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Ibuprofen a day to keep Parkinson’s away?

ibuprofene to keep parkinson's awayOver the counter medicines were meant to fight simple and common ailments like cold, cough and flu. But this myth was sent for a toss when aspirin proved effective in protecting us against heart attack and stroke risks, almost a decade ago! But if reports are to be believed, Aspirin has found itself a worthy successor in the Over 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 . . .

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 . . .

Rohit Bal suffers from Heart attack and undergoes Emergency Angioplasty

India’s best known Fashion Designer Rohit Bal suffered from a heart attack on Tuesday morning. He received clot busting drugs from his family physician and was later shifted to Medanta Hospital where ECG and other tests were performed which showed massive damage to his heart muscles. He was supposed to undergo Angiography on Wednesday to examine the damage and to . . .

Sex Education in India: How to talk to kids about sex?

In the Internet Age, we live in, kids are exposed to information without any boundaries, which makes it very difficult for children to classify right from wrong. Sex Education hence is very crucial, specially in a country like India. We came across this great and very practical slideshow on Sex Education for Kids by Dr. Anjali Malpani. Though it is . . .

Insurance Broking in India

Intermediary is often-used-management-jargon for simple word “Agent” or “Broker”. In India, we are aware of insurance/estate agents and share/estate brokers. Generally, these are those tie-wearing, persistent people who sell you insurance (Please note, you never BUY insurance, it’s always SOLD to you) or those mobile chattering, cigarette-smoking ones who help you find buyer for your house or find you a . . .

Couch potatoes, beware...

How to make a couch potato. Take potato Chips add long hours of Cable TV, throw in a Couch and what you get is a well rounded Couch potato!! Couch potatoes have been in existence for a long time now. Through the decades we have often heard our mothers use the saying ‘Turn off that TV or you’ll turn into a couch . . .

Permanent - what is that?

Vishwas was all smiles and pumped up when I bumped into him at the Coffee Shop. No, not because of the pleasure of seeing me. Here goes the story: With a broad grin, he opened his bag and produced a cheque that he actually flaunted. More than the 6 figure premium amount that was written in the cheque, what was exciting him . . .

KS Sankar speaks at Hr Infotech Association's Event

We are proud to share how KS Sankar from Medimanage spoke about health insurance at HR Infotech Association's 14th Annual Event. HR Infotech is an association HR professionals in IT industry. It is a premier institution engaged in promoting HR practices in Indian IT sector. Mr. Sankar from Medimanage spoke on how health management is important for organisation and how . . .

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