40,000 Delhi doctors on mass casual leave to protest rising assaults

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Over 40,000 resident doctors in the national capital went on a mass Casual Leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are on similar protest following rising assaults.

Zero tolerance on corruption in Punjab health department: Brahm Mohindra

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The health department will not tolerate any kind of corruption at any level. Chairing his maiden meeting with the civil surgeons from across the state, Brahm Mohindra, health Minister Punjab today said that the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh has already made his vision clear to eradicate the corruption from the state and make it zero tolerance.

Health services paralyzed in civil hospital Gurdaspur on thirds day

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
GURDASPUR: The health services in the civil hospital were paralyzed on third day following the strike by the doctors of the the hospital who went on strike in protest against the manhandling of a doctor Rajan Singh by Sunil Kumar, a gunman of a DSP on Saturday night.

Mediation & Conciliation centre Punjab and Haryana High Court conducts Mediation Awareness Programme

Punjab News Express
MOHALI : An interactive Mediation Awareness Programme was held by the mediation&conciliation centre  Punjab and Haryana High Court in collaboration with NSS Unit of Rayat Bahra University School of Law, for the students as well as faculty members of USL. Prof. (Dr.) M.S. Bains, Dean, USL, RBU welcomed the mediation experts from the Mediation and conciliation Centre, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh. Senior Advocate Reeta KOhli, Punjab and Haryana High Court delivered the keynote address while  highlighting the importance of Mediation as a method of  settlement of dispute. She also emphasized that it is a unique method of providing Justice in which the course are relieved of the burden and the parties need not to go through the long adjudication process

Hoardings erected to create awareness regarding medicare protection act

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Taking note of frequent incidents of assault on doctors and vandalism in hospitals, Sangrur chapter of Indian Medical Association today erected hoardings outside and inside Civil Hospital Sangrur to create awareness regarding Punjab Protection of Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act 2008.

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis

Punjab News Express
TORONTO : Nearly 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension do not actually have a problem, but they are often misdiagnosed as a result of doctors using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a study has showed.

5,000 nurses at AIIMS on mass casual leave

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Nearly 5,000 nurses at the AIIMS went on mass casual leave on Friday, alleging the hospital administration of discrimination in the roll out of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

New policy to prioritise health investments, says Nadda

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday said the new Health Policy 2017 prioritises investments and financing of health services.

Fruits, veggies may cut psychological stress risk in women

Punjab News Express
SYDNEY : If you are a woman and want to cut out on stress, add 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables daily to your plate, a new study has showed.

Low anti-anxiety hormone levels may up postpartum depression

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Pregnant women having lower levels of an anti-anxiety hormone in their second trimester had an increased chance of developing postpartum depression, a study has shown.

Importance of Vitamin D for women's health

Punjab News Express/Dr. Naresh Arora
CHANDIGARH : Vitamin D frequently known as Sunshine Vitamin is essential for women , as it helps them to maintain good immune system by regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Vitamin D is one of the many nutrients in our body which is required to stay healthy. Vitamin D absorbs calcium and helps to build bones and keep bones strong and healthy. It also blocks the release of parathyroid hormone. This hormone reabsorbs bone tissue, which makes bones thin and brittle.

Indian women eat 13% less protein than men: Survey

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Women across India consume 13 per cent lesser protein than men, a survey by Delhi-based mobile health and fitness company HealthifyMe has revealed.

Delhi uninformed of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Iron deficiency anemia is a common disorder and most of the times, patients are unaware. Anemia which is also known as a silent killer, is considered to be a public health problem both in the developed and developing countries such as India.

Government hospitals in Punjab faces shortage of doctors, para-medical staff

Punjab News Express/Sameer
PHAGWARA: Despite long claims of the State Government to provide best medical facilities in the Government hospitals and repeatedly inspiring and appealing to the people to take advantage of best medical services being provided in Govt Hospitals, several posts of Medical Officers and even Para-Medical Staff in most of the civil hospitals are lying vacants and patients are facing much inconvenience.

Dairy foods, vitamin D supplements may prevent bone loss

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Older adults who take Vitamin D supplements along with specific dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and cheese may have higher bone mineral density in their spine as well as guard them against bone loss in the hip, researchers led by one of Indian-origin has found.

Having kids at home may mean less sleep for women

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, with each child increasing the odds of insufficient sleep by nearly 50 per cent, says a study that backs up what many women might already know and experience every day.

Health Facility Portal for citizens of Punjab launched

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Government of Punjab has launched a Public Health Facility Portal ( for the citizens of Punjab to improve their access to quality health care services. This was stated here today by Ms. Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Punjab.

Experts stress on leaving a legacy of life through organ donation

Punjab News Express
MOHALI : Rayat Bahra University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Organized a seminar to draw attention to Indian Organ Donation Day with the theme “be a part of the movement to promote organ donation” under the banner of NSS wing of USPS RBU. The aim of this day is to motivate normal human, healthcare provider, pharmacist beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned.

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

Punjab News Express
NEW YORK : Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die, a media report said on Friday.