COVID-19 exposed the vulnerability of people with comorbidities, how prepared are we to protect the diabetic population?

With the increasing prevalence of diabetes, there seems to be a rise in the incidence of Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as well. (Reuters Image) By Sayantani Chatterjee  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of patients with diabetes mellitus or most commonly referred to as diabetes. A Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology study which referred to … Read more

Non-communicable diseases top cause of death in India; AI, Big Data can help in prevention: Apollo Hospitals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the top causes of death in India has risen to a staggering 64.9 per cent as compared to communicable diseases, maternal and other causes that dropped to 25 per cent, Apollo Hospitals Group said on Wednesday. The healthcare major also unveiled a report on the ‘Health … Read more

World Cancer day: Tele-oncology in the COVID-19 Era, the way forward

Teleoncology is of particular help to cancer patients on oral medication, those who require advise on doses, or in cases where supportive care recommendations are needed. By Dr Vishal Sehgal,  Change is the only constant. And in a field like science, this can’t be truer. In a scenario like the recent COVID-19 pandemic, changes in … Read more

World Heart Day 2020: Significance and relevance of the day dedicated to cardiac health

Patients affected by cardiac diseases, have to spend a lot of their financial resources on their diagnosis, treatment and subsequent recovery. (Photo source: IE) By Dr. Bharat Shivdasani  World Heart Day: The heart which is approximately the size of your wrist and weighs about 600 gms is the most exquisite and well-designed machine or organ … Read more