Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in India is nearly one-fourth the global rate; for TB and malaria, rates of new infections are decreasing but levels remain higher than the global average; India is one of three countries that accounted for
half of all malaria deaths last year.
The slew of proposals to boost the health care sector presented by the Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, as part of the 2014-15 India budget augurs well for tackling pre-mature deaths and disability caused by non-communicable diseases in the country.
The unfortunate and untimely death of the Union Rural Development Minister, Mr Gopinath Munde, in a road crash in the national Capital in the early hours of Tuesday morning has once again brought the issue of wearing seat belts into sharp focus.
New data presented for the first time today at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014 shows a significant improvement in both patient adherence and risk factor control when patients at high risk of heart attack or stroke receive a polypill, compared to usual care.
One of Australia’s top health apps, FoodSwitch, has just been awarded “Most Valuable HCP or Health Care Initiative Award” at a conference in Spain, because of its ability to empower shoppers to make healthier food choices.
If detected early and managed appropriately, the deterioration in kidney function can be slowed or even stopped - yet awareness of kidney diseases is still very low and many people underestimate the vital role their kidneys play.