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Swine Flu rears its Head again!

Swine flu stages a comeback in india with 345 cases reported in 7 days With 345 cases being reported in the short span of 7 days, between 21st and 27th June, it has become clear that the arrival of monsoons has not only heralded the rains but also Swine Flu, in India! And with the virus spreading in areas, previously left untouched, this resurgence has become a matter of concern for the Indian Government. A . . .

Boom in Health insurance attracts International Players

Health insurance industry as early as 10 years back was in its infancy with only public sector companies who were also life insurance players.  It was after the year 2000 that privately owned general health insurance companies came to India like HDFC, Tata, Max life, Kotak and Birla but it was only in year 2005 with Star health that a dedicated health insurance company came in India. It was followed with Apollo DKV now known as Apollo Munich and now Max Bupa which has launched in March. foreign health insurance companies are coming to IndiaHealth insurance industry as early as 10 years back was in its infancy with only public sector companies who were also life insurance players.  It was after the year 2000 that privately owned general health insurance companies came to India like HDFC, Tata, Max life, Kotak and Birla but it was only in year 2005 with Star health that a . . .

Too much air pollution can raise your blood pressure!

air pollution leads to a rise in blood pressure A new study has claimed that people living in areas with high levels of air pollution have higher blood pressure! The study conducted at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, found that long term exposure to high levels of air pollution not only increases the blood pressure of an individual and puts him at a risk of heart attack and stroke, . . .

Unhealthy health Shortcuts!

Shortcuts. We use plenty of them on a daily basis; Shortcuts on our computers keyboards, shortcuts to reach our destinations early, shortcuts in our meals by opting for fast foods and so on... but are all the short cuts that we take healthy? The answer is No! As not all shortcuts that we take are healthy, some shortcuts such as eating . . .

FAQ's - The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care

The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care - FAQsWe at Medimanage.com are pleased to inform you of the stupendous success achieved by the recently launched e-book on baby care titled ‘The Great Indian Guide for Baby Care’- a Medimanage.com initiative. This book can be personalized, downloaded or gifted to your near and dear ones for free from here!   1200+ downloads in a day - Thank you !   Following is . . .

This World Hypertension Day, know all about High BP

this world hypertension day know all that there is to know about hypertension or High BP With the entire world observing 'World Hypertension Day' today, we are reminded that Hypertension or High BP still lives up to its 'Silent Killer' fame with almost 24-30% of India's urban population in its clasp. What's more shocking is that, most of the individuals are clueless about their hypertensive state until it gets discovered in a routine check-up! Plus with . . .

Combo drugs are making treatments cost more!

Fixed combination drugs provide the same results as basic drugs do, yet cost more! How would you feel if you went shopping for socks and the salesman sold you not only socks but shoes and shirt with it? Cheated, disappointed and angry right! Imagine the same scenario happening when it comes to your basic medicines. What’s happening is that, the doctor’s these days are prescribing various fixed combination drugs (FDC) which cost considerably more than . . .

Medimanage wishes all Nurses, a Happy International Nurses Day!

Nurses from Pooja Nursing Home with their gifts, courtesy Medimanage.com on the eve of International Nurses Day Before we begin, we would like to ask a simple question to everyone “Do you remember the name of the nurse who helped deliver you as a baby?” While we know that the question seems absurd, as one cannot be expected to remember a single random name after a gap of 10-20 years! But doesn’t it go to show how ignorant . . .

Have Osteoporosis? Exercise is a must!

Exercise should be done to help with Osteoporosis The discovery that you suffer from osteoporosis is obviously a sad and shocking one but it does not mean, that you stop moving at once! Sure your bones become weak and brittle and your chances of suffering a fracture go up suddenly, but did you know that there are plenty of exercises that help when one has osteoporosis? “Exercise, when I . . .

Increasing Lifestyle Diseases and the Future of Health Insurance in India

First the good news, Indian health care industry in the 1990s grew at a rate of 16% and today is worth more than $ 34 billion. Health insurance industry has registered a 20% growth in health insurance premium in December 2009 and is expected to cross a premium mark of Rs. 9000 crore in FY 2010 making health insurance industry . . .

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