‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

AIIMS doctors to discuss NMC Bill on Monday 

After much hue and cry over the NMC bill which has now been sent to the standing committee for recommendations. The doctors at AIIMS are set to discuss this bill on Monday and thereby invite all people from the medical fraternity to partake in this discussion

AIIMS doctors to discuss NMC Bill on Monday A letter was sent out to all healthcare professionals by AIIMs, New Delhi, in regards with the controversial NMC bill. It stated that, ‘as we all know the NMC bill was referred to the standing committee under the chairmanship of Ram Gopal Yadav, on January 01, 2018 to submit a report in the budget session […]

Beware! Consuming sugary foods can help cancer tumours grow

We know that almost all the cells in the human body require energy, and they derive this energy from the sugars in the food we eat. Cancer cells also require sugars to grow. But their glucose intake is a lot higher than that of healthy cells, as is the rate at which they ferment that glucose into lactic acid. This is known as the Warburg effect, and it may, scientists have hypothesised, have something to do with cancer's rapid growth rate

Beware! Consuming sugary foods can help cancer tumours growCancer cells could be benefiting from sugary foods. Eating sugar stimulates cancers to grow and continue to develop, the scientists claimed. The more sugar consumed, the more aggressive the cancer can become, they added. The findings could have “sweeping consequences” for diet recommendations in cancer patients. “Our research reveals how the hyperactive sugar consumption of […]

Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetes

A recent study discovered an intriguing relationship between social isolation and the development of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that having a smaller network of friends could possibly make us prone to the illness

Being social isolated can make you prone to develop type 2 diabetesPeople who are socially isolated are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, compared with people who have a larger social circle, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The authors of the paper suggest that promoting social integration may represent a new approach to preventing the development of diabetes. Corresponding author of the […]

Explained: Why more heart-related deaths happen during holidays

It’s possible, though, that heart-related deaths during the holiday season might spike due to seasonal stress, changes in diet and alcohol consumption or lower staffing at hospitals

Explained: Why more heart-related deaths happen during holidaysDeaths from heart-related causes tend to spike around the holidays, and the cold weather may not really be to blame, a recent study suggests. To rule out the potential influence of freezing temperatures, researchers examined data on more than 738,000 deaths from 1988 to 2013 in New Zealand, where Christmas comes during the summer. Overall, […]

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’

The gap between patient’s expectations about his/her treatment, including cost of treatment, and actual treatment model which includes various factors like drugs, technology, surgeries etc. is widening and needs to be bridged to avoid unpleasant incidents

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’The Indian healthcare sector is at crossroads. In recent past, there have been incidents of various types with wide publicity in print and visual media, as well as social media, creating doubts about efficacy, honesty and rationality of private as well as public health sector. There is a strong need for dispassionate analysis of the […]

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costly

In keeping with the revision in rates from the DMER, Sassoon Hospital in Pune has updated its hospital rates for the same

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costlyThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has revised rates of various medical treatments at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and other public hospitals across the states. The DMER last revised these rates on December 30, 2010. Public hospitals do the most expensive tests at a minimum amount. The revisions of these rates occur after […]

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making money

A woman who was afflicted from asthma, since the past 15 years was actually suffering from a serious heart ailment. This was revealed only when she saw a local doctor after complaining about immense pain. The doctor turned out to be a Good Samaritan, as he saw to it that she was operated upon for her heart condition

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making moneyOf late, the doctor-patient relationship in the country has hit an all-time low. There are some cases which still inspire our hope and trust in doctors. One such case involves a young doctor, who serves in a semi-rural area near Pune, who went out of his way to treat an old woman with heart disease. […]

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillers

In a modern era with technology and advances in healthcare, we have learnt to rely on antibiotics and physicians. While there is nothing wrong in finding a solution to our illnesses, at times the simplest and most effective cure lies with Mother Nature. Here are five natural painkillers which can help you with different health problems

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillersTurn to nature If you have a toothache, backache, or any other type of pain, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill. Many people rely on medications, but they come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and habitual use or addiction. You may find the relief you need from a […]

‘7 Among 1,000 kids in India, suffer from cleft lips and cleft palate,’ say experts

Cleft lips and cleft palate, a birth defect is basically a medical condition where there is no proper growth of lips during the gestation period. Around 30-40 children suffering this were seen in the health camp which was organized in Aurangabad. Experts say that this birth defect can be treated by plastic surgery

‘7 Among 1,000 kids in India, suffer from cleft lips and cleft palate,’ say expertsAccording to experts, the number of babies with Cleft lips and Cleft palate in India has increased over the years. As compared to the western countries, Asian region witnessed more babies born with Cleft lips and Cleft palate. According to the experts, 7 Among 1,000 kids in India, suffer from cleft lips and cleft palate. Let’s take the […]
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