Indore becomes the first city to offer non surgical weight loss
Indore becomes the first city in the country to offer non surgical method of weight loss. City based Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics one of the country's leading weight loss surgery centre has come up with the modality, Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, a novel procedure which was performed for the first time in India at this hospital. The procedure was performed by Dr. Mohit Bhandari and Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto from Brazil. The patient who was operated upon was 87 kg weight with BMI 32.7 Patient was a type 2 diabetic since last 5 years. According to bariatric surgeon Dr. Mohit Bhandari, this is a non invasive method for treatment of obesity. According to him, in this procedure capacity of the stomach is reduced by plication taking sutures all around stomach to reduce its size. Dr. Bhandari says patients can lose 15-25 kg depending on multiple factors through this procedure. He adds bariatric surgery is a more radical approach towards weight loss which incorporates both restrictive and Malabsorptive component. We all need a bridge therapy between medical and surgical therapy and endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is that option. The cost of the procedure will be around 2.5 lakh rupees. Dr. Bhandari is one of the pioneers in bariatric surgery and has singularly performed more than 8000 bariatric and Robotic procedures which is one of the highest volume in Asia.
Jan 20, 2018 - Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics
Economic Times concludes the Pharma & Life Sciences Congress 2017
3rd November'17, Mumbai: With the Indian Pharmaceuticals market growing ever larger, The Economic Times saw the need to cultivate a platform for researchers, pharmaceuticals industries, healthcare professionals and various stakeholders to discuss the latest advances in the space. The Economic Times Pharma & Life Sciences Congress 2017, held today at The Taj Vivanta, Mumbai, saw prominent industry experts deliberate on the 'Future of Pharma & Life sciences.' The event convened with opening remarks from Dr. Maruthi Viswanathan, Chief Executive Officer, Rx Prism and later a keynote address delivered by Mr. Ranjit Shahni, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Novartis. In the keynote address, Mr. Shahani highlighted the key trends, opportunities, challenges that the Indian industry faces, stating, "Demographic trends like increase in population, average life expectancy are putting the healthcare system under pressure." Setting the tone for the day, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President - Times Strategic Solutions, said, "The Indian Pharma industry is on the threshold of becoming a major global market by 2020. We at ET believe no global pharmaceutical company can afford to ignore India and its growth. We thus wanted to provide a platform to sustain this growth and bring more positive changes through a talented pool of Pharma experts." Dilip G Shah, Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, expanded further, saying, "The future would be less and less predictable and the disruption would come at a faster rate that we have witnessed and this disruption would come from completely unknown parties, like digital or medical science and my discussion with the other industry shows that we are not prepared for future." To battle these disruptions, Annaswamy Vaidheesh, Vice President, South Asia & Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical, suggested setting up think tanks within the country. In the session titled Moving Beyond Generics-Innovation in Pharma-the next up, visionaries , Daara Patel, secretary General, IDMA; Jawed Zia, Country President, Novartis and Kanchana TK, Director General OPPI expounded on the manner in which we should look into working with the government from a policy perspective to actually innovate in Pharma. Mr. Patel added, "Most of the patients are not getting medicines due to poor infrastructure. India has affordability but as far as accessibility is concerned it is far behind than any other country in the world." The discussion also highlighted that patent protection is a big challenge in pharma innovations. Speakers suggested that the government should free the Pharma industry from the shackles of price control, there is a lot of competition and the industry is mature enough. Only when there is a drastic difference in the price points should the government intervene. It ended on a positive note, with the statement,'The value of innovation should be seen as an investment not only for health but also for economy.' Moving forward in a dialogue between Abhishek Lagvankar, Marketing, Medical Nutrition, Danone; Alap Gandhi, Head Medical Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals; Rinkesh Shah, Digital marketing Strategist, Cipla on Pharma Marketing going digital, it was highlighted that digital marketing in Pharma has low awareness as compared to other industries and 70% of today's population turns to the internet for medical information. They also said most companies develop apps. However, studies have found that 75% of people don't use the app after 3 months. Hence what will help in moving forward in digital marketing sphere is to have real time patient data and not just attempt to roll out quarterly marketing initiatives. It ended with an insight that Pharma Industries are way behind in applying digital strategy and that it should pick up. The day concluded with an enlightening discussion between Mr. Shantanu Mukherjee, Legal Head, Asia Pacific and Japan, Lupin and Sudesh Shetty, Partner and Head, Forensics, Life Sciences, KPMG on manufacturing in India, compliance in manufacturing, making it globally compliant and the road ahead. Mr. Sudesh Shetty ended the session with a remark, "The cost of compliance goes exponentially up when it's reactive." About ET Edge: Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through focused exhibitions and strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing business vistas, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create a social and business environment conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through exhibitions, summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables, case studies and more.
