27 November, 2015
India emerging as major destination for quality healthcare: Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia
Government is focusing on several areas including quality standards and easy visa processes to make India a global destination for healthcare services, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia today said.
Teaotia said the country was emerging as a major destination for quality and affordable healthcare sector. She added that the government is taking steps \"in terms of making visas much more easy to obtain, much more flexible in terms of the administration.\"
23 November, 2015
Scientists Developing a New Method for Non-Invasive ICP Measurement Using Ultrasound
At present, we don\'t have a non invasive method to check for increased pressure in a patient\'s brain.
In an ongoing study, researchers in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology\'s (MIT) Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) have teamed up with surgeons at Boston Medical Center\'s Department of Neurosurgery to test a noninvasive method to measure intracranial pressure.
One of the widely used methods is to drill a hole in the skull to insert a catheter or sensor into the br...
22 November, 2015
Kerala docs win global recognition for cost effective diabetes treatment
Globally, the treatment of diabetes is miserably failing with millions of patients requiring expensive treatment for heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy, sexual dysfunction, mental depression etc.
Treatment costs of diabetes, goes up by five to twenty folds in more than 95 percent of usual patients, after 10 to 20 years of the onset of the disease.
Diabetes Tele Management System, a cost effective treatment option discovered from Kerala could effectively overcome all the...
20 November, 2015
India can be cradle of world’s healthcare needs, says Dr Mark Britnell
Dr Mark Britnell, head of global health practice at consulting major KPMG, says India has developed capabilities like talent pool, innovative ideas and information technology that can benefit the world. He, however, expresses disappointment over the lack of positive push to health care policies and public investments needed to lift India\'s rudimentary health care system.
19 November, 2015
New study reveals how junk food diet can damage your body in a week
In the study, six men were fed 6,000 calories a day of pizza, burgers and other junk food and it took only two days for their bodies to show signs of serious diseases, The Mirror reports. Out of the six men, three men were normal weight, three were overweight and none were obese or unhealthy.
Throughout the study all the participants were on bed rest and in a week, they had gained an average of 3.5kg and started showing signs of insulin resistance.