Stay indoors, wear masks in dusty Delhi: Doctors
Cardiac stent price cap lowered further to Rs 28,000
Pathology labs may face shortage of ‘competent’ people to sign reports
Powerful new gene-editing tools may eradicate hundreds of diseases
Yoga Can Heal, But Also Hurt If Done Wrong: Experts
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Jun 14, 2018
NEW DELHI: Doctors on Thursday strongly recommended wearing masks and staying indoors as the air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) suddenly deteriorated to severe levels due to a dust storm that began on Wednesday and is likely to persist till Friday.
“For people with respiratory conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) or emphysema even small increases in dust concentration can make their symptoms worse,” said R.K. Singal, principal consultant and director, BLK Super Speciality Hospital. …
Feb 13, 2018
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority on Monday revised the price of drug eluting stents (DES) downwards by about Rs 2,300 to just under Rs 28,000, while marginally raising the cap on bare metal stents from Rs 7,400 to Rs 7,660. These caps are excluding GST. With DES accounting for about 95% of all stents used in India, this means most stents will become cheaper. …
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January 11, 2018
Mumbai, January 11: Pathology labs across the country may face a shortage of “competent” people to sign lab reports, cautions Girdhar Gyani, Director-General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India).
His concern stems from a recent Supreme Court directive that allows only medical practitioners with a post-graduate qualification in pathology to countersign a medical lab report. A view held by the Medical Council of India (MCI). …
Oct 27, 2017
CHICAGO: US scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment.
One technique, by David Liu of Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, offers a highly precise way to fix single-letter mistakes in genes, which are stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. …
Find out about health problems that you might face if you are performing certain yoga pose wrongly.
September 26, 2017
Yoga is a great healer and contributor to improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, but wrong yoga poses can make your daily life difficult instead of easy, say experts.
Minakshi Fullara, Chief Consultant, Physiotherapy, Aakash Healthcare, said overdoing it or doing it in the wrong manner can lead to acute injuries, chronic pain, overuse strain and a hamstring pull. …
July 11, 2017
Mon, 03 Jul 2017
In an attempt to drive out medical errors in diagnostic reports, the Medical Council Of India (MCI) has notified that only those who hold MBBS degree and therefore lie under the professional purview of either the Medical Council Of India (MCI) or the Medical Councils of various states would be allowed to sign Diagnostic Reports from the different laboratories. While the decision has been received well in the medical fraternity, there are certain organisations who are wary of it and might file for further clarifications since previously, reports could be signed by both PhD scholars, researchers & doctors. …
March 06, 2017
We are living in a world where there is no scarcity of germs and harmful viruses to create havoc to our health and well-being. The only way we can stay safeguarded is if we make the conscious effort to stay in a clean environment and use precautions. Our hands are the most exposed parts of the body that are prone to catching germs. …
January 21, 2017
January 13, 2017
6 reasons you must wash your underwear separately
We all are often too lazy to care for laundry etiquettes. We throw everything together in the laundry bag, from our white tees, our grandmother’s woollen socks, to our new Forever 21 jacket and even our latest jockeys or BVDs. While there are so many things to keep in mind for washing your clothes the right way, here we look into what happens when you wash your unders along with the other laundry. And believe us when we say this: These long and short johns in your machine can be the biggest culprits for spreading infections. …
January 14, 2017
New Delhi: The role of herbs and spice in cancer prevention is becoming more important as researchers and the public are turning to alternative treatments.
Since time immemorial, herbs and spices have been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. …
January 7, 2017
New Delhi: Heart disease has now become the leading cause of mortality in in our country. It remains to be the top killer of both men and women in the world.
Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Though some people are born with heart disease, but there are many things which you can do to protect your heart and blood vessels by leading a healthy lifestyle. …
Jan 05, 2017
Sep 16, 2016
New Delhi: NSAIDS, or the common painkillers, are not advisable for dengue patients because they are known to quicken internal bleeding. However, doctors have been prescribing them to relieve joint pain in suspected or confirmed cases of chikungunya. Now, in a worrying trend, these drugs have been found to be counterproductive even in chikungunya patients. …
Nov 02, 2015
1. Things you don’t know
Reheating dinner is a way of life. Whether it’s Friday night and you need to clean out your fridge, or you want to turn your leftovers from last night into a whole new meal, our microwaves are our handy kitchen companions. But research shows that reheating some of your favorite foods can be dangerous to your health. Take a look at these foods that can give you food poisoning (or worse). …
28 Dec, 2015
London: A glass of clean drinking water contains ten million ‘good’ bacteria which may help purify the water and keep it safe, a new study has claimed. …
Nov 25, 2015
This is what ready to eat meals do to you
Ready meals can raise risk of memory loss, says scientific study.
There’s more reason to grouse. Apart from preservatives and additives affecting your physical health, ready meals can raise your risk of memory loss, a new study has found. …
September 22, 2015
London: If you want to remain fit and healthy, try to go for frequent breaks from prolonged sitting at workplace or home as daily morning exercise alone may not help you ward off the ill-effects of sitting for long hours. …
Don’t sit at one place, just hop around your workplace! Economictimes.indiatimes.com
13 May, 2015
Every morning, after arriving at her office in Adyar, Divya Mohandoss heads to her department where she can choose from a Japanese-style low seating area, hanging rope chairs or comfortable seats at the coffee shop. …
Avoid sitting for long hours for a healthy heart
Mar 8, 2015
Sitting for long hours everyday is associated with increased coronary artery calcification that can increase the risk of a heart attack, new research says. …
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