Health Vision

Journey from Dasara to Deepavali

The ‘kala’, ‘samaya’ is divine. It has neither a beginning nor an end. ‘Kala’ follows the accumulated effect of actions of the past. The movement of the sun, moon, planets, & panchamahabhuta depends on ‘kala’. It is the causative factor for the birth and the death. The movements and the changes in the environment depend […]

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Making Diwali safe and fun

Diwali, the beautiful festival of lights, happiness and celebration is just around the corner. Enjoying the festivities with one’s family and friends is something everyone enjoys. However, ensuring a safe celebration is a must. Here Dr. Ashwin Shetty shares safety tips to adopt for a safe Diwali. Be aware of your surroundings when firecrackers are […]

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Wisdoms from Diwali festival

Diwali is one of the most valued festivals of India. The significance of Diwali is the victory of good over evil or the devastation of all negative qualities – ferocity, irritation, fear, jealousy, greed, etc, to embrace more positivity. Let’s pay attention to the true meaning of Diwali and run-through some key values that can […]

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Tobacco use in India – An evil with many faces

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use and tracking key tobacco control indicators reported a steep decline in tobacco consumption in India in its second survey report published on June 23, 2017. India is the world’s largest democracy, the second largest consumer and third largest producer of tobacco. […]

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Attack On Tele-Consultation – is it a Backward Step?

A recent Bombay High Court verdict dated 27 July, 2018 which charged a doctor couple of medical negligence under IPC, Section 304(A), has had a negative impact on the tele-consultation industry, with many doctors mis-interpreting the judgment deeming tele-consultation as illegal. However, the fact is that the tele-consultation industry which serves more than 10 million […]

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Be aware of Killer Tobacco

Tobacco kills up to half of its users, kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million global deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Of the more than 6 million tobacco-related deaths every year across the […]

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Cigarette Smoking -Risks to Human Health and Environment

There are more than 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer  Direct risks to human health Cancers of the Lungs, Oesophagus, Throat and Larynx are common in smoking population. Smoking is also associated with cancers of the bladder, […]

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Smart changes for smart people

The art of happy and successful living To gain or achieve anything for a lasting period, one should have some definite plan, target or set of goals and regularly  commit to follow some schedules regularly to achieve the target. An overall change in lifestyle is also necessary to remain healthy. This includes regulated healthy dietary […]

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GNC Research Reveals India’s Health Perception Disconnect

Study finds that majority of Indians think they live healthy lifestyles, but behaviour says otherwise  GNC, a leading nutrition and supplement brand recently in its study report, finds a disconnect between perception and reality of health and wellness among Indians. Most Indians view their health as acceptable or excellent (70%) and describe themselves as balanced […]

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