0 comments on “At 65, Indian life expectancy up 8yrs since 1990”

At 65, Indian life expectancy up 8yrs since 1990

Hey! Are we living longer, yet sicker.? Life expectancy means the average number if years we may live. Read the study carefully or may be just to put it simpler is that the life expectancy might have gone up which means the quantity in number of years an average india lives, but what about the quality? Are we living longer with many chronic ( diseases that last long), like diabetes, hypertension etc? Dr nobhojit roy : states all our programmes are based on virtually no data and, therefore it is difficult to measure effects if POLICY interventions or initiate affective programmes.

0 comments on “Biphenol A (BPA)- Is present in food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines- drink from glass bottles as far as you can.”

Biphenol A (BPA)- Is present in food cans, bottle tops and water supply lines- drink from glass bottles as far as you can.

heartwireSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — In a small randomized, crossover study, shortly after study subjects drank canned soy milk, researchers detected high urine bisphenol A (BPA) levels, and systolic blood-pressure levels were higher than after they drank the same beverage from glass bottles[1].

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CHUTZPA- the audacity to speak, slang or GUT as we use it daily

I am starting get convinced about the fact that learning a new word a day makes you wise and so would a new word make you healthy when you learn this word in connection with a word on health.

This thought gets me to wonder each day on each word i pick from the dictionary as in the past al, through my career that include words from latin and greek to describe medicine and human body conditions.

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Smokeless tobacco- Mouth, tongue, cheek, gum, and throat cancer Cancer in the oesophagus, Stomach cancer

ChewingIndia, Bangladesh have 80 percent smokeless tobacco users.

Zee News New Delhi: 80 percent of more than 300 million consumers of smokeless tobacco in 70 countries belong to India and Bangladesh, a report on the global use of smokeless tobacco has claimed.

The report ‘Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective’ has claimed that majority of smokeless tobacco users (89 percent) are in Southeast Asia, which also has the highest oral cancer rates in the world.

As many as 32 leading experts from around the world contributed to the report, which was released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

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Predicting Sepsis through blood markers gains ground!!

HMS logoPredicting Sepsis

Altered white-blood-cell motion in burn patients may warn of infection

By SUE McGREEVEY
December 9, 2014HMS researchers  Massachusetts General Hospital have invented a device whose microscopic channels measure abnormal movement patterns of white blood cells called neutrophils, which may predict the development of sepsis in patients with serious burns. Image: BioMEMS Resource Center, Mass General

A team of Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital has identified what may be a biomarker predicting the development of sepsis, a dangerous systemic infection in patients with serious burns.

0 comments on “SUBFUSCOUS: what it could mean in health”

SUBFUSCOUS: what it could mean in health

This dictionary word of the day got me a bit anxious as it is something that is sparingly used medicine. The meaning i see if the dictionary is its use as an adjective to define something as gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted or simply somber.

In health conditions something that is gloomy, dark or dusky shows up for pellagra, a discolouration of skin that is usually a condition due to the deficiency of vitamin B3 ( medically described as niacin) or its precursor, tryptophan ( something that precedes or from which a more mature or active substance is formed).

Excessive use of tryptophan, found in Cheese, Chicken, Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, Peanut butter, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Soy, Tofu and Turkey.

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Now every doctor, blogger online purchaser is likely to change:: Vitals 5 Health Care Predictions for 2015 (and Beyond)

Vitals 5 Health Care Predictions for 2015 (and Beyond)

Provider competition and consumer shopping will create better, lower priced care

Business WirePress Release: Vitals – 48 minutes ago

LYNDHURST, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

With one year of the Affordable Care Act under the nation’s belt, there’s no doubt that major changes are still in store for the health care system and the people it serves.
Increased cost responsibility on consumers, smarter technology, and more choices are shaping health care for 2015 and beyond. Vitals CEO Mitch Rothschild outlines five key changes he predicts health care consumers will see in the coming year.

0 comments on “Top 10 Global Health Issues the world watched in 2014 ( intrahealth)”

Top 10 Global Health Issues the world watched in 2014 ( intrahealth)

Are we near to close in on some of the issues. Some leads we took from 2013 did not include cancer though:

1. The growing role of frontline health workers
2. The need for more community health workers
3. The rebirth of family planning
4. Helping even more children to live longer
5. AIDS: Getting to zero
6. The continuing fight against malaria
7. Eradicating polio
8. The global burden of noncommunicable diseases
9. Safety for health workers during conflicts
10. Mobile health and new technologies
Those same issues will be just as prominent in 2014, and we’ll continue to track them closely. Now here are 10 more that will shape the coming year for IntraHealth International, and for all seven billion of us.

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Top drugs in 2014

Its a true dr neel.

Digital Medicine

A recent reuters article took a look at expected pharma sales trend in 2014. Avastin by Roche is expected to lead the pack, closely followed by two anti-arthritic drugs by Abbott and Pfizer.

Consensus sales forecasts for world’s top 10 drugs in 2014:
1. Avastin (cancer) Roche $8.9 bln
2. Humira (arthritis) Abbott $8.5 bln
3. Enbrel (arthritis) Pfizer $8.0 bln
4. Crestor (cholesterol) AstraZeneca $7.7 bln
5. Remicade (arthritis) Merck, J&J $7.6 bln
6. Rituxan (cancer) Roche $7.4 bln
7. Lantus (diabetes) Sanofi-Aventis $7.1 bln
8. Advair (asthma/COPD) GlaxoSmithKline $6.8 bln
9. Herceptin (cancer) Roche $6.4 bln
10.NovoLog (diabetes) Novo Nordisk $5.7 bln
As expected, most sales shall come from drugs against chronic and life style disorders.

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