1 in 10 infants have vitamin D deficiency

One in ten infants is likely to be suffering from vitamin D deficiency right from birth. The deficiency is more common among exclusively breast-fed infants whose mothers have low level of the vitamin throughout pregnancy and lactation.

Tiding over Vitamin D deficiency

Upto 8,000 IUs of vitamin D per day is required to achieve a serum level of 40 ng/ml. But, this cannot be achieved through sun exposure  or dietary intervention alone. Supplementation becomes important to overcome deficiency and results can be seen sooner.

7 out of 10 Indians suffer from vitamin D deficiency

More than 7 out of 10 people in India are deficient in the sunshine vitamin or vitamin D. Analysis of data from over 10 lakh Indian users at eKincare.com have shown that more than 75% are vitamin D deficient.

Machine learning models to screen employees for relevant health checks

As part of employee benefits, organisations right now intuitively zero in on a single health check package which they think fits all their employees and offer this for free to all their employees. This approach of One package fits all’ not only fails to be relevant to most employees but also increases the corporate’s wellness…

Heat maps for Employee Health Insights

An organisation spends approximately 1500 Rs/annum per employee for covering their medical check up costs. In top corporates, these costs contribute to 65-70% of their total annual employee benefits expense. But, the organisation’s prime concern to implement intervention programs is still unmet given their inability to identify health risks concerning their employees.

What does WBC (White Blood Cell) count signify ?

White blood cells also called leukocytes are like soldiers that defend our body against infectious organisms like bacteria, viruses, and other toxins. They are produced in bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside some of the larger bones. Although these cells are practically on-duty all the time, but in case of sudden attack by enemies…

HbA1c or Glycosylated Hemoglobin test for diabetes

The smarter diabetics usually start a stringent diet control a day or two prior to the scheduled fasting or postprandial blood glucose measurements.  But, the HbA1c test outsmarts these habitual offenders. The USP of HbA1c lies in the fact that it reflects blood sugar levels over a period of 8-12 weeks thereby providing true picture…

6 ways how Walnuts can reduce heart disease risk

Walnuts were called Juglans regia, “Jupiter’s royal acorn” by the Romans. English walnuts seemed to have originated in Persia and is often known as Persian Walnut. With its unique nutritional profile and ability to reduce heart disease risk, walnuts have definitely gained center-stage as a quintessential therapeutic health food!

5 reasons to munch on Pistachios as a snack

The green and purplish nuts wrapped under easily peelable shells make for great gifting items, especially in winters. They are present in most households and are widely used in desserts to impart that peculiar nutty flavour. Unfortunately, they are not as popular as cashews, almonds and walnuts. We are proud to present some amazing health…

Nutrition guidelines for patients with COPD

COPD patients experience weight loss due to poor appetite. Also, there is weakness that hinders with daily activities like cooking, chewing, swallowing which further results in weight loss and fatigue. Good nutrition plays an important role in improving quality of life of a COPD patient.

Know if you are at risk of COPD

Typically, symptoms of COPD are slow to set in and often overlapping with other respiratory illnesses. Hence, individuals having known risk factors need to be aware.