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

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 […]

Malaria-related deaths reduced by 41% in India, reveals WHO report

India continued to build on its recent success in controlling malaria, with the number of annual deaths going below 10,000 for the first time ever in 2018, a 41% reduction over 2017, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2019 released on Wednesday, December 04

Malaria-related deaths reduced by 41% in India, reveals WHO reportWHO pat for India, Uganda for achieving a substantial reduction in cases, deaths. India and Uganda have received a special mention from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for their substantial reduction in malaria cases in 2018 over the previous year. According to the World Malaria Report 2019, the two high-burden-to-high-impact (HBHI) […]

‘Make cancer treatment affordable,’ parliamentary committee urges union government

‘Make cancer treatment affordable,’ parliamentary committee urges union governmentThe parliamentary standing committee submitted its report on ‘an expanded role for the department of atomic energy in cancer treatment in India through an enlarged network of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai.’ Panel members included chairman Jairam Ramesh, the report was sent to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on November 11. Recommendations […]

Air pollution in India linked with higher risk of heart disease, finds study

The association between ambient and household air pollution and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a marker of atherosclerosis, has been explored for the first time in a population of a low-and-middle income country by a team led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by ‘la Caixa’

Air pollution in India linked with higher risk of heart disease, finds studyThe study, performed in a periurban area in southern India, shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index, which means they are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attack. Previous studies indicate that inflammation and atherosclerosis are most likely responsible for the association between […]

After wife’s death, father-son duo make cancer awareness their mission in life

Vivek lost his wife to lung cancer, this year. But he has not let this loss break his spirits. His wife, Kusum, was a strong person who did all she could to raise awareness on lung cancer. She even ran a marathon while she was battling against the disease. November is observed as lung cancer awareness month and now to carry out her legacy, he and his son Suryavansh are set to run in a marathon to create awareness about the disease

After wife’s death, father-son duo make cancer awareness their mission in lifeLosing a partner to cancer is a terrible thing to go through. Their struggle, agony, and pain haunt the mind even after the person has left this world. Lakhs of people face the same ordeal, every day. But, a few, people dedicate their life for the welfare of cancer patients in the memory of their […]

India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health Profile

The union health ministry had released India’s National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 on Thursday, October 31 in New Delhi. It suggests that non-communicable disease (NCD’s) still contribute significantly to disease burden in the country. It is also alarming that the suicide rates have increased among people in the age group of 35-40

India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health ProfileGlobally, non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) are the leading cause of death. And the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) in India has also witnessed a steep rise over the last few years. According to the data provided by the union health ministry, chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) like hypertension, diabetes and cancer are increasing in India. Out of […]

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 […]
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