The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US finally resorted to what it knows best, control an epidemic. This time they used a bazooka to hunt a fly literally. On September the 10th after more than 50 cases of local transmission of Zika in Florida, the CDC and the Miami-Dade county took the decision […]


Wearable and smart devices continue to enter into mainstream healthcare and are moving beyond just fancy gadgets to devices that will really help us improve health parameters. Recently I read this report from Verto Analytics, which shows the adoption of fitness trackers in the US. Interestingly Fitbit dominates this space, followed by devices like Samsung […]


India ranks 135 in the new health index based on the sustainable development goals. In a new study by the collaboration of the global burden if disease, ranks India ahead of Pakistan but behind Syria. Iceland ranks the highest at 80 and Central African Republic at 20 is the lowest. India’s score is 42. India continues […]


Mental Illness continues to develop unabated in India. A recent study by the Lancet Magazine which will be published on Thursday shows that the numbers are not encouraging for India. India and China together account for more than 38 % of the mental illness globally. Also the citizens there are among the most depressed in […]


The one thing I try to do in my life is bring about balance. Excess of anything is bad and so is paucity. Recently I was at a gym undergoing a trial session to understand how the training might help me. The one thing the instructor, a national level rugby player emphasized was drink at […]


The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is the best statement to explain how important it is to keep your weight in the ideal range. Once you accumulate fat in your body, it takes a long time to reduce it and get back to shape. Although there are several […]


The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a tremendous pace with a statistical report projecting a growth of US$ 160 billion by 2017 and US$ 280 billion by 2020. The Government of India aids to support the healthcare industry from a perspective of creating a healthier country. Reduced excise and customs duty and exemption in […]


About 10 days ago I was given a sleek case (resembling the iPod packaging in white and transparent plastic). Intrigued, I opened it to discover a very futuristic wrist watch with an adjustable strap. It was when I realized the display wasn’t working that it hit me this wasn’t perhaps a watch.