Nov 15, 2017 - ET Edge
Sedentary Lifestyle Leading to Brittle Bones
Most of us have seen the elderly in the family or neighbourhood suffering from debilitating bone fractures of the arm, leg or hip due to osteoporosis. However, in what is an alarming new trend, cases of such osteoporotic fractures are now being presented in relatively younger people, even those in their 30s. Doctor say this is because of a lack of physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle that has reduced the average age of osteoporosis. It has been found that youngsters in their 30s who broke their bones during regular day-to-day activities, represented bones of a senior citizen. This is due to the fact that they lead a largely sedentary life for many years, with minimum walking either to an elevator or car and at home. According to research the incidence of such osteoporotic fractures have increased in people under 50s as compared to 20 years back when most such cases were found in people above 60 years of age. During the ageing process, it is common for men and women to lose their bone density by 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent after the age of 35 years. Nowadays, youngsters are getting affected by osteoporosis, which is a condition of extremely weak bones, resulting in a decrease in bone mass due to loss of bone mineral density. The condition is more often seen in women either due to their anatomy and other physiological factors, but due to changes in lifestyle, there is an increase in incidence of osteoporosis in the urban youth. Modern Lifestyle The Main Culprit? The primary cause of osteoporosis is calcium and Vitamin D deficiency. As modern lifestyle includes low intake of calcium, low sun exposure resulting in Vitamin D deficiency, lack of exercise and poor habits such as smoking, increases the risk of osteoporosis in youngsters. With technology making lives easy, rising affluence and increasing ownership of vehicles, habits like walking to the neighbourhood store everyday or cycling to work are no longer practiced. Elevators have universally replaced stairs, common instruments like hand pumps that required hard work are no longer needed and the facility of home deliveries has done away with the need to carry groceries home every day. All these conditions have drastically reduced physical activity levels as compared to years back. And this is the major cause of the declining strength of the bones. Apart from eating healthy it is extremely important to exercise everyday to maintain bone health. Bones are living tissues which thrive on exercise and the loss of bone mineral density can be stopped by exercising. Doing exercises which involve lifting if weights have proven to be beneficial for bones. Things are still different in rural India where hard labour is still a part of daily life. So, both men and women in rural areas have better bone health as compared to those in urban areas. Weight Bearing Exercises Exercises that put stress on the bones like weight bearing ones, help build their strength. Any physical activity that forces us to work against gravity is known as a weight bearing activity. These exercises increases bone density and strength. They should be done depending on one’s capability and strength and by increasing intensity slowly, overtime. Some of the most common exercises include the following: Weight Lifting Lifting of weights helps build bone density, muscle and also improves bone health. However, only do heavy weight lifting if you are in good health and start with small weights and increase gradually. Trekking One of the best ways to build bones is by trekking, mountaineering and hiking. This form of exercise is perfect for an adventure lover but everyone must give it a try. Begin by walking everyday at least for half an hour. Aerobics If you love fast moving exercise and dancing, then you should practice aerobics more often. Aerobics are fast, increase heart rate and are wonderful for building calories and improving bone health as well. Jogging Going for a Jog or a run is an amazing exercise. It helps manage weight, improves heart health and also builds muscle and bones. Take the Stairs Skip the lift and take the stairs, next time. This builds stamina and strengthens the muscles and bones. Walking A brisk walk is perfect for those who cannot go to the gym or do aerobics. Walking everyday for at least 30 minutes is a great way of improving overall health. It is a low impact exercise and does not affect the bones negatively Dr. Rajeev K Sharma M.S. (ORTH) Gold Medalist, D.N.B. (ORTH), M.CH. (ORTH) Managing Director & Chairman Institute of Adult Reconstruction, Sports Injury & Joint Replacement VIMHANS PRIMAMED SUPERSPECIALITY HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI Former Senior Faculty Member, Dept of Orthopedics- AIIMS, New Delhi Former Senior Consultant, Dept of Orthopedics- Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Feb 23, 2017 - Vimhans PrimaMed
