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Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Radiation is everywhere. We catch it from the sun’s rays in the sky, and from the rocks beneath our feet. It comes from television sets, radios and mobile phones. We absorb it from certain fruits, vegetables and nuts. But not all radiation is equal. Electromagnetic radiation, including radiowaves, microwave, visible and infrared light is known [...]

February 17, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Public Health Update: Novel Coronavirus

Public Health Update: Novel Coronavirus

On Sunday, a Cornell student presented symptoms that met criteria for testing for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the only entity in the U.S. able to test for Novel Coronavirus, they are currently processing the laboratory tests and results could take a full week. The student, [...]

February 4, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Public Health Update: Novel Coronavirus

A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

As shown globally, fresh approaches will lead to improved outcomes for the public If there ever was a time for thinking innovatively about policy, that time is now. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present this year’s Union Budget amidst a slowing economy, lower-than expected tax revenues, and a fiscally stretched government. Lower resources for the [...]

January 18, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas of our life we’d like to improve and determine to make a change. Of course, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that tends to get a bit of a bad rap because such promises to ourselves can be [...]

December 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

To give a  thrust to the national ‘Fit India’ movement, it has been decided that  there will be  a convergence of activities of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated this after meeting Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju yesterday for charting the convergent actions of the two [...]

December 27, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest. A team at Imperial College say the systems cannot “talk” to each other, making cross-referencing difficult and potentially leading to “errors”. Of 121 million patient interactions, there were 11 million where information from a previous [...]

December 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’

Using CBD for Optimal Health

Using CBD for Optimal Health

Cannabidiol has become wildly popular since the passing of the Farm Bill of 2018. The new legislation has opened the door for the manufacture of tinctures, balms, capsules, and food products across the United States. Slowly but surely, this hemp plant extract is shedding its negative stigma, and sales are thriving as people report on [...]

December 7, 2019 admin Health Comments Off on Using CBD for Optimal Health

Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

Google hired David Feinberg from Geisinger Health, a system of hospitals based in Pennsylvania, toward the end of 2018 and put him in charge of a newly created division called Google Health. But the company has remained quiet about the division’s scope and goals. Now he’s beginning to talk publicly about his plans, and appeared on [...]

November 3, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Google Health is finally opening up about its plans, and they’re all about search

WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low-and middle-income countries alone.  Most of these deaths are avoidable. The personal, social and economic impact of patient harm leads to losses of trillions of US dollars worldwide. The World Health Organization is focusing global [...]

September 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

Physical health forms a major part of our life. Being physically active, maintaining nutritional balance, good rest and sound sleep are a few components of physical health. Giving importance to physical health will reap benefits at all ages of your life. Good physical health can contribute to leading a successful life. Physical activity or exercise [...]

September 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

 A letter signed by 29 health groups expresses concern that a no-deal Brexit with impact public health standards. Photograph: Alamy The country’s leading health organisations, including those representing doctors, nurses, surgeons and mental health charities, have called on the government to confirm it will abide by its duty to “do no harm” to public health [...]

September 4, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health

Vaping has been taking over headlines in recent weeks, and for all the worst reasons. The smoking alternative has been linked to lung issues in dozens of hospitalized patients and health officials are investigating what may be hundreds of related cases. Now, in the state where these cases began to gain national attention, Wisconsin, health officials [...]

August 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Let’s get something straight about the panic over vaping and lung health