Digitisation of medical sector is good for our health

A recent survey by Docplexus, India’s largest and fastest growing community of doctors, revealed that 83% of physicians preferred online medical learning as it removes demographic barriers and is convenient

Digitisation of medical sector is good for our healthIn this day and age, there’s hardly an industry left untouched by technology. In the medical sector, technological innovations are facilitating better and faster diagnoses, optimal resource utilisation, reduction in errors and a positive change in the way care is delivered. Healthcare digitisation and advanced medical technologies are making possible a more affordable, data-driven personalised […]

Indian scientists develop novel way to diagnose retinal diseases  

Researchers used retinal data captured by a well-established imaging method in ophthalmology and applied an algorithm based on statistical biomarker tool for early detection of certain eye disorders

Indian scientists develop novel way to diagnose retinal diseases  Early diagnosis of certain eye diseases and studying the early progression of the diseases has now become possible, thanks to the work carried out by a team of researchers from three institutes — IISER, Kolkata, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and BARC, Visakhapatnam. The researchers used the retinal data captured by a well-established imaging method […]

Mercedes develops new tech to prevent car crashes caused by medical episodes

The car maker's research and development chief, Ola Kallenius, says cars will soon be equipped with heart rate monitors in the steering wheel, as well as the ability to communicate with wearable fitness trackers

Mercedes develops new tech to prevent car crashes caused by medical episodesFatal road accidents caused by medical episodes could be consigned to history in the near future. Mercedes-Benz revealed a partnership with Phillips medical instruments at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will see vehicles play a key role in monitoring the health of drivers. The car maker’s research and development chief, Ola Kallenius, […]

Mediterranean diet may be good for the brain

It may be that everything in the Mediterranean diet combination gives an overall protective effect

Mediterranean diet may be good for the brainThe Mediterranean diet — high in vegetables, fruits, olive oil and whole grains, and moderate in protein and animal fats — has been shown in many studies to be beneficial in reducing the risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. A new study shows it may also be good for the brain. Researchers measured brain […]

How volunteers with no medical training are fighting diseases the world ignores

150 volunteers have been trained since 2014 to hold monthly 'community dialogues' in villages, gathering large groups of people to talk about neglected diseases

How volunteers with no medical training are fighting diseases the world ignoresFor people suffering from painful diseases in remote parts of the world, neighbours volunteering as health educators can be their best shot at getting help. Ordinary people, without any formal medical training, have stepped up to teach others about common illnesses in the province of Nampula, Mozambique, which has one of the highest rates of […]

Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go?

It's rare in life to have your cake and eat it too. But are low-calorie sweeteners the guilt-free way to be naughty?

Diet debate: Are diet drinks a no-go?Nobody is going to claim that regularly drinking full-sugar pop is good for you with a 500ml bottle of cola containing around 200 calories. But a diet version can come in at just the one calorie. Simple logic would suggest that swapping a full sugar drink for a diet version cuts calories from your diet. […]

Emerging diseases and the threat they possess in 2017

Population pressure, climate change and ecological degradation may be contributing to a situation where zoonosis – the movement of a disease from a vertebrate animal to a human host – is more common

Emerging diseases and the threat they possess in 2017The phrase “emerging disease”, to describe an infectious disease that is new to humans or which is suddenly increasing its geographical range or number of cases, dates back to the 1960s. But it was the realisation in the late 1970s and early 1980s that the world was in the throes of previously unrecognised pandemics of […]

Silent, bloody killer: Hypertension is yet another reason to exercise

Whether you go for a daily run or brisk walk, every time you finish exercising your blood pressure goes down and stays down for many hours, which is good for your overall health

Silent, bloody killer: Hypertension is yet another reason to exerciseYes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends and the media. But an equally […]

How caring for grandchildren proves beneficial for grandparents

Caregiving may give seniors a purpose of life because they may feel useful for the others and for the society

How caring for grandchildren proves beneficial for grandparentsGrandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany. Having full-time custody of grandchildren can have a negative effect on health, but occasional helping can be beneficial for seniors, […]

Andhra government’s ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ to raise awareness on health and medical issues

Starting January 1 , the programme will generate awareness on one health-related aspect each month among rural people

Andhra government’s ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ to raise awareness on health and medical issuesIn order to create awareness among rural people across Andhra Pradesh about various aspects of health, hygiene and diseases, state government launched a novel medical and health programme ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ on Saturday. However, awareness activities under the programme will be taken up only from January 1. Under this programme, medical, dental, nursing and home-science […]