TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes
TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes


TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes Boston, Jun 24 (PTI) A vaccine that prevents tuberculosis and is used to treat bladder cancer has been approved for clinical trials in the US to tests its ability to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a phase II clinical trial testing

Living in mountains limits bone growth Living in mountains limits bone growth

LONDON: Living in high altitude regions can limit bone growth, causing people have shorter limbs, say scientists who conducted a study in Himalayan populations. High altitude is a particularly challenging environment – the terrain is physically challenging and the land has a relatively poor crop yield, so food can be sparse.Most importantly, oxygen levels are

Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids? Can grandparents’ exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

NEW YORK: Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and

International Yoga Day: PM Modi performs asanas with volunteers in Dehradun

International Yoga Day: On the fourth edition of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that Yoga has become one of the unifying forces of the world. Addressing the gathering on the occasion here, Prime Minister Modi said, “In today’s fast changing time, Yoga binds together a person’s body, brain and soul, hence making

Tricity gears up for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh – Thousands of people are expected to participate in yoga events, which is to be organised at various places on the eve of 4th International Yoga Day across Chandigarh on Thursday. A large amount of people from Tricity are going to participate in the events and initiatives organised by the government, various NGO’s, schools, educational

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier
Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

LONDON: 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. The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, which increases the risk

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded
Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

BERLIN: Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars. Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling

Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster
Childhood stress makes your brain mature faster

LONDON: Stress in early childhood due to negative experiences such as illness or divorce of parents may lead to faster maturation of certain brain regions, during adolescence, a new study suggests. The study found that these experiences cause faster maturation of the prefrontal cortex and amygdala that also play a role in the control of

#ShilpaKoKyaHua: Shilpa Shetty shuts up rumours of pregnancy

#ShilpaKoKyaHua: Fitness enthusiast and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, whose picture hit the internet after she was spotted coming out of a diagnostic lab with reports in her hand, finally clarified about the pregnancy rumours. Ever since the photo of the actress coming out of a pathology lab went online, her fans are questioning #ShilpaKoKyaHua.Seeing this

High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk
High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

NEW YORK: Consuming a Vitamin D rich diet is not only beneficial for your bones but can also keep colorectal or colon cancer at bay, a new study shows. Compared to participants with circulating vitamin D concentrations considered sufficient for bone health, people with deficient concentrations of the vitamin had a 31 per cent higher

Govt likely to penalise insurance companies for delaying payment under NHPS

Govt likely to penalise insurance companies for delaying payment under NHPS. The government has proposed to impose penalty on insurance companies for delay in payment to hospitals for settlement of claims under its ambitious Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS). Under the scheme, if an insurance company delays the claim payment beyond 15 days,

Railways to issue Credit card-like medical cards to employees, retirees

Railways to issue Credit card-like medical cards to employees, retirees. The Railways has decided to replace the cumbersome medical cards issued to its employees and pensioners with credit card-like health cards carrying unique all-India number. At present, the medical cards issued by the zonal railways are in the form of booklets which resemble ration cards.

Process begins to conduct HIV test all jail inmates across Punjab

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: Worried about the rising numbers of HIV affected in Jails, the Government has decided to conduct HIV test of all inmates across the State. There are near about 23,000 inmates in all 26 jails in Punjab including nine central jails, 7 district jails, 7 sub-jails, one women jail, one open jail and one

Sleep Health
Why too much or too little sleep is bad for health?

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health, according to a study.Researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine found that compared to individuals who slept six to seven hours per day, men who slept fewer than six hours were more likely to have metabolic syndrome and higher waist circumference. Women who

Loneliness increases early death risk in heart patients
Loneliness increases early death risk in heart patients

LONDON: Loneliness may be bad for the heart and can nearly double the risk of early death, a study has found. The study found that feeling lonely was a stronger predictor of poor outcomes in heart patients than living alone, in both men and women. “Loneliness is more common today than ever before, and more people

Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast
Sitting too long without movement may kill you fast

NEW YORK: Does your job force you to sit for one to two hours at a stretch without moving? Beware, it may raise the risk of dying early than people who sit cumulatively for the same time, but in shorter bouts, a study has warned. The findings showed that people with the greatest amount of sedentary

WHO commends India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77 pc

The WHO has commended India’s progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 per cent, from 556 per 1,00,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 1,00,000 live births in 2016. It said this progress puts the country on track towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of an MMR below 70

Thousands of asthma patients in Hyderabad for 'fish prasadam'
Thousands of asthma patients in Hyderabad for ‘fish prasadam’

Scores of people took ‘fish prasadam’ on Friday in Hyderabad, which has been traditionally distributed by Bathini family since more than 170 years. People from different parts of the country thronged at exhibition grounds in Nampally to take the benefit of the wonder drug, which apparently cures Asthma and respiratory problems. The patients are made

Here's how insufficient sleep could cost billions
Here’s how insufficient sleep could cost billions

SYDNEY: With the problem of inadequate sleep affecting more and more people around the world, researchers have found that the financial and non-financial costs associated with it could cost a country billions of dollars. For the study, David Hillman of the University of Western Australia and his colleagues attempted to measure the economic consequences of limited

Health checkup Grandwalk Mall Ludhiana
Health checkup camp organised at Grandwalk Mall in Ludhiana today

Nidhi Bhanot  Ludhiana  “One can save themselves from cancer and many other diseases by getting their medical check ups done on regular basis. Early detection of Cancer can make patient a cancer survivor in his or her life like Yuvraj Singh and veteran actress Mumtaz”, informed Managing Director  of World Cancer Care, Dharminder Singh Dhillon