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.

Punjab CM demands from center second AIIMS for state on Guru Nanak's 550th Parkash Purb

NEW DELHI:  Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has sought a detailed proposal from Punjab for dedicating the second AIIMS in the state to the historic 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in response to a request for the same from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder.

CME on sleep related problems held

CHANDIGARH: As many as 25 doctors and specialists attended a CME on sleep related problems at Ojas Hospital, Panchkula today. The CME was organized to discuss sleep related diseases besides helping other specialists to recognize these problem in patients with common tests such as sleep study and general health checkup.

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

NEW YORK:  The world's governments are showing a lack of ambition in pursuing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in terms of reducing inequality and countering climate change, the United Nations said in a report published Tuesday.

Wild dog menace in UP: PAC deployed in village

SAHARANPUR:  A platoon of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) has been deployed in a village in Saharanpur district to protect the villagers from attacks by feral dogs.

Air pollution ups hypertension risk in Indian women

MADRID:  Ladies, take note. Women who are exposed to high pollution levels in India are at significantly higher risk of suffering from hypertension, warn researchers.

Drug use increased 30% in India in last decade: Report

VIENNA: The United Nation's latest report on drug use revealed a 30 per cent increase on 2009 with regards to the consumption of narcotics with some 35 million people worldwide suffering from drug disorders, thanks to in-depth surveys conducted in India and Nigeria.

Native cows will match foreign breeds in 5 years: Giriraj

NEW DELHI:  In the coming five years the native cows will match the standards of international breeds, said Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh in the Lok Sabha detailing efforts being made by the Modi government under Rashtra Gokul Mission.

Sydney declares climate emergency

SYDNEY: The Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday declared a climate emergency and called for a price on carbon to be reinstated, stressing that global warming poses a danger to its residents and to the whole country.

Punjab will soon become hub of medical tourism on global map: Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: It is quite disheartening to see that everyone in modern world is in tension and anxiety, the easiest way for one to get rid of this perennial mental and physical health problem is the Yoga. Yoga has very important role to play in making a person physically, mentally and economically sound. The Punjab Government is contemplating a flagship program to involve every citizen of the state to make Yoga a part of their daily life routine. It was said by Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab after inaugurating the International Yoga Day Conference on Wellness- Health and Medical Tourism held at hotel Mountview sector-10 Chandigarh.

Heartfulness meditation for living by heart

HYDERABAD:  Tucked away from the hustle bustle of city life is a sprawling 1,400 acre campus with people craving for internal peace flocking to the global headquarters of Heartfulness system of meditation.

AES spreads outside Muzaffarpur in Bihar

PATNA: After 118 children died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar, more than two dozen cases of AES deaths have been reported from other districts of Bihar in the last twenty four hours.

Yoga can help cope with mental illness

LUCKNOW: Mental illness in city dwellers which has emerged as a major problem can be treated to an extent through yoga, say experts.

Doctor's deputation will be cancelled to improve health services in Punjab: Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: “The deputations of the Medical Officers' will be cancelled to provide quality health care facilities in the State Government hospitals especially those falling in the border and remote areas.” This was disclosed here today by the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu in the maiden meeting with all civil surgeons at Kalyan Bhawan.

Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk

LONDON:  Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests.

Karnataka doctors on day-long strike, OPDs shut

BENGALURU: About 40,000 doctors, paramedics and nurses began a day-long strike on Monday in state-run and private hospitals across Karnataka in support of their West Bengal colleagues, seeking safety, security and protection at work, an official said.

Harsh Vardhan visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, death toll rises to 81

PATNA: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, where 81 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight.

Civil Surgeon Kapurthala suspended

PHAGWARA: Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Punjab Satish Chandra has immediately suspended Civil Surgeon Kapurthala Dr Balwant Singh on the charges of irregularities and violation of rules. The Orders of suspension communicated to all concerns on Thursday Evening.

IMA decides to observe 'National Protest Day' on June 14

PHAGWARA: Taking serious note of the rise in incidents of gruesome violence against the medical professionals as well as medical institutions, the Indian Medical Association has decided to observe " National Protest Day" on June 14.


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