Rehab

“Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Evidence to Practice”: A workshop par excellence

“Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Evidence to Practice”: A workshop par excellence

Tinu Sethi | Rehab Editor Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities (Divyangjan) conducted a workshop on “Stroke Rehabilitation: Translating Evidence to Practice” on 19 November 2016. It was a hands- on workshop that aimed at disseminating the various therapeutic approaches in treating brain stroke and related evidences based on recent researches to support the same. The ...

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Times Group’s VARDAN for effective rehabilitation 

VARDAN, a welfare initiative from the Times Group

Tinu Sethi | Rehab Editor Unlike the developed world, the emerging countries are slow to realise the potential of the preventive care, early diagnosis and most crucial to healthy living- complete rehabilitation for safe and holistic recovery. A patient needs special care, or rehabilitation from almost all ailments and especially to recover from life threatening diseases. Fortunately, the rehab sector ...

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Smartphone app for early and smarter diagnosis of Autism

Smartphone app for early and smarter diagnosis of Autism

  Autism is a lifelong neurological condition, a developmental- behavioural disorder. The symptoms of Autism appear in the first three years of life. It is a condition that is mushrooming worldwide. It’s a spectrum disorder that falls under the umbrella of pervasive developmental disorders. Other diagnosis included under this umbrella includes rett’s disorder, asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified ...

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Ageing well a global priority

Ageing well is a global priority

The ageing of populations is rapidly accelerating with increasing life expectancy worldwide. Ageing involves changes in physiological, pathological, social, and psychological conditions of the individuals; however, the resultant capacities and health needs of the elderly are not random. These are rooted throughout the life-course and can often be modified, highlighting the importance of a life-cycle approach. The aim of health ...

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Occupational Therapy has key role for enabling lives of people across developed and emerging countries

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There many differences between the first world and the emerging economies. Most of the first world counters have advanced economies, matured healthcare systems and its population greying. The Third world or the emerging economies have fast growing economies, you workforce and under under-developed healthcare facilities. Amid these wide ranging variations, Occupational Therapy has a large role to play in promoting ...

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Proper dietary intake of the folic acid in the mothers-to-be as major prophylaxis against Spina Bifida

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  International Federation for Spina Bifida and hydrocephalous observes 25th October as the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day dedicated to raise awareness, understand and encourage the rights of persons with these conditions. Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect (from which our spinal cord is made in due course of development of the child in the womb). This may ...

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India host World Stroke Organization’s 10th World Stroke Congress

India becomes home to India host’s World Stroke Organization’s 10th World Stroke Congress

Tinu Sethi* | New Delhi The World Stroke Organization (WSO), recognized as the lead global organization for stroke by the World Health Organization is conducting its 10th World Stroke Congress in Hyderabad India, 26-29 October, 2016 to culminate on the World Stroke Day. The success of the World Stroke Congress 2015 lays foundation for high expectations in World Stroke Congress ...

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A third of UN member states don’t permit people with mental illness the right to vote or marry

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PWI Bureau| New Delhi On World Mind Matters Day 2016, a global survey funded by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), of laws and policies in 193 United Nations (UN) member states reveals the level of discrimination faced by people with mental illness in the areas of marriage, voting rights employment and right to contract. WPA reveals global extent of social ...

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AIIMS GOES DIGITAL pulls out The First Digital Revolution in Public Health Care

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Guest Article| V. Srinivas*  Building strong Institutions is one of the major objectives of Good Governance. The Digital India initiative represents a landmark in ushering in the First Digital Revolution in Health Care at AIIMS. The successful implementation of the AIIMS e-Hospital Project and the AIIMS OPD Transformation Project, transformed AIIMS to India’s first fully digital public hospital. In 16 ...

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