NMC to create doctors for every district in two years: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

Oct 13, 20 NMC to create doctors for every district in two years: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

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At present, 80 per cent of the taluk and district hospitals have a shortage of specialists and the new system will change that, said the doctor. By Express News Service The National Medical Commission and the new regulations that it will hopefully bring in will produce enough doctors across India and solve the acute crisis the...

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Tobacco Causes One in Five Deaths from Heart Disease

Sep 30, 20 Tobacco Causes One in Five Deaths from Heart Disease

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GENEVA – The World Health Organization reports tobacco kills 1.9 million people, or 20 percent of all those who die every year from coronary heart disease. In advance of World Heart Day (September 29), WHO, the World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia have released a new report warning of the dangers...

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Pandemic holds up kids’ surgeries

Sep 13, 20 Pandemic holds up kids’ surgeries

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Representative image Updated: 21 Aug 2020, 06:55 AM IST Seethalakshmi S , Rahul Nandan Over two lakh children in India are born with congenital heart disease (CHD) every year, and about 30,000 CHD surgeries are performed on children annuallyThe disruption in medical procedures since March has caused a large backlog of emergency...

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Live well, age well

Jul 21, 20 Live well, age well

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Photo: 123rf.com I REFER to the article “Malaysia heading into an ageing nation, says chief statistician”, published in The Star on July 15 (online at bit.ly/star_age). According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the percentage of older adults in Malaysia has increased from 6.7% in 2019 to 7% in 2020, naturally accompanied...

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Heavy drinking could cause stroke and heart diseases

May 06, 20 Heavy drinking could cause stroke and heart diseases

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New research has found that a high intake of alcohol is linked to an increased risk of certain cardiovascular diseases. STOCKHOLM: New European research has found that a higher alcohol is linked to an increased risk of stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is when the arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to certain...

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Dr Devi Shetty bats for lifting lockdown, says strategy should now shift towards districts

Apr 29, 20 Dr Devi Shetty bats for lifting lockdown, says strategy should now shift towards districts

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Watch Dr Devi Shetty full interview here. In an exclusive interview with India Today, Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, said that lockdown should be lifted and added that now govt’s entire strategy should shift towards districts.When asked why he advocates for lifting lockdown, Dr Shetty said,...

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