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Saturday, 06 August 2011 14:00

NEW DELHI: Market size of the Indian medical tourism sector is likely to more than double to Rs 10,800 crore by 2015 from Rs 4,500 crore at present, industry chamber Assocham on Friday said in its study. 

The inflow of medical tourists in India is also likely to cross 32 lakh by 2015 from the current level of 8.5 lakh, it said. 

"Top notch healthcare facilities like cardiology, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, transplants and urology at a low price are certain key factors making India a favoured destination in terms of medical tourism," the study said. 

Friday, 05 August 2011 15:03

hello, I am interested in pursuing my career as Unani practitioner. I am in 12th std, and would like to have more information regarding the colleges and institutions in Karnataka,India. can you help me?

Ans. yes, you can visit various university including karnataka unani college. Best wishes.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:33

   HI,  I am Shankar, 23 years old, and a sportsman. I have an extra (6th) toe in my leg (right)I want to remove it by surgery. How much time it will take, and can it be done at one of your affiliated hospital.

Ans. Hello, The presence of extra fingers or toes is known as Polydactyly, normally additional finger or toe removal surgery is done in childhood  when the child is between the age of one -two years. Your extra toe can be removed by surgery.  yes, the surgery can be done at our affiliated hospital safely and the type and time required for the  surgery is depended on the form of  polydactyly you have. You can consult with our panel expert- orthopedic surgeon who will  provide you the additional information regarding the surgery.

Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:04

A new survey confirms what many hospital executives have witnessed during the past decade; physicians are in fact delaying retirement, according to staffing firm Jackson & Coker in a survey released yesterday. Although that might seem like good news to those struggling with open physician slots, the survey encourages organizations to consider offering part-time work to these physicians, given their personal situations.

Friday, 22 July 2011 13:33

I am 27 yrs old, married and had a bad problem of irregular periods. After getting medicines from our doctor, now it is normal. But now I have a new problem. I donot want to have a baby for 3 yrs,since I am doing my research.. Will that bring any problem to me if I want to conceive after 3yrs.  Thankyou.

Ans.  As on now, when your menstrual cycle is regular, that means the cause for irregular periods has been treated. Consult a gynecologist, who will suggest you a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy for three years.

Thursday, 14 July 2011 13:04

Science has shown that diets that veer close to starvation can make everything from mice to monkeys live longer.

But can such a strict eating regimen prolong human lives, and if so, would those extra years be healthy, happy ones?

Recent research from Washington University scientists found that people who slashed their calorie intake have lower core body temperatures than those who eat more. Core body temperature is the temperature at which all of the functions in the body can operate at maximum efficiency, so the link looks like a positive one, according to some researchers.

Thursday, 14 July 2011 12:47

Top U.S. officials who have taken a hard line against air traffic controllers napping on the job are missing an opportunity to improve air safety, sleep expertssay.

Studies have shown that short "power naps" have a rejuvenating effect, improving reaction time and critical thinking for people impaired by drowsiness, said Dr. Alon Avidan, associate professor of neurology and associate director of the sleep disorders program at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"The data show if people take a short power nap, it actually makes them perform much better," Avidan said. "It doesn't disrupt their sleep. It doesn't make them wake groggy."

Thursday, 14 July 2011 12:24

The Ifakara Health Institute has said it will soon receive additional funding through the Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) to support further development of a new innovative device to attract and kill mosquitoes that can transmit malaria.

IHI entomologist Fredros Okumu announced here yesterday that the device is to be placed outside homes and is “an outdoor complement to bed nets and sprays which protect people from infection in their homes”.

Dr Okumu, developer of the odour of smelly socks or similar smelling synthetic bait, said projects to receive additional funding are those showing promise in tackling priority global health issues where solutions do not yet exist.

Monday, 27 June 2011 11:05


To Be Blended Into A Smooth Spinach Paste
(makes approx. 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups chopped spinach

½ cup chopped coriander
1  green chilly ,small chopped
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup rajma(kidney beans)
2 tsp ginger and green chilli paste

Pinch of sugar and salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp fruit salt
1/2 tsp oil for greasing
1/4 cup grated paneer


  • Clean, wash and soak the rajma overnight.
  • Drain the rajma and blend in a mixer adding a little water (approximately 2 tbsp of water) to make a smooth batter.
  • Add the ginger-green chilli paste, sugar and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Just before steaming, add the fruit salt to the rajma batter and 2 tsp of water over it. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  • Divide the batter into 2 equal portions.
  • Pour a portion of the batter immediately into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it evenly into a thin layer.
  • Put the thali in steamer and steam dhokla for 5- 7 minutes.
  • Divide the spinach paste and paneer evenly into 2 equal portions and keep aside.
  • Spread a portion of the spinach paste and paneer over the partly cooked rajma batter and cover and cook for another 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are firm.
  • Cool slightly and cut into square pieces.
Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:27

This article reflects on the importance of good night sleep and how it can contribute to development of obesity and diabetes.

It has been found in many published study tha“The inadequate sleep can contribute the diabetes as well as obesity”.  Many Physician assume that  the current epidemic of diabetes and obesity seems to be partly related to chronic inadequate sleep.  

 sleepThe published literature suggests that with regular exercise and healthy diet, the quantity and quality of sleep also play significant role in regulating appetite, energy use and weight control. It had been observed in various studies that the lack of sleep disturbs  hormone related to appetite. This hormonal imbalance leads to increased appetite in the sleep deprived person. According to a study report, people who get on average 5 hours a night sleep are more likely to become obese compared to people who have night sleep of 7-8 hours. The fact implies to children also. Recently, a study conducted at University of Washington in Seattle had shown strong correlation between less sleep and weight gain in small children.

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