Health

'1 in 3 children under 5 undernourished or overweight'

UNITED NATIONS:At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world.

Cataract surgery can make you 48% safer on road

SYDNEY:The ability of cataract surgery to restore sight is well known and a new study suggests that it can make people 48 per cent safer on the road.

UP Bullock cart race: FIR registered

MUZAFFARNAGAR:An FIR has been lodged against several persons for organising and participating in a bullock cart race in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

Two Punjab Doctors in National Medical Advisory Council

CHANDIGARH: The nomination of Dr. Raj Bahadur , Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, and Dr. Girish Sahni  from the Punjab Medical Council as members of National Medical Advisory Council,  as forwarded by the State Government ,has been approved by the Centre government, informed an official spokesman.

Eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease

NEW YORK:Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein autoantibodies, or ACPAs, in human tear fluid.

Humble tomato a day can boost your virility

LANDON:Tomatoes might cost you dearly in India nowadays but adding one or two in your daily diet could keep your virility up and running, according to researchers.

Light smoking still damages lungs

NEW YORK:People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new research.

Belgian fast-food chain sorry for 'irresponsible' ad

BRUSSELS: Bicky Burger, a Belgian fast-food chain, has apologised after posting an ad deemed "sickening" and "irresponsible" on social media showing a man punching a woman for handing him the wrong burGER

Ministry of Health launches 'Mission 2023'

NEW DELHI:The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the ‘World Health Organization (WHO) India Country Cooperation Strategy 2019-2023: A Time of Transition programme in New Delhi.

Take a breast break, women!

NEW DELHI: From 35-year-old Sapna Aggarwal to 75-year-old Promila Katyal 25 breast cancer survivors strutted the ramp for designer Anupamaa Dayal's 'pink show' at the recently-concluded 12th edition of the India Runway Week.

100 Incinerator Machines Installed For Safe Disposal of Sanitary Napkins in Govt Schools:Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure safe disposal of sanitary napkins in an environmentally friendly manner, the Punjab Government had installed the 100 Sanitary Incinerators machines in government schools of 7 districts under the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme. 

Liver Diseases Killing People At An Alarming Rate

Day by day, the world is getting affected by deadliest diseases. Many of these types of conditions are the reasons of worldwide deaths. This article will discuss some severe liver diseases. The liver present within the body filters poisons from the food and turns the food into energy. Any malfunction of the liver can infect the entire body. Jaundice is the most popular type of liver disease where one experiences skin discoloration. The skin turns to be yellow. The white portion of the eyes also becomes yellow due to the increased level of bilirubin in the blood. The body fluids also gain a yellow color.

21.5 lakh TB cases reported in 2018 in India

NEW DELHI: In 2018, 21.5 lakh tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported to the government, as compared to 18 lakh in 2017, an increase of 17 per cent in one year. This shows better reporting and subsequent treatment, as per the Annual India TB Report for 2019 released on Wednesday.

Fish oil show promise in prevention of heart attack: Study

NEW YORK: Vitamin D and Omega-3 (fish oil) trial shows promise in prevention of cancer death and heart attacks, a new study suggests.

Skin care during this humid and changing weather conditions

Monsoon season is always beautiful, but it also brings humid and dry weather. Which  has a adverse impact on our skin. However, the humidity and the moisture in the atmosphere after the monsoon can lead to skin related issues like rashes, pimples, eczema and so on. Our skin naturally has several very small micro-organisms. The local skin temperature and environmental humidity are most conducive for the growth of microorganisms in this humid climate.

Lucknow reports 125 dengue cases in 2 months

LUCKNOW: Lucknow has reported 125 cases of dengue in two months, with 13 more patients testing positive.

Instagram restricts cosmetic surgery, weight-loss promoting posts

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to restrict people under age 18 from viewing posts from celebrity influencers that promote cosmetic surgery and various weight-loss products.

Punjab launches anemia free campaign for pregnant women, adolescent girls

CHANDIGARH: In order to make Punjab Anemia-Free State, the Health & Family Welfare Department today launched the campaign with the slogan of ‘T3- Test, Treat and Talk’ from Mohali. The campaign focuses on the pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls who will be provided with free Haemoglobin testing and quality treatment services at the government health institutes across the state.

Ban e-cigarettes to save tobacco farmers: Kisan Union

NEW DELHI: The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has appealed to the government to ban e-cigarettes and vaping products in the country.

Balbir Sidhu launches three-day polio vaccination drive for migratory population

CHANDIGARH: The Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched the three-day Sub-national immunization day (SNID) drive specially for the migratory population by administering drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to children below five years at a state-level function in Balongi (Mohali)here. The target is to administer drops to around 10 lakh children in the age group of 0-5 years across the state.

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