Health Vision

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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How Passive smoking effects fertility ?

Second hand smoking or passive smoking occurs when anyone (including the smoker) inhales tobacco smoke from the environment, as opposed to directly inhaling from a cigarette. This environmental or ‘second-hand’ smoke comprises two parts: smoke exhaled by a smoker (mainstream smoke) and smoke produced from the tip of a burning cigarette (side-stream smoke). Smokers only […]

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3 Ways A Divorce Can Impact Your Health

By Cass McFoley There is no denying it; divorce can be extremely difficult. With rising rates of divorce among couples across the globe, many people are finding themselves trying to navigate life post separation. In 2016, the divorce rate in India averaged 1.1 percent, according to Census Data published in The Times India. Although relatively low compared […]

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Is Your Indoor Air Making You Ill?

By Cass McFoley Air pollution is now the 4th highest cause of mortality worldwide, with deaths in India reaching 1.61 million in 2016. Specifically, indoor air pollution in the country is far worse than outdoor air pollution and this means that inhabitants are exposed to the ill effects of inhaling airborne pollutants. From housewives cooking in kitchens to kids […]

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