Is your waist putting you at risk of Breast Cancer? : Dr. Rohan Khandelwal

Breast cancer has been on a steady rise in India, since last decade . It is now the most common cancer in many cities and 2nd common cancer in rural areas, accounting to 25% of all female malignancies. Increased incidence of breast carcinoma has been attributed to a variety of factors including obesity, decreased breastfeeding, …

Newborn Screening : Do we Indians really need it?

image source fodsupport.org Newborn Screening is still in the neonatal stage of its development. “Neonatal screening is emerging preventive public health programme-. It is a programme in which the neonates are screened for the diseases which might have their presentation clinically later in the life. The common diseases which are generally screened include congenital hypothyroidism …

India is Emerging as a Global Suicide Capital : Dr. Sunil Mittal

The history of suicides is nearly as old as that of human society. Surprisingly, despite innumerable threats to human survival, suicides rank among the top 13 causes of death in all ages worldwide and continues to present significant challenges to our society’s collective wisdom. Suicides represent a desperate attempt to escape suffering that has become …

Sports Injuries and Arthritis : Dr. Raju Vaishya

Sports Medicine People of all ages are increasingly participating in sporting activities. This is a healthy trend, as sports are well known to be helpful for cardiopulmonary fitness and weight-control. However, with the benefits does come some risk, namely sports injuries. Most sports injuries are mild and temporary, with no long-term effects. Minor sprains and …

Spontaneous Brain Haemorrhage : Prevention and Cure by Dr. Rahul Gupta

Spontaneous brain hemorrhage accounts for about 10% of all strokes and is fatal in about 50% of the cases. Its incidence, in contrast to other types of strokes, has not declined. According to Dr. Rahul Gupta, Senior Neuro and Spine surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Noida, Hypertension accounts for about half of these hemorrhages; the rest …

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Head Injury is a major cause of death and disability worldwide especially in children and young adults. It is seen that males suffer more frequently than females and the causes are mostly vehicular accidents, falls, sports, and violence. Preventive measures include use of helmets, seat belts, and driving safely. The …

Cholesterol woes

The term ‘cholesterol’ has a bad reputation and most of us fear falling prey to it. Yes, high levels are considered to be the cause for a host of illnesses, including heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes, but did you know that cholesterol is not the culprit. This lipid produced by the liver, is vital …

Health Apps: Evolving the landscape of Medical Industry : Pawan Gupta

The increasing proliferation of mobile and internet in India has led to pertinent changes in lifestyle of people. Public health and hygiene are the sectors that have been ameliorated by the increasing use of mobile technology. Hence, we have witnessed the explosive growth of newly invigorated vertical such as m-Health. The increasing number of health …