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Mohali medical college renamed as Dr.B.R.Ambedkar state Insttute of Medical Sciences

CHANDIGARH:  As a tribute to legendary statesman and father of the Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday okayed the renaming of Government Medical College, SAS Nagar Mohali as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences.

Punjab cabinet okays creation of 550 posts for Govt medical colleges at Patiala and Amritsar

CHANDIGARH:  The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved creation of 550 posts in the Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar with the objective of further improving and streamlining the functioning of these institutions.

Antimalarial drug found effective for COVID-19: Chinese official

BEIJING: Results of human trials have shown that an antimalarial drug, Chloroquine Phosphate, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Chinese official said here on Monday.

WHO underestimates coronavirus' ability to spread: Study

LONDON: The novel coronavirus may have greater ability to spread than the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated so far, according to a review of previous studies of the virus' transmissibility.

Phagwara doctor booked for attempt to murder,negligence in blood bank case

PHAGWARA: After detailed investigations in “Blood Bank Phagwara” episode and recommendations of Civil Surgeon Kapurthala Dr Jasmeet Bawa Senior Superintendent of the Police Kapurthala Satinder Singh has instructed to SHO City Phagwara Onkar Singh Brar to register a case under section 307/465/466/466/468/471 and 120B of IPC against Medical Officer Dr Hardeep Singh Sethi and Laboratory Technician Ravi Kumar on the charges of negligence in duty.

Coronavirus: 138 under observation in Karnataka

BENGALURU: The Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Services Department has kept under observation 138 persons across the state in the wake of coronavirus scare, a health official said on Saturday.

Coronavirus: 24 bypassing quarantine traced in Haryana

NEW DELHI: At least 24 persons have been identified by the health authorities in Haryana who did not go to a quarantine facility after returning from China. According to the health officials, they failed to notify the health authorities.

UP: Jilted lover attacks boy for refusing advances

BAREILLY: Jilted love can be dangerous - even if it happens to be a girl. According to reports, a girl student in an intermediate college under Hafizganj police circle in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, slashed the face of a boy who was studying with her.

Magic remedies for sexual disorders, premature ageing to invite jail term

NEW DELHI: Anybody selling magic potions and drugs for fair skin, enhancing sexual performance, stammering, infertility in women, premature ageing and greying of hair, increasing brain capacity are in for trouble.

Over 5,000 under surveillance for coronavirus: Centre

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare, on Wednesday, said that 5123 people were under home surveillance as a precautionary measure for coronavirus. Besides, the ministry also informed that at least 741 tests for nCoV have been done so far.

Stay vigilant as ovarian cancer has 'silent' symptoms

NEW DELHI:Since ovarian cancer, the third most commonly detected cancer among Indian women, has very silent symptoms, women can take care of themselves by staying vigilant and going for regular health checkups, doctors have advised on the occasion of World Cancer Day on Tuesday.

1804 passengers screened for 2019-nCoV at Airports & Border Check Posts in Punjab : Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: A total of 1804 passengers have been screened for Novel Coronavirus (2019 nCoV) at Amritsar and Mohali airports as well as border check posts of Atari and Dera Baba Nanak so far. It was disclosed by the Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today in press communique.

Traditional Indian medicine for coronavirus: AYUSH ministry

NEW DELHI:In the backdrop of outbreak of novel coronavirus in Wuhan city of China, Indian health authorities are also on high alert in order to fight the dreaded virus given the passenger traffic between China and India.

No confirmed case of Corona Virus in Punjab: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: No confirmed case of Corona Virus has been reported in Punjab so far. Currently 16 passengers with travel history to China have been identified. Only one person is having symptoms and is admitted at PGI Chandigarh, (one patient is belonging to Chandigarh is admitted in Fortis hospital, Mohali), while remaining 15 persons are asymptomatic and Department Of Health is monitoring their health regularly and is in touch with all persons.

Coronavirus: 3 under isolation in Delhi hospital

NEW DELHI:Three persons suspected to be infected with the novel cornavirus have been admitted at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital here, an official confirmed on Tuesday.

Shortness of breath, cough may be early signs of lung cancer

LONDON:Researchers have revealed that there are two symptoms which could act as potential predictors of the lung cancer.
The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, found that shortness of breath and a cough were becoming more common as the first symptoms in diagnosis.

WHO identifies novel coronavirus as 'high risk'

NEW DELHI:The World Health Organization (WHO), which is yet to declare the novel coronavirus as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) despite over 100 fatalities in China, identified the disease as "high risk".

Kid with rare eye cancer treated at Delhi hospita

NEW DELHI:Kaju, a 14-year-old kid from Chhapra, Bihar, was diagnosed with lymphoma eye cancer -- type of cancer that can affect the eye, has been successfully treated at a hospital here.

Patients may suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers Patients may suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers

SYDNEY:Researchers have revealed that Australians are increasingly being diagnosed with potentially harmless cancers, which if left undetected or untreated, may expose them to unnecessary surgeries and chemotherapy.

Air pollution linked to changes in brain structure in kids

NEW YORK:Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution at age 1 may lead to structural changes in the brain at the age of 12 which can influence the development of various physical and mental processes, warns a study.

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