Apr 6, 2018, 6:00:00 AM
World Health Day 2018
The World Health Organization, popularly referred to as the WHO will be celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Each year, the anniversary of the founding on 7th April 1948 is commemorated as World Health Day. The founding principles of the WHO included the fundamental right to the highest attainable standard of health for every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition, and on the momentous occasion of its 70th anniversary, WHO has gone back to its founding principles of ‘Health for All’.
Mar 29, 2018, 5:30:00 AM
Understanding Autism Helps Early Detection
A much misunderstood neurodevelopmental disorder that goes undiagnosed many a times, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that’s characterised by deficits in social communication and interaction, along with repetitive, restrictive patterns in behaviour, interests and activities.
Mar 20, 2018, 5:30:00 AM
Have The Right Amount Of Carbohydrates And Fats To Keep Your Heart Healthy
Carbohydrates form an essential part of a balanced diet. They contain numerous vitamins and minerals and supply a healthy amount of fibre. However, like most things in life one can never have too much of a good thing. They can have negative effects when had in excess. One of these important effects is the predisposition to heart disease. Excess unburned carbohydrates are stored as fats in the body by a process known as de novo lipogenesis.
Mar 14, 2018, 5:30:00 AM
Cancer In The Elderly: Adopting A Holistic Approach
With improved standards of living and greater access to healthcare, today, people are living longer than ever before. The incidence of cancer rises steadily with age ,to peak at about 65 to 75 years. The burgeoning number of elderly cancer patients, have lead to development of the field of Geriatric Oncology as a comprehensive model of cancer care for the elderly.
Mar 7, 2018, 5:30:00 AM
Women And Kidney Diseases
Chronic kidney disease has become a worldwide public health concern resulting in severe outcomes of kidney failure and premature death. Chronic kidney disease affects 195 million women worldwide and is the 8th leading cause of death with 600,000 women dying each year.
Feb 9, 2018, 5:30:00 AM
Epilepsy: The Reality
One of the most misunderstood conditions is epilepsy. Commonly known as ‘fits’, epilepsy is actually a group of neurological diseases characterized by epileptic seizures, also known as ‘seizure disorders’.Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. There are 50 million people living with epilepsy worldwide, and about 10 million in India. Many people with active epilepsy do not receive appropriate treatment for their condition, leading to large treatment gap.
Feb 2, 2018, 5:30:00 AM
Cancer- no more a crab!
Fear of cancer stems from the gory image of a crab which won’t leave you after bite.This was maybe true decades back when most cases were diagnosed at a late stage.Availability of better diagnostic methodologies like CT scan, biopsy at nearby hospitals have thankfully lead to an increase in early diagnosis.This allows to remove the tumor completely from solid organs and give them chemo or radiation therapy.
Jan 17, 2018, 3:00:00 PM
Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Helping People With Lung Diseases Live An Active Life
Breathlessness, persistent cough, allergies…lung diseases can affect one’s quality of life. However, a good pulmonary rehabilitation programme can help the person overcome and manage the problems/ symptoms associated to lung diseases effectively and live a normal, healthy life.
Nov 24, 2017, 2:00:00 PM
Obesity In Indians
Obesity or excess body weight is becoming a huge problem in people of all ages across the world. A condition that leads to multiple other diseases ranging from diabetes to hypertension, obesity has become like an uncontrollable epidemic with 300% increase in the number of patients over the past 4 decades. According to estimates, the United States tops the list of countries with obese people at 13%, while China and India together accounts for more than 15% of the total population (46 million and 30 million people respectively as per figures in year 2013).