What’s making our children sick? – Book review

What’s making our children sick? – Book review

Medical professionals join the debate over the safety of our food supply with the claim that toxic foods are causing hard-to-diagnose chronic health problems in children. Pediatrician Perro, former director of the pediatric emergency department at New York’s Metropolitan Hospital and attending physician at Oakland Children’s Hospital, and Adams (Vice Chair, Medical Anthropology/Univ. of California, San Francisco; Metrics: What Counts in Global Health, 2016, etc.) team up to document this phenomenon and to argue that the solution is a new model…

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5 Wacky things that are good for your Health

5 Wacky things that are good for your Health

You no doubt have heard of the resurgence of leeches, used in modern medicine to heal wounds. Other crazy ideas are gaining acceptance, too. We list them here, from the tamest to the hardest to stomach. Barefoot Running There was a time not too long ago when you’d be crazy to jog through the city in bare feet. Well, you’d still be crazy, depending on the amount of broken glass in your path. But the notion of running barefoot even…

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Medical Tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

Medical Tourism: A global stampede for affordable care

If you’re considering surgery and a vacation this year, you may want to combine the two. Medical tourism is booming, thanks to the massive savings that can be had if you’re willing to trust in foreign doctors. In India, angioplasties go for around US$11,000, one-ninth the going rate in the United States. The facelift that rings in at around US$12,000 in the United Kingdom can be had for US$1,800 in Brazil. These are the benefits medical tourists are increasingly discovering,…

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Private Hospitals charge 3 times more than Govt facilities – NSSO findings

Private Hospitals charge 3 times more than Govt facilities – NSSO findings

For the first time, you can put a number to what everybody has known and felt at some time: that private hospitalization is prohibitively costly. On an average a hospital admission would be more than three times as costly in a private hospital as in a government facility. In some cases, like eye diseases, private hospitals can cost up to 6.5 times more than government ones, and for an obstetrics or neonatal case, seven times. Childbirth costs eight and a…

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India’s Healthcare Industry

India’s Healthcare Industry

Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors – both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment. The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian healthcare delivery system is categorised into two major components – public and private. The Government, i.e. public healthcare system comprises…

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Centre fixes price ceiling of Orthopaedic knee implants

Centre fixes price ceiling of Orthopaedic knee implants

As per the GOI circular on price capping of Orthopaedic Knee implant by NPPA (National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority), new prices of knee implants have been implemented effective 16th August 2017. Ceiling Prices on Orthopaedic Knee Implant Ceiling Prices on Primary Knee Implant Ortho Knee Implant Component Material Ceiling Price without GST Ceiling Price with GST (5%) Primary Knee Femoral Component Titanium Alloy ₹38,740 ₹40,677 Primary Knee Femoral Component Oxidized Zirconium ₹38,740 ₹40,677 Primary Knee Femoral Component Hi-Flex ₹25,860 ₹27,153 Primary…

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