Privacy concerns of patients on smart pills must be addressed: Study

New York, Sep 21 : While smart pills have emerged as the new digital health tool that help patients and doctors track drug regimen compliance as well as increase patient adherence, its ethical issues such as patient privacy, consent and data sharing must be addressed, researchers argue. Smart pills, or digital pills, are prescription medications […]

Centre to conduct population-based screening for diabetes, cancer

New Delhi, Sep 20 : The government will be conducting population-based screenings for diabetes, hypertension and three types of common cancers under National Health Mission (NHM), the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel said on Thursday. “Under Ayushman Bharat we have decided to transform 1.5 lakh sub-centre and public health centres […]

Insurance coverage to further boost Ayurveda, says expert

Hyderabad, Sep 20 : The insurance coverage for Ayurveda treatment is expected to give further boost to the ancient Indian form of medicine, says a leading Ayurvedic specialist. Saji D’Souza believes that the insurance coverage coupled with the other initiatives of the Central and state governments would help encourage Ayurveda. The Ministry of AYUSH has […]

Need to ban sale of energy drinks to kids: Expert

London, Sep 20 : There is a need to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people to tackle obesity and mental health problems, says an expert. Caffeine is probably the most commonly used psychoactive drug across the world as it increases activity and heightens attention and awareness. But caffeine also […]

High gluten diet in pregnancy may up diabetes risk in kids

London, Sep 20 : Higher consumption of gluten — proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley — by women during pregnancy can significantly increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children, a study has claimed. The findings, led by Julie Antvorskov from the Bartholin Institute in Denmark, showed that children of women with an intake […]

Removing ovaries linked to chronic kidney disease

New York, Sep 20 : Premenopausal women with no genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer should not remove their ovaries as it can increase their risk of developing chronic kidney disease, a study has claimed. Ovaries produce the reproductive female hormones oestrogen and previous animal studies have shown that the female hormone oestrogen protectively […]