Mental Health: Why Do We Not Speak Our Minds

Posted in on February 16, 2016

    Ever wondered how most people are fine with discussions about the inner workings of their physiology but have trouble talking about (or even acknowledging) a mental health concern? Somehow society has ingrained it in us all that mental health is an intensely private matter, often brushed aside or discussed in hushed tones. But, the numbers...…

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Incidence of Paediatric Cancers

Posted in on February 4, 2016

    Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity globally with an estimated 14 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths in 2012. The grim reality is that these cases are likely to increase by 70% in the next two decades owing to environmental and lifestyle risks. While cancers have been predominantly associated...…

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Thyroid Care on the Mobile

Posted in on December 7, 2015

    Tracking your thyroid is a continuous process, when symptomatic and also on medications. Most thyroid patients struggle with finding the right balance and also worry about the lifestyle changes that hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism demands. Even while on medication, your doctor will recommend follow-ups at periodic intervals. However, tracking your symptoms is essential for complaints like tiredness,...…

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7 Remarkable Ways Your Mobile Could Be Making You Healthier

Posted in on November 4, 2015

    We have all read the reports about how mobile phones could be harmful to health due to the possibly harmful radiations they emit, interruptions to sleep patterns or causing carpal tunnel syndrome owing to being used so frequently. However, users are finding ways to minimize these risks (reduced radiation, reduced screen light exposure, wired headsets...…

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Why Women Would Rather Google Their Illnesses Than See A Gynaecologist

Posted in on October 21, 2015

    Most young women find it embarrassing to discuss their intimate health issues, even with their doctor. In fact, most of them are avoiding visits to their gynaecologist and instead relying on the Internet to provide them with answers to their symptoms or illnesses. Most women have admitted searching for their symptoms online within 12 hours...…

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The Need for a Doctor-Patient Health Network Today

Posted in on April 21, 2015
Patient Education infographic

    It is estimated that over 50% of internet users have discussed their online diagnoses with their healthcare providers. It is every physician’s nightmare to be confronted by a patient armed with sheets of printouts detailing countless opinions off the internet. Or worse, to have said patients act on this information without prior consultation. Patient education-...…

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From Fitness to Health- Remote Monitoring Revolutionizes Personal Care

Posted in on April 9, 2015

     Imagine this. You have just been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood presure), perhaps brought on by an unhealthy lifestyle coupled with stress. After the initial diagnosis, your doctor suggests making changes in your lifestyle and assessing your condition. He asks you to follow-up with him regularly to review your health and determine future course...…

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Kidney Health Awareness : NeedStreet at the World Kidney Day event in Trivandrum

Posted in on March 16, 2015
Virtual Practice launch at World Kidney Day event by Trivandrum Nephrology Club

    It is staggering that, in a country of over 1.1 billion, the number of nephrologists hovers at an estimated 1100. Every year, around 2.2 lakh patients develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the India Renal Foundation (IRF), only a mere 7.2% of the educated and working class of people...…

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8 ways the Virtual Practice can help Doctors

Posted in on December 24, 2014

    From setting up email addresses and signing up on social media to creating customized websites, doctors have always worked being accessible to their patients online. The Virtual Practice pushes the envelope and takes it one step further. How? Take a look- Interactive – Patients prefer to talk to their own doctors, be it at the...…

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Dr.Shashi Tharoor Speaks to NeedStreet at the IMA Conference, Trivandrum

Posted in on November 8, 2014
Dr. Shashi Tharoor talks Needstreet at IMA

    Dr Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, spoke at the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Medicine Millennium conference today, 8th Nov, in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala. Speaking at the release of the Citizen’s Health Charter, Shashi Tharoor spoke of ethics in medical practice, accessibility of “health for all” and community medicine at the IMA conference in Kovalam. In his...…

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Why the Virtual Practice Prepares Doctors for Apple’s HealthKit and Google Fit

Posted in on September 16, 2014
Apple Watch Health Tracking

    The announcement of Apple’s HealthKit and the Google Fit platform in June this year, marked the arrival of these two giants in the health and fitness space. Essentially, both these platforms enable the collection of personalized health data, using sensors built into their smartphones, smart watches and other wearable smart devices. While health & fitness...…

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Problems with online health searches

Posted in on September 14, 2014

    A sudden attack of asthma or an appearance of a rash prompts most people to turn to the Internet for a quick medical solution. New parents often resort to online searches to look up their child’s symptoms, as it offers a more convenient alternative to visiting the doctor. An exponential growth in Internet and mobile...…

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Remote Health Monitoring for Your Patients

    Convenient. Personalised. Supportive. As a doctor, you often find the need to monitor your patient’s progress between hospital visits. Such health monitoring could be for a short duration until the patient is well again or in the case of patients with chronic illnesses, it is often a lifelong need. Patients are also waking up to...…

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Why Doctors Need a Virtual Practice

Posted in on July 12, 2014

    Being a doctor is all about ensuring good healthcare outcomes and being accessible to patients who need you. Patients are changing – as people increasingly rely on the Internet and their mobile phones to access services and information in all areas of their lives be it travel, shopping, paying bills, entertainment or education. Understandably they...…

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Why Diabetes Patients Need To Participate in their Own Healthcare

Posted in on November 14, 2013

    There are about 382 million diabetes patients in the world today and an estimated 316 million have impaired glucose tolerance, meaning that they are at high risk of developing diabetes. The numbers are staggering and going by current estimates it is expected that by 2030 there will be at least half a billion people living...…

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Changing Patient Behaviour in India: 72% of Indian Internet Users Search for Health Related Information

Posted in on November 13, 2013

    With nearly 165 million Internet subscribers, India now has the 3rd largest Internet population after the US and China. These numbers are growing at a very fast pace – 31% in the past year. And over 86 million of these users access the Internet from their mobile. Like all other sectors, healthcare is also being...…

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Remote Diabetes Monitoring

Posted in on May 27, 2012

       The SK National Diabetes Center is using the NeedStreet Continuous Care platform to provide their diabetes patients with a continuous diabetes monitoring solution. The NeedStreet continuous monitoring solution allows you to remain in constant contact with the expert team at SK Hospital who will be monitoring your blood sugar readings on a daily...…

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NeedStreet Continuous Care: Extending Healthcare Beyond The Hospital

    Welcome to NeedStreet – a healthcare platform that extends healthcare beyond the hospital and puts you in better control control of your health. The NeedStreet platform focuses on continuous care, which plays a pivotal role in day-to-day management of chronic illnesses and in reducing associated long term complications where possible. As a patient the NeedStreet...…

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