Sunday, October 24, 2021

Health

Intense Dengue control measures afoot, larva breeding inspection stepped up

CHANDIGARH: Giving a clarion call to people to join dengue control efforts, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab who also holds the portfolio of Health, asked people to observe 'dry-day' in the State on every Sunday, unfailingly. "To check the surge of dengue, it is mandatory that people clean all sorts of water containers at least once a week and break the larva breeding cycle," said he.

Gian Sagar hosts open house on breast cancer

PATIALA: A function was organized in the Gian Sagar College of Nursing wherein the college hosted an open house for Breast Cancer Awareness Month today. The event was aimed at creating awareness among women about breast cancer and to teach people the importance of monthly self-checks.

India doesn't need Covid booster dose immediately: Experts

NEW DELHI: As India is set to reach the milestone of vaccinating 100 crore people, the country is currently focused on providing both the doses to all of its adult population and the need for a third or a booster dose does not appear to be an "immediate" one, health experts said on Wednesday.

World sight day: SIPHER advocates periodic eye check to prevent avoidable blindness

CHANDIGARH: As a part of the celebration of World Sight Day, an awareness discussion on the topic of “Love Your Eyes, taking care of your eyes and common eye ailments” was organized by Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research (SIPHER).

1 dies, 24 taken ill post funeral feast in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

PATNA:  A child died and 24 others were seriously taken ill after consuming funeral feast at Rupauli village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

Delhi records first death due to dengue in 2021

NEW DELHI: Delhi has recorded the first death due to dengue in 2021 on Monday morning, according to South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) report. The report says that total 720 dengue cases have been reported so far this year.

UK records more than 40K Covid cases for fourth day in a row

LONDON:Another 43,423 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 Covid cases on the fourth consecutive day, according to official figures released on Saturday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 240 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 240.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.89 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.60 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India adds 14,146 new Covid cases, over 97 Cr vax doses given

NEW DELHI:India recorded 14,146 new cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the country's infection caseload to 3,40,67,719, even as the number of vaccinated people went past 97 crores, the Union Health Ministry said in an update on Sunday.

China agrees to cooperate in WHO's fresh Covid origin probe

BEIJING:China has agreed to support and participate in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) fresh probe to trace the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic that has globally infected 21.9 crore people while claiming 45.5 lakh lives.

Mental health workshop held at Mohindra College

PATIALA: The department of Psychology, Govt. Mohindra College, under the guidance of principal of college Dr Simrat Kaur, orgapnised mental health talks to create mental health awareness among college students. A workshop was also organised on Understanding and Handling mental health issues in youth of Punjab . The workshop was conducted by Mr Amandeep Singh, who is working as a community Psychologist in the Department of humanities and social sciences , IIT Ropar.

OP Soni conducts surprise check of Civil Hospital Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Keeping in view the rising number of dengue cases, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. O.P. Soni has started checking the hospitals in which he was paying close attention to the arrangements made for the dengue patients.

Counseling with medication is essential for drug treatment: Dr. Rajinder Arora

FEROZEPUR: A special meeting of expert doctors, counselors and data entry operators of de-addiction and oat clinics was held at the office of Civil Surgeon here on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajinder Arora Civil Surgeon Ferozepur.

Stiffness of arteries could indicate severe Covid risk: Study

LONDON: Assessing the stiffness of the arteries could help identify patients most at risk of dying from Covid-19, new research has revealed.

Delhi records 34 fresh Covid cases, no death in two days

NEW DELHI:Delhi on Tuesday reported 34 fresh Covid cases, taking its total tally to 14,39,252, as per the Health Department bulletin. However, no fatality has been reported in the city in the last two days.

Soni orders senior officers to visit health institutions of state in view of spurt in dengue cases

CHANDIGARH: In view of spurt in dengue cases in Punjab, Deputy Chief Minister Om Parkash Soni has deputed Senior Officials of Health Department to supervise and monitor all districts.

Patients suffering from mental illness should be treated without any fear: Dr Rajinder Arora

FEROZEPUR: As per the directions issued from time to time by the government and district administration, the health department of Ferozepur is fighting against corona and dengue with full vigor and all other health programs are being implemented efficiently.

Kenya receives 860,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

NAIROBI: Kenya has received 160,000 doses of AstraZeneca from Slovakia, as well as 700,000 doses of vaccine from France and Germany donated through the COVAX Facility.

Mental disorders swell, women & youth most affected: Lancet

NEW DELHI: The pandemic has led to a significant rise in major depressive and anxiety disorders globally, affecting women and younger people more in 2020, a first global estimate of Covid-19 impact on mental health has revealed.

