NSS volunteers at the services of patients at PGI

If the vision of Chandigarh Administration turns into realty not only 2018 shall be another year with vibrant NSS activities but also will represent the social face of the Chandigarh Administration. It reflects its endeavour how it has been feeling the pulse of patients and their attendants who come to PGI far from areas for treatment and face numerous hurdles. The initiative is all set to launch on March 8 next.

Heart attack symptoms in women often misinterpreted: Study

NEW YORK: Young women who report heart attack symptoms such as indigestion, shortness of breath, palpitations or pain in the jaw, neck, or arms, were more likely than men to have them dismissed by their doctors as not heart related, raising their risk of death than similarly aged men, finds a new study.

Civil Surgeons to ensure complete screening of students in govt and aided schools: Punjab health Minister

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government issued strict instructions to all the Civil Surgeons to ensure the complete screening of students studying in Government and Government aided schools as well as children registered at Anganwadi Centres under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).

Falling sex-ration in seventeen states is cause for worry: Corrective steps needed

It refers to shocking Niti Ayog report of sex ratio at birth (SRB) witnessing decline in seventeen out of twenty-one large states of the country, with Gujarat recording an alarming dip of 53 points from earlier 904 females to now just 854 per 1000 males being on top amongst all the states. Centre should ensure all the states to effectively implement the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 and for takingke appropriate measures to promote the value of the girl child.

'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'

NEW DELHI: A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study.

Natural remedy for Sleeplessness or Insomnia

At 11.00 pm: I should sleep now.
At 3.00 am: Still scrolling Facebook.
This is a very common scenario in worldwide nowadays.

How exercise helps you stay sharp

Engaging in regular physical activity is good for your brain too, suggests new research that found a link between a lower fitness level and faster deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain.

This 'selfish' gene may prevent heart disease

NEW YORK: Scientists have identified a "selfish" gene that can potentially remove cholesterol from blood vessels and help prevent heart disease.

Punjab CM asks HM for shifting of proposed medical college from Mohali to Sangrur

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the state health minister to explore with the central government the possibility of shifting the proposed medical college in Mohali to border areas, possibly Sangrur, and to plan all future heath projects in areas that lack medical facilities.

8-yr boy gets new lease of life

CHANDIGARH:  An 8-yr boy from Himachal has got a new lease of life. Raghav Sen Gupta, the youngest of two sons of his parents has been operated successfully for a complex congenital abnormality of kidney recently .

CME to empower Rural Medical Officers held in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: As many as 300 doctors across North India participated in Cardiopulse 2018- an annual CME which was organized by Max Hospital, Mohali in collaboration with Association of Rural Medical Officers, Punjab and IMA Punjab at a hotel here today.

Punjab to observe national de-worming day on Feb 12

CHANDIGARH: Punjab is observing National De-worming day on 12th February, 2018 and mop up day on 15th February 2018. The campaign would be carried out across the State in the schools and anganwadi centers and for those out-of-schools through AWC with mobilization by ASHA on the occasion of National De-worming Day.

This 'e-skin' is malleable, self-healable, recyclable

 Scientists have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that can be used in biomedical devices like artificial limbs and prosthetics.

Roshan Prince, Rubina Bajwa launch Max Fashion ‘Spring Collection’

CHANDIGARH:  India’s leading value fashion brand, Max Fashion today unveiled its new Spring' 2018 Collection. The collection was launched by the star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie “Laavaan Phere”. Superstar Roshan Prince & Rubina Bajwa walked the ramp in exclusive Spring collection at Elante Mall, Chandigarh. Max Fashion also launched an exclusive spring collection lookbook for the season.

'Fully' lab-grown human eggs may lead to new fertility treatments

LONDON: In a first, scientists have grown human eggs in a laboratory from its earliest stage to full maturity, an advance that could lead to improved fertility treatment for young cancer patients.

Bir Devinder Singh seeks to retain user charges in Government Rajindra Hospital Patiala

PATIALA: Bir Devinder Singh former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha today demanded from Punjab Government to allow Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital Patiala to retain user charges in the interest of welfare of hospital and patients.

Protein that may improve survival during flu identified

Researchers have identified a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu and may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza.

India is the Surrogacy Capital of the world: Madhavi Divan

HYDERABAD: The three day National Women's Summit with theme "Women's Development to Women led Development" concluded here in the city today evening at Shilpakal Vedika.

Eat grapes to ward off depression

Including grapes in your diet may have psitive impact on your mental health as researchers have found that certain grape-derived compounds might be developed as therapeutic agents for the treatment of depression.

Budget provides just Rs 2,000 cr for healthcare scheme

NEW DELHI: The Union Budget 2018-19 provides just Rs 2,000 crore for the ambitious National Health Protection Scheme that aims to cover 50 crore poor people as the scheme's contours are yet to be worked out, the government said on Thursday.