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Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin doctor has been sentenced to nine years in prison by a US court for committing health care fraud and illegally distributing prescription painkillers. Pawankumar Jain, 66, a former physician, was sentenced in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for [...]

May 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for health care fraud in US

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

The study was able to evaluate the effectiveness of this new technique on 150 patients in eight hospitals across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Currently, only 15 per cent of lobectomies around the world are performed by VATS  |  Photo Credit: IANS Washington DC: A research has shown that thoracoscopic lobectomy- video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery [...]

May 5, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

Brainstorm Health: Biotech R&D, Tobacco 21, Criminal Opioid Case

Brainstorm Health: Biotech R&D, Tobacco 21, Criminal Opioid Case

Big pharma companies are in an ROI rut. But that doesn’t mean drug developers at large are grappling with a midlife crisis. In fact, the young guns of the industry—upstart biotechs—aren’t doing too shabby, according to a new Iqvia Institute report. There have been a few notable shifts in drug development culture as legacy, big-name biopharmas [...]

April 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brainstorm Health: Biotech R&D, Tobacco 21, Criminal Opioid Case

Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

Most of us know eating fruit daily is a great way to try to stay healthy, with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating encouraging us to eat two servings a day. This is because they are relatively low in energy content and rich in fiber, antioxidants, and some phytochemicals that may have beneficial health effects. Eating fruits regularly helps to [...]

April 22, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Which Fruit Is the Best for Your Health? Here’s What 3 Nutritionists Said

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Key Tips for a Healthy Life

Even though there are many common ways to live a healthy lifestyle, actually doing it seems different for everyone. In other words we can say it differs from person to person. Regardless of what you choose to do, living a healthy lifestyle is a key component to disease prevention, wellness, and longevity. In order to live [...]

April 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Key Tips for a Healthy Life

In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

BOSTON — State Rep. Jon Santiago, a Boston emergency room doctor, recalled an elderly patient named Mike who recently came to the hospital with life-threatening complications from diabetes. Conversations with the man’s family revealed he had not been keeping up with his insulin — it was too expensive. Mike pulled through, Santiago said. But the [...]

April 14, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In health care debate, price control techniques weighed

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Want to boost weight loss and improve health? Follow these simple tips and tricks to remain fit and avoid unwanted pounds, especially around the belly, from creeping up on you. Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Maintaining a slim body will not [...]

April 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depressionand other mental health problems can affect a person’s memory in [...]

April 3, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Mental health can impact memory decades later

For this mental health expert, poetry carries positive messages

For this mental health expert, poetry carries positive messages

Growing up in Mumbai, Prakriti Poddar was expected to follow her father into the family business of banking. Poddar studied economics and spent several years working in Canada with a technology company before realizing that her true interest was in mental health and counselling. She retrained to become a certified counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist, and neurofeedback [...]

April 1, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For this mental health expert, poetry carries positive messages

Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Venture Catalysts (VCats), one of India’s top integrated incubators, has teamed up with London-based Well Tech (a health-focused innovation platform) to launch a health tech accelerator – HealthCare Catalysts – which will foster technological innovation in the field of healthcare. The new accelerator will have offices in India, Sri Lanka, and the UK. Mumbai-based VCats told YourStory that it plans to invest $15 million [...]

March 26, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Venture Catalysts launches new health tech accelerator, to invest in 20-25 early stage startups

Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

Dubai: In an innovative programme to encourage a positive change among government employees, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched ‘Lose to Win’ programme to help overweight people shed extra kilos. Serving the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in its current edition, the programme guides and encourages those struggling with weight [...]

March 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

How yoga may enhance heart health

How yoga may enhance heart health

Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but [...]

March 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How yoga may enhance heart health