Over 1 in 2 Indian professionals facing work stress: LinkedIn report

NEW DELHI:  More than one in two Indian professionals are currently feeling stressed at work as well-being measures have become a luxury for many in the last 18 months, adversely affecting mental health of working professionals in the country, a LinkedIn report showed on Thursday.

Mental Awareness is key among students and in education spaces

NEW DELHI: The life of a student is stressful, coupled with the ongoing pandemic, the situation has worsened further with 1 in 7 children at risk of mental issues because of the pandemic-induced restrictions. Adolescence is an important time in the lives of children as it serves as the formative time to develop and maintain emotional and social habits.

WHO recommends broad use of world's 1st malaria vaccine

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it has recommended widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine called RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

One out of seven in 15-24 yrs of age feels depressed in India: UNICEF

NEW DELHI:  The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has created serious concerns about the mental health of children and their families, says UNICEF report on mental health 'The States of the World's Children 2021'. The report says that around 14 per cent of 15 to 24-year-olds in India, or 1 in 7, have often feeling depressed.

TN Health Dept to increase mosquito control measures to curb dengue

CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu Health Department will increase fogging and other methods to control mosquito breeding as dengue cases are on the rise in the state, officials said on Tuesday.

Diarrhoea outbreak in Bihar village, over 40 fall ill

 PATNA:  Over 40 villagers, including children, are reported to be suffering from diarrhoea in the Nathu Bigha village in Bihar's Aurangabad district.

No vaccine for climate change: Gautam Adani

NEW DELHI: The way we have led our lives and done business over the past 50 years cannot continue. At least, pandemic like Covid-19 can be countered by vaccines. The Director-General of the World Health Organization summarized it well when he said there is no vaccine for climate change! Gautam Adani, Adani Group Chairman said at TiE 2021 event.

Delhi reports 34 new Covid cases, active cases down to 398

NEW DELHI:Delhi reported 34 new Covid-19 cases, while there was no death in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government on Monday.

Can blood thinners help Covid-19 patients?

NEW YORK:People with Covid-19 infection develop abnormal blood clots from high inflammation, leading to serious health complications and mortality. A new study has shown that blood thinners can potentially reduce the bad effects of Covid-19.

High BP at night linked to double risk of death in diabetics

 NEW YORK:  Adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure increased at night had more than double the risk of dying compared to those whose blood pressure "dipped" during sleep, according to a 21-year study presented recently at the American Heart Association's Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2021.

Covid cases rise again in Kerala with tally now 12,161

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala saw daily Covid cases increase yet again on Wednesday, with 12,161 turning positive after 90,394 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, while the daily test positivity rate also went up to 13.45 per cent.

World Heart Day: Bommai takes pledge to walk briskly for 30 minutes

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on the occasion of World Heart Day on Wednesday took a pledge to make it a point to walk for 30 minutes daily. "If it is not possible due to work pressure, I will ensure that I will complete the walk on the treadmill," he said.

Gian Sagar celebrates World Rabies Day

PATIALA: World Rabies Day was celebrated by Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, near Rajpura in this district, at Government Senior Secondary School, Jhansla. The celebrations were presided over by Dr Kamaljit Singh, Principal of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.

Pfizer to soon submit data on Covid vax for kids aged 5-11

WASHINGTON: Pfizer is soon expected to submit data to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding safety of its mRNA Covid vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, media reports said.

Covid caused biggest decrease in life expectancy since WWII

LONDON:The Covid-19 pandemic triggered life expectancy losses not seen since the World War II in Western Europe and exceeded those observed around the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in central and Eastern European countries, according to a research published on Monday

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 231.8 mn

WASHINGTON:The global coronavirus caseload has topped 231.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.74 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.08 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India reports 26,041 new Covid cases, 276 deaths

NEW DELHI:India's fresh Covid cases continued to decline as 26,041 new infections and 276 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

Dr.BR Ambedkar state institute of medical sciences, Mohali to be operational soon: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: In a major milestone towards imparting quality medical education to students across the state, the Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Mr Charanjit Singh Channi will soon operationalise the Dr BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali.

73% in 12 Odisha dists develop antibody against Covid

BHUBANESWAR: At least 73 per cent population in 12 districts of Odisha have developed antibodies against Covid-19, said Sanghamitra Pati, director of ICMR's Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) on Sunday.

Cancer survivor saved from sudden cardiac death

NEW DELHI:A 45-year-old woman from Nepal who visited a hospital at the national capital with a history of breast cancer treatment was saved from having a sudden cardiac death with the help of a heart failure prevention device called CRT-D.

53.5% in 18-44 age group vaccinated against Covid in India

NEW DELHI:The Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Sunday said 53.5 per cent of people in the 18-44 age group have been inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine.

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