Spice it up with cinnamon to tackle metabolic syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur due to imbalance of the body’s structural and biochemical processes which determine its metabolic functioning. It results in disorders like insulin resistance, clustering of abdominal obesity, high blood lipids, high blood sugar and hypertension, and increased risk of clotting, predisposing individuals to diabetes, stroke and coronary heart diseases.

Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich

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CHANDIGARH : First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics.

Childhood asthma may up risk of heart failure

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Individuals with a history of asthma from childhood may be at a greater risk of experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood, researchers have warned.

Make Avola almond your dietary supplement

Punjab News Express
LONDON : From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you.

Diarrhea threat in Ludhiana, DC orders preventive steps

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LUDHIANA: Taking serious note of spreading diarrhea in the city, Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Agrawal has instructed to department to take necessary steps to control the situation immediately. Senior officials of health department should moniter the situation personally.

Sex can boost brain power in older adults

Punjab News Express
LONDON: Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.

'Good' fat diet may reduce bowel disease symptom

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : A "good" high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation and reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder, says a new study.

Late bedtime linked to less control over OCD symptoms

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : People who go to bed late appear to have less control over their obsessive thoughts, according to results of a small study.

Changing diet may treat autism

Punjab News Express
BEIJING : Altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics might reduce the symptoms of autism, suggests new research.

85% diabetics see amputations in their lifetime

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : Eighty-five per cent of diabetics see amputations in their lifetime due to lack of appropriate treatment, data released during a national conference on diabetics here has revealed.

Paraplegic rehabilitation center website inaugurated in Mohali

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JALANDHAR: Lt Gen Surinder Singh, Army Commander, Western Command and Patron-in-Chief of the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, (PRC) Mohali today inaugurated a Website at the rehabilitation centre to bring it on the world map for its efficient medical care and assist rehabilitation of disabled soldiers by providing appropriate vocational training facilities.

15 Medical Officers including SMO of Civil Hospital Gurdaspur found absent

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
GURDASPUR: In an order to bring government staff more responsive and efficient, the district administration conducted surprise raids on the government offices on third and at least 69 employees and officers including Senior Medical Officer and 14 Medical Officers of civil hospital here found absent when a team led by Additional Deputy Commissioner conducted surprise raid on the civil hospital here today.

Consumer Activist, bidi workers & PH organizations welcome decision to tax all tobacco products under GST

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Public Health fraternity along with doctors and bidi workers from across the country, welcomed GST Council’s landmark decision to categorize all tobacco products including bidis as demerit goods, taxing them at the highest tax rate at 28% under GST. This is one of the most critical public health decisions taken by the Indian Government thatwill have a long lasting impact on the lives of India’s 275 million tobacco users. Taxing bidis, cigarettes and chewing tobacco products at the highest GST rate will not only discourage the consumption of tobacco products but will also increase revenue collections for the government.

Most women don't have healthy weight during pregnancy

Punjab News Express
MELBOURNE : A vast majority of women are not achieving a healthy weight during pregnancy, an Australian study released on Wednesday has found.

Private hospitals observe strike in Ropar district

Punjab News Express
ROPAR: The mebers of Indian Medical Associations of Nangal, Morinda, Rupnagar, Anandpur Sahib in association with the Rural Medical Officers today shut down all private hospitals from 8 AM to 2 PM and government hospitals also observed two hours strike in wake of call at national level.

The 2017 List of Top Medical Colleges for MBBS in Punjab

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : NEET Exam 2017 has just wrapped up.  The result of the exam is expected to be out by 8th of June. Soon students will be heading to different medical colleges around India for admission counselling. Those who will make it to the merit list will want to secure an admission seat in a reputed medical college. When it comes to medical education, the state of Punjab has a lot to offer.  To begin with,Chandigarh which is the state capital is home to the famous Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The Institute has a state of the art infrastructure and is known for advanced medical research and training. 

Himachali Anthropologist searches Roots Of Civilisation

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CHANDIGARH : Dr A.R Shankhyan, a Himachali from Bilaspur has been keen to get to the bottom of its people’s ancestry since his retirement from Anthropological Survey of India and stepped up his efforts to uncover evidence of early man in Haritalyangar (Bilaspur) of Himachal Pradesh. Recently, he discovered two infant lower molar teeth belonged to an ape-like creature Krishnapithecus from the area.

5 cups of coffee daily may keep liver cancer at bay

Punjab News Express
LONDON : Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may halve the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, researchers say.

Making the impossible possible: Imman on weight loss

Punjab News Express
CHENNAI : Well-known southern composer D. Imman is happy with his weight loss programme. He believes he is in the process of achieving the impossible.

Air pollution linked to DNA damage in children, teenagers

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : High levels of traffic-related air pollution may lead to a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening in children and teenagers, warns a study.