Kidney disease: Why the young are now more prone to it
May 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm
Top doctors in the capital have found that the youth in the country are increasingly becoming vulnerable to kidney failure given their liking for a sedentary lifestyle and addiction to smoking and liquor. As a result of the fast paced city life and unhealthy eating habits, a greater number of
Shameful: More newborns die in India than anywhere else in the world
May 8, 2013 at 8:58 am
India accounts for 29 percent of all the first-day deaths globally, the highest for any country, according to the ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report released by ‘Save the Children’ on May 6th 2013. This dismal rank puts a question mark over claims made by the Union government in regard
Are you suffering from food addiction?
May 5, 2013 at 9:59 am
Amrita Sinha, aged 26 years, a law researcher from Delhi can’t imagine a single day without a burger and French fries. This is her staple diet. Welcome to the world of ever growing food addicts. Next time before you bite into your favourite snack ask yourself the question whether you are really
World Malaria Day 2013: Are you at risk?
April 25, 2013 at 9:07 am
Manini Roy (name changed), a 25–year-old banker from Delhi is recovering from malaria. The tropical infectious and mosquito borne disease were perhaps the most unpleasant ten days of her life and could also had been life–threatening if was diagnosed wrongly. Roy is among those fortunate who
Suffering from uncommon diseases, do not lose hope!
April 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm
How did you react when you saw Big B as ‘Auro’ in the movie ‘Paa’? You must have been bewildered or curious to know how a 12 –year-old child could look like a 70-year-old man? It was because Amitabh was suffering from a rare genetic disorder called progeria.
Rare or uncommon
Diarrhoea and Pneumonia: The biggest killer diseases of kids!
April 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm
Given its current performance level, India is unlikely to meet the just stipulated benchmark on mitigation of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea among infants in the country. The death rate due to pneumonia and diarrhoea has increased by one per cent during the last decade in India. The new World Health
Indians suffering from hypertension set to increase
April 4, 2013 at 8:05 am
Although India currently is not as hypertensive as its neighborhood, yet the fear of the disease becoming a major health concern in the coming years appears to be real. According to the World Health Statistics 2012 report, India has low rates of hypertension compared to world figures. In India,
Water is the fuel that keeps your body fit
March 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Water makes up about 60 percent of an individual’s body weight. In its purest form, water is definitely the best beverage out there. Scientific discovery has found that water is the reason for existence of life on earth. Here we look at the various sources and importance of water in our
‘Compulsory licence verdict a triumph for humanity’
March 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm
In what has been billed as landmark ruling the Intellectual Property Appellate Board upheld the country’s first compulsory licence to NATCO Pharma for Bayer’s cancer drug Nexavar recently. In layman language, NATCO, an Indian pharmaceutical company had been the given the right to copy and sell
About to get married? Go and get yourself tested for thalassemia
March 14, 2013 at 7:40 am
May 14 is World Thalassemia day.
While most of the children between the ages of six to ten years are busy playing and enjoying their childhood to the fullest; Amit Shankar (name changed) is lying on a hospital bed being administered blood transfusion for thalassemia. A common routine for the
Union Budget 2013-14: Healthy or not so healthy?
March 2, 2013 at 8:46 am
The Union budget proposal to integrate rural and urban heath missions has been received well though experts lamented the rather ‘poor’ outlay under the combined scheme. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s 2013-14 budget offered among others a host of proposals on the health sector laying
Union Budget 2013-14: Healthcare sector expectations
February 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm
The budget sessions for the year 2013-14 began from February 21st, 2013 and the union budget 2013-14 will be placed in the parliament on February 28th, 2013. Health being a key issue of the budget, it is likely that the corporate honchos and the health experts in this sector will have their
India winning battle against HIV/AIDS
December 3, 2012 at 7:25 am
India, as a nation usually performs worse than its South Asian neighbours when it comes to basic healthcare parameters – the infant mortality rate of Bangladesh (37) and Sri Lanka (11) are lower than India’s – but there’s one disease that the country has been battling successfully –
In India, more women have cancer than men
October 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Disease affliction is said to be gender neutral but not when it comes to cancer in India. Women outnumber men when it comes to being afflicted with the dreaded disease while Uttar Pradesh (UP) has surfaced as the cancer capital of India.
Saddled already with a poor sex ratio, the greater incidence