Can Vitamin D help you lose weight?

By Shivani Sikri What is vitamin D used for?Vitamin D is essential for bone metabolism, but its health effects go far beyond this aspect. It is considered as a quasi-hormone, with potential benefits throughout the body. Its links with the immune system are, in particular, much studied. Indeed, optimal levels of vitamin D reduce the … Read more

Health for the LGBTQ community

By Dr. Aruna Muralidhar ‘Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start’- Jason Collins The LGBTQ are an ever-increasing community worldwide with India being no exception. The acronym LGBTQQIAAP is an umbrella term and stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual. As per the … Read more

Chandigarh: PGI selected for implementation of e-rupi scheme – ET HealthWorld

Chandigarh: PGI has been selected as one of the two centres in the country to implement “e-rupi” under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. As part of this, a break-up of investigation and treatment shall be prepared to assess how much money is being spent on tests and treatment separately. “Besides JIPMER Puducherry, PGIMER has been selected … Read more

Tamil Nadu: Health technology set for growth spurt – ET HealthWorld

Chennai: For a state that is a hub for medical tourism, Tamil Nadu figures low as a healthcare innovation and R&D hub. Barring medical devices manufacturing, it has lost out to neighbours Telangana and Karnataka. However, industry trackers say there are green shoots. Most experts TOI spoke to pin their hopes on the IIT-Madras ecosystem. … Read more

One-third top US hospitals’ websites sent patient data to Facebook: Report – ET HealthWorld

Washington: About 33 of the top 100 hospitals in the US are sending sensitive patient data to Facebook, now known as Meta, via a tracking tool installed on their websites, according to a media report. Whenever a person schedules a doctor’s appointment, the tracker called the Meta Pixel sends Facebook data — which includes details … Read more

Perfecting cardiology treatment decisions through innovative technologies in India – ET HealthWorld

By Dr Ankur Phaterpekar The burden of heart disease is increasing at a fast pace and the major reasons for this are unhealthy lifestyle, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and inappropriate sleep routines. While there are some preventive measures, at times when the disease takes its hold, it must be managed with the … Read more

‘AI-driven discovery mechanisms can mobilise doctors with right content, right packaging at right time’ – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: Saurav Kasera, Co-founder, CLIRNET spoke to ETHealthWorld’s Prabhat Prakash on how digital tools are a boon for the healthcare sector and the importance of providing timely care, education and information for all stakeholders involved. What are the challenges in onboarding doctors who are not very technology savvy? How does CLIRNET ease the process of … Read more

GOQii forays into Caribbean region with its Health Metaverse – ET HealthWorld

Mumbai: GOQii announced an investment of $10 million with Modality Partnership in the UK. This leads to extension of engagement with the Commonwealth Moves initiative to encourage healthy lifestyle and behaviour among the youth. With this new venture, GOQii will be looking for opportunities of investment in the Caribbean region to enable local communities make … Read more

Govt working on app to list blood donors in Tamil Nadu – ET HealthWorld

Chennai: The health department is working on an application to create a line list registry of regular blood donors at different geographical locations of the state, health minister Ma Subramanian said. On the international blood donors’ day, several hospitals, governments, and NGOs organised special blood donation camps, facilitated regular donors, conducted quizzes, and released pamphlets … Read more

App to make treatment at AIIMS in Rajkot paperless – ET HealthWorld

Rajkot: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rajkot has developed a mobile app called ‘Swasthya App’ that makes the entire treatment process for a patient paperless. The premier medical institute now has 14 departments that provide medical and dental services to outdoor patients. A patient can access all his medical records on … Read more