We often talk of outdoor or ambient air pollution and its various ill-effects. Consequently, indoor air pollution is often ignored. Indoor pollution may be as bad as or even worse than the outdoor pollution and can be a major health hazard even in urban areas. Indoor air pollution is an equally urgent issue that needs attention because most people spend most of their life indoors — inside schools and colleges, homes or offices, commercial or industrial buildings.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a type of indoor air pollutant. They are gases that are released into the air from products or processes.....read more
This winter, health authorities and people living in countries of the WHO European Region located along wild birds’ migration routes should be particularly vigilant about avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds. .... read more
Ebola outbreak in Congo may not be containable, says Robert Redfield, Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday. The Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched..... read more
New research presented November 3, 2018 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that children who suffer poor sleep quality after a sports-related concussion take almost twice ... read more
Updated joint guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) titled “Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department”... read more
Progesterone receptor (PR) status, as determined by the Histo (H)-score, is strongly associated with response to progestin-based therapy in endometriosis, says a study reported in the Journal .... read more
New data presented Oct. 21, 2018 at the American College of Rheumatology 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago show that enthesitis in the Achilles tendon is also common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis but it can be missed because ... read more
Heart Care Foundation of India wishes its readers a very happy Diwali
We wish all our readers a very happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous Diwali. This day is celebrated on the day of Amavasya and is symbolized by inner happiness, lighting, or Purnima. Diwali celebrations also coincide with the terminal phase of Chaturmas, the four months of negative state of mind.
In Hindu spiritual Yagna, the process starts from first day of Navratri on Amavasya and ends up on Diwali, again on Amavasya. The first 10 days involve intense spiritual practice and the rest 20 days entails receiving its benefits.