WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia

Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia and, with one new case every three seconds, the number of people with dementia is set to triple by 2050. The increasing numbers of people with dementia, its significant social and economic impact and lack of curative treatment, make it imperative for countries to focus on reducing modifiable risk factors for dementia

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementiaPeople can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. “In the next 30 years, the number of […]

Take up issue of daycare surgery centre with state govt: Pune IMA asks Maha IMA

At present when there is no independent authority to regulate them, the current rules for them are very stringent. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune branch wants a relook at the current rules

Take up issue of daycare surgery centre with state govt: Pune IMA asks Maha IMAIMA Pune has asked state IMA to take up the issue of regulating ‘daycare surgery centres’ or ‘outpatient surgery centres’ with the state government. With technological advancements, many surgeries now take just one day of hospitalisation or even less than that. Such centres are now expanding in all cities with just Pune having around 400 […]

Pune: Ruby Hall observes International Nurses Day with special celebration

As we continue to move full speed into the era of patient-centred medicine, the ability of nurses to affect the perceived quality of care is becoming more significant. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding healthcare needs of Indian society

Pune: Ruby Hall observes International Nurses Day with special celebrationKeeping this in mind, Pune’s Ruby Hall Clinic celebrated International Nurses Day with a gala of events attended by their nursing staff. The ceremony included a cultural programme performed by the nurses to uphold the spirit of the day dedicated to the noble profession of nursing. Celebrated on the 12th of May every year, this […]

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

The study states clearly that is has ‘confirmed’ that there is indeed an association between childhood asthma and low intake of vitamins D and E during pregnancy

Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds studyAt present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

Sahyadri Hospital hosts seminar on ‘cancer care’ in India

The program was organised to mark the launch of advanced Onco-Radiation Center at Sahyadri Super Specialty Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune

Sahyadri Hospital hosts seminar on ‘cancer care’ in IndiaWith improving outcomes, survival rates and availability of advanced technologies and onco-care experts, cancer care in India is headed in the right direction. However the pace needs to pick up with innovative strategies to remove the disparities which exist in the availability of treatment of cancer care across of countries opined various experts at a […]

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Researchers concluded that when a patient was always or repeatedly seen by the same doctor, the death rate went down. The study drew attention to the place of human interactions in medical practice, with its ‘potentially life-saving’ role

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals studySeeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study

Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in childrenThe study was led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many — about 25 per cent, are diagnosed when seeking care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially […]

Many essential medicines in India are priced higher than estimated price, reveals WHO study

The affordability of medicines has long been a concern for developing countries, but today it is also a global one. Each year, 100 million people fall into poverty because they have to pay for medicines out-of-pocket. In India, it is estimated that over 70% of the medical expenditure is an out-of-pocket expenditure

Many essential medicines in India are priced higher than estimated price, reveals WHO studyLowest current prices of 40% essential medicines available in India were priced higher than the estimated generic prices. This fact has been highlighted in the assessment report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on essential medicines. Estimated prices were compared with the lowest globally available prices for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria medicines, and current prices […]

#WorldHealthDay- A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderly

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

#WorldHealthDay- A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderlyWhen a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

Charity begins at home, doctors need to step up and lead

All doctors (government or non-government) should understand that ‘healthcare’ is their kriya because they are being remunerated for that. It would be heartening if each doctor decides to undertake additional ‘karma’ as per their core competence

Charity begins at home, doctors need to step up and leadHealth is the most important asset of any living being.  The medical profession evolved as a distinct profession to safe guard this ‘treasure’ and suggest remedies when things go wrong. Healthcare is undoubtedly the noblest of all profession. However, in recent years, rampant commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare sector is the biggest challenge that society […]
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