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differential pricing is not helping the common man How do you normally feel when you buy a certain thing for an X amount of price and your friend buys the same thing for a price much lesser than you? Cheated, right! Now imagine the same thing happening in medicine prices across India, where certain same medicines are being sold under different brands with a considerable difference in their . . .

Back Ache at Work

back ache With longer working hours involving our computers, we get metaphorically tied to our chairs for the better amount of the day. While there is no harm in working long hours if you are taking regular breaks, there is considerable harm if you sit slumped or with a bent back i.e. with a bad posture. Sitting with your back bent and neck . . .

Heart Diseases are affecting the Young!

heart diseases affecting the youngWith India close to becoming the number one destination for heart diseases, now even young Indians are falling prey to heart diseases. Longer working hours, unhealthy eating habits and major lifestyle changes are leading us towards the ominous position of being the only nation in the entire world which will contribute for about 60% of all heart diseases patients by . . .

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 . . .

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