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Balbir Singh Sidhu Allays Concerns of IMA Punjab on Clinical Establishments Act

CHANDIGARH: Allaying all concerns regarding implementation of the ‘Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act’, the Punjab Health Minister S. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Saturday assured IMA’s Punjab Chapter delegation that all their genuine demands would be incorporated before finalising any decision.

Anti Larwa Cell detects 10 Dengu Larwa cases in city

JALANDHAR:The anti-larva cell of the health department detected 10 dengue larva cases in various areas of the city on Saturday.
The various teams of anti-larva cell led by  Amanpreet Singh,  Jaswinder Singh,   Pradeep Kumar,   Pawan Kumar,   Gurwinder Singh,   Raj Kumar and   Sher Singh conducted the inspection in Mohan Vihar, Avtar Nagar, Panchratan Colony, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Green Avenue and others.

Dengue cases spike in UP, steps prove ineffective

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh has been witnessing a rise in the number of dengue cases in this season. According to official records, 7,598 people have been afflicted with the vector-borne disease, while 13 deaths have been reported in this season.
The state health department claims that six dengue patients have died in Lucknow, three in Kanpur, two in Barabanki and one each in Unnao and Hardoi.

Balbir singh Sidhu hands over appointment letters to 308 staff nurses

CHANDIGARH: The Health & Family Welfare Minister on Thursday handed over the appointment letters to 308 Staff nurses under National Health Mission, Punjab.

Climate change to hit health of Indian children hard: Lancet

NEW DELHI: Children in India will be particularly vulnerable to the ill effects of climate change such as worsening air quality, higher food prices and rise in infectious diseases, warns a new study published in the journal The Lancet.

Health Insurance Equals Medical Benefits Plus Tax Benefits. Know More Here

Life is uncertain, and so are the healthcare problems that an individual may suffer. It is one reason why people buy health insurance in India. They can get the required financial backup in case of medical emergencies by opting for one of the best health insurance plans with adequate coverage. Most of the people know about the primary benefits of these plans – The insured pay the premium to the chosen insurance company regularly and get the financial aid in return in case of a medical contingency. However, you do not only get medical benefits on buying health insurance, but much else. Another significant benefit is of substantial tax exemption under Section 80D of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Herbs to keep you warm during winters

NEW DELHI:Preety Tyagi, Lead Health Coach and founder of MY22BMI, underlines some properties of herbs found in household that may help you stay healthy during the season.

41% Delhiites suffer from cancer-causing metal toxicity

NEW DELHI:If you live in Delhi-NCR, there's more bad news in store for you. A whopping 41 per cent of the Delhi and NCR population are found to be suffering from severe heavy metal toxicity, according to a survey conducted by Daivam Wellness.

Punjab Helath dept opens Polio vaccination center in Dera Baba Nanak: Cheema

DERA BABA NANAK: The Punjab State Health Department will set up four polio vaccination counter at Integrated Check Post (ICP) for Kartarpur  Sahib Corridor located at Dera Baba Nanak , these views were expressed by Mr Amardeep Singh Cheema, Chairman, Punjab Health Systems Corporation.

61 dengue cases reported from Lucknow in 4 days

LUCKNOW:s many as 61 patients of dengue have been reported from Lucknow in the past four days.
According to a report by the health department, the cases were reported from Saturday to Wednesday and have taken the tally to 811 since January in the city. The number is the highest for any city in Uttar Pradesh.

Alleged use of HIV-contaminated surgery equipment in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: A doctor in Odisha has been accused of performing dental surgery on 12 patients without necessary sterilisation immediately after operating on an HIV-infected patient at the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla.

Drinking coffee improves sports performance: Study

LONDON:Researchers have found that drinking coffee is associated with improving sports performance in both men and women.

Pancreatic, colorectal cancer up 10% in 30 years: Study

MADRID:Global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10 per cent between 1990 and 2017, the results of a major study conducted across 195 countries revealed.

New method to predict pregnancy disorder developed

SYDNEY:Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal-foetal mortality worldwide.

How to take care of baby's skin during winter

NEW DELHI:With winter just around the corner, the need for extra care and nourishment for the babys skin becomes a top priority for a mother.

Delhi Mohalla Clinics cross 300-mark, target 1,000

NEW DELHI:Bogged down by red tape in land acquisition, the Delhi government has only managed to give its people 302 mohalla clinics against the promised 1,000 after being in power for close to five years.

Limiting mealtimes increases motivation for exercise: Study

TOKYO:Limiting access to food might increase levels of hormone - ghrelin, which might also increase your motivation to exercise, said a new research.

Eating potato as effective as carbohydrate gels: Study

NEW YORK:Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study suggests.

Triage bay facility launched in Hyderabad hospital

HYDERABAD:SLG Hospitals, a leading healthcare facility, on Thursday announced the inauguration of best-in-class 'Triage bay' in the trauma section of the hospital here.

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