Robots are now being Social!

Socially interactive self-automated machine—social robot—is gradually encroaching people’s lives and helping them in various ways especially, in the space of eldercare. The rise in greying population of the world is prominent reason to push the demand for eldercare robots across the globe. It is because such robots not just take care of these retirees on…

Indian Medical Devices Manufacturing Sector: A Promising Space to Invest in

India has received a total of over US $114 billion Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in past three financial years—2014-15, to 2016-17. This figure is 40% more while comparing to previous three fiscal years—2011-12 to 2013-14. FDI is prerequisite in making India a manufacturing hub. And to attract more FDI in the country, India is gradually…

The Promise of Probiotics

Probiotic is certainly not a complete solution to antibiotic resistance, but taking it whilst on antibiotics is quite effective in minimizing the side-effects caused by antibiotics. The increasing inclination to use antibiotics for common ailments —coughs, earache, etc.— is one of the main reasons for rising antimicrobial resistance. It is because such antibiotics don’t just…

Elderly Primagravida

Career pressures and race to financial wellbeing is changing the trend of pregnancy age in past few years. Due to this, the term ‘Elderly Primagravida’ is commonly read on the medical report of expectant mothers especially in the US and Europe. In the language of obstetrics, the word ‘Elderly’ depicts the age of pregnant woman…

5.5 Million Deaths by Air Pollution – ECTs can help!

A commuter in the US wastes 19 gallons of gas on average while idling in traffic every year. It means single commuter is responsible for emitting almost 380 pounds of carbon dioxide in the environment a year. With the escalating numbers of vehicles on the roads, the significance of Emission Control Technologies (ECTs) is extensively…

Trans Fat Kills!

According to clinical studies, the chances of dying from heart disease is up to 32% if the consumption of trans fats as daily energy intake is 2%. The regular intake of trans fats negatively impacts blood cholesterol levels due to which the risk of heart disease increases. Considering adverse impact of trans fats in human…

Technologies Rescuing Pharma Companies from Clinical Trial Failure

Pharmaceutical companies involved in clinical trials are gradually considering modern technologies as ultimate solution to avoid clinical trial failures. Clinical trials are costly and time-consuming processes. Its failure can cause significant revenue losses for pharma companies. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, the estimated average cost for the development of new…

7 Million Deaths Globally due to Air Pollution

According to the report by World Health Organization (WHO), a total of almost 7.3 million deaths a year are related to exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution. Out of this, nearly 90% deaths are reported in low and middle-income countries. How prepared are we to combat this? Scrubber: Scrubber is also known as scrubber…

Data Not Drugs – to put you to sleep!

Did you know that 1 in every 3 people in this world struggle with sleeping? The fact that lack of sleep is usually accompanied by a debilitating health condition makes this issue graver. Globally, in 100 million people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), about 80% go undiagnosed. Perhaps a $63 billion loss in 2016 in…

4 Ways Blockchain is Disrupting Healthcare

Within eight years of its inception, blockchain technology is already disrupting the healthcare industry. This IT permeated blockchain technology fosters healthcare ecosystem which ensures privacy, security and interoperability of health data keeping patient at the center. The stakeholders of healthcare sector are gradually inspired by the promising features of blockchain technology as they are well…

Growing Medical Tourism Attracting Investors in Malaysia

An excellent healthcare infrastructure, hospitals with state of art technology and fine recuperation facilities are some of the prime reasons to attract medical tourists in Malaysia. The country generated over MYR1 billion from more than 800,000 medical tourists last year and the volume of arrival is estimated to cross 1 million by 2020. Not surprisingly,…