Health

Hackers attack Indian healthcare website, steal 68 lakh records

NEW DELHI: In a startling revelation, US-based cyber security firm FireEye said on Thursday that hackers broke into a leading India-based healthcare website, stealing 68 lakh records containing patient and doctor information.

Punjab first state to extend Universal Health Insurance in the Country: Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Paying Rich tribute to the former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, Punjab Government launched Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana in the State of Punjab, covering more than 85 per cent of the population.

Punjab CM dedicates Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna to people of state on birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: In a tribute to late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families.

Goa floods affect 6,000 farmers, 1,928 hectares land: Minister

PANAJI: Heavy monsoons and flooding in Goa have affected the livelihoods of over 6,000 farmers in the state and the consequent losses have been pegged at around Rs 8.92 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar said on Tuesday.

150 patients screened in a health camp at Sirhind

FATEHGARH SAHIB: As many as 150 patients were screened in a free ortho and cardiology health camp at Rana Hospital, Sirhind on Saturday.

Stress, anxiety may not be as harmful as you think

NEW YORK: People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, now new study shows that they often play a helpful, not harmful, role in our daily lives.

Monsoon superfoods

The monsoon season can bring in a series of serious ailments, such as viral flu, malaria, dengue leptospirosis, jaundice, cholera, diarrhoea, seasonal flu, typhoid and chikungunya. The best way to combat them is load your body with immunity boosting foods so your body is ready to fight these debilitating virus and bacteria at all times.

Soni assures to protect interests of Punjabi students during admission in medical colleges

CHANDIGARH: The Medical Education and Research Minister Punjab, Mr. Om Parkash Soni today said that the interests of Punjabi students will be protected during admissions in medical colleges for MBBS. He was chairing the meeting of the Medical Education and Research Department here today.

OPDs to remain shut in India on July 31 against Medical Bill

NEW DELHI:  OPDs in government hospitals across the country will be shut on Wednesday as part of protests against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which doctors say will encourage quacks.

Doctors, medical students protest against Medical Bill

NEW DELHI:  Doctors and students from various hospitals and colleges protested here on Monday alleging that the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill will only give a boost to quacks.

Hockey legend Ajit Pal leads Run for awareness on World Hepatitis Day

CHANDIGARH: GI Rendezvous, a group of healthcare professionals who got together to bring about academic and health awareness activities amongst medicos and general population, organised an event titled ‘Run for Awareness' highlighting World Hepatitis Day commemorated globally on 28th of July every year by World Health Organisation.

Red wine can treat depression, anxiety: Study

NEW YORK: In a good news for wine lovers, researchers have found a compound present in red wine which can treat depression and anxiety.

Anti Larva teams detect 33 cases of dengue larva, seven challaned

JALANDHAR: In its drive under ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’ against the vector-borne diseases, the anti-larva cell of the health department on Friday detected 33 dengue larva cases in 11 localities in the city.

Hygienic practices are prerequisite to keep away water borne diseases: Public Health Experts

LUDHIANA: Pure and Clean drinking-water is vital for good health. Water used for drinking, teeth cleaning, hand washing, bathing, showering, food preparation and cooking needs to be free from chemicals and harmful germs, which may lead to water borne diseases.

Northern states to set up task force to tackle drug menace

CHANDIGARH: Terming drugs a national problem, the second Joint Conference of Chief Ministers of the northern states on Thursday decided to set up a joint working group, involving officials of the Health and Social Justice Departments of all states, to share experiences and best practices in their respective campaigns against drugs.

Study recommends RO plants only in problematic villages

HYDERABAD: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) has recommended that Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants be set up only in the villages that have water quality problems so as to avoid high costs and maintenance burden.

Botox versus Invasive Aesthetic Surgery

Long stigmatised by mainstream magazines, quick to point the finger at celebrities having had “plastic surgery”, by proponents of more “natural” treatments”, or by a part of the medical community, safeguarding their practices; Botox has now achieved a broad level of acceptance by the public. Botox injections have become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure worldwide.

Patient's readmission rate down by 53 perfent after launch of care campaign programme: Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: A sharp downfall of 53% has been registered in the rate of readmission of patients after the launch of ambitious Care Campaign Programme across the state. It was stated by Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister in a press communiqué released here today.

Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO: To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders enrich their lives, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has revealed tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.

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