India continues to deal with a unique mix of communicable and non-communicable diseases. As we continue to grapple with communicable diseases in the form of Dengue and Malaria; lifestyle led noncommunicable diseases like Diabetes are also spreading across the country.
45-year-old Diwakar(name changed)had trouble sleeping since his 40th birthday. He had gotten used to waking up in the middle of the night with a dry mouth and sore throat. But in the last couple of days, he was waking up with shortness of breath. His wife also constantly complained of his loud snoring, which he […]
We have made tremendous progress in our understanding of healthcare patterns in India. This understanding has been employed in improving certain key parameters. A good example is life expectancy at birth for the Indians.
Diabetes is the clear and present danger for Indian patients. According to reports, almost 50 Million people in India have Diabetes today and the number is actually much higher, it’s just that most people are not aware that they are Diabetic as yet. Some time ago we had carried a detailed interview with Dr. V […]
A few days ago a young man committed suicide in India. The reason was a internet game called the “Blue Whale Challenge” that sends the players a set of 50 tasks as the end of which they are asked to commit suicide. A very obnoxious way to structure a game, nut what struck me was […]
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) prevalence in India has risen four-fold in the past four decades. Indians are succumbing to heart disease and stroke in the most productive years of their lives; about a decade earlier than their western counterparts. Rapid acquisition of adverse lifestyles like smoking, physical inactivity, improper diet, stress etc, especially among the […]
By 2030 India alone will account for 60 percent of the world’s cardiac patients, nearly four times its share of the world’s population. The major reason for these alarming statistics is lack of awareness towards ‘healthy’ lifestyle and the lack of knowledge of few simple steps that can be taken during emergency or before reaching […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown tremendous promise in healthcare. Already care providers are using AI to detect cancer and improve care outcomes. Now AI has another use case, detection and management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers could predict with precision which risk babies ended up autism by using AI to decode brain scans. Detecting […]
Traditionally Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with soft bones leading to skeletal deformities and a medical condition called rickets. This vitamin is essential for strong bones because it helps the body absorb calcium from the diet. Research over the years has also proven that vitamin d is protecting us against a host of other […]
Your skin wants to protect you. It protects your muscles and organs from the elements, and it is strong enough to stand up to the stresses we put on it on a daily basis. But skin can’t withstand everything we throw at it, and there are several things we encounter on a daily basis that […]