Overthinking leads to mental problems

In today’s times stress has become an inseparable part of every individual’s life. Every aspect of their lives has its own share of problems that leaves them overthinking, worrying and eventually stressed out. The main reason we tend to overthink is our belief that we may find a solution to the problem but this is not what usually happens, the problem remains the way it is with us losing our mental equilibrium. According to Saima Khan, a psychotherapist, overthinking is often associated to bigger psychological issues such as depression and…

Health Spending gets a Special Fund from the centre

The government is set to create a special fund that doesn’t lapse at the end of a financial year, the decision was taken at a Union cabinet meeting on Wednesday. An official statement elaborates the idea, which is to earmark specific funds in a non-lapsable way for centre run healthcare schemes, including those that are meant for giving free healthcare access to 500 million people under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Regional imbalances in providing tertiary healthcare under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana will also be included within the fund…

Vitamin C and its importance

Vitamin C is one of the most vital vitamins for proper human bodily functions. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is mostly found in citrus foods. It is important for tissue repair and enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. “Vitamin C is very important for our heart, bones, eyesight and even for our skin. It has been observed that people who consume a good amount of vitamin C have their heart function well, they do not look older early since it prevents wrinkling of the skin as this vitamin helps in…

Can Infections be a Cause for Cancers?

Dr. Ankita Baidya who is a consultant for infectious diseases at Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi, explains as to whether infections can be a cause for Cancers or not. When the infection becomes chronic it can lead to cancerous situations in the organ where the infection was present. She further elaborates on a few infections that may lead to cancer in their area of presence but can be prevented with timely vaccination. The most common example in this case is the Liver Cancer that happens due to the presence of…

National Medical Commission to bring Transparency: PM Narendra Modi

We are not new to the fact that the government is trying to bring major reforms in medical education and the healthcare sector in the country. As a part of this initiative, the National Medical Commission would bring transparency to the public, told Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NMC Bill in 2019 was passed in both the houses of parliament and came into force last year. This bill will increase the availability and quality of human resources in this sector and also aims at making medical education affordable. In 2014,…

Vaccine and the New Covid-19 strains

Vaccination drive has been going on in the country with full force but with the emergence of the new coronavirus strains in certain states have left people thinking over the efficacy of these vaccines. Dr. M.C. Misra, former AIIMS director, New Delhi, talks about the vaccines and the new strains The information till now about the efficacy and the immunogenicity of the Covishield suggests that about 60% to 70% immunity is developed after the dose only. This why according to the WHO’s directions a gap of 8 to 12 weeks…

Union Budget 2021-22 And Healthcare

The health and well-being have found sharp focus and central positioning in the union budget 2021-22 presented in the parliament, as the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the Indian healthcare infrastructure is in dire need of upliftment. Noting WHO’s repeated stress on importance of clean water, sanitation and a clean environment for the better health of the people, the budget has made significant allocation of Rs.2,23,846 to these sectors, a steep increase of 137 percent in the budget outlay for health and well-being from the previous year. In order to…

Pancreatic cancer: Symptoms, treatment and more

Pancreatic cancer is among one of the most common cancers to occur in human body and despite the amount of research and technological advance, it till date remains one of the most dangerous cancers. Before we move ahead, let’s take a look at what the organ is, where it is located in the body and it’s functions. LOCATION: In the abdomen behind the stomach FUNCTION: Main function is to release insulin and maintain the body’s sugar level; release digestive juices to help digestion Dr. Asit Arora (principal consultant and chief…

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Atrial Fibrillation, also called AF, a-fib, is a quivery, fluttery heartbeat. The condition is an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. You might hear the doctor call it as arrhythmia. It means the heart’s normal rhythm is out of whack. Since, your blood isn’t moving well, you’re more likely to have heart failure. Dr. Dinesh Chandra MBBS, MS – General Surgery, MCh – Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Surgeon explains in dept what Atrial Fibrillation is and its types. That’s when your…

Some Commonly Asked Questions Surrounding Covid19 Vaccine: Dr. Randeep Gularia, Director, AIIMS, Delhi

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COVID-19 vaccine is on its third phase of human trial but there are still a lot of many questions that people seek answers for. Health Info and News brings to you. The expert himself to and we the most frequently asked question surrounding Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Randeep Gularia, Director, AIIMS, Delhi tries to address some of the most frequently asked questions. Q. Is a COVID-19 vaccine scheduled anytime soon? Yes vaccine stages are under different stages of finalisation. Many of the vaccines are in the phase-3 trials and are almost…