India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Speaking at the first high level plenary, JP Nadda said that India has ended polio and will use a similar intensified effort to end TB also. The National Strategic Plan for TB elimination in India has essentially four pillars to address the major challenges for TB control, namely- 'Detect, Treat, Build and Prevent'

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference  “Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest infectious killer. Like so many diseases, TB strikes the poorest and most marginalized communities the hardest,” said Dr Tedros while opening the WHO Global Ministerial Conference to #EndTB Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, today reaffirmed India’s commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 at […]

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. It occurs differently in every child and needs an accurate diagnosis as it can lead to multiple disabilities in children. On the eve of World Epilepsy, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre organised a free check-up camp, to aid those with complex epilepsy

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’As a prelude to World Epilepsy Day 2017, a city hospital organised a free check-up camp to aid those with complex epilepsy. The event witnessed the participation of 49 adults and 39 children suffering from complex epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. […]

Explained: What is antibiotic resistance?

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls antibiotic resistance ‘one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today’

Explained: What is antibiotic resistance?Bacteria are an integral part of our ecosystem and we share our bodies with many of these tiny creatures. However, they can be the root of serious health problems. There are roughly as many human cells as bacterial cells in our bodies, and our microscopic passengers pay their way by helping our immune system and […]

That ‘pinch of salt’ tied to hypertension

According to World Health Organization, 9.8 million people die every year due to hypertension. The single most important cause for hypertension is salt. Hence, there is a very strong need to control salt consumption. On November 12, 'Salt Satyagraha' was held at IIT Powai in order to create awareness about the same

That ‘pinch of salt’ tied to hypertensionFor most of the Indians, bland food is a no-no and the taste enhancer that has turned into our best food-buddy. Yes! Salt has come a long way. Salt is perhaps most well-known for its roles as a food preservative and flavoring agent. However, studies regarding salt consumption and its ill-effects have been highlighted quite a few times. […]

What does WHO’s annual TB report mean to India?

According to the annual report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 30, TB remains the top infectious killer in 2016. Moreover, all the 7 countries that top the list of TB burden are from Asia or Africa. My Medical Mantra tries to ask experts about this unsolved pivotal problem country

What does WHO’s annual TB report mean to India?Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most rampant causes of death in the country. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual TB report, the disease remains to be the top infectious killer even in 2016. The report further adds that, India tops the list of countries with highest number of patients infected by TB with […]

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicy

 If you add some spices to your cooking, you can cook food that tastes good without using as much salt. Though habit and preference matter when it comes to spicy food, but even a small, gradual increase in spices in your food may have a health benefit

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicyConsuming too much salt is known to be bad for you. And according to a study recently covered by Medical News Today, too much sodium can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the mineral — which is usually derived from salt — can double the risk of heart failure. In fact, the […]

WHO report: 8.5 Lakh TB cases go unreported in India

On October 30, World Health Organization (WHO) realised its annual TB report on tuberculosis (TB). It reveals that TB remains the top infectious killer in 2016. TB is also the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance and the leading killer of people with HIV

WHO report: 8.5 Lakh TB cases go unreported in IndiaAnnouncement of wiping out tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025 apart, projections in World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual TB report 2017 released on Monday, look dismal for the nation. Of the 27.9 lakh estimated patients, only 19,38,158 TB cases were notified in public and private sector in India, which means that over 8.5 lakh cases […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

India continues to be polio free, suspected cases still a reality, say experts

On this World Polio Day, while speaking on the occasion to My Medical Mantra, health experts mention that though polio is eradicated from India, high precautions as well as immunisation should be under taken as neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan still has an on-going battle with the disease

India continues to be polio free, suspected cases still a reality, say expertsIndia is known for its constant fight against various diseases. In one such victory, India has continued to be a polio-free country since 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This has been possible due to the constant checks and immunizations camps that are held regularly held across the country to keep a check […]

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutrition

We assume that under nutrition is a rural problem in an underdeveloped settlement. But that doesn’t seem to be the reality anymore. A health NGO, ‘Doctors For You’ (DFY) has a set up in the slums of Mankhurd in Mumbai, specially that branches a ward only to tackle malnutrition

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutritionAccording to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2016, India ranked 97 among 118 developing nations, 15.2% of Indians are undernourished and 38.7% of under-five children are stunted. In fact, India’s malnutrition problem is even worse than its neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and China. Malnutrition is a condition which occurs when there is […]
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