New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

Soon canteens at all government and civic-run hospitals will undergo a comprehensive audit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the legislative assembly on June 20. This has been ordered by state government. The audit aims to find out whether the canteens are preparing the food according to the norms laid down by the FSSAI

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitalsWhen a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

Rajawadi Hospital proposes idea of ‘yellow corridor’ to help patients

Many times a patient is sent from one hospital to another hospital for treatment. In such a situation, the ambulance can be delayed by the wait in Mumbai’s traffic jam. Now to counter this, civic-run Rajawadi Hospital has written a letter to Mumbai Traffic Police proposing a ‘yellow corridor’ on similar lines to the pre-existing green corridor

Rajawadi Hospital proposes idea of ‘yellow corridor’ to help patientsJust as there is a green corridor which helps transports the organs of a brain-dead person in an efficient manner, a yellow corridor would help patients who have suffered a heart attack, stroke or in a critical condition to be transferred from hospitals in a faster way. A letter was written by Rajawadi Hospital’s Vigilance […]

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals study

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling disease for elderly or frail patients with advanced cancer of the stomach or oesophagus (food pipe), and leads to fewer side effects such as diarrhoea and lethargy

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals studyThese are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today. Results from the GO2 trial could change the standard of care for patients who can’t have full dose chemotherapy due to their age, frailty or medical fitness. The study, which ran at hospitals all over the UK, […]

Mumbai: Jaslok Hospital to soon have a new makeover

The hospital will launch modular operation theatres, expanded OPD services, catheterisation laboratory, and include recreational centres

Mumbai: Jaslok Hospital to soon have a new makeoverThe 350 bedded Jaslok Hospital concludes today, that handling of operations and management control will remain with the hospital and rests all speculations about taking over of daily operations. Having recognised as the best trust-run hospital, and to continue to be at the forefront of clinical excellence, Jaslok Hospital is ramping up its refurbishment plan […]

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Researchers concluded that when a patient was always or repeatedly seen by the same doctor, the death rate went down. The study drew attention to the place of human interactions in medical practice, with its ‘potentially life-saving’ role

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals studySeeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

Shocking study reveals: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors

India is going through a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, say scientists who found that a lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs

Shocking study reveals: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctorsIn India, there is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a ratio of 1:1,000), or a deficit of 600,000 doctors, and the nurse: patient ratio is 1:483, implying a shortage of two million nurses. Whereas, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some […]

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’

The gap between patient’s expectations about his/her treatment, including cost of treatment, and actual treatment model which includes various factors like drugs, technology, surgeries etc. is widening and needs to be bridged to avoid unpleasant incidents

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’The Indian healthcare sector is at crossroads. In recent past, there have been incidents of various types with wide publicity in print and visual media, as well as social media, creating doubts about efficacy, honesty and rationality of private as well as public health sector. There is a strong need for dispassionate analysis of the […]

Poor food intake common in hospitalised patients, suggest new study

Approximately one-third of adult inpatients are at risk for malnutrition and poorer outcomes due to not eating their meals, despite being allowed to eat, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Poor food intake common in hospitalised patients, suggest new study  Abby C. Sauer, R.D., from Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues assessed malnutrition risk and the impact of food intake on 30-day in-hospital mortality using the nutrition Day in the U.S. dataset (2009 to 2015 for 9,959 adult patients from 601 wards). The researchers found that the overall prevalence of malnutrition risk (Malnutrition […]

Pune: Anaesthetists direct play to spread awareness about the importance of anaesthesia

A team of anaesthetists, from Pune, have written, directed, and acted in a play, based on anaesthesia. Often patients overlooks their contribution in a surgery, hence this play highlights the role of anaesthesia 

Pune: Anaesthetists direct play to spread awareness about the importance of anaesthesiaA team of anaesthetists from Pune have written, directed, and acted in a play, based on anaesthesia. Even anaesthetists play a crucial role during a highly sensitive procedure, and often their contribution is overlooked by patients. The show depicts how important is anaesthesia. The play is called Bhoolsamrat. The team has performed the show four […]
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