My grandmother always used to tell me that working hard 9-5 and having a good night’s sleep were the secrets of a healthy heart. And she also told me that heart problems were a 60’s thing (people in their 60’s) Her statement could not have been truer as she remained healthy her working life and […]


  Idli or rice cake could solve some problems of wellness and nutrition in the country. According the the recent breakfast survey done at 4 major metros in India, Idli-sambar came out on tops as the most nutritious breakfast. This combination won over other traditional foods like Parathas and Modern additions like Bread. A mix of rice and urad dal (White […]


  Yes that’s not a typo, Havells India the manufacturers of electrical equipment are all set to enter the tertiary healthcare sector in India. The Havells brand is owned by QRG enterprises and they already run a tertiary care center in Faridabad. So they have some experience in the running of a hospital. In the next 2-3 years we would see […]


Did you know according to the WHO, 21 million cases of Hepatitis B was spread due to unsafe syringes? That means these were syringes that were already infected and not destroyed properly and were reused causing this infection. According to Marc Koska the inventor of the Single use syringe, almost 65 % of the syringes […]


A good sign for Device users in India. The Indian Government is finally woken up to the fact that devices and drugs are different. As a result of this waking up and coming to terms with reality, they are planning to separate the two replacing the provisions under the Drugs and cosmetics amendment Bill tabled in 2007. […]


Have you ever wondered that when they show commercials of happy couples or happy families, they are usually shot in the wild, mostly near a water fall or in the jungle. My mind goes back to the Lyril advertisement of yesteryear’s. For those born in the 90’s, please look at this picture below. Most of […]


Alcoholism has many negative connotations in India. Not only is it considered an unfavorable practice but also one which is banned on religious days. But the above graph shows a very different story with Alcohol indeed being consumed by 25-50 % of men in most regions of the country. Though most of the recent references to alcohol […]


Is that a dumb question? Why pays your healthcare bills ? The answer is obvious right, its you. But if you are an American citizen or a British subject the answers are very different. The American healthcare system is based on Health Insurance. So if you are insured then the Insurance company pays your healthcare […]


Recently I did some assessment on where I was spending my monthly salary. I was intrigued to find out that I spent Rs 18 a day on my DTH connection. And I hardly watch an hour or two of TV a month. I also spent Rs 20 a day on my office canteen for Tea […]


  (Image source: http://en.rylkov-fond.org/blog/tbr/effective-tb-treatment/) In India it is cool to start tackling conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Actually most celebrities lend their support to even cooler issues like AIDS. But the biggest killer in India today is Tuberculosis(TB). Almost 1/5th of the global cases according to the WHO occur in India. Of the 2 million […]