Exposure to second-hand smoke tied to stillbirths in developing countries

In developing countries it is uncommon for women to smoke while pregnant - but their exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy is a lot higher, according to a recent study by the Demographic and Health Survey which was carried out in 30 developing countries and published in Tobacco Control

Exposure to second-hand smoke tied to stillbirths in developing countriesPregnancy is a vulnerable time for a woman’s health and tobacco smoke harms mothers and their unborn children. Exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, congenital malformations and low birth-weight. Governments have introduced smoke-free’ laws in response to these dangers, such as smoking bans in public places. In many western countries, […]

WMA launches education platform for doctors

The World Medical Association (WMA) has launched a new Education Platform to help accelerate the learning of physicians. The aim is to improve healthcare standards worldwide through a strategic partnership with the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA).

WMA launches education platform for doctorsThe WMA has entered into a strategic partnership with the WCEA to create a massive resource of continuing education provided by many of the world’s leading educators. Thousands of courses have been uploaded to the WMA platform creating one central hub of knowledge for physicians to access and stay up to date with the latest […]

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’

The last day of the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation (WCNR) hosted a very important session on how to make low cost rehabilitation possible in countries like India and Nigeria

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’In developing countries, access to NeuroRehabilitation is not very feasible to many. Keeping this in mind, the WCNR held a session chaired by Professor Michael Barnes and Dr Volker Homberg. The session dealt with topics like overview of low cost rehabilitation in developing countries, virtual reality as a model of low cost rehabilitation, low cost […]

‘Government is not investing much when it comes to NeuroRehabilitation’

Dr Leonard S W Li, President of World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), said the government should invest more to ensure that rehabilitation services are made available to all. He stated that the WFNR is training people across the globe with special focus on areas where rehabilitation care services are not penetrated

‘Government is not investing much when it comes to NeuroRehabilitation’“The WFNR is an academic multi-disciplinary institute which aims to spread academic knowledge in the field of NeuroRehabilitation. There are many neuro related disabilities, like Parkinson, dementia, stroke etc. We need a multi-disciplinary approach for treating them. In our association we have neurologists, physicians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and therefore we work with this approach,”  Dr […]

‘Home-based care can help in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries’

Developing countries should have guidelines for treating spinal cord injuries and should focus on home-based care, said Dr Humberto Cerrel Bazo, an expert in the field of spinal cord related rehabilitation from Italy, on the second day of the WCNR 2018

‘Home-based care can help in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injuries’Developed countries have adopted a good healthcare delivery system, but when it comes to rehabilitation, developing countries like India lags behind in providing efficient rehabilitation services to the patients, “While expressing my opinion at one of the forums here in India, I had mentioned that there are differences of treatments in different parts of the […]