URBAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE- A SYSTEMS APPROACH : Professor Indira Nath

URBAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE- A SYSTEMS APPROACH : Professor Indira Nath

Humanity has entered the Anthropocene era and is in the midst of the greatest urbanization in history. Asia and Africa are the fastest growing and fastest urbanizing continents. In addition, climate change induced by man-made activities is leading to change...
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BREAST MILK BANKING : DO WE INDIANS REALLY NEED IT?  MURTAZA KAMAL, M.D., D.N.B.

BREAST MILK BANKING : DO WE INDIANS REALLY NEED IT? MURTAZA KAMAL, M.D., D.N.B.

breast milk is the best milk”- This is an age old saying and has always been proved endless number of times by scientific evidences since times immemorial. Breast milk is not only the safest source of nutrition for the babies...
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Medical Education and its role in Nation Building : Dr. Dharminder Nagar

Medical Education and its role in Nation Building : Dr. Dharminder Nagar

We don’t speak about medical education and its role in nation-building, says Dr. Dharminder Nagar, Managing Director, Paras Healthcare In 2014, when during the government’s first health budget, slogans like “Health for All” and “Health Assurance” w...
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Government is Aware of Complexities of Nascent Medical Device Industry : Policy Makers

Government is Aware of Complexities of Nascent Medical Device Industry : Policy Makers

New Delhi. The government is fully aware  of the complexities of the medical device industry and would take adequate steps for the organized growth of the industry in a calibrated manner. This assurance was given by the policy makers to...
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Risks of  Saving Lives

Risks of Saving Lives

Written by Vinod Kumar Doctors in our country are at rising risk in the workplaces due to the angst of distressed relatives. Many reports concern medical professionals being roughed up, even killed, by patients’ disgruntled relatives. There are a numerou...
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India Needs organised trauma systems :  Dr Harish Kapila

India Needs organised trauma systems : Dr Harish Kapila

Road accidents kill approximately 1,50,000 people per year in India out of a total of 500,000 accidents reported every year. Every minute a life is lost in road accidents in our country. We have an accident rate of 140 per...
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SOCIAL CONCERNS REGARDING INFERTILITY AND IVF : by Dr. Sonia Malik

SOCIAL CONCERNS REGARDING INFERTILITY AND IVF : by Dr. Sonia Malik

  Infertility affects up to 15% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. Studies have shown that about  10 % of women in reproductive age group suffer from infertility. Subfertility is becoming more common worldwide, particularly in ageing populations and...
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National Programme for Health Care of Elderly

National Programme for Health Care of Elderly

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare had launched the “National Programme for the Health Care of Elderly” (NPHCE) during 2010-11 to address various health related problems of elderly people. The major objectives of the NPHCE are establishment of Dep...
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Adult Vaccination

Adult Vaccination

by Dr. Vivek Nangia “Prevention is better than Cure” is something that we have always known of. But did we know that the most effective way to prevent an infectious disease or its severe outcome, is vaccination? Vaccination annually prevents...
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Health card for compulsory health check-up of women: Maneka Gandhi

Health card for compulsory health check-up of women: Maneka Gandhi

Gandhi put the onus of ensuring the annual check-up of women on their husbands, saying it is often the negligence on their part that aggravates the condition of a woman suffering from diseases such as cancer or TB. The Women...
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