Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age (15–49 years). Worldwide, nearly 116 million women (3.4%) are afflicted with this syndrome and in India, around 10% of women are grappling with this syndrome, however, there is a dearth of proper published data on the same.1 Emerging evidence … Continue reading Women With PCOS Need Extra Attention During 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
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
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
Even though breast cancer is more widespread in women, men can get it too. 1 out of 100 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in men in the United States. The most common types of breast cancer in both the genders are alike. In men, the cancer of breast is usually identified as a stiff … Continue reading MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO!
Like COVID-19, there are multiple life-threatening diseases which if detected late can be debilitating. One of these diseases is breast cancer. Globally, more than 1.38 million new cases of breast cancer are reported and nearly 458,000 patients succumb to it every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)1. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early Detection Can Save Lives
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the globe. It is causing a lot of stress, fear, and uncertainty to people, especially to the care providers, older adults, and those who are already living with underlying health conditions. The global lockdown has greatly affected routines, activities, and livelihoods, leading to a surge in the number … Continue reading Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Diabetes is a global epidemic and the number of people with diabetes globally is growing at an alarming rate. An estimated 463 million adults (20-79 years), or about 1 in 11 adults worldwide, are living with diabetes across the world in 2019; by 2045 this will rise to 700 million1. Globally, the number of people … Continue reading Early Insulinization Can be Key to Effective Diabetes Management
Diabetes Mellitus is a major health issue with nearly half a billion people living with this ailment globally. Diabetes is a serious, chronic or long-term condition that occurs when there are elevated levels of glucose in a person’s blood because their body cannot produce any or enough of the hormone insulin, or cannot effectively use … Continue reading A Disease of Halves: Why better patient adherence to treatment is important to manage diabetes?
Professor Vivekanand Jha shares his views on how Dialysis is one of the first technological innovations in medicine and why we need to leverage this technology to address the huge kidney failure burden our country faces.