universal health

According to the World Health Organization, Universal healthcare coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of services needed throughout life—from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care—and is best based…

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In a story recently published on CNN, an 18-year-old who complained of seizures in the emergency room of an Indian hospital turned out to have parasites (eggs of intestinal worms were embedded in his brain). Drs. Nishanth Dev and S. Zafar Abbas of the ESIC Medical College and Hospital in Faridabad reported that the patient, who appeared in the…

Think you’re leading a healthy lifestyle? Most of us think we do a fair job of maintaining our health and lifestyles with good eating habits and physical activity whenever we manage to fit it in. But is that enough to be considered “healthy?” According to a recent study, very few adults actually meet the criteria…

According to National Aids Control Council, 300,000 young people below the age of 24 years are living with HIV AIDS, or human immunodeficiency virus. There are 48 new infections every day among young people aged between 10 – 24 years. Thanks to celebration-worthy advances in medicine, HIV is far from the death sentence it used…

Having worked as an ultrasound specialist, I want to explain what it is and point out some advantages of doing it. Well, to make it simple, ultrasound is the term which refers to frequencies above the audible range of human beings i.e. above 20 KHz. Ultrasound devices operate in the range from 20 KHz to several GHz….

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Today is World Kidney Day! This day is meant to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of kidneys worldwide, and at Savannah Healthcare Services, we offered free nutrition counselling for everyone. I have spent a lot of time talking to kidney patients (with respect to kidney diseases) and that is why I will…

A flu shot during pregnancy protects newborns against the flu for about two months after birth, a new study finds. Previous studies have shown that flu vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns. This study shows the length of protection is likely limited to the first eight weeks of life, said Marta Nunes, of the University…

Even with good health insurance, a health emergency or a prolonged illness can be a financial disaster. Health insurance deductibles, co-payments, emergency room costs, and other costs of illness can add up in a hurry. How Much of an Emergency Fund Do You Need? For an older adult, a health emergency might result in the…

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