Lipid Association of India issues new updated heart disease guidelines for Indian patients
LAI has been advocating for regular lipid profile screenings from the age of 20, and from the age of two for those with a family history of high cholesterol or premature coronary heart disease in men under 55 years and women under 65 years. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online preventive health check-ups set to grow 50% in January-March tax saving season: Simpl
Starting January, millions of salaried employees across India make their investment and expense declarations to save on taxes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IIT Kanpur signs MoU with Canada’s Conlis Global to licence new technology
The MoU was signed by Tarun Gupta, dean of resources and development, IIT Kanpur, and Sumrita Bhat, CEO, Conlis Global at IIT Kanpur in the presence of S. Ganesh, director, IIT Kanpur, and Ankush Sharma, professor in-charge, Start-up Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, among others, the institute said in a statement on Thursday. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infosys Foundation teams up with Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms to boost maternity care in Karnataka
The foundation has committed Rs 8.5 crore towards the project, which aims to benefit about 50,000 to 1 lakh women and 4,000 newborns across eight districts in the state, over a period of four years. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fight against Disease X: Scientists identify essential prevention tactic
Prevention of Disease X: research paper argues for reducing zoonotic virus transmission to prevent pandemics by reducing contact with high-risk wildlife, particularly bats. It emphasizes addressing root causes like forest conservation, wildlife trade, and behavioral changes to mitigate risks and prevent future pandemics. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EQT, TPG and KKR eye majority stake in HCG
A rising middle-class and an aging population have boosted demand for private medical services across Asia, which in turn, is seeing massive consolidation and heightened deal activity in the healthcare sector. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDSCO issues sampling guidelines to ensuring quality and efficacy of drugs, cosmetics
Cosmetics samples were not collected in some regions. There is no centralised database of sale outlets where "not-of-standard" quality (NSQ) or spurious products were reported, the new guidelines stated, adding that such identified outlets are to be kept for regular vigilance. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 high-protein dals for weight loss
Split Bengal gram or chana dal is high in protein and fibre, and is a super ingredient that you should use in all of your recipes. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Max Healthcare Institute acquires Alexis Multi-Speciality Hospital
Max Healthcare Chairman and Managing Director Abhay Soi said the successful completion of the acquisition of Alexis Hospital marks "a significant step forward in our growth strategy, allowing us to harness new opportunities, expand our capabilities, and deliver greater value to our patients in this region". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arcatron Mobility raise growth capital from OrbiMed, a global healthcare-focused investment firm
Arcatron Mobility has raised growth capital from OrbiMed, a global healthcare-focused investment firm. The funds will be used to increase R&D, develop new products, and improve branding and marketing. Arcatron offers mobility assist devices under its flagship brand "Frido" and offers products across leading e-commerce platforms, its website, and over 1,000 stores across India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia close to making cancer vaccines? What Putin said
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian scientists were close to creating vaccines for cancer that could soon be available to patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 15, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​​Boehringer's Jardiance now gets CDSCO nod for chronic kidney disease
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation of India has approved Jardiance, a 10mg dosage form of empagliflozin, for the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This approval allows nephrologists and cardiologists to use Jardiance for eligible CKD patients, reducing hospitalizations and addressing unmet medical needs. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 habits to adopt on Valentine's Day for a healthy heart
One of the worst things you can do for your heart is to smoke. Smoking even one cigarette a day raises your risk of heart disease and other chronic illnesses. So, stop smoking today and keep your heart healthy. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 14, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yatharth Hospital acquires Faridabad based hospital for Rs 116 crore
Yatharth in a statement said the acquired hospital is ready to be operationalized, has necessary approvals, and hence will add revenue to the company from day one. The acquisition will help the company to enhance its presence in the Delhi NCR region. The transaction is expected to consummate by March-2024. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals expects digital healthcare business to turn around
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, India's largest private healthcare group, expects its digital healthcare platform Apollo 24/7 to turn around in 6-8 quarters, led by healthy growth of gross merchandise value (GMV) or the total value of sales over a certain period of time. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news