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Row over New India's Cheapest Health Insurance policy

Health Insurance If you had been considering the premium amount on health insurance policies to be too stiff, this will come as good news to you. Especially, at a time when most of the general insurance companies have raised their health insurance premiums by 20-30 per cent, the news of a public sector general insurance company, looking at launching one of the . . .

The Heart of the Matter

heart diseases plaguing indiansThe sudden death of Indian origin, UK labour MP, Ashok Kumar due to an ischemic heart condition has once again put the spot light on heart diseases that are plaguing Indians! We Indians fall in the South East Asian belt which is notoriously weak hearted. For examples sake, in the year 2000, more than half of the 16.7 million heart . . .

India’s lost 9.2 million productive years to heart diseases!

India has lost 9.2 million years to heart diseasesWith the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases quadrupling in India in the last few decades, we as a country are sprinting towards being a weak hearted nation! And with recent reports indicating that by 2015 we will be accounting for 60% of all heart related diseases in the entire world, it sure is a scary scenario. The Indian Prime Minister in an . . .

Medicines you must have in your medical cabinet

must have medicines in your medicinal cabinetThe Khan’s had returned home at midnight, from a 7 day trip to a neighboring state, where they had indulged in all kinds of adventure sports ranging from bungee jumping to scuba diving! No wonder the Khan’s were a bunch of sore shoulders and stiff joints, but what they hadn’t bargained for was their youngest son falling sick upon reaching . . .

Can you taste Fat ?

junk food Find yourself regularly drooling over junk food, yummy chicken, that heavenly Butter Chicken, Baingan Ka Bharta, Hyderabadi zaffrani Pulao, Chicken Tandoori, Pav Bhaji,….the list is quite endless and so is the drool factor! But as we all daydream about eating the above mentioned delicious dishes that make our palate go into overdrive, do we ever give a thought as to WHY? . . .

The Great Unregulated, Unhealthy Advertisements of India

From Biscuits, Cooking Oil, Instant Noodles, Toothpaste, Chewing Gums... there are one too many advertisers in India, attaching the word - Health, Healthy,without any responsibility. In fact, if you visit McDonalds, even their  table pamphlets talk about health with great prominence! Ads which claim that a change in cooking oil can help your kid pass with flying colors in the . . .

Use Ear Muffs to protect your little one's hearing!

ear muffsThe picture to your left is sure to inspire a variety of ‘aww’s’ and ‘choo chweet’s’ from you! But did you know that ear muffs, apart from boosting the already high levels of ‘cute’ which all babies come naturally endowed with, also protects their sensitive hearing. During the first few years of the child’s life, their sense of hearing is quite . . .

Nothing Stops "Sister" from leaving India, Sad!

Just read a story about experienced nurses migrating to developed countries in today's Hindustan Times, and found it very disturbing. I am no Healthcare expert, but common sense says that this definitely has large implications to the quality of Healthcare delivery in India. Nursing is an important and a niche profession in India, which has very few takers across the country (Have you heard of any little girl, saying she wants to become a nurse?) Migration can further mar the already bleak scenario of healthcare delivery in India. Developed Countries have huge advantages as far as wages, working and living standards are concerned. Somethings that make experienced and talented people stop and stay back is the strong social network, stability or the belief in the India Story.  The challenge that Just read a story about experienced nurses migrating to developed countries in today's Hindustan Times, and found it very disturbing. I am no Healthcare expert, but common sense says that this definitely has large implications to the quality of Healthcare delivery in India. Nursing is an important and a niche profession in India, which has very few takers across . . .

How to be ethical - inspite of being a doctor !

I attended a very interesting conference on Medical Ethics over the weekend where I was invited to give a presentation on the ethical aspects of IVF. My talk was on IVF - the good, the bad and the ugly, and I will be uploading this soon.What I found very interesting was a talk by one of the organisers, Dr Sunil . . .

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