Jun 08

Nurses at increased risk of sleep disorders

Researchers have found that nurses are at an increased risk of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders such as chronic insomnia.Published in the journal Sleep, the study found that there is a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of common sleep disorders among nurses working at medical centers. “We were surprised by the number of

Master cell playing key role in fighting TB identified

Researchers have identified a master cell that coordinates the body’s immune response in the early days of TB infection.According to the study published in the journal Nature, the researchers found that boosting the activity of such cells could help reduce the millions of new infections that occur worldwide every year. For the study, the researchers

HIV patients more likely to develop heart diseases

HIV patients are at a significantly higher risk of suffering from heart and blood vessel diseases as compared to those without the infection, according to a new scientific statement.In the statement, published in the Circulation journal, the researchers indicated that the heart disease risk among . HIV patients occurs due to interactions between traditional risk

Kerala youth tests positive for Nipah: Minister

Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Tuesday confirmed that the youth being treated near Kochi has tested positive for Nipah virus (NiV). She also assured that elaborate arrangements have been made to tackle the emergency and there was no need for panic”The test results have come from the National Institute of Virology, Pune and its positive

Childhood adversity ups risk of mental health disorder

Kids who grow up in poverty and face adverse experiences are at a greater risk of suffering from mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, warn researchers.Low socioeconomic status and the experience of traumatic stressful events are also linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, said

Punjab to ban online food without hygiene rating

Punjab is going to ban online delivery of food without hygiene rating, Health Minister Brahm Mohindra announced on Thursday.The decision was taken under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’. Mohindra has issued directions to all online food order and supply companies to display the hygiene rating of the food business operators registered with them. Giving three months

Dating app use linked to unhealthy weight control ways

Researchers have found that using a dating app may be linked to an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs) such as vomiting, laxative use or diet pill use. The study, published in the Journal of Eating Disorders, shows that people who use dating apps are more likely to suffer from eating disorders.The study

Tobacco and lung health: UT to celebrate World No Tobacco day

DP Correspondent Chandigarh Health Department is going to celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on Friday throughout the city with the theme of “Tobacco and lung health”. The objective to celebrate this day is to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and passive smoke exposure and to discourage the use

36 e-cigarette brands illegally operating in India

Even as the union health ministry continues its efforts to prevent the entry of e-cigarette companies into India, a latest survey has found that 36 brands have been selling the devices illegally in the country since the last three years.The survey, released ahead of the World Tobbaco Day on May 31, was conducted by New

Women with stomach cancer live longer than men patients

Researchers have found that female patients with oesophagus and stomach cancer are likely to survive longer than male patients, but experience more nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea during therapy.The findings of a latest UK study could potentially help in managing patients and also highlight who are more at risk against specific side effects. “We tend to

Pulse Polio drive for children in age group of 0-5 years from June 16

DP Correspondent Ludhiana For making the children aged 0-5 years free from polio disease, pulse polio drive would be held in the district from June 16-20, 2019. This drive would be held in Ludhiana city, Sahnewal and urban areas of Koom Kalan block, besides children from migratory families living in rural areas would also be

Kids of less-educated moms at higher obesity risk

Children of poorly-educated mothers face higher risk of obesity than those whose mothers are well-educated, suggests a new study. For the study, published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology journal, the researchers analysed data of 41,399 children in three European countries — Ireland, Portugal and the UK — using the mother’s highest level of education as

Don’t eat too much potato chips during pregnancy

Women should avoid eating too much vegetable oil and potato chips during pregnancy as such a diet may result in an increased risk of pregnancy complications and poor development of the babies, warns a study. Foods such as potato chips and vegetable oil contain omega 6 fats, particularly linoleic acid, and the research suggests that

Distress can spread through social networks: Experts

With connecting to people is becoming more easier than ever due to the mushrooming online platforms, experts have warned that they should be careful about who they become friends with as despair and distress can spread through close social networks, up to “three degrees of separation” – or a friend of a friend of a

Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement

Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content. “When rats were treated with coffee for three

Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections
Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections

Amid growing antibiotic resistance, Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.The electric field-based dressing can not only disrupt biofilm infection, it can also prevent such infections from forming in the future, said the study published in the journal Annals of Surgery. Bacterial biofilms are thin, slimy

UEI Global College organised food festival- “The Salad Mania”
UEI Global College organised food festival- “The Salad Mania”

Ludhiana UEI Global institute organised food festival- “The Salad Mania” at their premises in Feroze Gandhi Market on Wednesday. Navneet Chitkara Director of UEI Global Ludhiana along with Abhinav Asthana (Assistant Manager Learning) Hyatt Regency Ludhiana inaugurated the Festival here today.  The parents of the all the new students registered in the current session were

Chewing gum additive linked to colorectal cancer
Chewing gum additive linked to colorectal cancer

A food additive which is commonly used as a whitening agent in products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise could lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, warns a study. The study conducted in mice investigated health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods

Summer guide to healthy hair & scalp for your baby
Summer guide to healthy hair & scalp for your baby

Just like we take care of babies during summer to keep their bodies cool and refreshed, it is important to pay attention to their scalp and hair to keep dry and flaky skin at bay, which is a common concern among newborns. A baby’s delicate skin is highly susceptible to these skin conditions along with

Older dads put health of partners, unborn kids at risk
Older dads put health of partners, unborn kids at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking “biological clock” — just like women — that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to the researchers. Men who delay fatherhood should consult their doctor and consider banking sperm before age 35, said the study which reviewed 40 years of research on