Over 11 million children benefitted from CSM-Unicef initiative

CHANDIGARH: The Commonwealth Sports Movement and Unicef today disclosed the first results of the far-reaching impact of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ‘Put Children First’ campaign. To mark World Children’s Day, and as part of a broader Progress Report to be released in April 2018, the Commonwealth Sports Movement and Unicef  announced that more than 11.6 million children have been reached by programmes across the Commonwealth; including more than 450,000 children across all regions of Scotland, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games host nation, according to joint press release issued today.

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

BEGALURU: If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country.

Rs 174 crore to be spent on prevention of Cancer and Drug De -Addiction : Bram Mohindra

Right from the first day the Congress Government assumed office in Punjab concerted efforts were being made to knock out the scourge of drug abuse from the state. A dedicated Special Task Force was constituted for this purpose and the Drug Supply Chain was broken”, said Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra.

Male breast enlargement is common, can be easily rectified

Samir is a 20-year-old fit and healthy young man who works in a top IT firm. His job involves sitting in front of the computer for many hours. In his free time, he used to work hard in the gym aiming to look good. He had a girlfriend for one year and was thinking of proposing to her when he discovered a disturbing development in his body.

Punjab Govt starts process to set up five new medical colleges: Brahm Mohindra

AMRITSAR: Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today  informed  that the process to open five new Medical Colleges in the state has been initiated and the foundation stone for one such Medical College to be set up at Mohali would be laid down soon.

CT & Jalandhar Police promotes healthy living through WOW

 With the motive to encourage Jalandharites to stay fit and healthy, CT Group of Institutions along with Jalandhar Police Commissionerate and Model Town Shopkeepers Association organized a Weekend of Wellness (WOW) in the open streets of Model Town. Hundreds of people of different age bars participated in this gala fitness event in which they broke into synchronized dance moves and pumping workouts in a traffic free zone.

Why eating whole grains may be more healthy

Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed.

Riding a bike to work as good as gym workout: Study

Are you overweight and have no time for gym? Take heart, you can lose weight just as effectively and fast as you might at a fitness centre, by biking to work, say researchers.

Air pollution may up mortality risk beyond lung cancer

Air pollution can increase the risk of death from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer besides causing lung cancer, a study has showed.

50 women sick after getting vaccine in MP

As many as 50 women fell sick after getting a vaccine at the maternity ward of a hospital in this Madhya Pradesh city, authorities said on Monday.

Nine newborns die in Ahmedabad government hospital in a day

As many as nine infants, including five referred from other public hospitals in critical condition, have died at the Government Civil Hospital here in a single day, official sources said.

'High-stakes tests, private tuition harmful to students: Unesco

Two popular pillars of education in India and elsewhere in Asia -- "high-stakes" tests and private tuitions -- have been denounced by Unesco as harmful to students and the goals of education.

Punjab Governor exhorts medical fraternity for extensive research for sleep disorder

JALANDHAR: Asserting that sleep disorders could be very fatal for the human health, the Punjab Governor Mr. VP Singh Badnore today called upon the medical fraternity to undertake extensive research on this diverse field to facilitate the humanity.

Mansa DC asks people not to be panicked from Dengue, now under control

MANSA: In a bid to get first hand information about spread of dengue, Mansa Deputy Commissioner Mr. Dharam Pal Gupta today paid a visit at Civil Hospital Mansa and collected all minute details about the disease and its treatment.

Former Civil Surgeons oppose Punjab Govt proposal to abolish NPA for serving doctors

CHANDIGARH:  Proposal of the finance department to abolish or reduce the Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) of the Punjab Govt .doctors, if accepted, will lead to exodus of doctors from the public sector and it will adversely effect the already ailing health services in the state.

Hospital welfare section to organize free medical camp at Pholriwal on October 28

Continuing its spree to serve the humanity with full zeal, Hospital Welfare Section would organize a medical camp in village Pholriwal on October 28

Odisha's twins separated after marathon surgery at Delhi AIIMS

NEW DELHI:  Odisha's craniopagus twins -- joined at the head - were on Wednesday separated after a successful marathon surgery that lasted around 11 hours at the AIIMS in Delhi, Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena said.

Half of milk, fruit, vegetable production in India go waste: Study

Despite India being the worlds largest producer of milk and second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, about 40 to 50 per cent of the total output valued of $440 billion ends up being wasted, a study said here on Tuesday.


High Vitamin D levels in childhood may cut diabetes risk

Children who receive higher levels of Vitamin D during infancy and childhood may be significantly at a lower risk of developing islet autoimmunity as well as Type 1 diabetes, according to a study.

UAE launches programme for early detection of diabetes

Ministry of Health and Prevention of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)has launched an early detection programme for diabetes throughout 10 of its primary health care centres in country.