India witnesses decline in maternal and infant mortality rate, states union cabinet 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Progress under National Health Mission (NHM) and Decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee and Mission Steering Group of the NHM

India witnesses decline in maternal and infant mortality rate, states union cabinet Key elements of the review are mentioned below: There has been an acceleration in decline of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) and the Infant Mortality Rate since the launch of the NRHM/NHM. At the current rate of decline, India should able to reach its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target (MMR-70, U5MR-25) […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches eDantseva website to provide oral health information

The website and mobile application provide oral health information gathered from authentic scientific resources and connects the public to timely advice for managing any dental emergency or oral health problem

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches eDantseva website to provide oral health informationThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the eDantseva website and mobile application, the first-ever national digital platform on oral health information and knowledge dissemination in New Delhi on October 07 This marks an important milestone as e-DantSeva will reach out to more than one billion people with one click in the form […]

A guide to understand and tackle falls in an #OlderPerson

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

A guide to understand and tackle falls in an #OlderPersonWhen 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 […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday, September 03

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries  Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global ‘epidemiologic transition’ between different types of chronic disease. While cardiovascular disease remains, for now, the leading cause of mortality worldwide among middle-aged adults – accounting for 40% of all deaths – that […]

‘Life had thrown challenges in front of me, but I knew I’d overcome it’

The 30-year-old Manasi Joshi clinched top honours in the women’s singles SL3 final. She defeated her equally talented adversary Parul Parmar to clinch the gold medal. She showed the nation that being strong and never losing faith, no matter what the circumstance can help you achieve whatever you set your mind upon

‘Life had thrown challenges in front of me, but I knew I’d overcome it’Manasi Joshi, Para-Badminton shutter, won her first-ever gold medal in World Para-Badminton Championship. She won this title for the first time- beating a fellow Indian Parul Parmar. Manasi who has lost her one leg during an accident showed tremendous grit and determination. Manasi is currently a social media star and receiving great support from her […]

#FitIndiaMovement: Here’s how you can reduce muscle soreness after working out

Delayed onset muscle soreness is common after exercise and usually means your muscles are getting stronger. After participating in some kind of strenuous physical activity, particularly something new to your body, it is common to experience muscle soreness, say experts

#FitIndiaMovement: Here’s how you can reduce muscle soreness after working outMuscle soreness usually occurs after a workout that may have been more intense than usual. Perhaps, you are returning to exercise after a break or tried to perform a more demanding routine compared to your usual activity. Here are a few suggestions to help your body deal with post-workout aches and stiffness: Schedule a massage […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitness

Our generation is addicted to smartphones, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. These days, school-going children are also glued to mobile phones. It takes a toll on their health as well as it affects their academic performance. #NoMobileKnowFamily aims to reconnect you with family and also to a healthier life. Limiting cell phone use can be helpful for children. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships

#FitIndiaMovement: How smartphones are ruining your child’s fitnessIn order to promote fitness among youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the #FitIndiaMovement on the occasion of National Sports Day. The Prime Minister said, sports is directly related to fitness and fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of healthy and prosperous life. He said, fitness has been an integral part of […]

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitness

These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just in front of their smartphones. It adversely affects the child’s memory. Though, the children are being advised to avoid using cell phones; through various activities initiated by the schools. They end up using it. #NoMobileKnowFamily a campaign which was earlier initiated by My Medical Mantra with an appeal to people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#FitIndiaMovement: How the idea of #NoMobileKnowFamily can play a role in fitnessIs your child spending more than five hours on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones? A new study warns that he or she may be 43 per cent more likely to be at risk of obesity. The study found that adolescents who spent more than five hours a day on screen devices were twice […]

PM Narendra Modi launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nation-wide ‘Fit India Movement’ on August 29 and appealed to every citizen to remain healthy and fit. The event was launched at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi launches Fit India MovementPrime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Fit India Movement. PM Modi launched the fitness movement at the special programme at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement’ on Thursday, saying the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the […]
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