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Misdiagnosis Leads To Complications – Choose Labs Wisely

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Many people in our country at some point of time in their life have received an incorrect diagnosis or seen a doctor who has been baffled by their symptoms. Symptoms can go away with the right medication but misdiagnosis can cost lives.

If you have been advised to get some tests done and you are already fretting about re-scheduling your daily routine, then the thought of waiting in a long queue upsets you. And what if you went to your chosen diagnostic centre and they don’t have the test that you have been asked for? You will again wait for the precious weekend to search the right diagnostic centre to get it done.

?According to ?CA (Dr?.?) Ruchi Gupta, Founder and CEO,, ?looking for the best diagnostics in the desired vicinity has now become easier. Online portal has emerged as one of the leaders in the field of diagnostics, allowing people to check for the best labs with price comparison at affordable costs, eliminating the need to wait in queues. Being online, anyone and everyone can choose from the thousands of labs across the country on a single click.


Look for labs that have the following characteristics which is available under one roof, –

Highly reliable

As the treatment given by the doctor completely depends on the lab test results, reliability on the results provided by the diagnostics lab is an important factor. With complete details of the diagnostic labs available including its accreditation, the online portal has created a comfort zone for patients requiring diagnosis. Even the number of people coming forward for preventive health checkups have raised since the inception of, which can solely be attributed to the reach, awareness generated among masses, by filling the gap between the patients and testing labs.

Get tested at desired location

In metro cities most of the people are working that restricts their time for health checkups at desired location. With this online technology available for scheduling the tests in your vicinity as per the time availability of your choice, many people are benefited. Price transparency is one of the keys factors that keep you aware of the best prices and offers available at all diagnostic labs.

Easy access for All

Elderly patients usually find it difficult to make a visit to the diagnostic centre early morning in empty stomach. This eradicates the need to go to the lab for appointments and wait for your turn or report collection, as even the report is mailed to you. Website also provides facilities to keep your complete data stored at one point for easy access and future consultations.

The following aspects are needed to be kept in mind while choosing the best diagnostic centre –

·Experience and skills – this is one of the most important aspect to look for in the labs. With experienced medical practitioners and skillful technical team, the results provided by the lab will be accurate. The pathologist should be well versed with the medical expertise and also with the interpersonal skills. Not only the doctors but also the pathologists and the lab technicians should be sharp skilled and experienced. Customer attention is important part of developing relationship with diagnostic clinic.

·Precision in report compilation – It is essential that the test reports should be accurate without any error as the wrong treatment can cost serious consequences.

·Well operational lab equipment

·Timeliness of report – Report should be delivered on time .Delay in delivering report could also result in delayed diagnosis, which could eventually cause severe complications or even death in some cases.

·Technology and protocols used – The tests should be done using the latest technologies as this will help them provide high quality and precise diagnostic services. The rates should be reasonable so that every income group can avail the service. There is no space of human error when it comes to diagnostic tests. The diagnostic centre should follow the international protocols in relation to hygiene, sanitation and systematic documentation.

Health needs to be taken care of at its best and with such an objective the aim is to help the public by assisting them to get the best quality healthcare service and facilities. The portal also helps in decision making on call, chat, and mail support on different parameters. There is lack of awareness among the masses about home collection services with quality services by different centers. For the first time in India, the online health portal, imparts knowledge on what, where, when, how to get the test done, customer reviews, End-end booking solution of test within less than a minute. By eliminating the challenges faced by the Indian public, provide a holistic approach to healthcare.

Dr.Ruchi Gupta, Founder and CEO, ?



Reasons Why You Should Start Your Day With Ginger

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Ginger is often used to add extra flavour to your tea. Ayurveda advises using ginger for various medicinal purposes. It has a strong taste and aroma which makes it can an appropriate element for your cup of tea. But you can add a change to your morning by adding ginger to it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and something like ginger which is loaded with health benefits can make your breakfast healthier. Adding it your tea is the easiest way to consume ginger but you can also try other methods to consume ginger as well. Here are 5 reasons why you should add ginger to your morning routine.

