India has been rightly called as the “Diabetes Capital of the World” in recent times. Truly, with more than 50-60 million people suffering from Type-2 diabetes, it is not only an alarming fact that raises a lot of eyebrows but a matter of grave concern for both the healthcare authorities of the country and the […]


Disability activists urge the healthcare industry to take a note of the rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 before it is too late. The healthcare industry in India has systematically ignored people with disabilities and their specific needs. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that the healthcare industry has not just ignored people […]


Pregnancy opens the doors of a whole new world for you. This marks the beginning of a new life for you and you can’t stop imagining how you will be preparing for it. You may be instructed to do a lot of things and the not-do- list is also equally long. But as you toil […]


Located in the northern portion of the country, Delhi can easily be described as the heart of the Indian subcontinent. But, much to the dismay of its residents, this city is putting up a fight for life, presently, in order to survive the apocalyptic smog and pollution that made headlines last week. Being enveloped with […]


More than 659,000 newborn babies die every year in India. It is the highest number of newborn deaths in the world. The country also accounts for twenty percent of all maternal deaths worldwide, with more than 150 women dying in India each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Concerns about maternal […]


A couple of days ago I was watching a commercial for a new brand of fitness centers that have sprung up all over Bangalore. The mantra was “Workout to lose weight post-Diwali”. Well, I chuckled at the thought of pain after pleasure; workout after eating all those sweets, but at the same time is losing […]


Reports of new Swine FLu cases trickling in is not good news for Indian Healthcare. The Infrastructure is already dealing with dengue and malaria. More than 12,000 cases have been reported already this year and that is a two fold increase over last year. This week more than 55 cases have been reported in UP […]


A few days ago I was speaking to a friend over phone. Her voice was quivering and I could make out that she was unwell. On further inquiry I gathered that she had chills, fever, pain in the back and joints. On hearing this I was naturally worried as these are some of the symptoms […]


According to research from European non profit Health and Environment Alliance, if India removes its fuel subsidies it can fund almost 24 % of the healthcare needs of the citizens. The study also goes on to say that the savings can help produce 24,000 doctors at Rs 1.7 Crores a doctors (Estimate as per AIIMS […]


A study has revealed that more adolescents in India are now dying of non-communicable diseases (NCD) than communicable diseases. The research has also shown that NCDs and injuries are responsible for a higher number of deaths and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years (DALYs) than tuberculosis, malaria, or hepatitis, which are among the most prevalent communicable diseases in India today. According […]

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