgery went on for 14 hours and surgeons connected tiny nerves, blood vessels, skin, muscles, and tendons to rebuild both, the man’s penis and its extensive surrounding […]

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettes

The Union health ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, has stated that the government is considering to put a ban on E-cigarettes. The ministry also said that E-cigarettes smoking among the young generation eventually leads to actual cigarette smoking

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettesMany studies have stated and proven that the younger generation starts smoking actual cigarettes, after smoking E-cigarettes The Union Health Ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, stated that the government is considering to put a complete ban on E-cigarettes The ministry of health also told the court that there are no specific […]