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Diagnosis for Down syndrome

Dr Priya Kadam, Program Director, MedGenome NIPT, elaborates on how gene-based diagnostics can help early detection of chromosomal abnormalities in pregnancies

‘We recognise that India and UK have things to learn from each other’

Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman, NHS recently visited India on a UK healthcare trade mission. Raelene Kambli met him to understand the lesson that India can learn for the NHS model of healthcare and what

Social marketing and insulin use

Dr Sanjay Kalra – Consultant Endocrinologist, Bharti Hospital Karnal & Vice President, South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies emphasises on the use of social marketing tools to improve use of

Socio-economic impact of NCDs – A silent crisis for India

Shantanu Parihar, Head of Research, Positive Bioscience, in this article opines that as NCDs have the potential to wreak havoc on India’s socio-economic structure, there is a need for stakeholders

Early diagnosis is the only way to complete cure

Dr Shilpa Lad, specialised radiologist in breast imaging and interventions, NM Medical Center, Mumbai, India, shares details of the various evolving technologies for diagnosis and management of breast

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment translates to more lives, eyes, and vision being saved

Dr Swathi Kaliki, Head - The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad highlights the dangers of retinoblastoma, the need to diagnose it on time to impr

Learnings from Ebola epidemic

Excerpts from MSF’s Ebola-related research, highlighting the various operational challenges during the epidemic and MSF’s measures to tackle them

Attention to proper ergonomics can reduce risk of injuries within a healthcare set up

Swapneel Nagarkar, Senior VP - Marketing & Sales (B2B), Godrej Interio speaks to Raelene Kambli on how ergonomics in healthcare can help in achieving significant positive results such as improving pro

Otorhinolaryngology and tuberculosis

Dr Stephen Antony, Director, Divine Medical Centre and Dr Monica M Michael, ENT Surgeon Divine Medical Centre, Bengaluru elaborate on the various forms of TB and its manifestations

TB and infertility: An unholy nexus

Dr Trupti Mehta, Senior Infertility Consultant, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai highlights that genital TB can cause infertility and emphasises on early detection and treatment

‘Number of patients acquiring HAIs is more than those with cardiac problems, cancer and AIDS’

Dr Victor D Rosenthal, Founder and Chairman, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) talks about the prevalence of HAI infections in India and the measures that healthcare provid

‘The main challenge that we face is lack of education and knowledge amongst the masses about cancer’

Dr (Prof) Santanu Chaudhuri, Chairman - Radiation Oncology, Nayati Healthcare speaks to M Neelam Kachhap about the challenges in radiation oncology in India

Advances in interventional neurology

Dr Vikram Huded, Head of Neurointervention and Stroke, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Neurosciences, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bengaluru, elucidates on the evolution of interventional neurolog

Evolution of neurosurgery

Dr Venkataramana NK, Vice Chairman & Chief Neurosurgeon, BGS Global Hospitals, speaks on the advancements in neurosurgery over the last three decades, the role of technology in its progress and the gr

Myth vs reality of stem cell-based products

With stem cell therapy set to become an acknowledged treatment alternative globally for unmet medical diseases, BN Manohar, MD and CEO, Stempeutics Research, opines that it has become increasingly cru

De-addiction with technology

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Dr Navin Saxena, Chairman, Rusan Pharma opines that substance abuse/ addiction is a mental illness. With 270 million Indians addicted to tobacco

‘We want to advocate for at least one concrete policy change with respect to people affected by leprosy’

The Government of India claims that the country has been able to eliminate leprosy as a public health threat in 2005. However, the Disabled People’s International (DPI) has a different story to tell

Transcatheter therapies: Improving cardiac care

Dr Uday Khanolkar, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Narayana Health City gives insights on the evolution of novel transcatheter therapies for cardiac care

Advantages of laser therapy in enhancing medicine

Martin Junggebauer, Coordinator of International Business Development, WeberMedical, Germany elucidates on the uses and benefits of laser therapy and its far-reaching impact

Conquering cancer

Dr Meenu Walia, Director, Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj gives an insight on the growing incidence of cancer in India and recommends measures to curb the menace

Enhancing oncology treatment through PPP

PPPs can be instrumental in improving quality of diagnostic and treatment services to cancer patients, opines Dr Ashok Mehta, Medical Director, Brahma Kumaris’ Global Hospital & Research Centre

‘About 20 to 25 centres in India practice sentinel lymph node biopsy’

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is an alternate approach to complete axillary node dissection for breast cancer patients. Dr Vaishali Zamre, Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Action Cancer Hospital exp

‘One suspects that within five years A functional cure might be achieved’

Dr Robert C Gallo is best known as the co-discoverer of HIV as the cause of AIDS. He is also the Co-Founder & Director, Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and

‘HIV and TB seems to go hand in hand in India’

So, is India on the right path to become an AIDS-free country? Raelene Kambli speaks to Dr Anita Mathew-Davis, Physician & Infectious Disease Consultant, SL Raheja Fortis, Mumbai on the current state,

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