New vaccine raises hope of ending pneumonia
New vaccine raises hope of ending pneumonia


New vaccine ending pneumonia: An experimental vaccine that targets dozens of strains of the bacterium that causes pneumonia has the potential to significantly bring down the number of deaths due to the disease, a new study says.The vaccine provoked an immune response to 72 forms of Streptococcus pneumonia in laboratory tests on animals, according to

Venkaiah Naidu undergoes angioplasty at AIIMS, discharged Venkaiah Naidu undergoes angioplasty at AIIMS, discharged

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu underwent a successful angioplasty procedure at AIIMS and was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. Naidu, 68, was admitted at the All India Institute Of Medical Science on Friday after his sugar and blood pressure were high along with some cardiac issues. He went through a check up which was

Bowel disease to become more common in developing countries

Toronto, Oct 21 : With increased industrialisation, countries in the developing countries will have to grapple with rising cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), scientists have warned. The study, published in the journal Lancet, shows that countries in the developing world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates that the western

Have mushroom-rich breakfast to maintain healthy weight Have mushroom-rich breakfast to maintain healthy weight

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals.“As with previous published research, this study indicates there may be both a

How to ensure no weight gain during Diwali How to ensure no weight gain during Diwali

no weight gain during Diwali: Overeating, over drinking or going completely sleepless creates toxicity for your mind and body, and hence the need to fall back upon a ‘detox diet post Diwali. Staying in balance during the festivities will ensure you don’t end up needing a post Diwali detox, say experts.Munmun Ganeriwal, Nutritionist, Fitness Consultant

Diabetes Wonder Drug : New pill can improve health of Type 2 sufferers

A team of researchers has recently created a pill that might be a major breakthrough to a silent and deadly disease of diabetes. This pill might acts as boon to diabetic patient, it can significantly improve the health of people with diabetes and also help to reduce some kilos from their waistlines.  The findings indicated

Stress as unhealthy as junk food
Stress as unhealthy as junk food

Stress unhealthy junk food: As much as lack of nutrition is causing harm to your body, stress does too. A new finding suggests that stress is just as harmful to our bodies like junk food to our digestive system. Researcher Laura Bridgewater professor at the Brigham Young University, found through the studies that when female

Here's how you can get Vitamin D in winter months
Here’s how you can get Vitamin D in winter months

Vitamin D in winter months: Season of short days has descended which means getting enough vitamin D can be a challenge for us but it’s essential that we do.Rhiannon Lambert, nutritionist and author of ‘Re-nourish’ told The Independent, “Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is key for the maintenance of minerals such as calcium

Swine flu season on, testing kits are not available

Sajan Sharma, Chandigarh With the onset of winter season the swine flu cases are expected to rise but the worst part is that the testing kits for the disease are not available in state medical colleges. These kits are supposed to sent by the central government but as this year the disease has more impact

CMC Hospital Ludhiana held a Ceremony of artificial limbs workshop

Christian Medical College Hospital, Ludhiana today organized a Ground breaking ceremony of Prosthesis and Orthosis P & O (Brace shop) for Calipers, crutches, walkers, cervical and lumbar brace, Splints, gaiters, Upper limbs /Lower limbs prosthesis Wheelchairs and W/C cushions at CMC Unit at Hambran by The Department of PMR (Physical Medicine and Rehablitation) C.M.C &

Heart transported from Jaipur to Delhi to save life of 50-year-old

Heart transported from Jaipur to Delhi to save life of 50-year-old. Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute performed a life-saving heart transported in a 50-year-old male from Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. This eight heart transplant at FEHI was made possible when a 21-year-old male, a resident of Jaipur, was declared brain dead at Eternal Heart

Global Handwashing Day: Handwashing and caring go together
Global Handwashing Day: Handwashing and caring go together

Global Handwashing Day: Washing our hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Keeping our hands clean is one of the most imperative steps we can take to avoid getting sick and even spreading germs to others.There are many diseases and conditions which cannot spread by just washing hands with soap and clean,

AAP MLA asks Punjab farmers to burn paddy straw

Arjun Sharma Rejecting the ban on burning of paddy straw in Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Jagraon in Ludhiana, Sarvjit Kaur Manuke has asked the farmers to go ahead with the burning till the state government doesn’t provide them with financial help for disposal of stubble.Kicking up a controversy in a video message, Manuke

Healthy elderly have gut bacteria similar to 30-year-olds

Toronto, Oct 12, Healthy elderly have gut bacteria similar to 30-year-olds. The key to healthy ageing could be the composition of bacteria in the intestine as researchers have found that people who live longer than usual have gut bacteria similar to 30-year-olds. The researchers studied the gut bacteria in a cohort of more than 1,000

To Get rid of unwanted hairs using Gram flour
To Get rid of unwanted hairs using Gram flour

To Get rid of unwanted hairs using Gram flour : We adopt a number of ways for a clean, unblemished skin, but Gram flour is something that has been used from home in the years. Some people use it as a face-wash, some use it as a face mask. You can use Gram flour to

sunshine’s beneficial effects
Know sunshine’s beneficial effects for our health

Sunshine’s beneficial effects: For years we have been told to cover up in the sun to cut the risk of getting skin cancer. When we take the sunshine in the early morning , it  reduces heart diseases and  also reduce the chances of stomach cancer. Studies have shown that a sensible amount of sun reduces risk of

World Mental Health Day 2017
World Mental Health Day 2017: Scientific techniques to fight depression

World Mental Health Day 2017: Is the loss of a loved one taking a toll on your health or are you often feeling guilty and miserable because of your own actions? The feeling of being deprived, losing hard-earned money on the stock markets, constant health issues, moving to a new city, retirement and several such

How to deal with the stigma of mental illness
How to deal with the stigma of mental illness

Stigma mental illness: Stigma associated with mental illness is probably as old as the civilization. There are references of discrimination on the basis of mental illness in almost all the ancient books of law. In the well-known Indian classic “Manu Smriti” or “Law of Manu” there are references to insane persons (unmatta) in the chapters related to marriage,

Eating banana may help prevent heart attack and strokes
Eating banana may help prevent heart attack and strokes

Eating banana may help prevent heart attack and strokes: Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious in taste too. It does not just gives a great taste but also have benefits in digestion, heart health and weight loss. But now it has been found Bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a study.The

breast lumps not cancerous
All breast lumps are not cancerous

Breast Lumps Not Cancerous: One of the leading causes of female deaths in India is Breast Cancer. Although 8 out of 10 cases of breast lumps are not cancerous and undergoing biopsy is the only way to rule out breast cancer, says leading doctor Dr. Jyoti Arora, Associate Director, Radiologist, Medanta – the Medicity.In India,