Category: Editorial

The Indian scenario of neurological disorders and why are theystill stigmatized? 0

The Indian scenario of neurological disorders and why are theystill stigmatized?

Neurological disorders are defined as diseases which affect the brain, spine, and the nerves connecting both of them. Such disorders strike at the body’s central and peripheral nervous system leading to symptoms such as epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer disease, and cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease to name a few. Neurological disorders can occur as a result of certain infections. They are as follows: Bacterial infections such as Mycobacterial tuberculosis,...

World ORS Day 2019: All you need to know about the importance of Oral Rehydration Salts/Solution 0

World ORS Day 2019: All you need to know about the importance of Oral Rehydration Salts/Solution

Oral Rehydration Salts or also known as Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) is a glucose-electrolyte solution which is consumed to treat diarrhea induced dehydration. On 29th July every year, World ORS Day is recognized to stress on the importance of ORS as a cost-effective and efficient method to counter dehydration. According to reports, diseases caused by acute diarrhea is one of the foremost reasons for mortality in infants below 5 years of age, especially in...

World Hepatitis Day 0

World Hepatitis Day 2019: What you need to know about hepatitis and diagnose it

World Hepatitis Day is recognized on 28th July every year to emphasize on the importance of taking the appropriate steps against a disease which affects approximately 300 million people around the world without them being aware of their affliction. The occasion not only urges individuals to take the relevant action, but also tries to encourage the governments to prioritize hepatitis and formulate action plans to counter the same. 28th July was chosen as it...

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Refurbished Medical Products: Why is this important for a country like India?

Healthcare in India is still a difficult proposition for many. Medical care, especially for complex diseases such as cancer are massively expensive. The most effective treatments are available in super-specialty and multi-specialty medical establishments in select cities. Indian news reports say that a significant 70% of all medical expenses are being paid by the patient’s pocket, which is known as an out-of-pocket expenditure (OOP). Consequently, high such expenditures on healthcare are pushing people below...

A clean and sterilized medical facility Why is it important and how to do it 0

A clean and sterilized medical facility: Why is it important and how to do it?

A medical clinic is a very sensitive facility. People visit this facility with their various ailments and diseases to get diagnosed and treated. Therefore, in order to not make things worse, it is imperative that medical establishments are clean and sterilized. The appropriate disposables, sterilization kits should be kept in place along with hardline protocols for discarding used medical consumables. Apart from this, an overall purity and cleanliness of the facility is essential to...

International Day of Yoga 2019: 10interesting facts about yoga which can make you take up the practice! 0

International Day of Yoga 2019: 10 interesting facts about yoga which can make you take up the practice!

Yoga is an archaic physical, mental, and spiritual practice which has its roots in India. “Yoga” is a Sanskrit term which means unite or to join, which represents the connection between the body and consciousness. The inception of International Day of Yoga was in 11th December 2014 when the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi initiated the idea to the United Nations (UN). This day is characterized by awareness campaigns and programs directed at informing...

World Blood Donor Day 2019: What is it about and the Indian Scenario! 0

World Blood Donor Day 2019: What is it about and the Indian Scenario!

In the year 2005, health ministers from countries across the world gathered at the 58th World Health Assembly and gave their universal support towards the betterment of the cause of voluntary blood donation. Resolution number WHA58.13 was approved which recognized June 14 as World Blood Donor Day. The resolution urged the member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish parameters and checks for the secured implementation of blood donation, transfusion, and viable long-term...

Setbacks of using defective surgical instruments 0

Setbacks of using defective surgical instruments

Surgical instruments and devices are the backbone of any surgical procedure. Therefore, it shouldn’t be spelled out that any healthcare establishment must prioritize their maintenance. Defective and inferior quality instruments can have both negative and severe consequences for the patients. In 2009, a patient in a hospital in the United Kingdom went through heart surgery. Although the operation was successful, the patient suffered from an antibiotic-resistant infection, which was almost fatal. 10 more patients...

World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour 0

World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour

Brain tumour comprises of a development or a mass of abnormal cells in the brain. There are various types of brain tumours, some of which are cancerous (malignant) in nature while others are non-cancerous (benign). Some tumours can originate in the brain which are known as primary brain tumours while some tumours start in other areas of the body and reach the brain which are known as metastatic or secondary brain tumours. The timeline...

The Digital Boom and the era of E-Commerce 0

The Digital Boom and the era of E-Commerce

India’s digital era has arrived as it was destined to since the inception of the mobile phone in the 1990s. Life has become easier for us we are living on our fingertips. Every action, from ordering dessert late night after dinner to cutting tickets for the family for a long vacation, has been digitized and with a rampant integration of technology, made accessible to us at our homes. Businesses in India, especially the small...