Punjab youth dies of drug overdose

DP CORRESPONDENT Ferozepur One more youth had been died of drug overdose in Zira. The deceased was the only son of his parents. The parents claimed that the Captain Amarinder Singh swearing to curb the drugs menace from state was a lie and also accused the police that all the business of the drugs had

CBSE to introduce artificial intelligence, yoga as new subjects

New Delhi The CBSE will introduce artificial intelligence (AI), early childhood care education and yoga as new subjects in school curriculum from the upcoming academic session, an official said. A decision to introduce the three subjects was taken at a recent meeting of the board’s governing body, he said.”The CBSE is introducing artificial intelligence as

How does oestrogen protect bones?

Oestrogen protect bones:Researchers have found a new molecular link between oestrogen and bone ageing, which may eventually lead to new strategies to treat osteoporosis among post-menopausal women. Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and prone to fractures. Women over 50 are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis, which may be due

More Vitamin more benefits

Eat more Vitamin D:No doubt, Vitamin D is very essential for bones and it is also known as Bone vitamin and helpful for Central Nervous System but it can also improve your memory and learning skill too. But the condition is that you need to take a accurate amount of it. According to a recent

Green tea may cut obesity risk, other health disorders

Health Green tea Obesity:Green tea may reduce the risk of obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health, a study conducted in mice suggests. Mice fed a diet of two per cent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, according to the study published in

Facebook accused of revealing sensitive health data

THE ISSUE WAS FIRST NOTICED IN JULY WHEN MEMBERS OF A WOMEN’S GROUP WITH A GENE MUTATION DISCOVERED HOW EASILY THE DETAILS OF MEMBERS COULD HAVE BEEN DOWNLOADED IN BULK Facebook has been accused of failing to protect sensitive health data of users in its groups. “Facebook has marketed this product as a Personal Health

Chandigarh Health safety PGI
Health safety goes for a toss outside PGI

“I WILL SEEK A DETAILED REPORT FROM THE OFFICERS AND ORDER NECESSARY PROBE INTO THE MATTER,” SAID CITY MAYOR RAJESH KUMAR KALIA WAMIL VASHISHT Chandigarh Despite stringency in the anti-encroachment drives conducted by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh (MCC), areas on the periphery of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) such as deserted area

Medicine testing lab north India
State to witness first world-class medicine testing lab of north India

THE LAB IS AIMED AT STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH SECTOR OF STATE. THE TESTING OF RAW MATERIAL, ALSO WILL BE CONDUCT IN LAB HIGHLIGHTS The Lab is set up in Karnal with a sanctioned Budget of Rs 11 crore and fully equipped with ultra modern machines and staff. The Lab will help to conduct the test

PGI Asthma
PGI introduces minimal invasive treatment for severe asthma

DP BUREAU Chandigarh The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh has inculcated Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), an advanced treatment procedure for severe asthma, in its already existing state-of-the-art treatments. As per experts, Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a minimally-invasive treatment option for patients having symptoms due to severe asthma despite receiving maximal doses of

Burail Jail has 17 HIV positive prisoners, drugs main reason

Himani Bahuguna Chandigarh The Chandigarh Model Jail, Burail has 17 HIV positive prisoners. Of about 800 screened in past two years, 17 were detected positive and have been given treatment at the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART).Sharing more details, Dr Vanita Gupta, Project Director, Chandigarh State Aids Control Society (CSACS), said, ” In 2017 the testing centre

New TB drug may shorten treatment time for patients: Study
New TB drug may shorten treatment time for patients: Study

 A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis (TB) may be more effective than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments for the disease, a study claims.In mouse models, the drug showed a much lower tendency to develop resistance, according to the study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The

Alzheimer’s disease is type of diabetes: Experts
Alzheimer’s disease is type of diabetes: Experts

HIGHLIGHTS Diabetes generally occurs as a result of insulin-resistance at target sites such as muscle and fat cells. Wamil Vashisht Chandigarh Alzheimer’s brain is a diabetic brain that develops resistance for insulin and this state prevents unlocking of the glucose doors in the brain. If the recent studies by medical fraternity are to be believed,

Drugs Punjab Jails extortion
Drugs, extortions in Punjab jails

HIGHLIGHTS Recovery of mobile phones, drugs is a routine affair in Punjab jails In many cases, jail staff were accused of extorting money from inmates An inmate of Patiala Jail, Brajesh Thakur has accused gangsters of extorting money from him and thrashing him in connivance with jail officials IG Kunwar Partap Singh has started investigation

New Zealand to ban smoking in cars with children

The New Zealand government said on Sunday that it will ban smoking in cars with children. Once the legislation is approved by Parliament, the police will be able to give people warnings or issue a fine of 50 New Zealand dollars ($33) to smokers including those who vape, reports Xinhua news agency. Associate Minister of

Health Ministry sends 2 teams to Gujarat, Punjab to assist states in containing swine flu

In view of rising cases of swine flu and deaths due to the disease in Gujarat and Punjab, the Union Health Ministry has sent two teams to assess the situation and assist the states in strengthening their response mechanism to contain the ailment.Fifty-four deaths and 1,187 cases were reported in Gujarat till February 7, while

Swine flu claims 15 lives in Punjab, eight in Haryana

Chandigarh Swine flu has claimed 15 lives in Punjab and eight in neighbouring Haryana this year, officials said Friday. More than 270 patients were found affected by the flu in Punjab this year, said Dr Gagandeep Singh Grover, the state nodal officer for swine flu.”Fifteen people have died due to H1N1 infection from January 1

Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study
Researchers develop new prostate cancer prediction tool: Study

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed a novel machine-learning framework that can distinguish between low and high-risk prostate cancer with more precision than ever before, according to a new study.The study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC),

Climate Forests
Climate change threatening underwater forests

THE STUDY HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HEALTH AND RESILIENCE OF ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS. THIS COULD IMPACT KELP FORESTS AROUND THE WORLD Climate change could lead to decline of underwater kelp forests by impacting their microbiome, according to a study. In humans, it has been observed that changes in the microbes in the gut can result

Anti-inflammatory drugs can prevent heart disease in psoriasis patients: Study

 Anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin.The study showed that during one year of treatment, anti-inflammatory drugs or biologic therapy improved coronary artery plaque similar to the effect of a low-dose statin.Psoriasis causes scaly skin patches, often on the elbows, knees,

Men should also be vaccinated against HPV, say health experts
Men should also be vaccinated against HPV, say health experts

Men should also be vaccinated against HPV, say health experts. Not just women, men should also get HPV vaccinations to safeguard themselves against cervical cancer, stress health experts.Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV, 40 of which are passed