Thursday, July 07, 2022


SKorea reports 19,371 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL: South Korea reported fresh 19,371 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 18,433,359.

Food Business Operators to get trained for Food Safety Act: Ms Neelima

SAS NAGAR: In accordance with the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, the government has decided to train food business operators from 5th July onwards for proper awareness regarding issues like food safety, quality standards, personal hygiene, and cleanliness.

Australia surpasses 10,000 Covid-19 deaths

CANBERRA:Australia has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus deaths as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in the country, with 30 more deaths reported on Sunday.

Five Phagwara doctors honoured by Civil Surgeon

PHAGWARA: Five Doctors of Civil Hospital Phagwara including Dr Simardeep Kaur, Dr Manjit Nagra,Dr Ravi Kumar, Dr Sukhwinderpal Singh and Dr Davinderpal Singh were honored by Civil Surgeon Kapurthala on International Doctors Day today.

WHO 'concerned' monkeypox as spreads to children, pregnant women

GENEVA:The World Health Organisation has expressed concern as the recent monkeypox outbreak has spread to vulnerable people, including children, pregnant women and those with weak immune systems.

Canada confirms 278 cases of monkeypox

OTTAWA: Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam has confirmed a total of 278 cases of monkeypox in the country as of June 29.
The cases had been reported nationally, including four cases from British Columbia, five from Alberta, 67 from Ontario and 202 from Quebec, the top doctor said on Thursday.

PGI-Chandigarh conducts rare high risk heart surgery

CHANDIGARH: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research's Advanced Cardiac Centre here have done a rare high risk surgery on a 90-year-old man, the first in the institute history.

Australian capital hit by new Covid wave

CANBERRA: Health authorities in Australia's capital Canberra on Tuesday warned against a new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

US reports nearly 330,000 child Covid cases in a month

WASHINGTON: Nearly 330,000 child Covid-19 cases were reported in the US in the past one month, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

French Health Minister recommends mask use in public transport

PARIS: French Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon has recommended wearing a face mask in public transport amid a spike in new cases, local media reported.

Covid spiked mental health issues in marginalised kids in India: Report

NEW DELHI: While the Covid-19 pandemic was hard for all, children belonging to the most marginalised section in India were the worst affected as it led to their increased isolation, affecting their mental health significantly, according to a report on Tuesday.

Flu vax linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease: Study

YORK: People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40 per cent less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new study.

India's daily Covid cases surge to 17,336

NEW DELHI: India on Friday recorded 17,336 fresh Covid cases, a significant

Medicines to prevent an acne breakout before your period

NEW DELHI: The largest organ in the human body is the skin. Skin acts as a protective barrier, regulates body temperature, and allows sweat and oils to escape. The complexion of a person changes with age and time. Sickness and environmental factors can also have an impact on how the skin looks and feels. Sex hormones, cortisol, and thyroid hormones all have an impact on skin health, function, and appearance. Vitamins and minerals can help to balance hormone levels, fight acne, and improve skin clarity. Acne medications, both topical and oral, have proven to be highly effective. Some of the most effective medicines for acne include

India reports 12,249 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India reported 12,249 new Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a rise from the previous day's count of 9,923, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

School closures during Covid spiked mental health crisis in kids: WHO

NEW DELHI:Closure of schools during Covid-induced lockdowns across the world had a "deep impact" and spiked "global mental health crisis" in young children, according to a recent report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Aus health system facing significant crisis: Survey

CANBERRA: Australians' confidence in the country's healthcare system has fallen, a new survey revealed.

India reports considerable decline in fresh Covid cases

India witnessed a significant decline in fresh Covid cases with 9,923 infections being registered in last 24 hours against previous day's 12,781 count, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

US to start Covid-19 vaccination for kids as young as 6 months this week

LOS ANGELES:The US is expected to start Covid-19 vaccination this week for children as young as six months old.
The plan came after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed off on the shots for an additional 19 million children across the US, Xinhua news agency reported.

Healthy Diet Chart For Diabetes Patients

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disease. This is a disease where your blood carries more sugar than ideally required. This condition occurs when your pancreas becomes incapable of producing insulin or the insulin produced by the body cannot be put to good use. The cells which make the insulin in the pancreas are called is-lets.

Goa Health Minister calls for monitoring Covid situation

PANAJI: Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday instructed health officials to monitor the Covid situation as cases have started rising in the past few days.

