Sikkim Govt Launches Free Hospital!

Sikkim Govt Launches Free Hospital!

Healthcare and Medical facilities are the primary concerns for people in the country. However, despite the urgency and necessity for immediate medical facilities it isn’t that much easily available for the common man, specially in the rural areas and distant towns. The sole reason behind this is affordability of healthcare. To remedy this the Sikkim government has come up with the idea of establishing a free of cost hospital in the state, says a report…

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Bangalore Doc Aims Free Heart Surgery on 30 Needy Patients

Bangalore Doc Aims Free Heart Surgery on 30 Needy Patients

The leading cause of concern amongst Indians is heart diseases and diabetes. Such is the nature of the problem that it has become a lifestyle issue for many with the gravity of situation developing amongst people as young as 14-16 year old. However, the cost of treatment for heart diseases including heart surgery amounts to 2 lakhs which aren’t affordable for most people. To remedy this a Bangalore doctor has decided to help the poor…

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How Research Changed This Decade

How Research Changed This Decade

Science and technology went through a massive change in the last decade. Although much of the devices and technologies we are using it today where there 10 years ago but the way we use have been revolutionized. This explains how research in science and technology has changed and the passing decade is making the way for “Revolution 2020” one of the things written by APJ Abdul Kalam in his book. Science writers Emma Duncan and Matthew Prior explained this…

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Rs 150 Crore Microbe Project to Uncover Links to Diseases

Rs 150 Crore Microbe Project to Uncover Links to Diseases

Diseases and their causative agents are often linked to one another. More often than not this link is due to the microbes present in our body and the environment. So, the bacteria and virus around us hold the key to a healthy life. This is what scientists in the National Centre Cell Science in Pune are trying to find out in a 150 crore Microbe Project. Already prevalent in the west, this one of kind…

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MCI Directed to Offer Courses on Trigger Point and Musculo-Skeletal Therapy

MCI Directed to Offer Courses on Trigger Point and Musculo-Skeletal Therapy

In what comes as a surprise to many, the Madras High Court has directed the Central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to answer their query on Musculo-Skeletal Therapy Courses. What is it? The Court has asked MCI whether there is any Super-Specialty Diploma or Super-Specialty course available in Trigger Point Therapy and Musculo-Skeletal Therapy and how many experts in the said techniques are available in the country. The court also directed the…

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Kerala Hospital Setting a Model in Public Health Care

Kerala Hospital Setting a Model in Public Health Care

Amidst the NIPAH virus outbreak, followed by the devastating flood this monsoon, Kerala has become a model state for public healthcare. The State with the highest literacy rate has achieved a milestone by creating a model hospital for the healthcare system of today. The Taluk Hospital of Chalakudy, located at Thrissur’s southern border in the Ernakulam district has been chosen to occupy the top position among government-run hospitals across the country. What is it? The…

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Digital Pills : The IoT in Healthcare

Digital Pills : The IoT in Healthcare

The Smart pills market in 2014 is valued at$1.56 billion. It is forecasted to reach$3.83 billion in the year 2020, growing at aCAGR of 16.16% (2014 – 2020). This will continue to reach $8.98 billion by the year 2024, growing at a CAGR of 23.7% (2020 – 2024). Digital Pills are the new technology in the healthcare frontier which is changing the dynamics of medicine and healthcare. It’s the age of IoT in Healthcare. Smart Pills, Digital Pills What is a Digital Pill? A smart…

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Sun Exposure & Vitamin D Supplementation, Dr. Michael Holick’s Take

Sun Exposure & Vitamin D Supplementation, Dr. Michael Holick’s Take

Sun exposure offers health benefits that cannot be obtained from vitamin D supplementation. However, most won’t be able to obtain all the vitamin D they need via sun exposure. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Holick provides us with guidelines on how to strike the optimum balance of sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation. Episode Intro Dr. Michael Ruscio discusses this important topic with Dr. Michael Holick in his radio programme Dr. Ruscio Radio The Discussion Follows: Dr….

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Occasional Eating of Egg Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Occasional Eating of Egg Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Heart and cardiac diseases have become a bane of this era. It has become a major lifestyle disease ailing most people because of their sedentary life. Amidst all this, the news of pathbreaking research comes to the forefront. A study in China has found out that eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. What is it? Researchers at the Peking University School of Public Health in Beijing had conducted a trial…

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Yogurt Eating Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Yogurt Eating Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new study in The American Journal of Hypertension has published a new study which highlights the effectivity of yogurt in reducing cardiovascular diseases. The report published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women. One of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases is High blood pressure which can be reduced by the consumption of dairy products, as illustrated by previous…

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