HOW CAN I REDUCE MY RISK OF BREAST CANCER?

If you are concerned about your breast health, you might be wondering if there are ways to lower the risk of breast cancer? While one cannot do much about a few risk factors such as being a female or getting older, it is still possible to reduce the risk by adopting some healthy lifestyle habits. … Continue reading HOW CAN I REDUCE MY RISK OF BREAST CANCER?

‘Our Alliance with Serum Institute Provides an Accelerated Entry into Vaccines’

Dr Arun Chandavarkar, Managing Director, Biocon Biologics Ltd., says the structure of the strategic alliance with Serum Institute Life Sciences provides Biocon Biologics with an asset light and accelerated entry into the often overlooked infectious diseases segment. Having established capabilities and a track record of success in biologics, Biocon Biologics’ foray into vaccines and antibodies for … Continue reading ‘Our Alliance with Serum Institute Provides an Accelerated Entry into Vaccines’

Women With PCOS Need Extra Attention During COVID-19

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

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