World Health Day 2021: Building a Fairer, Healthier World

Introduction to World Health Day April 7 is marked as World Health Day each year to draw attention to areas of concern related to global healthcare. In 2021, the World Health Day campaign focuses on building a fairer and healthier world collectively. It is in response to the fact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue reading World Health Day 2021: Building a Fairer, Healthier World

On IWD 2021, Let’s Make Early Breast Cancer Screening a Priority

International Women's Day is an ideal time to remind every woman that they need to look after their health by getting regular medical check-ups to ensure a healthier and happier future. A woman needs to be aware of the gradual changes in her body as she ages. This means she needs to get checked up … Continue reading On IWD 2021, Let’s Make Early Breast Cancer Screening a Priority

TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF CANCER CARE IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cancer as healthcare facilities were forced to completely shift their focus to containment and treatment of the novel coronavirus. Cancer care in terms of screening, diagnosis and treatment comprising chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and even palliative care dropped significantly worldwide. 1 Implications … Continue reading TAKING ON THE CHALLENGE OF CANCER CARE IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

#STORIESOFHOPE: What I learnt from my life-long battle with Diabetes

By Pooja Hurkat My Struggle with Diabetes I am Pooja. My struggle with diabetes started when I was 9 years old. I was a healthy child who used to be plump and energetic. My father is a doctor, a child specialist and my mother is a housewife. We are three sisters. When I was diagnosed … Continue reading #STORIESOFHOPE: What I learnt from my life-long battle with Diabetes

Perspectives of Effective Diabetes Care by Nurses

Diabetes is a complicated debilitating disorder and nurses play a crucial role in helping a patient manage it.  Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce. Before a patient sees a doctor, nurses can assess their condition in detail. Nurses can identify nutritional imbalances, disturbed sensory perceptions and infections and provide much-needed care. … Continue reading Perspectives of Effective Diabetes Care by Nurses

Biosimilars Regulatory Framework Must Evolve in Line with Emerging Scientific Evidence

Dr. Sundar Ramanan, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Biocon Biologics Dr. Sundar Ramanan, Vice President & Head, Global Regulatory Affairs, Biocon Biologics, presented on behalf of the Company at the public meeting for the reauthorization process for the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA III) program organized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on … Continue reading Biosimilars Regulatory Framework Must Evolve in Line with Emerging Scientific Evidence

#BeLikeJohn – How to Live a Normal Happy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as juvenile or childhood-onset and insulin-dependent) is a chronic disease characterized by dysregulated insulin production and therefore, necessitates daily administration of insulin. Various symptomatic manifestations are excessive thirst (polydipsia), excessive urination (polyuria), weight loss, constant hunger, fatigue and vision changes. Managing Type 1 diabetes can seem like a daunting task during … Continue reading #BeLikeJohn – How to Live a Normal Happy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Nurses Share Expert Advice on Managing your Diabetes Better

People with diabetes can enjoy a good quality of life and reduce their risk of serious even life-threatening complications by making a commitment to follow a proper, lifelong care plan to manage their condition. As diabetes is a complex disease to manage, Biocon Biologics spoke to several nurses to get accurate and useful diabetes management … Continue reading Nurses Share Expert Advice on Managing your Diabetes Better

Enabling Nurses Make a Difference to Diabetes Care

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is observed every year on November 14, the birth date of Sir Frederick Grant Banting, who, along with Charles Best discovered insulin and its therapeutic potential in 1922. Banting refused to put his name on the insulin patent because he felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery … Continue reading Enabling Nurses Make a Difference to Diabetes Care