Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the world

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the worldWith the aim to raise global awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) observes October 20 as World Osteoporosis Day. The year-long campaign focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the bone disease. The word ‘osteoporosis’ literally means ‘porous bones’. ‘Osteo’ is for bones and ‘porosis’ means porous, thus it describes this condition as […]

Eight chikungunya cases reported in Mumbai

Eight chikungunya cases reported in MumbaiEight confirmed chikungunya cases have been reported in Mumbai, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday. The cases are from Dadar (west) and one from Govandi area. The executive health officer of BMC said there have been 20 probable cases of Chikungunya and all these cases have been reported in the public sector. Like dengue, chikungunya too is spread […]

India slips drastically on Global Hunger Index, down 17 ranks from last year

Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh fare better, while Pakistan still remains behind India

India slips drastically on Global Hunger Index, down 17 ranks from last yearIndia’s dipping rank in Global Hunger Index raises concern among paediatricians. Compared to last year, where it was positioned at 80, India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Global Hunger Index in 2016.  What is more surprising is, neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh are ahead of […]

Schoolkids across India to be part of Smoke-Free Home campaign

Under the campaign, parents will be encouraged to give up smoking for the benefit of their kids

Schoolkids across India to be part of Smoke-Free Home campaignIn an effort to create a smoke-free environment for children across the country, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) has kick-started a Smoke-Free Home campaign. The campaign was launched under the Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII) in Mumbai. The aim of the campaign, which was launched at the IDA’s 8th Annual World Dental Show 2016, is to […]

IDA extends support to Make in India for dental technology

At its 8th Annual World Dental Show, the association had latest technology displayed at over 350 stalls, of which around 35 stalls belonged to international exhibitors

IDA extends support to Make in India for dental technologyThe Indian Dental Association this year announced its support to the Government of India’s Make in India campaign in the dental healthcare sector by giving an opportunity to foreign manufacturers. The announcement was made at its 8th Annual World Dental Show (WDS), the biggest three-day dental event of the year, held between October 7 and […]

State hospitals get first painless breast cancer detection machine

State hospitals get first painless breast cancer detection machineUnder the state government’s drive to spread awareness about breast cancer, 18 medical colleges have received the first painless breast cancer detection machine, iBreastExam (iBE). This technology helps detect breast cancer at an early stage, is painless and radiation-free . iBE is a game-changing technological breakthrough for rising incidences of breast cancer. This technology is […]
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