Soon, Maha to carry out a survey to locate thalassemia patients

The Minister of State for Health, Vijay Deshmukh, directed the officers to carry out a survey to find out an exact number of thalassemia patients in Maharashtra. The minister also directed the health department to ensure that medicines are made available to the patients free of cost in the primary health centres in the state

Soon, Maha to carry out a survey to locate thalassemia patientsThe Maharashtra government had held a meeting with parents of the thalassemia patients and Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India, (FOGSI) in Mumbai. The meeting was attended by Dr Sanjeev Kamble, Director of health services, Additional Director Dr Rege, Dr Arun Thorat of the State Blood Transfusion Centre, Dr Jaydeep Shank, President FOGSI […]

Surprisingly, only 33% of women pay attention to their health reveals survey

One of the leading general insurance companies in India led a survey on women’s awareness on health and critical illness. Among other findings in the survey, it was revealed that critical illnesses are on the rise by 88%, the main reasons behind this is lack of physical activity, also only 6% of women have a critical illness cover against 22% who have a health insurance

Surprisingly, only 33% of women pay attention to their health reveals surveyThe survey was conducted with an aim to accelerate dialogue around various aspects of women being aware of their own health and wellness. The survey involved online quantitative interviews with 1,000 working women, aged between 22 to 45 years, across eight locations including metro and non-metro cities. According to the study conducted by the company, […]

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pills

In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors  

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pillsGadge Diabetes Care Center recently conducted a survey with doctors to understand their work pressure and how much quality time they spend with themselves or families. In the survey, 40 % of the doctors were female and 60% were male. In the age group of 40 and above, the doctors using sleeping pills is below […]

Single dads at a higher risk of premature death, suggest study

The study is not able to say that being single caused the deaths, but a lifestyle survey completed at the beginning of the study did identify a number of unhealthy lifestyle factors, like excessive drinking and poor diet

Single dads at a higher risk of premature death, suggest studyA large new study of parents in Canada found that single fathers have a higher premature mortality rate than single mothers or parents who are paired up. The study tracked more than 40,000 people for 11 years and found that single dads died soonest, and also had the least healthy lifestyles. The study, which was […]

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’

A survey was done by Novartis about how psoriasis patients have difficulty in maintaining relationships. As per a global ‘Clear About Psoriasis’ Survey, 43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships, owing to the skin disease. The survey was done among 8300 patients from among different parts of the World

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’

One of most talked about points of the discussion is the palliative care. At the WCNR 2018 conference being held at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, an interesting survey regarding the state of patients in palliative care, in India was released. It clearly seemed like there is a lot more to be done in that front for the country. Also, Dr Nirmal Surya was felicitated for his contribution as the president of WCNR 2018 from instituto S.Anna in Crotone (Italy) in the memory of Prof, Giuliano Dolce

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’The survey on Patients with Disorders of consciousness in India was done in partnership with Dr Nirmal Surya, President of Developing world Congress for Neurorehabilitation and founder of Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai. About the survey:  This was the first survey on doctors and patients done in the country This was a pilot study The data needs further […]

Pune: One in five people above 50 are diabetic, says survey

Diabetic retinopathy is curable in early stages but if it advances it can cause permanent damage and a person might lose eyesight. In the survey, it was found that nearly two thirds of those who were surveyed had never done an eye check-up

Pune: One in five people above 50 are diabetic, says surveyIn a recently conducted survey in Pune, it was found that every fifth person over the age of 50 years was diabetic and nearly 13 per cent of them had diabetic retinopathy. The survey also revealed that over two third of them had never got their eyes checked for diabetic retinopathy. H V Desai eye […]

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burden

An alarming 69% of the respondents in the survey have no financial aid whatsoever at their disposal to deal with cancer. A scarce 21% of respondents have a specific ‘cancer’ insurance cover to facilitate their medical expenses, as per oncologists. Almost 63% of cancer patients admitted to having sought their oncologist’s advice to fund the cost of treatment and consequent expenses

Cancer not only an emotional burden, but also a greater financial burdenThe results of the survey brought to light the inadequate awareness levels amongst the respondents with regards to incidences, stages, types and cost of treatment of cancer. It further stated that majority of people lack the understanding of even tapping the disease. In a breakthrough, the survey also highlighted significant dependence on the doctor for […]

‘Evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of preventive health packages’

A collaborative stress survey that was conducted by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare and No Worry No Tension Healthcare. 2463 individuals from across the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohali, Ludhiana, Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur

‘Evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of preventive health packages’Inherent personality traits and natural disposition of individuals play a significant role in determining their ability to tolerate stress. External factors such as life circumstances and difficulties at home play a minimal role in contributing towards stress levels. The findings of the survey suggested significant levels of stress being experienced by individuals, attributed to their […]