India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study

As per a global study, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day. Consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week, claimed a Global Tobacco Atlas study. In India, in the year 2016, 82.12 billion cigarettes were produced

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study  The report prepared by American Cancer Society (ACS) and US-based Vital Strategies claimed that the economic cost of smoking in India is Rs 18,18,691 million. More than 4,29,500 boys and 1,95,500 girls smoke cigarette each day. More than 9,03,42,900 men and 1,34,66,600 women smoke cigarettes every day, while 17,10,94,600 people use smokeless tobacco. Dr […]

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’

Fitness is synonymous to Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation. Along with the patient’s health Dr Surya equally takes care of his wellbeing

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation, never compromises with his fitness routine. Dr Surya said, one needs mental energy to stay fit. Our brain should indicate that ‘We are fit’. Dr Surya is an early riser. “I go for a walk at 6:30 am […]

Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plastic

The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from March 18, said Ramdas Kadam , the Environment Minister. This government’s decision has garnered a lot of support from celebrities

Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plasticThe ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic. Those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term, said Kadam. Plastic used to cover medicines, forest and horticulture products, solid waste, tree saplings and the use of plastic in special economic zones for […]

Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi passes away

Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi,82, the 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt, died on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram

Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi passes awayThe 82-year-old senior pontiff succeeded Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal as the 69th Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in 1994. Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, the pontiff of the Kanchi mutt in Tamil Nadu, died at the age of 82, The Hindu reported on Wednesday. As per reports, he had been admitted to a hospital after he complained […]

Learning CPR is the need of the hour

Youth festival held at Delhi’s Zakir Hussain College highlighted the importance of CPR technique

Learning CPR is the need of the hourA survey conducted by an online doctor consultation platform indicates that about 98% of the country’s population is not trained in the basic life-saving technique of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K […]

Digital healthcare is the need of the hour, say healthcare experts

Healthcare sector is significantly changing with technology assimilation. On Wednesday, a session on Digital healthcare was specially addressed at the Conference of Indian Industry (CII)

Digital healthcare is the need of the hour, say healthcare expertsDigitalisation, as we call it today, is sweeping across every aspect of our daily lives in all possible ways. With digital interference in every field, it has become the need of the hour for us, to have it even in the healthcare sector. “Digital health can completely change the way we function. We need visualisers […]

Experts say budget ‘positive for health care sector in India’

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's inclusion of crucial points needed to boost India’s health sector and reduce the wide gap between doctor-patient ratio in the budget has been appreciated and welcomed

Experts say budget ‘positive for health care sector in India’The health-care experts have welcomed government’s move to strengthen India’s ailing health care sector by making prominent announcements in this year’s Union Budget. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Budget 2017-18 today (February 1) in Lok Sabha. In his speech, Jaitley announced government’s action plan to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, Kala Azar and Filariasis by […]

India’s health budget likely to see a substantial rise

An increase in the budget allocation, if finalized, would signal an acknowledgment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration that the country needs to ramp up spending on the health sector

India’s health budget likely to see a substantial riseIndia’s health ministry is likely to see a substantial increase in funding, after it warned that its programs were short of cash and sought more than $1.2 billion in additional money, according to government officials and documents seen by Reuters. The final numbers could change when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the budget for fiscal […]