Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found.

SC allows 24-week pregnant woman to abort

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Mumbai-based woman with 24-week pregnancy to undergo medical termination as its continuation could have endangered her life.

Daily stress may put you at heart disease, stroke risk: Lancet

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NEW YORK : Sounding an alarm bell for those who take unnecessary stress at workplace or at home, researchers have now linked chronic psychosocial stress with an heightened risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

Yoga can bring life back for lower back pain sufferers: Study

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NEW YORK  : People suffering from chronic non-specific lower back pain can find solace in yoga, say researchers, adding that yoga asanas under proper guidance can help reduce pain and allow movement in such people over the short term.

Study reveals yoga may help children with cancer

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NEVADA (UAS) : Quality of life of patients doing yoga improved, according to the conclusions of “Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents' Well-being”.

Monthly allowance for poor cancer patients in Tripura

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AGARTALA : The Tripura government has introduced a monthly allowance of Rs 600 for poor cancer patients, a minister said on Wednesday.

Drug that 'melts' cancer cells approved for human use

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SYDNEY : A drug that could "melt away" cancer cells has been approved for human use in Australia, a media report said on Tuesday.

Blood Donation and Awareness Activities Undertaken During NSS Camp at PU

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CHANDIGARH : The sixth day of the NSS camp started with the physical fitness session at Panjab University Campus. The blood donation drive was organised at Physics Department, Panjab University and around 70 NSS volunteers donated blood on the occasion. Dr. Bikram Rana, the Guest of Honour at the blood donation drive interacted with the NSS volunteers. He shared his views on women empowerment, role of youth in nation building, responsibilities of good citizens.

Patient registration free in Chandigarh government hospitals

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CHANDIGARH : Patients coming to the government health facilities in Chandigarh Union Territory no longer require to pay a registration fee, the Health Department said on Tuesday.

Health cards to be issued to 2.5 crore population in Hr: Vij

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CHANDIGARH : Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij, said that Haryana would soon become the first State to issue health cards to all 2.5 crore citizens. Tenders have been allotted to private agencies to prepare the health cards.

Canada’s University of Windsor testing yoga’s benefits for breast cancer survivors

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INDIANAPOLIS : Canada’s University of Windsor (UOW) researchers are testing therapeutic values of Ashtanga yoga for survivors of breast cancer.

Punjab to expand the ambit of de-addiction centers so as to cover tobacco addicts

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CHANDIGARH: Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Punjab said that Govt. of Punjab has been making serious efforts in the past few years to tackle the problem of tobacco use.

Blocking this protein may help combat HIV

Punjab News Express
 In a counterintuitive finding, researchers have discovered that blocking a protein that is crucial to initiating the immune response against viral infections may actually help combat HIV.

Ebola vaccine found safe and effective in human trials

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LONDON : In a large human trial led by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an experimental Ebola vaccine was found highly protective against the deadly virus, promising an effective weapon against any future outbreak.

Over 18000 Patients in Punjab Receive Free Treatment for Hepatitis C

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CHANDIGARH: Punjab government’s novel initiative to provide free treatment to patients suffering from Hepatitis C has so far benefitted more than 18,000 patients in state within months of launch. Punjab government had created a special fund with an initial corpus of Rs. 20 crore called the ‘MukhMantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund’ for this purpose.

Tobacco Use among Men in Punjab registers sharp decline from 33.8% to 19.2% (NFHS-4) : Vini Mahajan

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CHANDIGARH : Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Punjab said that Govt. of Punjab has been making serious efforts in the past few years to tackle the problem of tobacco use. In its endeavor to save the youth and children from addiction to Tobacco/Nicotine, the Government has been strictly implementing the various laws and provisions related to Tobacco/Nicotine control. Due to these efforts, now State of Punjab has lowest prevalence of tobacco use in country according to the National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4) data (2015-16).

Dental Check-Up Camp oorganised by Rayat Bahra Dental College

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ROPAR : A team of doctors from Department of Public Health, Rayat and Bahra Dental College and Hospital organized dental checkup camps at Government Elementary School Allahpur, International School, Morinda, Govt. Middle School, village Malkpur,Taparian, Ajitgarh. Patients, including Students from classes’ nursery to 5th, were examined for various dental problems. Most common dental problems were dental caries and stains. Health education regarding maintenance of oral hygiene was also given. They demonstrated how these sticky foods damage the teeth and need to carry out regular dental checkups.

HIV treatment may take a toll on the brain: Study

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NEW YORK : Antiretroviral drugs have been life-changing therapies for HIV patients, but they can have significant side effects including neuronal degeneration, which can be manifested as forgetfulness, confusion and behavioural and motor changes, says a study.

5354 people medically examined under Free Annual Preventive Health Check Up Programme

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CHANDIGARH  : Free Annual Preventive Health Checkup initiative that was launched all over Punjab in Community Health Centers by Chief Minister, Punjab. 5354 persons have been examined under this initiative on 10th December. Among these 736 patients of Anemia, 1171 patients of Hypertension and 673 patients of Diabetes were detected and 42 cases of suspected liver disease, 31 cases of Suspected Renal Disease, 6 cases of cancer cervix and 4 of breast cancer were referred to tertiary centers for further management. 

Free Mega Medical camp organised by Rayat-Bahra Ropar Campus

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ROPAR : Rayat-Bahra Ropar Campus, one of the largest educational hubs of North India, in collaboration with Shri Guru Harikrishan Sahib Charitable Hospital Sohana, Ropar organised Mega free medical camp to provide healthcare support to residents of local villages of surrounding area. The camp was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Mukesh Bhatia, Deputy Medical Commissioner, Ropar. Various specialist fields including Cancer Check-up, Orthopaedics, Bone Density Check, Eye Check-up, Dental Check-up, ENT, General Medicine, Gynaecology and Cardiology were the part of the camp.