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Essential Tips for Businesses Looking to Combat Mental Health Issues
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Essential Tips for Businesses Looking to Combat Mental Health Issues

In these difficult times, it is vital that businesses address the issue of mental health head on, developing a sophisticated mental wellness strategy to fulfil duty of care responsibilities and help employees with their mental health resilience. Beyond the obvious positives implementing these strategies would have for employees, businesses have a direct interest in investing in creating a mental wellness program; according to data from International SOS’ recent Risk Outlook 2021, 1 in 3 risk professionals believe that mental health issues will contribute significantly to declining productivity levels this year. A business that supports employees appropriately will therefore likely be in a better, more productive place than one that does not. Below are some key strategies businesse...
Medical R&D in India Lacks Government Support: Dr. KM Cherian
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Medical R&D in India Lacks Government Support: Dr. KM Cherian

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have always been a major concern. One in 4 deaths in India is attributed to CVDs. This concern has considerably increased because of the effect COVID-19 has on lungs and other cardiovascular complications even after the recovery of COVID-19 infected patients. Dr. KM Cherian, the man who performed India's first Bypass Surgery, talks to MediaCatalyst about the impacts of COVID-19. With innate talent and a passion to save lives, Dr. Cherian has also pioneered the first heart transplant in India after the legislation of Brain Death, the first bilateral lung transplant, the first Pediatric Heart transplant, the first Auto transplant, and the first Heart and Lung transplant. With phenomenal experience and far-sightedness, he is the first and only Indian mem...
Supplemental Intake of Vitamin C is Necessary for Humans to Live: Dr. Manickam
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Supplemental Intake of Vitamin C is Necessary for Humans to Live: Dr. Manickam

Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient in the human system. Acting as an antioxidant, it helps the body to fight cancer, aids in healthy aging, and even promotes heart health. It is also known for its immunity-boosting potential by supporting certain cellular functions and hence, it provisions the human body to fight off bacterial and viral infections. As the famous proverb goes ‘Prevention is better than cure’, Vitamin C is the need of the hour to fight the pandemic that mankind is facing. Numerous studies have been conducted and results have proved that boosting one’s immunity can go a long way in such testing times. Dr. Manickam Mahalingam, Chairman - NIA Institutions & Mirakle Wellness Clinic In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Dr. Manickam Mahalingam,...
How does Cancer Affect Dental Health?
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How does Cancer Affect Dental Health?

Oral health is one aspect of the human body that is taken casually. On the contrary, it is fundamental to one’s overall health. Dental health is more complex than one comprehends. It is way beyond the alignment of your teeth, healthy gums, and cavity. Have you ever wondered why your General Physician asks you to open your mouth wide during a routine check-up? It is because oral health is a gateway to one’s internal health and issues with signs from digestion to respiratory glitches that make regular dental screening imperative.  What is oral cancer and its cause? Nearly 20 per 100000 population in India are diagnosed with oral cancer each year. One of the common facts about oral cancer is that it is reported more commonly among men aged above 35 years as compared to women, the p...
Plant-based Diet Improves Metabolic Profile of Women with PCOD/PCOS: Deepak Khicha
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Plant-based Diet Improves Metabolic Profile of Women with PCOD/PCOS: Deepak Khicha

The preventive healthcare and wellness market is rising at a considerable rate. Going by the saying 'prevention is better than cure', people are investing heavily in healthier foods, changing lifestyles, and focusing on holistic well being. There is a spur in the consumption of protein powders to balance the daily intake. From whey to plant-based vegan ones, these supplements are giving a helping hand when it comes to many lifestyle diseases but only with proper consumption guidance. Mr. Deepak Khicha chose to make passion, his way of living that gave birth to his baby, Aarnix Healthsciences. An innovator and manufacturer of the finest Vegan Protein powders and functional foods to provide balanced nutrition, Mr. Khicha shares his rich experience in the wellness and preventive healt...
Accepting Emotions is the Secret to Keep Mental Issues at Bay: Dr. Gautam Sen
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Accepting Emotions is the Secret to Keep Mental Issues at Bay: Dr. Gautam Sen

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted human life in every possible manner. It has forced the human civilization to take a back foot, live a life while practicing social distancing, quarantine and self isolation. This has caused emotional and mental health issues amongst . Dr. (Prof.) Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder – Healthspring Dr. (Prof.) Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder – Healthspring talks to MediaCatalyst on how the pandemic has added to the mental woes. Professor Gautam Sen, a Senior Consultant in Surgery has been practicing General Surgery and Surgical Oncology for the past 40 years. He believes that the  most important thing that one can do for his/her wellbeing during lockdown is to have a routine as having a structure to your day helps our mental state. ...
Face Masking Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic
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Face Masking Kids During Coronavirus Pandemic

Author: Dr. Atish Laddad Pandemic, social distancing, face masks, safety shields, and above all the novel coronavirus are the only phrases that seem to be permanently engraved into our dictionary in the present times. Safety masks in the current situation have added more important than ever and have become an inevitable part of our day-to-day life. The on-going health calamity has jolted the entire economy and disturbed lives in many ways than one. However, as we grasp the new normal by entering into the unlock phase, cities and states have slowly begun to reopen. Image for representation purpose With people gradually assembling the courage to step out in public, there has been a whole lot of debate about the practice of face masks these days. This is since the conclusion about w...
Women are the Nucleus of Socio-economic Environment Says Sahil Dharia
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Women are the Nucleus of Socio-economic Environment Says Sahil Dharia

We have witnessed people leaving high paying jobs and starting something from scratch that has the power to disrupt the entire business ecosystem, ideas that have changed the human behaviour at the very grassroots level. In India, when it comes to starting a business or an enterprise with the sole agenda of promoting feminine hygiene, particularly menstrual hygiene, there are a lot of questions asked and fingers raised before people start believing in it. Soothe Healthcare, a company started by the wall street honcho Mr. Sahil Dharia and its subsidiary brand Paree has a similar story. Sahil Dharia, CEO of Paree In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Mr. Sahil Dharia shares his journey from Wall Street to running a women hygiene products company, how he and his team are chang...
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Increasing Demand for Nutraceutical Supplements Amongst Millennials

Author: Sushil Khaitan, CEO & Director at Pure Nutrition Consumers here in India are now more aware of the importance of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle, they now know and understand how appropriate nutrition can help them prevent diseases, and deal with a lot of other health-related problems. This understanding has increased the demand for nutraceutical supplements, especially amongst the millennials (individuals between the age-range of 24-40 years).   Importance of Nutraceuticals  Nutraceuticals are medically or nutritionally functional foods. These supplements sate your hunger, provide basic nutrition, and also have medical benefits. For example, some nutraceuticals help prevent hypertension, high cholesterol, helps control weight, etc. They inclu...
Designing Healthcare Apps to Improve Lives
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Designing Healthcare Apps to Improve Lives

Author: Debprotim Roy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Canvs App design as a trade has various counterparties and reviewers. Often app designers make things to impress each other while all along finding themselves looking to fill the gaping hole left behind by the lack of impactful work. Designers often find themselves pining for work that has a tangible impact on the lives of users. A user coming up to a product designer and telling her how their work simplified their lives is a much more revered accomplishment and compliment than a hundred re-tweets from Design Twitter.  One such impactful domain is Healthcare, an industry that gives designers the power to help millions of people live healthier and happier lives. That said, with power comes responsibility, and d...