Health

Liver inflammation may raise risk of heart diseases

Inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the development of fat accumulation in the arteries, cause blood clots as well as other cardiovascular conditions, researchers have found.

Punjab Health Minister asks Civil Surgeons, SMOs to do clinical duties

“All Specialists including Civil Surgeons and Senior Medical Officers posted on Non clinical posts will perform clinical duties on every Saturday and they will also perform scheduled surgeries on fixed days in Government hospitals.” It was announced by Mr. Brahm Mohindra while delivering keynote address at the Civil Surgeon’s Review Meeting held at Directorate Health Services, Punjab. This occasion was also decorated with the conferring of National Award to Punjab’s two District Hospitals for achieving high ranks in the Quality Assurance standards set by Government of India.

Health minister asks DGP to ensure strict implementation of anti tobacco

Punjab Police has greater role to play in the crusade against drug addiction initiated by Chief Minister Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh to completely root out drugs from Punjab. So the Punjab Police must also own up its responsibility and must strive hard to ensure the strict implementation of Anti Tobacco/ Nicotine Laws in the state.” It was said by Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Health & Family Welfare Minister.

Breastfeeding within an hour of Birth prevents 20 percent newborn deaths

Breastfeeding within an hour of birth prevents 20 percent of newborn deaths. Infants who have not breastfed are being faced 15 times more possibility to die from pneumonia and 11 times more likely to die from diarrhoea than children who are exclusively breastfed, which are two leading causes of death in children under-five years of age.”

Nine new swine flu cases detected in UP

 Nine students have tested positive for swine flu in the Uttar Pradesh capital, taking the total number of cases in the state to 150, health department officials said on Tuesday.

Early term babies at increased risk of diabetes, obesity

 Being born early term may increase a baby's risk of developing diabetes and obesity-related illnesses as well as a shortened life span, according to a new study.

Faridabad hospital study shows 3-fold rise in heart patients

The physical property of the blocks inside arteries supplying blood to heart is the emerging concern in the treatment of heart patients following an episode of heart attack, revealed a study by city based Sarvodaya Hospital .

Drinking alcohol daily may raise skin cancer risk: Study

Individuals who are heavy alcohol consumers may be at an increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer, an analysis has shown.

Turmeric can be used to fight cancer in children, find US scientists

Medical scientists in the US have found yet another use for curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric that is widely used in Indian cuisine, this time to cure cancer in children.

Massage your way to healthy body after baby

 A common lingering concern from pregnancy is the subsequent weight gain, but it can be controlled over time with massage, which is an effective and holistic approach that relaxes muscles, tones skin and relieves pain, say experts.

83% parents believe almonds are best snack for kids: Survey

NEW DELHI : Nearly 83 per cent of parents feel that consuming almonds -- a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats -- makes their children remain more energetic throughout the day, a survey shows.

World Hepatitis Day 2017

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JALANDHAR : Hepatitis is a most serious health problem of an important body organ called liver. Liver with any chronic disease, no one can imagine a healthy life. So, it is very important to eradicate the problems of liver and other body organs to live a healthy life as well as making disease free world.

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

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LONDON : Are you deprived of proper sleep at night? Beware, you are more likely to be overweight and also at risk of developing diabetes, a new study has warned.

Stay healthy with different types of diet food

NEW DELHI : Diet food contains fewer calories, and serves as a healthier alternative to conventional snacks such as potato chips, burgers and other fast food. Some diet foods are full of antioxidants, essential nutrients. Chidva, chickpeas, sabja (sweet basil) seeds and coconut water are some of the easily accessible options, say experts.

HCV equals HIV in Punjab, say health experts while interacting with Spring Daleans; Hold drug menace accountable

AMRITSAR :  Synonymous with strange occurrences in its social and political life, Punjab is now witnessing a bizarre and unsavory equation which, according to the health experts, who addressed young Spring Daleans on the occasion of World Hepatitis Week celebration, places the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) at par with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and is a matter of grave concern.

Woman died after delivering child in Civil Hospital, relatives block traffic on NH in protest

ROPAR: The relatives of a 27 year old woman who died due to alleged negligence of civil hospital staff here today afternoon blocked traffic near police lines on Chandigarh-Rupnagar stretch of national highway.

Delhi govt to bear surgery cost of Rs 5 lakh each of two hearing impaired kids

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NEW DELHI : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday (July 14) handed over the authorization letter of financial assistance to two child patients who are suffering from B/L profound hearing loss.

Uttarakhand records two swine flu deaths

Punjab News Express
DEHRADUN : Two persons have died in the Uttarakhand capital here due to swine flu, an official said on Friday.

Microsoft releases AI-powered app to help blind 'see'

Punjab News Express
SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft has released a free iPhone app that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to tell the blind what is around them.

Punjab CM orders crackdown against Gutka, Pan Masala ban violation

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CHANDIGARH: Taking cognizance of reports of sale of banned tobacco-laced products such as Gutka and Pan Masala, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Department of Health & Family Welfare to ensure strict implementation of the ban in the state.

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