Health

This exercise can boost brain power

 Researchers have found that practicing what is known as a "dual n-back" exercise can lead to improvement in working memory, which is what people rely on to temporarily hold details in their mind like phone numbers and directions.

California declares emergency amid Hepatitis A outbreak

LOS ANGELES: California Governor Jerry Brown has declared emergency amid the deadly Hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in the western US state.

Yemen cholera outbreak kills 2,150

UNITED NATIONS: The cholera outbreak in the war-torn Yemen is the largest single-year cholera outbreak ever on record and over 2,150 people have died since April, said a UN official.

World Mental Health Day celebrated at PGIMER Inbox x

The World Mental Health Day on the theme “Mental Health in workplace” was celebrated by National Institute of Nursing Education (N.I.N.E.) in collaboration with Department of Psychiatry, and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh. Prof. Jagat Ram, Director, Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Dean (Academics), presided over the function. Patients and attendants were educated on mental health by nursing students through role play in the New OPD, DDTC OPD and Psychiatry OPD. They were told about the qualities of mentally healthy individuals, prevention of mental illness, promotion of mental health, stress reduction etc.

New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes

LOS ANGELES: Scientists have pioneered a method to detect antibiotic susceptibility for urinary tract infections in less than 30 minutes, potentially enabling patients to be diagnosed and prescribed effective treatments during a single clinical visit.

Is watching hockey stressful for your heart?

Watching a hockey game live or on television may lead to a rise in heart rate, that can have a substantial effect on the cardiovascular system, a research has claimed.

High BP in 40s may put women at increased dementia risk

They all had blood pressure checks and other tests from 1964 to 1973 when they were an average age of 33, then again when they were an average age of 44.

Stop criminal prosecution of medical negligence and clerical errors, Ravi Wankhedkar

JALANDHAR: Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, President Indian Medical Association(IMA) Said that the Indian Medical Association (IMA) was of the opinion and demanded that the Criminal prosecution of  Medical negligence and Clerical errors against doctors should be abolished and needed an amendment.

Five newborn die in Assam medical college in 24 hours

At least five newborns died in a medical college in Assam's Barpeta district in last 24 hours while two more are in a critical condition, a hospital official said.

US woman jailed for refusing to vaccinate son

WASHINGTON: A US woman was on Wednesday sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date, a media report said.

5-day childhood cancer awareness rally concludes

ROPAR:  The 5-day long 6th CanKids childhood cancer awareness rally concluded at Rail Majra near Ropar today. The rally, aimed to spread awareness on childhood cancer, was organized in association of Max India Foundation (MIF).

Health Department Commences Screening Programme to Detect Deafness among New-Born Children

CHANDIGARH: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab commenced the screening programme to detect the deafness among new-born children during a meeting organised today on National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) in association with ICMR, WHO, BIRAC-DBT. The meeting was attended by more than 70 officials from Indian Council of Medical Research Headquarters, New Delhi, World Health Organisation (WHO SEARO), Dr. R.K. Srivastava, Advisor to DG (Disability), Dr. Arun Aggarwal, Ex Dean, MAMC & WHO Expert on Deafness, District ENT Nodal Officers, all District Civil Hospitals Paediatricians and ENT Departments of all Government Medical Colleges in Punjab.

3000 patients suffering from hemophilia in Punjab can now get access to treatment

CHANDIGARH: Punjab should adopt giant strides in its journey of providing access to treatment to Hemophilia patients in the state, and should move to providing recombinant Anti Hemophilic Factor (AHF) treatment.This treatment should be executed through designated Hemophilia Treatment Centres in order to add teeth to the fight against hemophilia;thus ensuring the Punjab State AIDS Control Society (PSACS) tobe better served in its task to effectively utilize the Rs 10 crore provided by the National Health Mission (NHM) for the treatment of patients in Punjab.

Punjab to launch free HPV Vaccination programme against cervical cancer

Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab is all set to initiate an ambitious campaign to tackle ‘Cervical Cancer’ among women in the state of Punjab. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer of women in India. It is second most prevalent cancer (after breast cancer) in Punjab.

Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days in Madhya Pradesh

The death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days (July 1 to September 21), even as 129 persons are being treated for the disease in different hospitals, officials said on Friday.

Durga puja special menu for Bengal hospital patients

Breaking the monotony of hospital food, the patients at state-run medical establishments in West Bengal will get to sample special menu during Durga Puja.

Unhealthy lifestyle choices are the leading cause of sexual dysfunction in Delhi NCR: Max Healthcare survey

NEW DELHI: Sexual health is an intrinsic part of the overall well-being of an individual and closely impacts their relationships with partners. Hence conditions of sexual dysfunction – be they reduced drive, frequency or satisfaction issues – can even lead to repercussions on mental and emotional health.

Brahm Mahindra orders State food safety administration to crack the whip against 'Food Adulteration Mafia"

 In the wake of coming festival season,Brahm Mohindra today issued strict instruction to the State food safety administration to keep an eagle’s eye on the production of food items besides conducting random sampling of the food items and selling of food like sweets, fast food, packed food and bakery items. District Health Officers and assistant food commissioners have been mandated to take stern legal action against such anti social elements who play with the lives of the innocent citizens by selling adulterated food items.

Eye awareness camp at Rayat Bahra Dental College

Eye donation awareness camp was organised in Rayat Bahra Dental College by staff of the Civil Surgeon of Mohali.

Punjab all set to provide free nutritional supplements to the TB patients

Brahm Mohindra Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab today announced that TB menace would be totally eliminated from the state by 2025 and to achieve this goal, Punjab Government has in principal decided to provide nutritional supplements to the patients of Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) TB, free of cost from the state funds. Besides, Punjab has also been providing free diagnostic and treatment services to the entire population.

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