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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...
Thermo King Launches Cold Storage Solutions to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
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Thermo King Launches Cold Storage Solutions to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Mumbai, Nov 2, 2020: Thermo King, by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), has launched temporary storage solutions that can meet the unique requirements of COVID-19 vaccines distribution.  Pharmaceutical companies in final-stage clinical trials anticipate they will require strict temperature controls to safeguard their products – down to temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius. Thermo King’s solutions can enable these companies and their distributors to ensure the efficacy of their products through the entire cold chain – from air transport to marine, rail, trailer, last-mile delivery and at storage points along the way.   According to the World Health Organization, nearly 20 percent of temperature-sensitive health care products are damaged during transport, and 25 percent of ...
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,...
Countries with Low Wealth Index have Higher Mortality Rate: PURE Study
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Countries with Low Wealth Index have Higher Mortality Rate: PURE Study

New Delhi, Oct. 22, 2020: A recent study entitled ‘Contrasting Associations Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Mortality Rates in Low-, Middle-, and High-Income Countries: Cohort Study Data from 143,567 Individuals in 21 Countries in the PURE Study’, was recently published online in Diabetes Care. This project, called the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is coordinated by the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University, Canada. PURE includes data from 21 countries which include high-income countries(HIC) like Canada, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and United Arab Emirates, middle-income countries(MIC) like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Iran, Malaysia, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, South Africa and Turkey, and low-inc...
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...
Shriram Nene Launches YouTube Channel to Raise Health Awareness
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Shriram Nene Launches YouTube Channel to Raise Health Awareness

Mumbai, Oct. 10, 2020: Dr. Shriram Nene who has 18 years of experience as a Cardiovascular, Thoracic, and General surgeon has launched his Youtube channel to focus on health care. The channel will focus on raising awareness and bringing together experts to provide evidence based international standards in healthcare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVs1pzLKKK8 The 6 minute launch video which also features Madhuri Dixit Nene showcases the different aspects of healthcare that the channel will focus on. By providing access to the best experts and peer reviewed articles in the description, the channel will allow users to make better informed decisions in their own lives and healthcare journeys. Madhuri Dixit also tweeted the launch of the YouTube channel: https://twitter.com/Madhu...
This World Mental Health Day, Women to Prioritize Their Needs
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This World Mental Health Day, Women to Prioritize Their Needs

Stress and Periods always had a connection. Every month we juggle with all the emotions that invade our minds and hearts in the journey to menstrual periods. How stress affects menstruation is difficult to assess but both are interlinked. Untreated stress combined with increased hormone levels can cause havoc in our daily lives which in turn may lead to mental stress. This World’s Mental Health Day, Paridhi Mantri, Manager - Consumer Insights & Product Innovation at Paree shares her thoughts and remedies on how to deal with mental stress during periods. Paridhi Mantri, Manager - Consumer Insights & Product Innovation at Paree Why Do Periods have such an extreme effect on Mental Health?  Having a regular menstruation cycle is really important for women’s health. When ...
HDFC Bank and Apollo Hospitals Join Hands for Quality Healthcare
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HDFC Bank and Apollo Hospitals Join Hands for Quality Healthcare

Mumbai, Oct. 07, 2020: HDFC Bank and Apollo Hospitals have joined hands to launch  The HealthyLife Programme, a holistic healthcare solution which makes healthy living accessible and affordable on Apollo’s digital platform, Apollo 24|7. The programme is created exclusively for HDFC Bank customers who will get round the clock access to emergency Apollo Doctor at No Cost on Apollo 24|7 along with a plethora of benefits such as choice of payment options and ease of finance for treatments at all Apollo Hospitals. The initiative was launched digitally by Mr. Aditya Puri, Managing Director, HDFC Bank and Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group in the presence of Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group and Mr Sashidhar Jagdishan, ...