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Pure Health Partners with Apollo Diagnostics to Screen UAE Travellers
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Pure Health Partners with Apollo Diagnostics to Screen UAE Travellers

Pune, Sept. 08, 2020:  One of the greatest concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic is the prevention of transmission risk among international travellers. This concern has been addressed by Pure Health, the UAE’s largest lab network, in partnership with Apollo Diagnostics, a renowned diagnostic chain and a unit of Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited. Pure Health and Apollo Diagnostics are coming together to administer COVID-19 tests to airline passengers flying into the United Arab Emirates. Pure Health has been appointed by the UAE government to launch this pioneering project to promote safe travel. “We are happy to support Pure Health in their efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitate safe travel for passengers flying into the UAE,” said Mr. Chandra Sekhar, Group CE...
Technology Taking Over Physical Fitness Centers
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Technology Taking Over Physical Fitness Centers

Over the last few months, we have seen a massive increase in awareness and consumption of health and fitness activities among all age groups and income levels globally. The sedentary lifestyle that people had to adopt led them to engage in fitness activities to avoid diseases, obesity, and build-up fat. The global pandemic was another reason why people started indulging in a healthy lifestyle.   People are adapting to various fitness activities to lead a healthy lifestyle and prevent poor health conditions due to hectic schedules, stress, and anxiety. Photo Credits: Peloton The government is also encouraging people to indulge in health and fitness to lead a healthy life, through its nationwide campaigns, such as the Fit India Movement. Wellness has been recognized as a priority s...
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. ...
Portea Medical Announces Collaboration with Capgemini
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Portea Medical Announces Collaboration with Capgemini

Bangalore, August 26, 2020: Portea Medical, an outside-of-hospital consumer healthcare brand, announced its collaboration with Capgemini in India, to provide various healthcare services during the pandemic. Under this relationship, Capgemini is ensuring that its employees who are either exposed to COVID and need testing, or have tested positive, receive the home care services offered by Portea. The highlight of this initiative is that Capgemini is covering the medical cost of the home care for both its employees and their dependents for 10 days isolation and additional 7 days extension if there is prevalence of further symptoms. The COVID-19 isolation at home special package for Capgemini includes doctor teleconsultation, follow-up calls, nutrition consultation and planning, and more. ...
Pandemic is an Opportunity to Strengthen Public Health Systems: Dr. Swaminathan
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Pandemic is an Opportunity to Strengthen Public Health Systems: Dr. Swaminathan

Bengaluru, 26 AUGUST 2020: XV International Conference on Public Policy at IIMB comes to a close with the chief scientist at WHO calling for rights-based public health laws and a public health cadre that is devoted to not just detection and response but also prevention, management, training and capacity building. “This Public Policy conference is very relevant to the impact that the pandemic is having on people’s lives. The pandemic has exacerbated inequalities. And it has proved to be a learning opportunity for us to improve resilience and strengthen public health systems,” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization, at the valedictory of the XV International Conference on Public Policy & Management hosted by the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Ban...
Preventive Measures with Natural Remedies is the Way to Combat Dengue Fever: Dr. Sisir Paul
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Preventive Measures with Natural Remedies is the Way to Combat Dengue Fever: Dr. Sisir Paul

NEW DELHI, August 24, 2020: Dengue fever is at its peak in rainy seasons, which is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito found in the tropical and subtropical regions. If preventive measures are taken timely, it could be cured easily with natural remedies or one can even restrain totally. Image for representation purpose only People who are infected start showing symptoms of dengue after three to fourteen days of infection. On the other hand, some people infected with the virus don’t even have any symptoms. Some most common symptoms reported by patients are high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Besides these, patients have also experienced swollen glands, rapid breathing, lethargy, and eye pain. On in...
HCL Technologies Launches a Global Hackathon to Identify Long-Term Technology Solutions
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HCL Technologies Launches a Global Hackathon to Identify Long-Term Technology Solutions

Mumbai, August 20, 2020: HCL Technologies (HCL) today announced a multi-phase hackathon, “Better Health Hackathon: #CodeforCOVID19,” to crowdsource technology innovation to find solutions for the immediate and long-term societal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including pandemic containment and prevention; diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic management; recovery and return to normal; and systemic solutions for future crises.  As part of the program, HCL has partnered with Microsoft and International SOS who are providing business and technical oversight to the contest and feedback to team entries. In addition, the Better Health Hackathon is bringing together a wide-ranging and prestigious group of executives and companies, across multiple industries, to s...
Gastroenterology Consultations Record Jump in Recent Months
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Gastroenterology Consultations Record Jump in Recent Months

NEW DELHI, August 20, 2020: Gastroenterology problems are quite common amongst individuals. The reasons for such problems can range from a diet with low fiber content to consuming oily or excessively spicy food. It is a fact that even issues like tension and stress can be the cause of gastroenterology related issues. Data compiled by MediBuddy-DocsApp, a digital healthcare platform, reveals that since the onset of the COVID-19 the portal has seen an overall growth of about 78% in the number of people seeking consultations on issues relating to Gastroenterology. Majority of those people - 76.34% - were males, with the balance 23.66% being females. The consultations pertained to a variety of problems like abdominal pain (17.01%), constipation (8.10%), loose motion (19.26%) and nausea (10...
P.V. Sindhu, Saurav Ghosal & Viren Rasquinha team up with Mindhouse
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P.V. Sindhu, Saurav Ghosal & Viren Rasquinha team up with Mindhouse

Gurugram, August 19, 2020: Meditation based mental wellness startup, Mindhouse, has rolled out a campaign titled “Winner’s Mindset”, to emphasize the role of mental strength. The campaign features some of India’s leading sports icons, talking about the importance of mental strength, and it’s impact on their on-field performance.  The campaign aims to highlight that traits such as physical fitness & training are easily visible and applauded, however mental strength is often overlooked, and is pivotal to a person’s success. In the film, the athletes address the tremendous pressures and challenges they face on a regular basis, and how it’s their mental strength & resilience that helps them to keep moving forward.  Pooja Khanna, Co-founder, Mindhouse, said, “We be...
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...