Why Omicron causing breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated?

LONDON: People infected with the Omicron variant show poor immune boosting against future SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a study which may explain why breakthrough cases are happening even among those who are triple vaccinated.

How stress ups risk of cancer, heart disease

Stress -- in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors and discrimination -- accelerates ageing of the immune system, potentially increasing a person's risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and illness from infections such as Covid-19, according to a new study.

India needs better network to avoid blood wastage' (June 14 is World Blood Donor Day)

Covid-19 pandemic exposed blood shortage across many Indian states, and this situation arose despite many good Samaritans repeatedly stepping forward to donate their blood.

World Blood Donors Day: Punjab promotes registration, says Secretary Health Ajoy Sharma

CHANDIGARH: World Blood Donors Day is being celebrated throughout the state by the Department of Health and Family welfare in coordination with the various departments. Giving more information, Secretary Health Sh. Ajoy Sharma said that World Blood Donors Day is celebrated throughout the world on 14th of June. This year the slogan of the Day is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the efforts and save lives”. One unit of blood can save many lives.

Israel reports 4th monkeypox case

JERUSALEM: Israel's Ministry of Health has reported the country's fourth case of monkeypox.

40% in India suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver: Doctors

CHANDIGARH: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a lifestyle ailment which affects 25-30 per cent of the world population.

Dr. Ranjit Singh Ghotra joins as Director Health Services (Family Welfare) Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Dr. Ranjit Singh Ghotra who was previously posted as Civil Surgeon Jalandhar has been posted as new Director Health Services (Family Welfare) and he joined on his new posting today.

Dr. Sekhon resigns as PMC Chief

PATIALA: Dr. A.S.Sekhon, President of the Punjab Medical Council today submitted his resignation as PMC Chief with immediate effect.

Afghanistan to receive monkeypox test kits from WHO

KABUL: The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) will provide monkeypox test kits to the the war-torn nation as the virus has been confirmed in 27 countries with nearly 800 cases.

Dr. Areet Kaur assumes charge as Director Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Dr. Areet Kaur, PCMS-I, MD Ophthalmology, here today assumed the charge of new Director Health Services, Punjab. She was previously posted as Director Family Welfare in addition to the post of Director National Health Mission, Punjab.

Novavax's Covid vax effective, but concerns remain over myocarditis risk: FDA

NEW YORK: The US Food and Drug Administration has called Novavax's protein-based vaccine effective against Covid-19, but has flagged concerns over its risk of myocarditis and pericarditis.

Australian doctors exhausted by failing health system: Survey

CANBERRA: A new survey on Monday revealed that many Australian doctors were exhausted amid intense pressure on the "failing" health system.

India logs 4,041 new cases, 10 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Friday reported an increase of 4,041 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, against the 3,712 infections registered the previous day, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Anti-govt march will remove all hurdles if court refuses to provide protection, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his anti-government long march will be taken out at all costs, stating that if the Supreme Court refuses to provide protection for his next rally, he will opt for a different strategy and be prepared to deal with any resistance put in front of him by the government.

Thousands of cigarette, bidi butts collected to expose rampant public smoking in K'taka

BENGALURU: In a bid to expose rampant smoking in public places, thousands of cigarette and bidi butts were collected by NSS volunteers, citizens and civil society organisations across the city.

Ranveer, Varun Dhawan, YouTuber Lilly Singh mourn Sidhu Moosewala's demise

MUMBAI: Condolences continue to pour in for Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead in his SUV on Sunday. After Vishal Dadlani, Kapil Sharma, Shehnaaz Gill and A.P. Dhillon, now Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh, Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan have mourned the loss of the young Punjabi singer-rapper.

Monkeypox may slow down but not be eliminated: Report

LONDON: Amid the rising number of monkeypox cases, a new report says that it may never be eliminated because too many infections are going under the radar and pet animals could continue to harbour the virus.

Monkeypox spreads to more than 20 countries: WHO

NEW DELHI: The monkeypox virus has spread to more than 20 countries, with about 200 confirmed cases and over 100 suspected cases in nations where it is typically not found, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

UP on alert over monkeypox cases

LUCKNOW: As cases of monkeypox are rising across the globe, Uttar Pradesh has decided to put persons with international travel history on its radar.