IDF calls for World Diabetes Day 2018-19 theme: The Family and Diabetes

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) over a two year period intends to work on building awareness and allied intervention to help people in their fight against diabetes. Pic Courtesy: IDF

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes. A two-year timeframe has been chosen to best align the World Diabetes Day campaign to the current IDF strategic plan and facilitate planning, development, promotion and participation.

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Jaipur Zika outbreak update: Zika Virus strain that causes microcephaly not found in Rajasthan

Zika update in Jaipur

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under Department of Health Research is in the forefront of advanced research in virology and the ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV) is at par with leading scientific establishments across the world. ICMR-NIV, Pune has sequenced 5 Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak. Advanced molecular studies of Zika virus ...

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Badhaai Ho is Bollywood’s best message to chose family planning, right contraceptive option and much more

Recent success at Box Office- Bhadhai Ho film leaves many important messages for families...Seen in Pic is a poster!

Badhaai Ho is a fun movie, full of sarcasm and intended puns revolving around a moment of passion for a (elderly) couple that turned out to be their nightmare and entertain for few hours for the viewers. All the characters had put best of their energies in carving out and justifying their role. Surekha sikri who played paternal grand mother to Ayushman Khurana deserves a ...

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India’s 300 million elderly population by 2050 calls for new innovations in Indian healthcare sector

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

According to India Ageing Report- 2017 by United Nations Population’s Fund, it is estimated that India’s elderly population (>60 years) will reach 300 million in 2050 making up 20% of the population. On one hand this is a direct reflection of the positive strides made by the Indian healthcare sector, on the other hand it also poses challenges of maintaining, ...

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50 million Indians suffer from depression: Speak Up to start a National Mental Health Movement

India stares at imminent Mental Health Crisis?

The neglect of mental health is evident from a World Health Organisation report which estimated that 50 million Indians suffered from depression. Almost 20 % of children and adolescents suffer from some form of mental illness, but a very small proportion of them are able to access mental health services that results in a huge treatment gap. There could be ...

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With Ayushman Bharat India to move from selective to comprehensive primary health care services: J P Nadda @ ‘2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care (PHC) towards UHC & SDGs’, at Astana, Kazakhstan

JP Nadda at Astana, Kazakhstan

“Multi sectoral action is a key to addressing social and environmental determinants and we have developed operational strategies to build a shared goal and vision between sectors such as Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, education, rural and urban development departments.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his addresses at the ‘Second ...

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New India lines up Global Best Practices in Care, Rehabilitation & Research for Welfare of Divyangjans

Global Best Practices in Care, Rehabilitation and Research

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the “National Workshop on Physical and Mental Disabilities in the Light of Global Best Practices in Care, Rehabilitation and Research” on 23 October 2018. Shankuntala D. Gamlin Secretary, DEPwD; Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities; and Dolly Chakrabarty, Joint Secretary, DEPwD and many other eminent scholars of ...

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PM Modi praises mental strength, felicitates medal winners of 2018 Asian Para Games

India's best tall @ 2018 Asian Para Games

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met and felicitated the medal winners of the 2018 Asian Para Games on 16 October 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed happiness at receiving the medal winners. Appreciating their performance, he remarked that their mental strength was a key factor in their success. The Prime Minister complimented them for contributing to raising India’s ...

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NITI Aayog, MoHFW work out Guidelines for PPP in Treatment of non-communicable diseases

Amitabh Kant

The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCD) to the overall disease burden in the country has increased over the years. In the past many district hospitals in the country have focused mainly on communicable diseases and reproductive and child health. As a result of which the capacity for handling NCD cases has not been adequately developed. The NITI Aayog and MoHFW ...

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‘Create more awareness about oral hygiene’

Dental Surgeons Association of India

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the  11th International Dental Students and 5th Dental Surgeons Conference organised by Dental Students Welfare Association of India and Dental Surgeons Association of India at Lady Hardinge Medical College, on 12 October 2018.  Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change was also present at the ...

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“India is ‘oral cancer’ capital of the world”: VP @ 43rd National Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India

JSOMS and AOMSI sign MoU

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the private sector must come forward in health-care sector in India to fulfill the health-care requirements of the whole nation. He was addressing the 43rd National Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India with the theme “Innovate, inspire, integrate”, in Chennai today. The Vice President said that Science ...

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WHO calls for raising awareness among adolescents and young adults to prevent mental distress @ World Mental Health Day 2018

WHO has called for Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people on 
World Mental Health Day. 2018. Pic Courtesy - WHO /Sergey Volkov

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. ...

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