Health benefits of ginger

  1. Aids in weight loss

Ginger can help you control your appetite. If you consume ginger every morning you will experience reduced urge to eat. The best way to consume ginger for weight loss is ginger water. To male ginger water, you need to boil cups of water first. Then add at least two slices of ginger to it. Boil it for some time and later strain the mixture. You can drink it both hot and cold according to your preference. Consumption of ginger water every morning will regulate blood sugar levels as well.

  1. Better hair and skin health

Regular consumption of ginger water every morning can help you achieve flawless hair and skin. Ditch all the chemical loaded products for skin and hair and switch to ginger. The antioxidants and the vitamins present in ginger are beneficial for both hair and skin. It will also ensure better protection against skin infections and diseases.

  1. Improves gut health

You can say goodbye to all your digestive disorders with ginger. Adding ginger to your breakfast will give you a strong digestive system. It will give you relief from indigestion, nausea and heartburn. You can prepare ginger water for better digestion as well. To enhance its taste and benefits simply add mint, lemon juice and one teaspoon honey to it.

  1. Reduces inflammation

Ginger is popularly known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Staring your day with ginger regularly will result in reduces inflammation for long term. Arthritis patients can add ginger to their breakfast without giving a second thought. You will also notice relief from other body pains and swelling.

  1. Better cholesterol levels

Ginger can manage your cholesterol levels as well. Increase in bad cholesterol can trigger the risk of various chronic diseases. It is extremely bad for your heart health. You can reduce your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels with ginger.

You can experiment various methods to use ginger in the morning. You can prepare ginger tea, ginger jam, ginger smoothie or can simply add it to your soup.

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Testosterone replacement therapy can rise stroke risk in men

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Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke or a cardiac arrest, especially during the first two years of use, warn researchers.

Published in The American Journal of Medicine, the findings confirm concerns voiced by many health agencies about the potential risks associated with the treatment.

“Our findings show that the use of TRT was associated with an increased risk of stroke, transient ischemic attack or cardiac arrest during the first two years of use,” said Christel Renoux of McGill University in Canada.


According to researchers, there is a limited evidence on the long-term clinical benefits of TRT to effectively treat the modestly declining levels of endogenous testosterone levels of aging but healthy men.

“We strongly recommend that clinicians proceed with caution when considering prescribing TRT and first discuss both the potential benefits and risks with patients,” Renoux said.

The study analysed a large database of electronic medical records of patients enrolled in primary care practices in the UK and formed a cohort of 15,401 men, aged 45 years or older, with low testosterone levels (hypogonadism).

Users of TRT had a 21% greater risk of cardiovascular events compared with non-users, corresponding to an additional 128 events.

The increased risk appears to be transient, declining after two years of TRT use, which the investigators attribute to a phenomenon called “depletion of susceptible.”

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High intensity interval training can improve health

The Kashmir Monitor



An international research team has now found that bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health.

According to experts, from washing the car to climbing stairs or carrying groceries, each of these activities is an opportunity for short sharp bursts of ‘High Intensity Incidental Physical Activity’, HIIPA for short.

Speaking about it, study author Emmanuel Stamatakis said, “Regular incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing even for a few seconds has great promise for health.”


In a study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Stamatakis and colleagues argue that when considering differences in physical capabilities by age, sex and weight, many daily tasks can be classified as ‘high intensity’ physical activity. That is, the kind of activity that gets you out of breath enough to boost your fitness.

According to them, including these kinds of activities into routines a few times a day will see significant health benefits for the majority of adults.

Professor Stamatakis added, “There is a lot of research telling us that any type of HIIT, irrespective of the duration and number of repetitions is one of the most effective ways to rapidly improve fitness and cardiovascular health and HIIPA works on the same idea.”

According to study authors the time commitment for HIIPA is close to zero minutes per day, and people could save even more time if their HIIPA involves brief walking sprints, or taking the stairs instead of waiting for the lift. Furthermore, other practical advantages are nil costs, no need for equipment and no concerns about a lack of skill or fitness.

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