Medical tourism in India set to grow by 200% by 2020

It could well hit the $9 billion mark, according to Ministry of Tourism figures. As it tries to expand the industry, India is trying to make it easier for people to visit the country for medical reasons

Medical tourism in India set to grow by 200% by 2020It’s also touting advanced facilities, skilled doctors and low-cost treatment but also traditional practices such as yoga and Ayurveda. “India can provide medical and health care of international standards at low costs,” Tourism Minister KJ Alphons said in written response to a query in the Lower House of Parliament. The statement added ‘India excels in […]

Can India lead the way in neglected disease innovation?

In a recent article published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) calls for a comprehensive policy for neglected diseases research in India to foster innovation in drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines, critical for evolving needs of elimination programmes

Can India lead the way in neglected disease innovation?The article titled as ‘Can India lead the way in neglected diseases innovation?’ mentioned that neglected diseases predominantly affect poor and marginalised populations and do not constitute a market that is attractive enough to stimulate private sector investment. The authors of the article then suggest that government should step in with appropriate policies and investments […]

FSSAI bans use of stapled tea bags

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), looking at the widespread use of tea bags, has taken cognisance of the potentially harmful staple pins used in packaging tea leaves in tea bags and is seeking a ban on the pins

FSSAI bans use of stapled tea bagsFood regulator FSSAI on Wednesday, January 30 issued a notification seeking a ban on the use of pins in tea bags by the food business operators (FBOs) by June 30. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has asked the FBOs to discontinue manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of stapled tea bags by […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

Disabled boy from Maharashtra successfully scales Mt. Kilimanjaro

Dheeraj who is differently-abled since birth does not have a hand and lost his left leg in an accident a few years ago. He is said to be the first differently-abled person from India to summit Mt Kilimanjaro

Disabled boy from Maharashtra successfully scales Mt. KilimanjaroA 21-year-old Dheeraj Kalsait, a resident of Alot tehsil, Aloka, Maharashtra has successfully scaled Mt Kilimanjaro the highest peak in South Africa A disabled boy has beaten all odds by successfully scaling the highest peak in Africa. He reached the summit on Republic Dy and unfurled the tricolour as an achievement of the recent victory, […]

#WorldLeprosyDay: Half of the leprosy patients in Maha are suffering from depression

One of two patients, undergoing leprosy treatment, is suffering from depression or mental illness. Experts say the major contributory factor is discrimination from society. On the eve of the #WorldLeprosyDay, My Medical Mantra spoke to the policymakers to understand what force the patients to slip into depression and what measures they are taking to eradicate leprosy

#WorldLeprosyDay: Half of the leprosy patients in Maha are suffering from depressionEvery year around 400 new cases of leprosy are reported in Mumbai. Moreover, India contributes to 60% of the new leprosy cases detected across the world. Maharashtra witnesses 15,000 new leprosy cases every year. One in every two patients in Maharashtra is suffering from acute depression. The feeling of loneliness, deserted by the family and […]

What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this condition

The Government of Maharashtra’s Public Health department has brought on board actor Swwapnil Joshi as the official ‘Brand Ambassador for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)’ in Maharashtra. The actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (or Hathi Rog, as it is colloquially known) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra

What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this conditionThe popular Marathi actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (Hatti Rog) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the abnormal enlargement of body parts, causing pain, severe disability and social stigma Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, (Hathi Rog), is […]

India witnesses rise in PCOS cases among teenage and adult women

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes hormonal imbalances and problems with metabolism. As per studies carried out in India, prevalence of Polycystic Syndrome (PCOS) ranges from 3.7% to 28%, varying in the age group of 12-40 years. There is a general lack of awareness regarding the condition and it often remains undetected for years

India witnesses rise in PCOS cases among teenage and adult womenPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods. A PCOS diet is crucial role in the management of PCOS, not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also to regulate insulin levels. […]

India witnesses an 11 per cent increase in female suicide

Suicide is the leading cause of death in the 15-39 years age group in India. 36.6 per cent of such deaths among women globally occur in India, and the suicide rate among the elderly has increased over the past quarter century

India witnesses an 11 per cent increase in female suicideA study conducted in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and other institutes to examine the extent and reasons of suicide in India states that nearly 37 per cent of all women committing suicide world-over are Indians From the year, 1990 and 2016, India’s contribution to global suicide rate increased from 25.3% to […]

Hyderabad Police constable breastfeeds abandoned baby

Motherhood is something which knows no bounds, one such incident which showed the strength of motherhood recently took place in Hyderabad. Priyanka, a woman police constable rushed to the police station to breastfeed an abandoned infant, when her husband informed her about the child’s condition

Hyderabad Police constable breastfeeds abandoned babyOn Sunday night around 9:30 p.m., Priyanka, a female constable, who is on the maternity leave received a call from her husband, who is also a police constable. Priyanka, who is a constable of Hyderabad Police rushed to the station to breastfed the 2-month-old baby who was found abandoned near Osmania Hospital. The abandoned child […]
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