Diabetic women at greater risk of cancer


Diabetic women at greater risk of cancer. According to a global review, women with diabetes are at greater risk of cancer than men. Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health also found diabetes (type 1 and type 2) conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach,

People with HIV infection twice at risk of heart disease People with HIV infection twice at risk of heart disease

According to a global study, HIV infection doubles the risk of heart disease.Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated cardiovascular disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years as more people are living longer with the virus. The greatest impact is in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific regions, with Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho particularly

Smartphone use may lead to behavioural problems in teenagers

Smartphone use may lead to behavioural problems in teenagers. Think twice before handing over a smartphone to your teenager as new research warns that adolescents who frequently use digital devices are more likely to develop symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Teenagers who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users

Positive Cancer disease Being positive in life helps fight the disease of Cancer

While having a positive attitude in life has it’s owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting Cancer.A study titled “Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward system” was published in the Friday’s issue of science journal `Nature’ in which scientist of Israel Institute

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK: Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) a relative of the virus that causes the common cold could deliver genetic material to damaged cells in

Hrithik Roshan's sister pens down her battle with cancer
Hrithik Roshan’s sister pens down her battle with cancer

New Delhi [India]: Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan has penned down a hard-hitting blog post on battling cancer. Documenting her experience in a blog post titled ‘Zindagi’, Sunaina, in her new chapter, opened up about her battle against cancer. Sunaina has been through a broken marriage, battled depression, diabetes and hypertension, undergone bariatric surgery, sought

Almost 4,000 people have already pledged at PGI for body donation
Almost 4,000 people have already pledged at PGI for body donation

Chandigarh With 30-40 body donations received each year by the authorities concerned at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the number of body donations since last four years have seen a considerable rise as compared to the number a decade ago.Along with the rise in the number of body donations, Post Graduate

Punjab Panchayats to pay fund to run de-addiction centres in rural areas

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: Panchayats have come forward to de-addict the rural youths. Fund would be provided by the Panchayats to run the de-addiction centres in the villages. Soon, the Government will impose charge on the Panchayats in this regard .For the success of de-addict of youths, the rural department has prevented the process to merge

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life
Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Washington DC, [USA] July 12 (ANI): Turns out, teenagers who engage in high-intensity exercise have lower blood pressure which ultimately may lead to a lower risk of developing heart diseases later in life. The study by researchers at the Children’s Health & Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter, conducted an experiment on healthy teenage males

Aadhaar enaUse of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat desirable but not mandatory, govt clarifies bled government to eliminate middlemen: President
Use of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat desirable but not mandatory, govt clarifies

Use of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat desirable but not mandatory, govt clarifies . The government today clarified that Aadhaar is “desirable” but not mandatory to avail benefits under the Centre’s ambitious Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The clarification came after a section of the media reported that the Centre had published a

'Desi girl' Priyanka Chopra 'hates' dental work
‘Desi girl’ Priyanka Chopra ‘hates’ dental work

‘Desi girl’ Priyanka chopra ‘hates’ dental work. Many don’t look forward to dental appointments and dread going to the dentist. Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra is also one of them. The ‘ Desi Girl’ took to her Instagram account to share a photo from her dentist’s appointment. Looking petrified, her caption read, “Aaarrggghhh! I hate dental

Drinking 'Grassmilk' may boost heart health: Study
Drinking ‘Grassmilk’ may boost heart health: Study

NEW YORK: Cows fed with 100 per cent organic grass and legume-based diet produce “grassmilk” rich in omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study.While omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of

Ice factories instructed to add food colour to distinguish edible and non-edible ice
Ice factories instructed to add food colour to distinguish edible and non-edible ice

CHANDIGARH: With a view to check the misuse of non edible ice as edible ice, the Punjab government has issued strict instructions to all ice factories of the state to use food colour in non edible ice to ensure availability of healthy food items which were made or preserved by using ice. All the Civil

SC orders Delhi private hospitals to treat poor for free

SC orders Delhi private hospitals to treat poor for free. The Supreme Court on Monday passed an order that private hospitals in Delhi which were given subsidised land by the government will have to provide free treatment to patients belonging to the weaker sections of the society. The apex court said that all private hospitals

Monsoon Skin Woes
Bid adieu to monsoon skin woes

After days of severe heat and dust, monsoon brings some relief and relaxation. But, we cannot deny the fact that it also brings with it several issues like skin allergies, acne breakouts, frizzy hair and among others.Drizzle can cause the formation of fungus and these bacteria multiply at a rapid rate in monsoon. The rise in

UK's unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna
UK’s unsafe syringes found their way to Indian hospitals: report by Aditi Khanna

London, Jul 8 (PTI) Syringes declared unsafe for use by the UK’s state-funded National Health Service (NHS) found their way to India and are likely to have been used in some hospitals in the country, a media report said. According to ‘The Sunday Times’, banned Graseby syringe drivers were given to hospices and medical organisations

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk
Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

LONDON: Feeling unwell? Instead of popping up a pill, sitting in the lap of nature can have various health benefits, says a study. The findings showed that living near the nature or getting regular exposure to greenery may reduce the risk of a host of illnesses including Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, preterm

India on path of becoming a hub of medical tourism

India on path of becoming a hub of medical tourism. 58-year-old Nguefack Guy from Cameroon came with a history of stroke leading to left hemiplegia. On advice of a friend, he came to India for an advanced Neuro Rehabilitation. Josiane Pokam, Wife of Nguefack Guy said, “For the first time I have come out of

Delhi: World's heaviest teen to undergo weight-loss surgery
Delhi: World’s heaviest teen to undergo weight-loss surgery

Delhi: World’s heaviest teen to undergo weight-loss surgery. Once known to be the ‘world’s heaviest teen’, Mihir Jain, a resident of Uttam Nagar in West Delhi, successfully underwent a gastric bypass surgery. Weighing a staggering 237 kg, Mihir said he feared death when he was admitted to a Saket hospital here. “He came to me

Dope test: business of Rs 400 crore in Punjab
Dope test: business of Rs 400 crore in Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems that dope test is going to be a big business in the State. Amid the drug menace, the trend of dope test has been started. If look at the figure, more than 20 lacs persons will undergo this test by paying more than Rs 300 crore , in the coming three