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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 . . .

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 . . .

Nutritious Indian Breakfast Ideas you never Knew

breakfastWith breakfasts in Suburban India being relegated to the easy and quick Cornflakes, Toasts and eggs, breakfast sure has lost its nutritional edge! Lack of time is cited as the primary reason as to why we are avoiding the traditional Indian breakfasts. But what most of us don’t realize is that many Indian breakfasts can be prepared within a time frame . . .

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 . . .

All iz not Well with us!

When innocence, curiosity and the simple joys of young lives are replaced by stress, depression and other negative factors alike, what you are left with is a spate of suicides, with no end in view!  The recent ‘Epidemic’ of student suicides has hit the city with more force than a Tsunami! An alarming rise in the number of stress related suicide . . .

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 . . .

Winners of Healthy Kya Contest

Announcing the Champions of Healthy Kya Contest #1. Congratulations! Thanks for the wonderful, wonderful participation! Our earlier plan was to give out the calendars to 25 correct entries picked up through a lucky draw. But the awesome response won our hearts over, the generous souls that we are ;) - we decided to give out the calendar to all correct entries, . . .

Laugh to Stay Healthy!

Laughter relives stress, laughter improves the mood and laughter helps you enjoy the life to the fullest. Laughter is the best medicine to stay healthy. If laughter can help you to stay healthy then why not laugh and spread happiness?? The video below is an attempt to spread the happiness through laughter or a simple smile and stay healthy. Enjoy the video and spread the same SmileLaughter relives stress, laughter improves the mood and laughter helps you enjoy the life to the fullest. Laughter is the best medicine to stay healthy. If laughter can help you to stay healthy then why not laugh and spread happiness?? The video below is an attempt to spread the happiness through laughter or a simple smile and stay healthy. Enjoy the video and spread the same . . .

Mission to Save Lives or Sell More Drugs? : Forbes India

Just yesterday, we were discussing Cholestrol levels in Medimanage Video Library Sessions. We discussed the thresholds, the causes, treatments  - the basics. The discussion reminded me of this article below from Forbes India, which touches upon, the umpteen number of instances, when Pharma companies lure Doctors to prescribe drugs, which may actually not necessary in the ideal sense. Article reproduced "as is" below:   by Pravin Palande, Neelima Mahajan-Bansal, Shishir Prasad | Sep 14, 2009 | Original Article When Radhika Nayyar, 47, at last agreed to take drugs to lower her cholesterol level, her cardiologist felt he had scored a mini victory. For months, the good doctor had tried to persuade her to go on a dosage of statins but she stoutly refused to do so. As the world’s largest selling drugs, statins have convinced millions of their power to reduce cholesterol and thereby the risk of heart attacks, but Nayyar is one of those other millions who believe them to be at best pills of dubious credibility and at worst, a tool of corporate conspiracy against humanity.“Last time you ignored my prescription,” her doctor, a cardiologist, would say. “But one more time I’m requesting you to go on statins,” he would add painstakingly. But Nayyar would resist: “I am not classified as a heart patient. So why should I take drugs?” Just yesterday, we were discussing Cholestrol levels in Medimanage Video Library Sessions. We discussed the thresholds, the causes, treatments  - the basics. The discussion reminded me of this article below from Forbes India, which touches upon, the umpteen number of instances, when Pharma companies lure Doctors to prescribe drugs, which may actually not necessary in the ideal sense. Article reproduced . . .

Health Insurance Fraud : Doctors remove patients’ uterus to up medical bills - TNN

Health Insurance FraudIn one of the many interactions with friends who are doctors/health experts, we have heard of so many pushed-under-the-carpet scams. Sad to see, that there is a section of people in the medical/health industry which is all for making the entire fraternity loose its trust/dependability. There are so many lives that are completely and blindly dependant on this profession. People in . . .

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