Health

Cervical Cancer in India: A preventable tragedy that requires urgent attention

Premature death and disability from cancer is a great tragedy that hundreds of thousands of women and their families in India and other developing countries face every year. Of the various cancers that afflict women, that of the cervix, a part of the reproductive system, is one of the most common causes of death in a low socio-demographic index (SDI) country like ours.

Brahm Mohindra thanks Punjab cabinet for clearing 185 vacant posts in ESI

CHANDIGARH: Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Health and Family Welfare Minister showered high words of praise upon the Punjab Cabinet for giving go ahead to its proposal to fill all the vacant 185 posts of doctors and paramedics in ESI hospitals and dispensaries of the state.

How turmeric helps heart failure patients

NEW YORK: Curcumin -- the active compound in turmeric -- may repair exercise intolerance faced by patients with heart failure, suggests a new research.

ECG facility be provided at the PHC and wellness centers: Brahm Mohindra

CHANDIGARH: In a path breaking development in providing the better health services to the citizen of Punjab, now onward ECG facility would be available at all Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Health and Wellness Centres of the state. This was disclosed by Mr. Brahm Mohinhdra, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab while inaugurating the monthly review meeting of the Civil Surgeons.

Eye donation gives light to two young patients

PHAGWARA:  With an aim to give light to blind patients,  for the first time in district Kapurthala Corneal Transplantation was done successfully by a team of two Doctors ie Former Prof Government Medical College Patiala Dr Dharamvir Chalia and Eye Surgeon of Phagwara Dr Rajan in a private hospital at Phagwara on Thursday.

Brahm Mohindra hands over appointment letters to 306 new medical officers

CHANDIGARH: Achieving yet another milestone in providing the quality health services to the citizens of State, appointment letters to 306 newly recruited MBBS Doctors were today handed over by Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Health and Family Welfare Minister in a simple but impressive function organised at the Auditorium of Punjab Health System Corporation, SAS Nagar Mohali.

Skin care regime during winters for different skin types

NEW DELHI:  Skin tends to become very dry during Winter hence you need extra care to keep the skin moist and supple.

Capt Amarinder inaugurates 100 bedded cancer hospital in Sangrur

SANGRUR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday inaugurated the 100 -bedded ultra-modern Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Sangrur, to take forward his government’s mission to provide affordable cancer care to the people of Punjab.

Punjab Health department appoints 1183 multi purpose health workers

CHANDIGARH: Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra here today handed over the appointment letters to first lot of 300 newly appointed MPHW (Multi Purpose Health Workers-Male). A total of 1183 Multipurpose Health Workers (Male) have been appointed by Health Department, Punjab through a recruitment process initiated by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. A counselling and online station allocation session for these new appointees was here today organised by the Health Department.

Career in Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine

In today’s world and more than ever, beauty is emphasised as a very important characteristic. Physical attractiveness will help people get employment, find a life partner, more generally: help people fit in a demanding society that values and rewards physical appearance. The global aesthetic medicine market size is now estimated to reach more than 13 Billion USD by 2021.

Behaviour-modifying app can help you lose weight

NEW YORK:  Researchers have found that a behaviour-modifying app, when integrated with health system resources, can help obesity patients lose weight.

Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s

NEW DELHI: The shrinking size of families in India contributed to India’s economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s, a United Nations report has found.

UN launches workplace mental health strategy

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has launched a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and ways to maintain well-being of its staff by dealing with the stigma attached to it.

Cosmetologist Dr. Monica Kapoor defends Kiara Advani from trolls

NEW DEL;HI: Time and again, Kiara Advani has been in news for some reason. As much as she is appreciated for her brave work choices, she has been criticized and trolled like every other popular face of the industry. It seems like trolling comes with fame.

Vested interests behind vilification campaign: PMC chief

PATIALA: Dr AS Sekhon, President of the Punjab Medical Council, here today lamented the malicious campaign started against him in a section of the media questioning his nomination and grant of honorarium to him by the Punjab government.

Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine (ILAMED) organised a unique workshop on Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine

NEW DELHI: ILAMED is one of the few professional educational institutions in the world that provides training and hands-on courses in Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine. ILAMED recently organised a unique workshop on “Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine” at Chandigarh.              

Avoid fried food, smoking, alcohol to prevent acidity (Health Tips)

NEW DELHI: Amidst the hectic schedule of day-to-day life, we often neglect common digestive problems such as acidity. Considering these digestive problems to be minor, we either ignore or tend to treat them by ourselves.

Weight loss drug effective for diabetes remission: Study

NEW YORK:  Intake of lorcaserin -- a weight-loss drug -- can help decrease risk for diabetes, induce diabetes remission as well as reduce the risk of diabetes complications in obese and overweight patients, a study has found.

2 killed in Japan typhoon

TOKYO:  At least two people were killed and about 120 were injured as typhoon Trami, which is moving away from the northeast of Japan on Monday, passed over the country.

Brahm Mahindra asks IMA and Private doctors to report Dengue cases to health department

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to nip the potential outbreak of dengue and Chikungunya in the bud and to put the health paraphernalia on high alert mode to check the virus in its early stages, the Health and Family Welfare Department today issued instructions to the Indian Medical Association, Punjab and all private practitioners to report any suspected/ confirmed dengue cases to the health Department immediately so that remedial measures could be taken without any delay.

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