Meditation can help subside inflammation

Stress which causes emotional pain also induces inflammation and sets off the same chain of events as infection or injury

Palliative care a silent, slow-evolving revolution in India

In India and in most of the developing world, palliative care reaches too few, too late in the continuum of their disease-related suffering

Ban tobacco, promote sports

I quit smoking recently. And that's no small feat. Tobacco is the most common form of addiction and one of the most harmful as well

Congenital glaucoma needs an early intervention

Congenital glaucoma requires surgery at an early age. Sometimes multiple surgical interventions are needed.

NHPS will help only if treatment cost is controlled 

The National Health Protection Scheme is most unlikely to benefit the common man in the country. In fact, it  could even be  misused

Budget 2018 is a big letdown for the domestic medical device industry

The sector was looking forward to promotional measures since it was one of the first five sectors included in the 'Make in India' initiative. Regrettably, nothing has been done

Are you at risk of brain stroke? 

Identify stroke with an easy acronym F A S T, which stands for F (facial asymmetry), A (arm weakness), S (speech difficulty) and T (time to call for an ambulance )

Grow trees and plant clean air

Researchers say that if about 20- 30% of city area is covered by trees then it can reduce the particulate pollution by almost 24% ! In most Indian cities tree cover is between 7-15% and hence there is a need to increase it.

Diabetes can be managed. Here is how 

Lack of awareness about diabetes and its complications, delayed diagnosis, myths surrounding diabetes management and dependence on quacks for treatment makes diabetes detection and management difficult

Diabetes can damage  your teeth and gums  

People who have diabetes know that this disease can damage eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. What they don't know is that diabetes can also affect their oral health. It can lead to pain and infection in teeth and gums.

My fight with cancer strengthened my belief in humanity, in relations beyond blood

In the 21st century when people live such materialistic lives and machines have taken over most of the manual work, there are things which are still in the hands of humans....

Lassa fever is similar to Ebola and can spread human-to-human: Atanu Basu

Prof Atanu Basu, a noted virologist, talks about Lassa fever, which is emerging as next health challenge in Africa after Ebola, its symptoms and if India is at risk.....

This robot-assisted digital 360 degree breast thermography device may help detect breast cancer at an early stage

The new device might address all three inhibitions a woman generally have while going for a regular breast cancer screening....

Diabetes, heart disease and stroke may co-occur

Researchers say that diabetes, heart disease, and stroke may progress from one to another sequentially through the life course. That means there is ....

The event will bring together individuals, public, private and civil society members who have been involved in the design and implementation of health care i...