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  • Healthcare / Medical Innovations of 2017

    Sat, 30 Dec 2017 23:26:21
    Doctors on call gives a consolidated report on some of the most interesting and impactful researches of 2017 in the healthcare sector.
  • CSE's Study - Body Burden: Lifestyle Diseases

    Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:27:26
    Doctors on call brings you a quick update on this new report investigating environmental triggers and how they affect our health. "Over 61% of all deaths in India are due to lifestyle or non-communicable diseases (NCDs). But India cannot curb NCDs unless environmental risk factors are addressed" shows a latest research publication on the state of India's health by the CSE. We also spoke to Vibha Varshney, Associate Editor, Down To Earth about these new findings.
  • World AIDS Day Special: End Stigma, End HIV/AIDS

    Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:51:24
    On the occasion of World AIDS Day, we bring to you the latest update on the treatment and advances in the world of HIV. On the show, we speak to Mona Balani who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and now works with India HIV/AIDS Alliance as a programme officer. and Dr Pratit Samdani who sees and manages HIV patients.
  • Know All About The New Guidelines For Hypertension

    Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:01:18
    With 1 in 4 adults in India with Hypertension, it can easily be deemed an epidemic. Hypertension if not properly treated can cause a lot of complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney problems and even eye problems. New international guidelines have been released where the actual definition of hypertension has been changed.Traditionally if your blood pressure was consistently more than 140/90 you were deemed with a diagnosis of Hypertension. But, as per the new recommendation, if you have blood pressure of more than 130/80, means you have hypertension.
  • Air Purifiers, N95 Masks And Plants To Fight This Smog

    Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:57:45
    Burning eyes, breathlessness, chest pain are just some of the short term effects of the Smog. As we helplessly deal with this problem, on Doctors On Call, we bring you some guidelines on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the toxic air. To know more about the guidelines of how to buy an air purifier, we spoke to Mr Barun Aggarwal, the CEO of Breathe Easy.
  • Know The Sudden Signs Of Stroke

    Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:12:35
    This week on Doctors On Call, we take a look into the different treatment options available for a stroke and how it can change the outcome and recovery of a person. On the show, we also discuss stroke symptoms like sudden onset of weakness on one side of the body and face, difficulty speaking, difficulty walking and at times a sudden severe headache. Later, we speak to Dr Chandril Chugh, an Interventional Neurologist to get more details about stroke and its treatment.
  • The Growing Public Health Crisis: Air Pollution

    Sat, 28 Oct 2017 10:03:34
    Lancet came out with a study that stated that Air Pollution was responsible for 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, that is 16% of all deaths worldwide. This figure is also 3 time more than the deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. On the show, we also speak with Anumita Roychowdhury from Centre of Science and Environment on the matter of Air Pollution and how can we approach it with stringent law and rules.
  • How Yoga Can Help Prevent Or Relieve Diabetes

    Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:15:05
    India being the diabetes capital of the world, we look into the benefits of yoga in diabetes and other health tips for weight loss. Also, we spoke to Dr. Suren at Penn State University, United States, on ways to control diabetes.
  • Why A Green And Cracker-free Diwali Is Healthy For You

    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:20:24
    This year, the Supreme court has banned the sale of firecrackers during Diwali in the Delhi NCR. Firecrackers not only cause air pollution and noise pollution but also affect our health in more ways than one. Doctor On Call gives you a quick rundown on how burning firecrackers can affect your health and also some first aid tips in case of an injury.
  • Air Pollution: What Are We Breathing And How It Harms Our Health

    Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:40:02
    The air quality of the national capital turned "poor" and the situation would further deteriorate in the next few days, according to central government agency SAFAR, which monitors air pollution. The day-long average of particulate matter PM 2.5 and PM 10 were 178 and 94 micrograms per cubic metre, respectively, while the air quality index or AQI of the Central Pollution Control Board was poor. The AQI is a yardstick to measure how clean the air is at a specific location, while PM 2.5 is an air pollutant made up of a complex mixture of dust, soot and smoke, and can cause health issues. A "poor" Air Quality Index essentially means that people will have breathing discomfort on prolonged exposure to such air. On further dip in air quality, AQI will turn "very poor" and "severe". In this episode of Doctors On Call, we give a quick run down on how air pollution affects us and what you can do about it.
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