Five decades ago, the dengue fever was known to just about a handful of nations. Today it is a deadly endemic that has enveloped more than 120 countries. In 2016, there was an abnormal surge in dengue inflicting over one lakh people pan India and the numbers this year have already crossed 11,000. The unreported […]


Almost everyone working in corporate India would have seen at least once in their tenure. Most CSR activities or corporate wellness activities, seem to incorporate at least one blood donation camp. Blood donation is relatively new concept. Ancient texts have shown instances of blood transfusion in Egypt and Greece. Even ancient Indian texts talk about […]


Philips Healthcare has been on the forefront of innovation in the healthcare space in India. The Philips Innovation Campus in Bangalore has been hosting healthcare conclaves with the intention of driving thought leadership and understanding the progress made in the healthcare space in the country. This year Philips Innovation Campus would be again hosting the event. […]


As we all know, India is always in limelight for various discussions around healthcare. Most common topics are related to the skewed doctor-patient ratio, less than optimal spend on healthcare by the government and the accountability conundrum between central and state related to health outcomes During my recent visit to Jhagadia block in Gujarat I […]


The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International concern, last year. Sometime ago we had covered how the US had dealt with the last few carriers of the virus by spraying the Miami-Dade county aerially with the insecticides. Now, Zika is in India with three cases between […]


Florence Nightingale was a key figure in the transformation of the Nursing profession. Before her hospitals were essentially run by religious institutions where people were cared for in their last days, essentially palliative in nature. During the heights of the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale with a lamp in hand started the beginning of what we […]


If do you suffer from asthma, bronchitis or other problems related to difficulty in breathing? In that case, your doctor will first analyse your medical condition and health and then recommend a way to deliver medication. The device thus advised would mostly depend on the nature of illness and in most cases, either an inhaler […]


“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake” Rabindranath Tagore  When Nobel winner Shri Rabindranath Tagore wrote these immortal lines, he would not imagined that India would be sleep deprived by the 21st century. According to a study conducted by a consumer […]


The number of vehicles that ply on the roads of Bangalore are increasing by the day, and so is the vehicular noise pollution. 26th April is celebrated as  International Noise Awareness Day, Bangalore observed a No Horn Day. Keeping this in mind, doctors from the city are of the opinion that with the increase in traffic, it is […]


According to a report released by World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2014, deaths due to liver diseases in India has reached 2.44% of total deaths. NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis) being one of the most common reason behind liver diseases, has a prevalence of 5-28% in India. Since, the liver is involved in major metabolic processes in the […]