India Ranks Low on the Healthcare Index and Fails to Achieve Goals

India Ranks Low on the Healthcare Index and Fails to Achieve Goals

According to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published in the renowned journal Lancet, India has shown poor performance in terms of quality, availability and access to healthcare facilities. It currently ranks at 154 out of 195 countries on the healthcare index that is way below countries like China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The study indicates that despite a boost in socio-economic development, India has failed to achieve its healthcare goals and the gap between the predicted and the actual score has only been widening over the last 25 years….

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Xiaomi Mi Router 3C With 4 ‘High Performance’ Antennae Launched in India at Rs. 1,199

Xiaomi Mi Router 3C With 4 ‘High Performance’ Antennae Launched in India at Rs. 1,199

Alongside the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 4 in India, Xiaomi launched the Mi Router 3C. The Wi-Fi router has been priced at Rs. 1,199, and will be available from May 20 via the Mi Home store in Bengaluru, and via Mi.com on May 23. It will be made available via Amazon India and Flipkart from June 8. The Xiaomi Mi Router 3C is the company’s first router launched in India. The company is touting its ease of use, its speed, and range. It can be setup and managed via…

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Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook Messenger Lite Now Available in 132 More Countries; Not Yet in India

Facebook on Thursday announced the global expansion of the light version of Messenger, an Android-only app launched last year. The Facebook Messenger Lite app is now available in 132 more countries, catering to users that utilise smartphones with low processing power, memory, and bandwidth. This app is ideal for such an audience, and Facebook looks to bring them onto the social chat platform with the expansion in these countries. Additional countries include Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands, among others. The news…

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Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2016: Towards a Fitter India

Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2016: Towards a Fitter India

Fitness is a dynamic industry. New techniques, variations and forms emerge every day. This borrows a great deal from our need to change our fitness regime periodically in order to stave off plateaus. The relentless want to keep oneself challenged and motivated gives rise to novel ideas. The world of fitness has received an overhaul – from some of the fanciest equipment to regimes which require no more but a mat – the contemporary domain of fitness has something to offer everyone. As we wrap up this year, it was…

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WHO: Nearly 20 to 40% of the Adult Population in India are Affected by Obesity

WHO: Nearly 20 to 40% of the Adult Population in India are Affected by Obesity

  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 20 to 40% of the adult population and 10 to 20% of children in India are affected by obesity and as far Bariatric surgeries are concerned, only around 13000 are performed every year. This is just Medical records reveal that around 20% drop outs in Bariatric surgery cases happen because of financial problems. This simply means the EMI option for Bariatric surgery at interest-free rate will be a big help for those patients who are suffering from obesity and having issues…

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India Urged to Take Better Initiatives at Stroke Management

India Urged to Take Better Initiatives at Stroke Management

A global meet of experts on neuro sciences — which saw over 500 participants — on Monday called upon the Indian government to increase initiatives for more awareness on brain strokes. According to them, the necessity for better awareness was more among women as in certain parts of the country women are five times more prone to stroke incidences than men. “This is attributable to the poor socio-economic status and literacy rates among women. The average age of patients with stroke in developing countries (India) is 15 years younger than…

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Over 30 mn diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

Over 30 mn diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday . Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, there were around 31.7 million persons diagnosed with diabetes and by 2015, the figure increased to 62 million. “This change is due to the erratic food timings, sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity and other erratic patterns of lifestyle. Such changes…

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Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

Over 30 Million Diabetics in India in One Decade: Experts

In the last one decade, the number of diabetes patients in India increased by over 30 million due to sedentary lifestyle and erratic schedule mostly common in the age group of 20-40 years, said the country’s leading diabetic experts on Monday. Their statistics stated that in the early 2000, there were around 31.7 million persons diagnosed with diabetes and by 2015, the figure increased to 62 million. “This change is due to the erratic food timings, sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity and other erratic patterns of lifestyle. Such changes in…

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At BioFach India 2016, Our New Favourite Foods for Healthy Living

At BioFach India 2016, Our New Favourite Foods for Healthy Living

Biofach is India’s biggest exhibition to showcase the newest and best organic and natural foods. Packed with over 80 brands and co-operations for three days (10th to 12th November 2016), it was a great place to see and sample a wide assortment of products and trends for healthy living. To understand how quickly the market for organic food and health products is growing in India, just take a look around at your local superstore. You will find aisles and sections devoted to just healthy alternatives. From low calorie snacks and…

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Trees Benefit India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Most in Air Pollution Reduction

Trees Benefit India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Most in Air Pollution Reduction

Cities in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan stand to benefit most from tree planting, in terms of both heat and particulate matter reduction, according to a study that identifies the potential return on investment (ROI) from tree planting in 245 global cities. The ‘Planting Healthy Air: Global Return on Investment Rankings’ study ranks all 245 cities for the potential per capita impact of planting trees, as defined by degrees of temperature reduction or the amount of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution that could be removed with a given investment. “Many cities…

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