Times Women’s Drive to spread awareness about cancer
Mumbai, March 5, 2016As most of the Mumbaikars were emerging from their slumber, 600 women participants of Times Womens Drive gathered at The flag off event at Rising City, PWD Grounds, Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road, Chembur to participate in the worlds largest and possibly the longest car rally. The seventh edition of Times Womens Drive (TWD), witnessed an enthusiastic participation from 1350 plus women who drove to Goa from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore to celebrate the spirit of womanhood. All participants displayed great passion as they decorated their cars in innovative themes. The flag off event witnessed women parading their 4 wheel beauties decked with social messages on diverse social issues with great lan. In Mumbai, the flag off event was a star-studded affair with Bollywood celebrities like Arjun Kapoor, Sagarika Ghatge and Patralekha flagged off cars and motivated participants. The first car to roll out was the Rosy car driven by actress Sagarika Ghatge. In all 200 cars were flagged of from Mumbai and 150 cars from Pune and 100 cars from Bangalore. 1350 participants dressed in exclusively designed Times Womens Drive T shirts were seen driving a range of cars to compete and raise awareness for a social cause. Participants will reach picturesque beach destination of Ganapatipule at the end of their first day. This will be a two day car rally following the rules set by Indian Automotive Racing Club (IARC) on the 636 km stretch with the help of a tulip chart. The drive was organized in Time-Distance-Speed format (TDS). Times Womens Drive has grown bigger, setting new milestones with each passing year. This year the participants collectively polled a record 30 lakh votes from their acquaintances from over 100 countries to get themselves selected for the drive. The drive has emerged as a platform for the modern Indian women to show their indomitable spirit by taking up new challenges and boldly display their concerns on issues affecting women. This drive had set a new Guinness World Record on 22nd February 2014 for most female participants in motorsport event with 934 participants. This year the drive has been made more challenging by increasing the distance and making it a two day drive. These new challenged did not deter the participants but further strengthened their resolve. The drive will culminate on March 6th 2016 at Goa. This year the entire judging process is digitized so that the results will be known on a real time basis. The participants are showered with prizes in this edition with first team prize worth Rs.454,500, second team prize worth Rs.330,000 and third team prize worth Rs.226,000. This is not all, there are several interesting contest which gives ample opportunity to each participant to win exiting prizes. Each participants stands a chance to win prize for Best Dressed Team Rs.30,000, Best Decorated Car Rs.30,000, Most Social Active Team Rs.30,000, Best Social Message Rs.25,000, Best Creative Group-fie Rs.44,000 and Best Team Name Rs.44,000, Most Fashionable Woman, Rs.28,000 and Best Makeup Rs.4000 TWD stands for the true spirit of women today that represents confident, independent, and enterprising with a penchant for social causes. Women from all walks of life home makers, Navy officers, police force, corporate women, cancer survivors, NGOs participated in this drive making at an all-inclusive drive. Times Womens Drive is supported by Mercedes Benz, Mount Litera, Rising City, Goldilocks, Dr. Aeroguard, Asian Paints, GO Cheese, Vijay Sales, Four Fountains De-Stress Spa, New India Assurance, Chambor, Ocean, HPCL and Zuri White Sands. This is an initiative by Times IBCE. For further information, please contact Anand Iyer Deputy Chief Manager Integrated Brand Communication & Experiences (IBCE) Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (The Times of India Group) Mobile: 98671 69672 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 27, 2017 - Integrated Brand Communications & Experinces
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