Health

Experts stress on leaving a legacy of life through organ donation

Punjab News Express
MOHALI : Rayat Bahra University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Organized a seminar to draw attention to Indian Organ Donation Day with the theme “be a part of the movement to promote organ donation” under the banner of NSS wing of USPS RBU. The aim of this day is to motivate normal human, healthcare provider, pharmacist beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned.

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die, a media report said on Friday.

More women delivering in hospitals, but many still dying in childbirth

Punjab News Express/Devanik Saha
NEW DELHI : Surujmuni Marandi, 24, decided to deliver her baby at the district hospital in Godda, Jharkhand. Like many, she was drawn to the idea of free medical assistance, medicines, nutrition and postnatal care for poor, pregnant women promised by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), the government programme aimed at reducing Indias high maternal mortality rate (MMR).

Heavy snowfall linked to higher risk of heart attack

Punjab News Express
TORONTO : People living in areas with winter snow may be at increased risk of heart attack after a heavy snowstorm, suggests new research.

500 kg Egyptian woman reaches Mumbai to 'lose' weight

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : A 36-year old Egyptian woman, weighing around 500 kgs, arrived in Mumbai on Saturday to undergo a weight reduction programme at a city hospital.

KMV Red Ribbon Club & NSS Unit organize Blood Donation Camp

Punjab News Express/S.K.Vyas
JALANDHAR : At Kanya Maha Vidyalaya- Jalandhar where social outreach activities are a routine affair the latest was a Blood Donation Camp on campus. This camp was organized by the joint efforts of the Red Ribbon Club, the NSS Unit of KMV and the Lions Club Jalandhar Shubhkarman. The prominent names from Lions Club who made the event precipitate were Jasbir Singh, President, Lions Club, Jalandhar Shubhkarma & Maan Singh Kundwani alongwith Principal Rattan Singh who alongwith their team made a laudable effort to make the camp a success. The medical team consisted of Gagandeep Singh BTO, Civil Hospital, Jalandhar and Sudeep Dhillon, Counsellor, CH, Jalandhar. 

Jogging, walking may help reshape damaged heart tissue

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Just 30 minutes of running on a treadmill can reshape your damaged heart tissue, researchers have found in a study which proved that exercise could be just as important for the heart health as controlled cholesterol and a healthy diet.

Yoga can help relieve back pain

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : If you are suffering from chronic low back pain, yoga may offer some relief. Researchers have found that patients practicing it for three and six months are likely to experience improvements in back-related function and pain.

Seminar on ‘Health & Nutrition’ organized at HMV

Punjab News Express/S.K.Vyas 
JALANDHAR : The Home Science Club and Youth Red Cross Society of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya organized a seminar on Nutrition for You under the able guidance of Principal Ajay Sareen. Dr. Bhawna Vasudev, Registered Dietician from PIMS delivered a lecture on Nutrition & Diet. Principal Sareen welcomed her and appreciated the efforts of the faculty. 

Brain-based immune proteins may regulate sleep

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Sleep may be regulated in part by several brain-based immune proteins, says a study that could pave the way for new therapies to treat chronic sleep disorders and sleep disturbances secondary to other diseases.

Amritsar Vikas Manch demands tp set up AIIMS in city

Punjab News Express
AMRITSAR: Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) has demanded the establishment of the AIIMS in Amritsar also. In a letter to Prime Minister Mr Narinder Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Rajya Sabha member Shwait Malik AVM Patron Dr Charanjit Singh Gumtala has welcomed the Centre's decision of establishing All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Gujrat and Jharkhand in the current budget.

New AIIMS for Jharkhand and Gujarat: Jaitley

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand and Gujarat as part of increasing healthcare in the country.

Penn State University studying yoga-based program to reduce cancer risk

Punjab News Express
NEVADA (USA) : A research at Pennsylvania State University is reportedly undertaking a yoga-focused mind and body intervention that uses stretching, breathing, prayer and relaxation strategies to increase physical activity, reduce sedentary time, and reduce stress among adults in Pennsylvania’s Centre County.

Sleep deprivation leads to weakened immunity: Study

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : People who are deprived of sleep regularly are likely to have a weak immune system, a study has found.

Indian fast food and their impact on Health

Punjab News Express/Dr. Vivek Sharma
CHANDIGARH : Fast food is popular because its convenient, its cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.

SC directs daily dose regime for TB treatment

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : In a big boost to the tuberculosis control programme, the Supreme Court on Monday said all new tuberculosis patients will get doses of drugs on daily basis instead of thrice a week.

Meditation, music may cut early memory loss in elderly

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Older adults who practice a simple meditation or listening a music programme may have significant improvement in memory function and objective cognitive performance -- a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease -- in three months, a study has found.

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.

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