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World Glaucoma Week 2019: Knowing about the types and the risk factors can help...

By Dr R Prema, Lead and Senior Consultant, Ophthalmology at Westminster Healthcare, Chennai Glaucoma, also known as the silent blinding disease, is a potential threat to the eye health. Ranked to be the second most common cause of blindness, Glaucoma...

H1N1: Here is Everything You Need to Know

Dr. Mahesh Lakhe, Consultant - Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Columbia Asia Hospital, Pune New Delhi, March 03, 2019: H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, has recently affected scores of people worldwide. From 2009 onwards, India has been witnessing a...

Cipla and Wellthy Therapeutics Announce Partnership to offer Digital Therapeutics for Diabetes and Cardiovascular...

New Delhi, February 20, 2019: Cipla Limited (BSE: 500087; NSE: CIPLA EQ; and hereafter referred to as “Cipla”) and Wellthy Therapeutics Private Limited (“Wellthy Therapeutics”) today announced that they have entered into a partnership to offer a combination of...

World Cancer Day

By Dr Mansi Khanderia, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Health City, Bangalore “The theme for this year’s World Cancer Day is “I am I will” which essentially means we as individuals should not only work towards creating awareness...

World Leprosy Day: A multipronged approach towards early detection and rehabilitation of patients can...

By  Dr Swati Rajagopal, Consultant – Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore According to the recent data recorded by World Health Organisation (WHO), India still accounts for 60% of global burden of leprosy. Despite the official claims of achieving...

The Youth Festival marks an inclusive national movement ‘Youth Against Leprosy’

 To rise against stigma and discrimination against the affected  Sasakawa - India Leprosy Foundation (SILF) organizes nationwide camps annually to raise awareness and sensitize youngsters about the fight against Leprosy and behavior change through a concerted campaign #You Are...

Screening Neonates for Birth Defects Improves Survival, Doctors Say

It also helps reduce the number of infants growing into adults and living with a congenital problem due to late detection. Some of the common congenital diseases found in children include congenital heart defects, clubfoot, cleft lip or...

From Bengaluru to Kathmandu, a journey to create awareness on management of Parkinson’s disease

Bengaluru, January 19, 2019: Mr. Hari Prasad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease,a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement, is embarkingon a 40-days road trip with his wife.He will be covering 2,600kms from Bengaluru to Kathmandu...

Importance of pancreas in the human body

By Dr. Bharath Kumar. C, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Columbia Asia Hospital Sarjapur Road The pancreas is an organ that is located in the abdominal region of a human body and is a part of the digestive system of the body.  It...

Urinary stone disease and management

New Delhi, January 12, 2019: Urinary stone disease is a very common problem nowadays. Urinary stone prevalence is estimated at 3% in all individuals, and it affects up to 12% of the population during their lifetime. Urinary stone recurrence...