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“Initially, health care workers were very keen to get the vaccine. But then because of the infodemic, because of things doing the rounds on social media, because of side effects being highlighted more than what they were, it created a lot of anxiety not only among healthcare workers but …
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According to the UN and SGD 3, universal healthcare means, “financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.”. To detail this further, the leadership of Thailand and Georgia drafted an 83-step declaration which included access to sexual and reproductive healthcare
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The study found that a country’s health care industry’s climate footprint generally follows their overall national emissions, however it also revealed that despite India having the seventh-largest absolute health sector climate footprint, it has the lowest health-related emissions per capita of all 43 nations from the study.
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Healthcare workers, especially the doctors, have been falling like the proverbial nine pins to this disease in the line of their duty and the Central government informs the Supreme Court that it is the responsibility of the health care workers to adequately train themselves and take all possible measures for preventing the infection.
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The result of this disease burden on a growing and ageing population, economic development and increasing health awareness is a healthcare industry that has grown to $81.3 billion (Rs 54,086 lakh crore) in 2013 and is now projected to grow by 17 percent (compounded annual growth rate, or CAGR) by 2020, up from 11 percent in 1990.
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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a circular on 15 May, which said that the regular quarantine of healthcare workers working in COVID-19 duty is not required.. The quiet order came to light when doctors in Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital were denied quarantine facilities and COVID-19 tests, reported The National Herald.
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State of World Population 2021: Bodily autonomy means having the agency to make decisions relating to our own bodies without coercion. UNFPA throws light on how almost half of the women around the world, lack this agency.
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A recent study published in the Lancet points to strong evidence that COVID-19 causing SARS COV 2 virus which was thought to spread through droplets, is primarily an airborne pathogen.. This study brings us a step closer to understanding the virus, the way it …
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From a continued decline in infant and maternal mortality to inadequate funding for healthcare, from poor nutrition to an acute encephalitis syndrome outbreak, and from success in malaria prevention to below-par performance on leprosy control and tuberculosis elimination, here’s a look at 2019’s biggest health stories.
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The study in the Lancet says that healthcare workers need additional safety measures like covering the eyes with face shields, goggles and glasses - which is part of the PPE kit as per the union health ministry guidelines.. The NYT article adds that the CDC still says that surgical masks are enough for healthcare workers unless they are working in aerosol-generating procedures.
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Amid several reports of attacks on healthcare personnel engaged in treating and tracking COVID-19 cases across the country, the Cabinet, on Wednesday, 22 April, approved an ordinance to amend the Epidemic Act of 1897, making acts of violence against health workers a cognisable and non-bailable offence, punishable with prison terms.
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The US has seen many population health programs implemented on the basis of patient data collected by such healthcare systems. A population health management program in Nashua, New Hampshire, that focuses on care coordination for substance abuse patients has reduced overdose and fatalities by 34 percent while saving nearly $2 million in
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The Commission will be led by four distinguished health and business leaders who have brought together thirteen experts from academia, the scientific community, civil society, and private healthcare to serve with them, a press release said.
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As India grapples with COVID-19 and its dangerous repercussions on the health care system, the ability to reinvent and realign healthcare strategies is more critical than ever before. Further, while COVID-19 overwhelms the entire health system, vulnerable groups with non-COVID-19 health issues face the brunt.
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In 2019, non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease emerged as the leader causes of death as per data by the World Health Organization.. The WHO’s s 2019 Global Health Estimates indicated the trends of mortality and morbidity in the past two decades, and found that “noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death.”
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In the fifth month of the COVID pandemic, India seems to have escaped the brunt of its ferocity. At this time, with just over a lakh in total cases, a case rate of 90 per million and a death rate of 3 per million, along with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.1, India appears to be relatively unscathed.
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Comprising more than two-thirds of the healthcare workforce in the WHO Western Pacific Region, nurses are critical in responding to health needs in all settings and across the lifespan. The 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day is an opportunity to highlight issues, challenges and possible solutions to the work
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A list of medicines and equipment is being circulated on social media as a ‘COVID medical kit’ to be kept at home during the viral outbreak. The message accompanying the list also speaks of the stages of the infection and recovery time, and has been liked to Tata Digital Health as an advisory released by Tata Group.
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The counter argument is that this step could boost rural healthcare. News18 reported that Chhattisgarh and Assam introduced the idea of CHPs who would complete three-year diploma courses (focusing on primary healthcare) and the result was an increase in overall state health.
