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Growing Numbers of Cardiac Patients in 30-40 Age Group in India

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Growing Numbers of Cardiac Patients in 30-40 Age Group in India

Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India. The four-day ACVSA (Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions) India 2017 conference organised by the Facts Foundation, India in partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), USA, is being attended by over 1,500 […]

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Huge Relief For Knee Implant Patients As Regulator Caps Prices

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Huge Relief For Knee Implant Patients As Regulator Caps Prices

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday fixed the price for primary knee replacement of titanium alloy at Rs 38,740 while the price for revision knee replacement of any material was pegged at Rs 62,770. The notification comes after the union cabinet decided at a meeting here earlier in the day to go for […]

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‘Margins From Orthopaedic Implants Not as High as Considered’

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Margins From Orthopaedic Implants Not as High as Considered’

With the government mulling price capping on orthopaedic knee implants, a study claims that the margins from orthopaedic implants are not as high as other medical devices due to high cost involved in managing the supply chain. The study, released on Thursday, contends that manufacturers operate at low gross margins of 30-40 per cent compared […]

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Forgotten Benefits of Breast Milk for the Newborn

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Forgotten Benefits of Breast Milk for the Newborn

By Rekha Babu | IANS Breast milk is recommended as the first source of nutrition for a newborn. It is considered as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of life that helps an infant build growth for the lifetime. Also, it is recommended that complementary foods are added to the infant’s diet […]

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Noise Pollution Can Lead to Cardiac Problems, Say Doctors

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Noise Pollution Can Lead to Cardiac Problems, Say Doctors

While cardiovascular disorders are blamed for 25 per cent of deaths in India, health experts say a new emerging trend shows that noise pollution is also leading to cardiovascular disease burden. Acute noise exposure increases blood pressure by releasing the stress hormones and also increases the risk of heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attack and brain […]

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Gene Therapy Via Skin May Treat Diabetes, Obesity

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Gene Therapy Via Skin May Treat Diabetes, Obesity

A new form of gene therapy administered through skin transplants can help improve treatments for Type-2 diabetes and obesity, researchers have claimed. Using CRISPR, researchers from the University of Chicago edited the skin stem cells from newborn mice which prompted the cells to secrete glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) — a hormone that stimulates the pancreas […]

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Your Clothes Can Spike Chances of UTI

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Your Clothes Can Spike Chances of UTI

By Azera Parveen Rahman | IANS Rain and humidity make for a perfect breeding ground for bacterial growth, leading to infection. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), in particular, increases in incidence during this time and women, more than men, are prone to it. What’s more trendy, figure-hugging jeans and other tight clothing further increases chances of […]

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How to Include Goodness of Peanut Butter in Diet

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on How to Include Goodness of Peanut Butter in Diet

Go beyond just using peanut butter on a toast, and get innovative with it for healthy options, say experts. With increasing awareness about super foods and their health benefits, peanut butter has now made its way to most of the Indian households. It is rich in proteins, energy, carbohydrates and good fat. Nutritionist and weight […]

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Six Easy Steps to Hand Hygiene

By   /  July 29, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Six Easy Steps to Hand Hygiene

By Hariprasad V.R. | IANS Personal hygiene is the key to maintaining overall well-being. In an environment fraught with pollution and unhygienic public spaces, it is imperative to safeguard our health by immunising ourselves from diseases and infections. WHO estimates that there are over 1.4 million cases of infection that have been caused due to lack […]

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Pregnant Women With Hepatitis C Have 90% Chance of Infecting their Newborn

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Pregnant Women With Hepatitis C Have 90% Chance of Infecting their Newborn

(July 28 is World Hepatitis Day) By Rupesh Dutta | IANS  The parents of 31-year-old Naina Bharali are worried since their only daughter has been diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver cancer) — caused by the Hepatitis C virus. She is four months pregnant and they fear the new born will also get infected by the blood-borne […]

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