Health

Landmark day for Gian Sagar; 60 eye surgeries in one day

PATIALA: It was a landmark day for the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital when Dr Balbir Khan, of the Department of Ophthalmology, performed 60 eye surgeries on a single day at the hospital today.

Punjab govt authorised Police Head Constables to challan smoking offenders

CHANDIGARH: In order to ensure the strict compliance of Anti Tobacco Laws in Punjab, State Government has issued the list of competent persons to issue challan who smoke tobacco at public places. Now, All police officials equivalent to the rank of Head Constable or above and police officials who are authorized to issue traffic challan are also competent to act against any person who commits any offence under section 4 or section 6 of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Supply and Distribution Act-2003 within jurisdiction in the State of Punjab.

Door to Door screening of 30 plus population to celebrate "World Cancer Day" on 4th February

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to screen 30 plus population of Punjab, the state government is all set to initiate door to door screening programme on the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ on 4th of February. It was disclosed by Health & Family Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra in press communiqué today.

Free medical camps and awareness campaign organised in Kalomajra block

RAJPURA: The medical staff of PHC Kalomajra under the command of SMO Dr. Devinderjit Kaur on Thursday organised free medical camps and awareness campaign through special vans under Tandrust Punjab mission in various villages of Kalomajra block.

Maternity related complications and how to avoid them!

Being pregnant is one of the happiest feelings in the world. It not only gives you happiness but to your entire family. Some of them even say that pregnancy makes you feel like a woman. Leaving all these aside, let us know about what Maternity-related it takes to be pregnant and how can you have a healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy brings in a lot of changes in your body and these changes will require you to change some of your daily routine and habits. It is very important to understand why these changes are happening and how your body prepares itself for pregnancy. All you have to do is, help your body in this preparation phase by creating the right kind of environment for it in the form of food and lifestyle.

Head injuries common among aging people; expert

CHANDIGARH: “With rise in average age that pushed population of elderly people upward, the problems of ill health, loneliness and lack of support are also on increase among aging people. What has been noted in this group is that trivial injury also causes mortality and morbidity.”

10 Best Food for Healthy Eyes

Can you imagine a day without your eyesight? I know it is difficult to imagine a day without your eyes. Our sense of vision is the peripheral to all the experience we have in our lives. Although many people lose sight with the coming age or weaken the strength of their eyes because of poor lifestyle. In case if you have already weakened your eyesight then you can purchase great lenses using the website and save money using great lenskart coupons. Although, if you still have time and want to regain your eyes health then below are 10 Best Food for Healthy Eyes.

Cancer patients face higher risk of painful skin condition

NEW YORK:  Patients suffering from cancer and those treated with chemotherapy may be at 40 per cent increased risk of developing shingles, compared with those not having cancer, finds a new study.

New technique ‘Endoscopic Vein Harvesting’ introduced in tricity

CHANDIGARH: In a first in tricity, a new technique Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH) has launched at Ojas Hospital, Panchkula.

Spinach-protein may offer treatment for alcohol abuse, mood disorders

NEW YORK: A large protein found in spinach may aid in the development of new medications for millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders, researchers said.

Stonewalling of the opening classes in the Government Medical College at Mohali

CHANDIGARH: Public interest was never a priority in the scheme of things of Capt.Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister. Which is why Health sector priorities and up gradation of medical facilities for the common man in Government Hospitals in Punjab, has taken the back seat?

Here's the secret to maintaining weight loss

NEW YORK: Staying in shape is no mean job as people often find that they quickly regain the weight that they had shed after a rigorous regime of dieting or exercise. Eating a diet low on carbohydrates may, however, help them maintain weight loss, new research has found.

Equity indices open in green, Sensex up 200 points

NEW DELHI: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Monday with the S&P BSE Sensex trading 200 points higher.

Women with slim hips may develop diabetes, heart attacks

LONDON: While putting on weight is dangerous for health, women who have slim hips could be at risk of diabetes and heart attacks, finds a new research.

Fatty diet linked to life-threatening liver disease

NEW YORK:  High fat and high cholesterol diet can trigger changes in the immune system that can lead to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a serious form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a study says.

Torrent Pharma recalls Losartan hypertension tablet in US

CHENNAI: Indian pharmaceutical major Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd is voluntarily recalling two lots of Losartan potassium tablets -- used to treat hypertension -- in the US market due to detection of traces of unexpected impurity, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) said.

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.

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