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FIT speaks to mental health professionals to get a better understanding of confidentiality, ethics and trust. Dr Samir Parikh, a Psychiatrist from Fortis Hospital said, “It’s a mess how this conversation has unfolded.” Dr Kamna Chhibber, Clinical Psychologist, Head, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare, adds,
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World Mental Health Day 2020:“We find it difficult to give up on sugar because it sparks the very wires in the brain that control the reward pathways. This temporary feeling of ‘high’ is something you want to keep coming back to.
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This means it will be easy to access and use, dramatically reducing the logistical issues and reducing the dependency on health care centres for storage and administration, like in the case of vaccines. Another considerable plus point is that it is likely to be far more cost-effective and inexpensive than the monoclonal antibody treatments.
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Boosting health system resilience with a focus on primary health care is key to maintaining and strengthening essential health services amid our new normal, the Regional Director said, adding that the emergence and spread of COVID-19 has reiterated the critical importance of building strong primary health care systems that are able to withstand acute events while continuing to provide the
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As a result, many lives continue to be lost to preventable diseases and treatable illnesses. For those who do have access, health care is too often unaffordable: together, Africa and Asia account for an astounding 97% of the world’s population impoverished by out-of-pocket health spending.
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Mental Health Tips During COVID-19 Lockdown: Many Indians are worried their time in isolation will lead to feelings of depression, uncertainty, worry, stress and anxiety. Mental health experts offer some tips on how to cope during the lockdown.
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Studying viral loads and the infectious dose will likely be important to make better decisions for health care providers. For the rest of us, regardless of the viral load of patients or the SARS-CoV-2 infectious dose, it is best to reduce exposure to any amount of virus, since it is clear the virus is transmitted efficiently from person to person.
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This could be because of various reasons, such as seeking help later in their illnesses, limited testing capacities, and inadequate treatment facilities. “The 26% improvement in mortality risk in recent months in these states may partly be attributed to improved access to testing, treatment, and health care infrastructure over time,” they say.
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Health Workers on COVID-19 Patients: The Center said that if doctors and healthcare workers wear their PPE then they are protected against “potential exposure and subsequent infection,” and bear no risk to their families, children or communities.
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Universal health coverage through Ayushman Bharat: Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana or the National Health Protection Scheme, healthcare services should reach 500 million Indians providing coverage of $7000 per family per year. India will create around 0.15 million health and wellness centers to provide primary health care.
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Personal Protection Equipment and PPEs become essential shield for our frontline medics who go into the battle against COVID-19. According to an Invest India report, accessed by news agency Reuters, India is woefully short on supply.In response to repeated questions on how many masks, PPEs and ventilators does India really have, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has finally
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Non-governmental organisations like The Banyan and SAA and many more, are also instrumental in bridging the health care gap. Mr Bhakshy offers a case study example saying that one Radha Rane* (name changed) from Pune, Maharashtra, …
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Community-based health programmes in parts of India, Ethiopia and Nigeria have been successful in improving health care for mothers and newborns, but inequities still exist, says a new study. According to the study, more women in Ethiopia, Nigeria & …
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Despite having his pages and profiles removed by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, internet doctor Dr Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury continues to spread false and misleading claims on COVID-19, diabetes and vaccines on all the social media platforms.
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AI Bot Points to Mental Health Crisis in India: A recently concluded systematic review says that the health-care workers, and COVID-19 patients faced psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a 52% increment in online searches related to mental health since the onset of Covid in India.
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Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is important for everyone. When combined with being physically active...
In order to stay healthy, you need to live an active and aware lifestyle. This means getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, eating a well balanced diet, and try and reduce stress in your lifestyle. Becoming more active will help with stress levels and eating a well balanced diet will help keep you healthy.
Is Your Healthy Food Really Healthy? Give your salad a second look. While salads are a great way to get in your daily vegetables, it's surprisingly simple to... Avoid artificial sweeteners. While reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is always a positive move, artificial... Be picky about popcorn. Popcorn can be a great low-calorie snack when you make it at home. More ...
Yep, being too healthy can actually be unhealthy . Orthorexia is an obsession with eating a "pure" diet, which can mean avoiding foods with unhealthy fats, added sugar or salt, genetic modifications, artificial colors, or flavors and preservatives.