Healthcare can advance, given the right resources

Healthcare fraternity expectations from Union Budget 2018-19 encompasses with new technology, investment, health programmes and public private partnership. Amid this, one industry that has emerged as a major break point in the healthcare sector is diagnostics thus though healthcare is exempted from GST, there are other sectoral issues that need to be addressed.

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Important medical tests for youngsters

regular health checkup

You cannot avoid meeting your physician as it is quite necessary when you are unwell. But have you ever thought that regular health screenings are mandatory too, and it is not a thing that you can postpone? Many people mix up these two facts and end up with acquiring diseases and disorders. Find here why a complete body test should be on your yearly plans. Also, if you are a youngster and believe that you do not need one, then think twice about it as every age group is prone to diseases and an early diagnosis can help in saving both health and money.

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Precautions you must take to prevent dengue

dengue

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have become popular again with the rains pouring down this season. These mosquitoes are responsible for spreading dengue, which is a severe fever causing a lot of muscle and bone pain. In India each year, 25000 people suffer from this vector-borne disease, and many people die because of dengue. Dengue fever is more dangerous when it is also hemorrhagic, where the blood platelets become very low causing bleeding in the internal organs resulting in circulatory collapse.

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How to Control High Blood Pressure?

Bringing down the blood pressure levels to normal is undoubtedly going to be a long row to hoe, but with determination and self-control, it is possible. When not controlled, high blood pressure can lead to various health issues including heart disease. For those, who want to control the blood pressure levels, here are useful tips that can help to reach the goal.

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Dengue Free India: Fight Against Dengue

Across the world, 390 million people over the year are affected by Dengue, says the the World Health Organization. With a huge share of victims, India has been a country burdened with both medical and enconomic repercussions of the disease. First epidemic of clinical dengue like illness in India was recorded in Chennai in 1780, The first evidence of occurrence of first virologically proven dengue fever in the country was reported in 1956 from Vellore district in Tamil Nadu, while first epidemic of dengue fever was reported in Kolkata and Eastern coast of India in 1963.

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Gestational Diabetes – My Tryst with the Beast

Supriya Nair

Manager & Sr. Research Officer Knowledge Management, R&D , Mumbai 

The summer of 2006 was a turning point in my life. I was 25 weeks pregnant, anxious yet happily looking forward to the arrival of the bundle of newbie in our life. All zealous and health conscious at the same time, I was going through the dietary regime and regular health checkups suggested by my gynaecologist. However, one noon, an event made my blood run cold. I was running an errand when I broke out in cold sweat and fell unconscious on the footpath outside a grocery store.

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Diabetes might mess with your body and your head but don’t let it take your spirit

 Aman Kr Taneja,  Gurgaon 

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2017, two months before I turned 40. I believe I developed diabetes sometime in late 2015, because that’s when I started to show symptoms. I noticed that I was always thirsty and used the restroom often. I felt dizzy and tired all the time and no matter what I ate, I stayed Fatty.

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Women and Diabetes – Our right to healthy future

Dr. Kanwaljeet Miglani, Cluster Head, Amritsar

I distinctly remember the day when my mother called up to inform that she had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  In fact, I had only advised her to get a preventive health check-up done as she had frequent fluctuations in her blood pressure and recurrent urinary tract infections. She sounded very upset and somewhat scared and surprised as there was no family history of Diabetes.

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Understanding & Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

 Dr.  Ajay Gupta, MD Chief Pathologist IFA , Gurugram

 Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder (disease in which our body destroys our own cells) leading to high blood glucose levels. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and less than 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In this disease, the body produces little or no insulin-a hormone released by pancreas in our body.

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World Diabetes Day: Stories and Experiences

Dr.  Abhijit Jagtap, Knowledge Management, R&D,  Mumbai

Diabetes has been existent for centuries causing millions of deaths over the years. People affected with diabetes are also at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But, diabetes can be controlled and its complications, overcome. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, I wanted to share a story of my friend “Rahul” (name changed) who was diagnosed with diabetes five years back; fought bravely and pushed this dreaded disease back.

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