Heal with exercise: Make urban living work for your health

Aug 07, 19 Heal with exercise: Make urban living work for your health

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Better urban planning can result in a reduction in non-communicable diseases DOES LIVING IN THE CITY AFFECT HEALTH? Although living in the city will give you access to better healthcare, education, infrastructure and facilities, urban living will, however, increase your risk of getting non-communicable diseases (NCD). Studies done...

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A disease in its own right

Aug 07, 19 A disease in its own right

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Recognising obesity as a medical condition could prevent a host of diseases, especially in cases where being overweight is due to genetics. OBESITY has been described as an epidemic, with the global rates increasing significantly over the past several decades. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly...

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Devi Shetty’s son has a plan for his ‘Walmart model’ Narayana hospital chain — go cheaper

Jul 27, 19 Devi Shetty’s son has a plan for his ‘Walmart model’ Narayana hospital chain — go cheaper

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Stanford business graduate Viren Shetty has been tasked with heading the healthcare firm at a time when India’s top hospital chains are in turmoil. Viren Shetty | Photo by special arrangement New Delhi: The heir apparent to the Narayana Health (NH) hospital chain, Viren Shetty, 35, first fixed faulty air-conditioners at...

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Four reasons why Malaysia’s healthcare system is ailing

Jun 24, 19 Four reasons why Malaysia’s healthcare system is ailing

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Patients waiting even during the lunch hour at the BM General Hospital Privatisation has not led to any appreciable savings but has worsened problems like the brain drain from government hospitals, says Jeyakumar Devaraj. Health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of...

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Four urgent ways to tackle Malaysia’s obesity problem

Jun 24, 19 Four urgent ways to tackle Malaysia’s obesity problem

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Obesity is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted solution, says Noor Asmaliza Romlee. The Eid al-Fitr season has just ended and once again, we were bombarded by deliciously addictive sugary and food high in saturated fat content at open houses. Yum! The charm of Raya or any other festive seasons lies in gatherings of...

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The Impact Doctor: A Day in the Life of Devi Shetty

May 16, 19 The Impact Doctor: A Day in the Life of Devi Shetty

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Devi Shetty is chairman and founder of Narayana Health, a low-cost hospital network in India that brings high-quality, affordable healthcare to the masses. Founded in 2000, it now has 49 hospitals and care facilities across India, plus a hospital in the Cayman Islands, and about 17,000 direct employees. The company listed on the...

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