HEALTH

12 lakh people treated free of cost under Ayushman Bharat

  AMN / NEW DELHI Over 12 lakh people have been treated free of cost under Ayushman Bharat scheme, the world’s largest health care programme, the CEO of Ayushman Bharat Dr Indu Bhushan said at the Medical Fair India 2019 in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the scheme in September last year. The … Continue reading 12 lakh people treated free of cost under Ayushman Bharat

Excessive iron intake can harm pregnant women

Iron deficiency and anaemia cannot be used interchangeably  HEALTH DESK As per a recent study, fortification coupled with supplementation may expose varying but significant proportions of women in 24 states or union territories to the risk of excessive iron intake. The tolerable upper limit for women of reproductive age is 45 mg per day. Prolonged … Continue reading Excessive iron intake can harm pregnant women

Alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths every year worldwide

Excessive consumption can cause heart problems, liver disease, and even mortality in the longer term Health Desk / New Delhi As per WHO estimates, worldwide, 3.3 million (~6%) deaths every year result from harmful use of alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than 200 disease and injury conditions. Overall … Continue reading Alcohol causes 3.3 million deaths every year worldwide

Indians lack adequate exercise and need to get a little more active

Harm reduction through physical activity can ward off diseases HEALTH DESK A published in The Lancet found that 4 out of 10 Indians were not sufficiently active. Some studies have even said that 52% of Indians are physically inactive. Another study has indicated that sedentary lifestyle is worse than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. While … Continue reading Indians lack adequate exercise and need to get a little more active

Conference on Unani Medicine focuses on role of the system for public health

  Andalib Akhter / New Delhi The two-day National Conference on Unani Medicine that concluded on Tuesday deliberated on the contributions and potentials of Unani Medicine in public health and highlighted its effective treatment for many diseases that are not effectively treated in other medical systems. It focussed on integration and synergy of all medical … Continue reading Conference on Unani Medicine focuses on role of the system for public health

India committed to increasing overall health allocations to 2.5% of GDP: Nadda

AMN / NEW DELHI UNION Health Minister JP Nadda today said that India stands committed to increase its overall health allocations to 2.5 per cent of GDP. Mr Nadda said this while inaugurating the India Showcase Event as part of the preparatory meeting of the sixth global fund replenishment in New Delhi. He said, his … Continue reading India committed to increasing overall health allocations to 2.5% of GDP: Nadda

Business as usual will fail us on Cancer Control, SDGs

HEALTH DESK 193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden countries. Cancer is the second leading cause of … Continue reading Business as usual will fail us on Cancer Control, SDGs

Why you must know about cardiothoracic and vascular diseases

  HEALTH DESK Cardiothoracic means “pertaining to the heart and chest”, although, it generally refers to the chest. On the other hand, vascular system or the circulatory system, refers to the veins and arteries that transport the blood around the body. Both the terms are connected to each other, but are two different fields of … Continue reading Why you must know about cardiothoracic and vascular diseases

Blinking and rest prerequisites for optimum eye health

Majority of the people ignore eye health and do not take precautions HEALTH DESK According to a recent study, lack of awareness about eye-related diseases and its symptoms leads to delay in seeking treatment. While diseases affecting the cornea (front of the eye) are easily diagnosed, those affecting the retina (back of the eye) are … Continue reading Blinking and rest prerequisites for optimum eye health

India Needs More Awareness about Menstruation, Period Pain

Girls in rural areas, in particular, miss school during the period days and subjected to stigma   AMN / New Delhi A Recent research has revealed that about 71% of girls in India do not know anything about menstruation before their first period. The lack of awareness around her first period can put a young … Continue reading India Needs More Awareness about Menstruation, Period Pain

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