‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

Pneumonia can be life-threating especially to kids and people over 65yrs of age. Those people suffering from other chronic illness like lung disease, diabetes or immunocompromised condition are also susceptible as their immunity is considerably low

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winterSeasonal changes bring with them various illnesses. Other than the usual cough and flu, viral infections breeze in with the onset of the winter. One of the infections caused by viruses is known to be Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to […]

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– Study

Titled as ‘The Million Death Study’, a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet states India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. This study implemented by the Registrar General of India is the first study to directly quantify changes in cause-specific child deaths in India

India avoids about 1 million deaths of children under the age of five since 2005– StudyAccording to a study published in the latest issue of The Lancet, India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under the age of five since 2005. It is stated to be possible because of the significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia/trauma, measles, and tetanus. This […]

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat it

Pneumonitis causes similar symptoms to many other lung conditions. As such, it may take several tests before a definitive diagnosis is made, as the doctor will need to rule out these other possibilities first

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat itPneumonitis is a disorder where a person has an allergic reaction in their lungs caused by certain inhaled substances. The condition is also referred to as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The reaction they have to these substances can cause air sacs in one or both lungs to become inflamed. If untreated, the condition can cause long-term damage […]

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boy

Anand Singh, who was to have a brain surgery to remove traces of tumour, now battles highly-resistant pneumonia. The family is struggling to gather finances to fund his treatment estimated at Rs7 lakh

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boyAnand Singh is not a usual six-year-old boy. He has been confined to a hospital bed, first due to brain tumour and complications related to it, and now he battles highly-resistant pneumonia. Anand was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on May 31, 2017, to remove some traces of brain tumour, having undergone two surgeries […]

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, says WHO

Harmful exposures can start in mother’s womb and increase risk of premature birth. Additionally, when infants and pre-schoolers are exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution and second-hand smoke they have an increased risk of pneumonia in childhood, and a lifelong increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, says WHOMore than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO […]