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 […]

More Indians opt for private care for managing hypertension, diabetes: Reveals study

In a recently survey published in BMJ Global Health medical journal, it was found that, Indian households, particularly those homes where people suffer from hypertension, chose private over public primary facilities for usual care

More Indians opt for private care for managing hypertension, diabetes: Reveals studyThe study explored the health facility utilisation patterns and reasons for non-utilisation of public facilities in 21 states and union territories in India, with a focus on hypertension. It was found that a majority of Indians are choosing private healthcare facilities over public healthcare facilities. The conclusion in the study mentioned that, ‘Quality of care […]

10 things every woman must inculcate in their life this year

There will be ups and downs that can test the strongest of wills and stress the strongest of bodies. Here are some key things to do this year so you can weather life’s ups and downs and stay on track with your health and well-being

10 things every woman must inculcate in their life this yearSet up your doctor’s visit. This annual preventive care visit is key to keep you on top of your health. You’ll get a full check-up, plus any immunisations and screenings you may need. Meeting with your health care professional also gives you a good opportunity to address any concerns and set your health goals. Practice […]

Antimicrobial resistance: A pressing concern for healthcare

Antimicrobial resistance increases the cost of healthcare due to prolonged hospitalisation and a requirement of more intensive care

Antimicrobial resistance: A pressing concern for healthcareAntimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs.’ As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, thereby increasing the […]

Why screening is important in diabetes care?

Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Diabetologist at Gadge Diabetes Centre, shares why diabetes screening is necessary and why one should not ignore its results. He adds how screening can help prevent other complications of diabetes

Why screening is important in diabetes care?Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases affecting the healthcare system today, and it is necessary to increase emphasis on disease prevention and screening. As early detection of pre-diabetes or diabetes can be of great benefit to patients. An estimate of one-third of people with diabetes is unaware of their condition. The main […]

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curry

The 40-year-old man was left fighting for his life in an induced coma a couple of days after eating a chicken curry. David Braham became unwell with food poisoning while watching his son play rugby after the dodgy meal

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curryThe food poisoning unexpectedly brought on a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillian-Barré Syndrome. David was left paralysed from the face down, unable to talk and breathe while on a ventilator for four months. He has finally learnt to walk on his own eight months after the Chinese curry nearly cost him his life. The former […]

Union health ministry notifies Nebulizer, Glucometer as ‘drugs’

The union government has decided to notify commonly used medical devices such as nebulizer, blood pressure monitoring devices, digital thermometer and, glucometer as drugs

Union health ministry notifies Nebulizer, Glucometer as ‘drugs’The union health ministry has issued a notification last week on Monday, December 03, which stated that this will come into effect from January 01, 2020. Experts say with this move the government can now control the prices and also monitor the quality as well India has earned the reputation of being known as the […]

What needs to be done to reduce the burden of heart disease?

For prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) experts point out two types of interventions: population-wide and individual, which are recommended to be used in combination to reduce the greatest cardiovascular disease burden

What needs to be done to reduce the burden of heart disease?CVD’s are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Examples of population-wide interventions that can be implemented to reduce CVDs include: Comprehensive tobacco control policies Taxation to reduce the intake of foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt Building walking and cycle paths to increase physical activity Strategies to reduce […]

Maha: Healthcare workers put forth their key demands before the state govt

Health sector unions and social organisations come together to demand strengthening of public health services in Maharashtra. Convention for commitment to build joint movement on Health Rights being organised on November 26 in Mumbai

Maha: Healthcare workers put forth their key demands before the state govtAlliance for Defence of Health Services and Rights is a newly emerging joint initiative of various social organisations working in the field of health, along with trade unions and federations of health sector employees in Key demands of the Alliance. This alliance has been established for strengthening public health services and defending rights of both […]

India’s Action Plan on antibiotic resistance (AMR) has made limited progress, finds CSE study

The country must beef up efforts to contain AMR from animal and environmental sources. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) assesses India’s Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); highlights that limited progress has taken place on only a few critical activities to contain AMR from animal and environmental sources

India’s Action Plan on antibiotic resistance (AMR) has made limited progress, finds CSE studyThe CSE assessment states that by now: Laws and systems should have been in place to control use of antibiotics as growth promoters through feed and to track sale and use of antibiotics in food animal production Roadmap should have been finalised to phase out use in animals of antibiotics that are critically important for […]
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