Fortis Escorts Heart Institute performs Heart valve repair without open heart surgery for the first time in India

New Delhi. For the first time in India, a team of doctors led by Dr Ashok Seth, supported by Professor Saibal Kar of Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, successfully performed the catheter based procedure of MitraClip to repair a leaking heart valve without surgery in a 69-years old gentleman who was suffering from repeated heart failure and in whom open heart surgery was not possible. The patient had previous bypass surgery 13-years ago and more recently his heart was getting enlarged due to a severely leaking valve leading to breathlessness and heart failure. Till now, open heart surgery with repair

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Conference on Breakthrough Technologies and Transformation toward Future Healthcare

Jaipur. Experts from home and all over the world in the fields of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and allied industries are set to converge at IIHMR University’s Jaipur campus at the 23rd version of its celebrated annual conference, Pradanya, present the vision of the future healthcare by delivering and educating the audience about breakthrough technologies, transformations, innovations and discoveries as well as discussing existing healthcare models and best practices, from the 29th of November, 2018 to the 1st of December, 2018. The event will see participation from Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Technical Officer- Health: Care, Access & Protection’ WHO India, VP, IPE, Global Limited, Dr.GauravThukral, Dr.Jayesh Jani,

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Rapid weight gain of any kind is a red flag for obesity, says expert

Jaipur. The World Obesity Federation recognizes obesity as a “chronic, relapsing, progressive disease process, [that is] also one of the major risk factors for diabetes.”Currently, India’s population is the third-most obese in the world. Andby 2030, nearly one-fifth of total diabetic cases globally will belong to India. On their own, both obesity and diabetes are serious conditions that can lead to severe complications. When combined, “diabesity” can have repercussions that can damage patient health and quality of life. Patients with diabesity have seven-fold increase in mortality when compared to healthy individuals. In Rajasthan, obesity is growing rapidly across both men and women, and in

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First Naturopathy Day Organized throughout the country

The first Naturopathy Day declared by the Ayush Ministry of Government of India was organized on 18th November at Delhi’s Dr. Ambedkar International Center by INO in association with Ministry of AYUSH. On this occasion Hon’ble AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Naik said under the able guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, the AYUSH Ministry is introducing many schemes to spread the Naturopathy Treatment in different provinces out of which Pune, Goa, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh are a few provinces where the work on building Natural Clinics is already in progress. We wish that the common people should easily benefit

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Medical Education App for Doctors Crosses 1.5 Lakh Downloads in Record Time

‘eMedicoz- India’s first medical education-centric mobile app for Doctors and medical students’ today announced a significant milestone in its journey. The newly launched medical education-centric application has crossed 1.5Lac downloads within nine months of its roll out. eMedicoz was introduced to India in February this year. Majority of these users are verified Doctors and medical students and app has downloads across the world. eMedicoz – brings to reality a unique vision of creating a digital medical community and professional network for medical students, practicing doctors and healthcare professionals. Medical students can get insightful knowledge and discuss cases/questions on different forum through this online space.

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Infants Breathing Polluted Air May Have Compromised Lung Functions

Jaipur. Increasing polluted air is silently wreaking havoc on your infant’s health and especially on the development of the child’s lung function – prolonged exposure to polluted air may cause reversible lung function deficits, chronically reduced lung growth rates and lower lung function levels in children. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), particulate matter and traffic-related air pollution indicated by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are more harmful than other pollutants found in the air. Air pollutants seem to interact with other environmental factors, such as allergens, viruses and diet that influence the overall impact of the pollutants on children’s health. Jaipur

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Robust Neonatal Intensive Care Units Can Reduce IMR

Jaipur. One of the leading causes of infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state, premature or preterm birth can lead to successful survival with the help of a robust neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in hospitals. In past 10 years, the hospital has helped more than 2500 infants overcome the barriers to their lives as they were born before completing 37 weeks in their mother’s womb. According to the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) 2016, Rajasthan recorded death of 41 infants out of 1,000 live births driven by birth asphyxia, low birth weight (LBW), infection, diarrhoea, typhoid and hypothermia, all of which are typically associated

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Amazon Cares transforms the lives of more than 150,000 children across India

Bengaluru. Amazon Cares, the CSR initiative of Amazon India, recognizes children as a significant community of individuals and works towards creating opportunities for their growth and empowerment. The primary tenets were to make a difference to children across the country and help achieve sustainable development through various initiatives in Education, Holistic Development and Health &Rehabilitation. With a commitment to using resources and infrastructure of innovation and technology to enable children in diverse communities to succeed, Amazon Cares has developed a number of initiatives centred on promoting and introducing science to students, building holistic development and rehabilitating children. Some of the highlights from this year

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IIHMR University Leadership & Strategic Management training program for UP govt

In order to drive home the importance of modern strategic management among current leaders and organizations faced with an increasingly complex, dynamic and often confusing corporate governance culture, IIHMR University, organized a training program on Leadership and Strategic Management for the government of Uttar Pradesh from October 29 to November 02. The strategy is an expedient instrument of organizational growth. However, it requires persistent and thorough implementation to sustain efficiency in operations. The overall aim of the training program is to improve leadership and managerial competencies among participants for greater returns in the execution of Health Programs. ‘Chief Medical Officers’ and ‘Divisional Additional Directors’

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Nearly 4% Diabetic Women in Jaipur May Develop Cancer

Jaipur. Nearly 4 per cent of women in the state capital are diabetic and can be susceptible to cancer than those who do not have the condition as a recent study suggested diabetic women are 27 per cent more likely to develop cancer. As per the figures of the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS4), 3 per cent women aged 15 to 49 years in Jaipur have high sugar (>140 mg/dl) while 1 per cent women have very high sugar (>160 mg/dl). “Usually, women are more likely to ignore their health for the sake of family and that is why they do not realise

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