Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and heart disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States (U.S.) in both men and women. Every cigarette you smoke can harm your lungs. Additionally, smoking is a serious risk factor for osteoporosis and has been shown to lower bone density and increase the risk of hip fractures. In [...]
Financial constraints force more than half of Indians to take treatment for ailments without medical advice. The situation is worse in urban areas, where 68.3 per cent population could not afford to go to a doctor. This was revealed in the latest round of survey on Health in India, by the National Sample Survey Organisation. The survey rel [...]
New Delhi (ISJ) – Caesarean section (CS or C-section) is a surgical intervention which is carried out to ensure safety of mother and child when vaginal delivery is not possible (emergency CS) or when the doctors consider that the danger to the mother and baby would be greater with a vaginal delivery (planned CS). The recommended level o [...]
Men skirt family planning methods, as India set to become most populous country
New Delhi (ISJ) – The latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) reveals some startling facts – men in India prefers to dodge family planning methods in almost all the 15 states of which data was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently. [...]
State Wise Charts for NFHS-4:
1. Uses of Family Planning Methods
2. Matrernal and Child Health
2.a.a. Births Delivered by Caessarean section(%)
Cardio vascular diseases (CVD) form bulk of non-communicable diseases in India, resulting in 2 million deaths every year. The incidence of CVD in India is estimated to be upto four times higher than other countries. The magnitude of it in India has reached pandemic proportions, with CVD accounting for 24% of all non-communicable deaths. Acco [...]
Most human populations have changed lifestyles (collectively termed as epidemiological transition) due to developments in science and technology and have moved from agrarian diets and active lives to fast foods and sedentary habits. Combined with increasing tobacco use, these changes have fueled the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, hypertensio [...]
India faces some of the gravest public health risks from environmental pollution, warns New Delhi-based environmental advocacy group, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
In the first-ever report on environmental linkages with health, CSE noted air pollution is one of the top 10 killers in the world and it is the fifth leading cause of [...]
Metabolic syndrome could be the leading killer in the coming years.
One out of every third Indian is suffering from one or other form of heart diseases or 30 million heart patients in India. If the current trend continues, by 2020, India will have the highest burden of atherothombotic cardiovascular diseases and surpass any other country in [...]
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. It is usually associated with a clustering of at least three of five of the following medical conditions: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma gluc [...]