The digital health technology market will be worth $5.7 billion by 2015, with chronic care, wellness and medication management leading the charge.
25 Dec 2012, business.mega.mu
The government has spent Rs 2.5 billion for the implementation of over 300 health-related projects concerning hospitals, area and community health centres.
15 Dec 2012, business.mega.mu
All doctors in the public sector will be provided an iPad in 2013. This is one of the suggestions of Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Lormus Bundhoo to further modernise healthcare in Mauritius.
18 Oct 2012, business.mega.mu
Whether the workstation alone in an elevator or in a meeting, there are little exercises to restore tone to body.
08 Oct 2012, business.mega.mu
Men who use cannabis may face an increased risk of certain types of testicular cancer, a new study in Cancer journal suggests. Researchers at the University of Southern California looked at 163 young men, all of whom had been diagnosed with testicular cancer, as well as 292 healthy males. They found that men with a [...]The post Cannabis smoking increases risk of testicular cancer appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
10 Sep 2012, KotZot
Cannabis can lower the IQ of young teenagers and may cause permanent mental impairment, research has shown. The most persistent users suffer an average eight-point decline in IQ between adolescence and adulthood, according to the study of more than 1,000 participants. Scientists believe smoking cannabis from the age of puberty may disrupt developing and vulnerable [...]The post Smoking cannabis as a teenager can permanently lower your IQ appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
28 Aug 2012, KotZot
Children are becoming increasingly overweight on the island nation, as escalating obesity is one of the largest health challenges Mauritius is facing currently. Mauritius has summoned for the comprehensive assessment of children’s eating behaviors, adding that a survey and a thorough investigation should be conducted to see what children are eating and are going to [...]The post Obesity is one of the largest health challenges Mauritius is facing currently appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
28 Aug 2012, KotZot
Some 20 Mauritian surgeons from the five regional hospitals across the country are following a training session in laparoscopic surgery at Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam National Hospital. The training session which opened today is conducted by Prof Jean Michel Fabre, Head of Department of Digestive Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Montpellier and Dr Pierre Blanc, [...]The post Mauritian Doctors Receive Training in Laparoscopic Surgery at SSRN Hospital appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
22 Aug 2012, KotZot
Mauritius will seek expertise from “Hôpitaux Universitaire de Genève” regarding re-evaluation of the protocol and framework for the distribution of methadone and security issues relating to the health care personnel and the patients. The Minister of Health and Quality of Health, Mr Lormus Bundhoo, made this announcement yesterday at Gold Crest Hotel in Quatre Bornes [...]The post Improving HIV prevention & treatment training kicks Off appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
16 Aug 2012, KotZot
Eating cocoa flavanols daily may help improve mild cognitive impairment, said a new research published this week in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. In this study, 90 elderly participants with mild cognitive impairment were randomized to drink daily either 990 milligrams ( high), 520 mg (intermediate) or 45 mg (low) of a dairy-based cocoa [...]The post Eating cocoa flavanols daily could boost brain function in elderly appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
14 Aug 2012, KotZot
According to the official figures from the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, 90 per cent of children aged six years and above have dental caries. The minister of Health and Quality of Life Lormus Bundhoo said, “This year, the ministry will be laying much emphasis on the promotion of oral health, with the [...]The post 90 per cent Mauritian children of 6 yrs+ have dental caries appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
05 Jul 2012, KotZot
A super speciality regional hospital has been set up at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital under the Pan African e-Network Project. The project is part of an initiative of the former president of India, Dr Abdul Kalam, to connect all the 53 nations of the African Union (AU) by satellite and fibre 37.90 optic [...]The post Tele-Medecine set up at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
03 Jul 2012, KotZot
The ministry of Health and Quality of Life will soon make an official request to soft drinks companies asking them to conduct tests on their products. According to him the companies have to know whether their products contain alcohol before they make it available for sale on the market. The Health minister Lormus Bundhoo made [...]The post Tests to be conducted for soft drinks companies appeared first on Mauritius News Ile Maurice.
03 Jul 2012, KotZot
The private sector offers to network NGOs and authorities in the health sector. The Health Business Coalition (HBC), a network of many organizations and NGOs, was established to develop national strategies against diseases that are growing in Mauritian society.
31 May 2012, business.mega.mu
I was kindda reluctant to post this guest topic, sent to me anonymously through mail a few days back. But since I believe it is a blog post like any others and that it will hopefully be of some use, here we go!
14 Apr 2012, Yashvin, pages of my life
In line with the Medpoint chronicle which the leader of the Opposition, Paul Bérenger, has described as ‘the scandal of the century’, all attention is focused on
01 Aug 2011, business.mega.mu
The three officials were interdicted from their post until the enquiry of the Independent Commission Against Corruption on the MedPoint case is completed
28 Jul 2011, business.mega.mu
The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life has a vision to adopt ICT in the health sector
21 Jul 2011, business.mega.mu
The Heart Foundation in collaboration with Editiel company and several stakeholders is organising the fourth edition of Salon
23 Jun 2011, business.mega.mu
Safe blood and blood products are vital
16 Jun 2011, business.mega.mu