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.

Understanding the difference between heart failure and heart attack is necessary

While a heart attack is a sudden and unexpected event resulting from blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscles, heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs

It is possible to address the micro-data gap in healthcare delivery with creativity and diligence 

There are no processes in place for using data as a problem-solving aid in rural health delivery. The good news is that it can be addressed with some creativity, more diligence and lots of luck.

Those 1000 messages changed my life

They all were complete strangers to me and they all came forward to help my son. I didn't need money but their gestures touched and transformed my life....

Underprivileged people should be given low-cost diabetes treatment: Dr Anoop Misra

Diabetes and hypertension are the two most common causes of chronic kidney disease. Dr Anoop Misra, a leading diabetologist, talks about what one can do to protect one's k....

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....


The study finds a relationship between maternal diet and risk of immune-mediated diseases in the child. If an expectant mother consumes probiotics a....

15th World Rural Health Conference (WONCA) is a multi disciplinary forum inviting students, trainees, professionals and practitioners from all background wit...