Don’t miss these foods if you want healthy bones

Did you know the human skeleton undergoes a bone dissolving and remodelling process every 10 years? But for this to take place, your bones need to be strong. If the bone build-up lags during bone breakdown, you are likely to suffer from osteoporosis. Your body needs two essential minerals for keeping pace with bone breakdown – calcium and vitamin D. The daily recommendation for calcium … Continue reading Don’t miss these foods if you want healthy bones

Rising road accidents in Odisha strike a need for advanced trauma centers, ambulances

Over the last one year, an advanced trauma center was commenced in AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar. The government has launched 92 ambulances under the ‘108’ umbrella Even as 25 states and Union Territories across the country saw a drop in road accidents since the first half of 2017, Odisha was among states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Assam, which witnessed an increase of 2 to 8 … Continue reading Rising road accidents in Odisha strike a need for advanced trauma centers, ambulances

World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn’t stopped

As someone who has worked in the area of mainstreaming disability in policies and programmes for a decade now, people often approach me asking for information, advice, and mostly just to be heard. A young blind student at a leading college in Delhi recently shared how a corporate known for its “diversity and inclusion” work told her that they only hire deaf persons and persons … Continue reading World Disability Day: Community will remain on margins of society until rights are ensured, discrimination isn’t stopped

Disabilities: Definition, Types and Models of Disability

What is a Disability? A disability is defined as a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or group. The term is used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment mental illness, and various types of Chronic Disease.Disability is conceptualized as being a multidimensional experience for the person involved. … Continue reading Disabilities: Definition, Types and Models of Disability

AMRI Hospital organizes social media campaigns on World AIDS Day

KOLKATA: HIV infection and AIDS happen to be one of the major public health challenges. With an increasing number of patients every year, AMRI Hospitals based in Dhakuria, Mukundapur, Saltlake, Southern Avenue and Bhubaneswar organized a number of social media campaigns to spread awareness about the disease. The campaigns were aimed at educating people about the importance of early screening, diagnosis and treatment. They were … Continue reading AMRI Hospital organizes social media campaigns on World AIDS Day

Is skin cancer deadly? Identify the symptoms early to minimize damage

Skin cancer is the most common among all the forms of cancers human beings sufffer. It causes number of deaths every year across the world. Skin cancer occurs due to the abnormal growth of skin cells. Normally, it develops around the areas that are exposed to light but sometimes abnormal cells can form in other places as well. When these abnormal cells multiply around any … Continue reading Is skin cancer deadly? Identify the symptoms early to minimize damage

Kolkata’s air quality index worse than Delhi: How did it become the most polluted city in India?

In the past 72 hours, Kolkata surpassed Delhi in becoming the most polluted metropolitan city in India. fter Diwali, Delhi’s air quality got worse as the air quality index (AQI) dipped from ‘very poor’ to ‘severe.’ But it turns out, Delhi is not the most polluted city after all. In the past 72 hours, Kolkata surpassed Delhi in becoming the most polluted metropolitan city. What is the … Continue reading Kolkata’s air quality index worse than Delhi: How did it become the most polluted city in India?