HEALTH

Vested interests behind vilification campaign: PMC chief
PATIALA: Dr AS Sekhon, President of the Punjab Medical Council, here today lamented the malicious campaign started against him in a section of the media questioning his nomination and grant of honorarium to him by the Punjab government.
Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine (ILAMED) organised a unique workshop on Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine

NEW DELHI: ILAMED is one of the few professional educational institutions in the world that provides training and hands-on courses in Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine.

Avoid fried food, smoking, alcohol to prevent acidity (Health Tips)

NEW DELHI: Amidst the hectic schedule of day-to-day life, we often neglect common digestive problems such as acidity.

300 admitted to hospital after food poisoning in Manipur vilage

IMPHAL: Over 300 people in a village in Imphal East district were hospitalised after consuming a wedding feast on Friday evening.

5 Fresh cases dengue count 79

CHANDIGARH: At least three to five cases of dengue are being reported daily from the city .

Punjab and WHO launch strategic plan to eliminatw malaria by 2020

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government in collaboration with the World health Organization (W.

Tripura takes steps to check malaria outbreak

AGARTALA: The Tripura government has undertaken steps to check any malaria outbreak in the state after six people died due to the mosquito-borne disease, a Minister said here on Tuesday.

India launches world's largest state-run healthcare programme

RANCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)' here, hailing it as the "worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme".

Most damage in road accidents occurs to urinary and sex organs: Dr. Rajesh Gulia
CHANDIGARH: To discuss the problems of urological disorders and latest surgical advancements, a medical conference - Mayocon 2018 is being organized in the tricity, which has attracted participation of several renowned doctors and surgeons of the country.
Oxytocin sale to be regulated in Punjab
CHANDIGARH: Aiming to put a check on misuse of Oxytocin, the State government has devised stringent measures to regulate Oxytocin sale in Punjab, informed KS Pannu Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab.
Dengue spreads wings in Phagwara area
PHAGWARA: With 28 fresh cases having been reported this season, dengue has spread its tentacles in the Corporation town Phagwara.
Health team takes 13 samples of milk products under 'Tandarust Punjab Mission'

JALANDHAR: In its firm commitment of the Punjab government to check the adulteration of various food items, a team of Health department conducted sampling of milk and milk products in various areas of the district.

Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

LONDON: The human body clock could have a significant impact on the way doctors are able to diagnose and treat asthma, according to new research.

Health Minister Warns Adulterators of Food Items in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Health and Family Minister Punjab Mr.

Sara Khan hospitalized in Dubai for food poisoning

MUMBAI: Television actress Sara Khan ended up being in a hospital after suffering from food poisoning on her birthday.

Alcohol may increase death risk in young TB patients

NEW YORK: Increased consumption of alcohol in people with tuberculosis (TB) may accelerate their risk of death, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have found.

Air pollution causing lung cancer among youths: Study

NEW DELHI: Air pollution has emerged as a major factor for lung cancer in India, especially among those below the age of 40, suggests a new study.

58 women inmates suffer suspected food poisoning in Mumbai jail

MUMBAI: At least 58 inmates of the women's jail in Byculla were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning due to suspected food poisoning, officials said.

Most salary arrears already paid, says Gian Sagar Trust

CHANDIGARH: The new management of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust which has disputed the claim of certain former employees that the management was not paying the outstanding dues of the former staff members of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.

Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills

NEW YORK: If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found.

Sleep problems may indicate multiple sclerosis risk

TORONTO: Scientists have found that multiple sclerosis (MS) may be identified at least five years earlier as the patients were more likely to undergo treatments for nervous system disorders like pain or sleep problems, according to a study.

Eat more fruits, veggies to reduce asthma symptoms

LONDON: If you have asthma, switching to a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals may help in reducing the symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain and coughing among many other things, according to a study.

'Teens drinking regularly face worse alcohol problems than adults'

SYDNEY: Teens aged under 17 who drink alcohol weekly are three times more likely to binge drink and be dependent on alcohol as adults compared with their peers who don't drink, an Australian-led research said on Wednesday.

Punjab CM announces free treatment at state run centers for poor drug addicts

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced free treatment for poor drug addicts at all state-run de-addiction centres, and also ordered the police not to harass addicts or their families in any way.

Altitude sickness drug may help brain tumour patients

NEW YORK: A medication used to treat altitude sickness, glaucoma, epilepsy, heart failure and seizures may also help people suffering from fast-growing brain tumor known as glioblastoma live longer, according to a study.

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK: Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.

Sonali battling cancer; Bollywood stars hope for speedy recovery

Actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday shared that she has been diagnosed with a "high-grade cancer", and is undergoing treatment in New York.

Modicare initiates empanelment of hospitals

NEW DELHI: The National Health Agency (NHA) on Wednesday called on public and private hospitals to get empaneled under the Ayushman Bharat programme, popularly known as Modicare, with the "motto of service to mankind" to achieve universal health coverage.

Falun Dafa—A way towards health and harmony

In today’s fast paced world we all aspire to have a body free of illnesses and a mind free of anxiety and tensions, but the more we try to achieve this goal, the further it slips away.

10 signs that mean you should see a kidney specialist

Indian population, whether rural or urban, is fast catching up to the average of developed countries when it comes to chronic kidney diseases.

Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder

SYDNEY: Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin.

Food poisoning kills 4 in Maharashtra

RAIGAD (MAHARASHTRA): At least four people were killed due to suspected food-poisoning after a house-warming dinner here, police said on Tuesday.

Manish Sisodia shifted to hospital

NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital here on Monday due to failing health, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

Fortis extends bid submission deadline to June 28

MUMBAI: Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Monday said that it has extended the deadline for submission of binding bids to June 28.

Punjab CMs Hepatitis C Relief Fund Rekindles A Ray of Hope In The Lives Of 1052 Patients in SBS Nagar

NAWANSHAHR: Chief Minister Punjab Hepatitis C Releif Fund has rekindled a ray of hope in the lives of 1054 patients suffering with Hepatitis C. They have been provided with free treatment at District Hospital Nawanshahar successfully.  As many as 1244 patients have been registered and provided the benefit of free treatment, which otherwise is too costly to be afforded by the common man. The patients, who have completed the oral treatment for three months regularly, have been declared fit after conducting a free test after a gap of three months.

Green tea may prevent deaths from heart attacks

Love your cup of green tea? Besides playing a role in weight loss and boosting immunity, green tea -- rich in antioxidants -- may also help prevent deaths due heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis -- a condition of narrowed artery walls due to fat build-up, claims a study.

Dieting may up smoking, binge drinking in teenaged girls

TORONTO: While looking slim is in fashion amongst teenaged girls, intentional weight loss might increase the risk of developing health-compromising behaviour like smoking, binge drinking and skipping breakfast, warn researchers.

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