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An app a day…

An app a day…

By : Jisha Krishnan

Widespread adoption and growing popularity of mobile technology in healthcare, or mHealth, is viewed as inevitable by more than half of the doctors and healthcare payers in developed and emerging markets around the world, including 60 per cent in India. 

India's insurance divide

India's insurance divide

By : Oommen C. Kurian

Over 30 million health insurance claims were made in India in 2014, as per latest official data. Of these, nearly 8% did not have gender-related information. For the rest, the data shows three alarming findings including that 70% of claims honoured were those of males.

From HuffPost to Health

From HuffPost to Health

By : Nabeela Khan

Why America’s celebrated editor who co-founded and built the Huffington Post into one of the Web’s most prominent liberal media giants, left the Post to focus on health-and-wellness startup. She says her mission now is to end “the collective delusion that burnout is a necessary price for success.”

How India should deal with low organ donation?

How India should deal with low organ donation?

By : Dr Vivekanand Jha

Data from Tamil Nadu shows that 100% of the 603 kidneys and the 268 livers retrieved from deceased donors went to Indian citizens, only about 75% of the 34 hearts were transplanted into Indian Nationals, with the rest going to foreigners. Prevalance of commercial transplants worsen the situation.

The oral contraceptive pill problem

The oral contraceptive pill problem

By : Jisha Krishnan

Official data shows that number of Indian women using the oral contraceptive pill has declined over the last decade. 10 out of 18 states and union territories surveyed showed a decrease in the use of contraceptive pills.  And in Delhi and Kerala, there is no data available about the use of the pill.

How chikungunya has grappled India

How chikungunya has grappled India

By : Nabeela Khan

WHO has criticised the system of data collection in India and has said that the figures by the government does not reflect the true picture of about Chikungunya cases in the country. Official data is contradictory and shows that states like Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan have no Chikungunya cases.