Health is a measure of quality of life that is difficult to define and measure.
In the 1940s, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
At the first International Conference on Health Promotion in Ottawa, Canada (1986), the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion built on the WHO’s concept and further defined health as “a resource for everyday life … a positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capabilities.”
Good health enables one to function independently within a changing environment.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements several national level programmes /schemes to control Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. The National Rural Health Mission is the flagship programme of the Ministry. It focuses on the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems in the country. Department of Health & Family Welfare Since the launch of the [...]
President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited to Uttar Pradesh on December 25. The President attended the ninth Convocation of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology at Allahabad on December 25, 2012. The President also attended the special Convocation of Banaras Hindu University being organized to mark the concluding ceremony of birth centenary of Mahamana [...]
Prime Minister Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) for setting up of six All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and upgrading 19 medical colleges has been launched by the Government of India with the objective of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/reliable tertiary healthcare services and also augmenting facilities for quality medical education in [...]
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report entitled “Assessment of burden of Non-Communicable Diseases 2006”, the prevalence of diabetes in the age group of 30 to 89 was ranging from 26 to 200 per 1000 in Urban females and 78 to 333 per 1000 in Urban Males. In rural areas, it was [...]
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Task Force Study, in the Bangalore Urban Rural Neuro-Epidemiological Survey (BURNS) covering a population of 102.557, a prevalence rate of 8.8% per 1000 population was observed with the rate in rural communities (11.9) being twice that of urban areas (5.7). It is estimated that there are [...]
The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae. It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. Coconut has been traditionally used in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha [...]
Setting up of National Institutes of Aging at New Delhi and Chennai India has been included in the 12th Five Year with a specific objective of health care for elderly people, including promotion of research in the field of geriatrics. Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a sub-specialty of internal medicine and family medicine that focuses [...]
Dec. 21, 2012, won’t be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. I am receiving many emails related to doomsday about [...]
Researchers have found that a ‘molecular network’ with self-perpetuating capability may have triggered a possible mechanism by which life got a foothold on the early Earth. Recent mathematical research sheds light on a possible mechanism by which life may have gotten a foothold in the chemical soup that existed on the early Earth. Researchers have [...]
Dental materials are specially fabricated materials, designed for use as dental restorations (fillings), which are used to restore tooth structure loss, usually resulting from but not limited to dental caries (dental cavities). There are many challenges for the physical properties of the ideal dental restorative material. Dr. Pankaj Datta, a renowned Prosthodontics in New Delhi, [...]