Health and Lifestyle

Saturday, June 22, 2019Frequent vacations good for your heart

New York, June 22: Take out time for travelling amid your busy schedule as frequent vacations not only help de-stress but also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, reveals a new study.

The study, published in Psychology and Health journal, found that a vacation can help people reduce their metabolic symptoms and therefore their risk of cardiovascular disease.

"What we found is that p


Thursday, June 20, 2019Alert issued in Jharkhand over Chamki fever

Ranchi, Jun 20: An alert has been sounded in Jharkhand over Chamki Fever (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome).

Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni has directed all the medical colleges and civil surgeons to keep an eye on the spread of the disease and also take all possible steps for its control.

Mr Kulkarni said death of children continued taking place in Muzafarpur district of Bihar and so far


Wednesday, June 19, 2019Breast cancer raises heart disease risk

New York, June 19: Researchers have found that postmenopausal women with breast cancer are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

"Heart disease appears more commonly in women treated for breast cancer because of the toxicities of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and use of aromatase inhibitors, which lower estrogen," said JoAnn Pinkerton, Professor at the University of Virginia.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019Poor oral health escalates liver cancer risk

London, June 18: Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study suggests.

Published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, the study investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancr


Monday, June 17, 2019Diarrhoea outbreak in several villages of Mendhar, over 100 people taken ill

SDM constitutes team of doctors to visit the villages affected

Jammu, June 17: At least 100 people have been taken ill due to sudden outbreak of gastroenteritis in many villages of Mendhar Tehsil of Poonch district on Monday.

Reports reaching local news agency said that the disease outbreak has triggered panic in Gohlad, Harni, Ari, Kalaban Balakote and Dharana Gursai and scores of people including women and children have been admitted to Sub District Hos


Monday, June 17, 2019Asthma patients skipping doses owing to high cost: Study

Sydney, June 16: Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, says a new study, calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions between patients and doctors about the cost of medicines to treat asthma.

The most commonly prescribed preventer treatments for asthma contain inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) which, if taken regularly, reduce the severity o


Sunday, June 16, 2019India's digital payments projected to more than double to USD 135 billion in 4 years: Study

Kolkata, Jun 16 : Turbo-charging expansion in the financial technology (FinTech), India's digital payments transaction value is projected to more than double to USD 135.2 billion in 2023 from USD 64.8 billion this year, according to an ASSOCHAM-PWC India study.
“India is expected to clock the fastest growth in digital payments transaction value between 2019 and 2023 with a compounded annual gro


Sunday, June 16, 2019Contaminated water forces UP family to seek PM's nod to end life

Hathras, June 16 : Contaminated water in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras is pushing residents to the wall. Unable to get clean drinking water for themselves, a father and his three daughters have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his permission to end their lives.

Chandrapal Singh, a farmer from Hasayan block in Hathras, has been making rounds of government officials with compla


Sunday, June 16, 2019Harsh Vardhan visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, death toll rises to 81

Patna, June 16 :Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, where 81 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight.

Seven children died on Sunday, taking the total number of casualties due to AES to 81, health officials said. Seventy three children had died till Saturday night.

However, unofficial deaths due the dis


Sunday, June 16, 2019Over 1000% increase in registered child care institutions in India since 2015

New Delhi, June 16 : Despite an increase in the number of Child Care Institutions (CCIs) in the country, it is found that they do not provide the type of nurturing and stimulating environment needed for normal growth and the healthy psychological development to children, a report said.

According to the report titled, 'Mapping and Review Exercise of Child Care Institutions', "only 46.7 per cent


Sunday, June 16, 2019Patients suffer as Bengal doctors strike enters 6th day

Kolkata, June 16 : Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day.

Sunday being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of patients waiting outside hospitals or visiting the emergency wards was also low. The emergency services, however, functione


Saturday, June 15, 2019Greenland loses over 2 bn tonnes of ice in a day

New York, June 15 : In a sign that this year could once again set records for loss in Greenland ice, researchers have found that the island's ice sheet lost more than two gigatonnes (a gigaton is equal to one billion tonnes) of ice in just a day this week due to a widespread melting event.

"Yesterday (13th June), we calculate #Greenland #icesheet lost more than 2 Gt of ice, melt was widespread


Saturday, June 15, 2019Ultimatum to Mamata: AIIMS RDA threatens to go on indefinite strike if demands not met in 48 hrs

New Delhi, Jun 15: Resident Doctors of All India Institue of Medical Sciences, who called off

their protest, here on Saturday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata

Banerjee and threatened that if demands of the agitating junior doctors are not accepted, they will go on an indefinite strike.

AIIMS RDA in a statement said, "We condemn the hostile and unapologetic


Friday, June 14, 2019High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday.

Compared to 50 years ago, people currently consume an average of around 650 extra kilocalories each day, which is equivalent to a fast-food meal of a burger, fries and a soft drink, said the study's lead author, Nicolas Che


Thursday, June 13, 2019Jammu region faces acute shortage of Rabies vaccine

HME dept takes up matter with Centre

JAMMU: There is an acute shortage of anti-Rabies vaccine not only in the government hospitals, including Government Medial College and Hospital (GMC&H), Jammu, the premier hospital of the region, but across the entire region as the life saving vaccine is also not available in the markets.

Sensing urgency of the grave situation on account of shortage of vaccine, the state health department has


Wednesday, June 12, 2019Medlife launches range of superfoods to cater to growing demand for healthy eating options

Mumbai, Jun 12 : Medlife, India's largest online pharmacy and one of the fastest growing holistic healthcare platforms, has launched a new range of products under the label Medlife Superfoods.
The range includes roasted flaxseeds, watermelon seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax pumpkin seeds, apart from roasted mix seeds.
Made from all-natural ingredients, Medlife Superfoods are healthy and tasty


Wednesday, June 12, 2019Zero child deaths due to childhood diarrhoea by 2022: Vardhan

New Delhi, Jun 12:Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday
said it will be ensured that there are no preventable maternal deaths in the country and stressed on the need for safe motherhood.
At the high level meeting to review the status of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Children, Adolescent and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) interventions in the country, Dr Vardhan told


Wednesday, June 12, 2019Pre-Monsoon showers likely to hit J&K by July 10 to 12

Jammu, Jun 12 : People of this winter capital of the state will heave a sigh of relief as pre-monsoon showers are likely to hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir likely between July 10 to 12.
“The monsoon has already hit the coastal India delayed by a week,” Sonam Lotus, Director, MeT, Jammu and Kashmir here told .
He added that keeping in mind the delay arrival of monsoon, now it will be delayed


Tuesday, June 11, 2019Vayu to intensify into severe Cyclonic storm in next 24 hrs : to cross Gujarat Coast on Jun 13 : IMD

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 11 : The Cyclonic Storm ‘VAYU’ over Eastcentral and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards with a speed of about 11 kmph in last six hours on Tuesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.
In a bulletin, It said the Storm lay centred at 0230 hrs IST of June 11, near latitude 14.2°N and longitude 70.6°E over Eastcentral & adjoining S


Sunday, June 9, 2019Junk food consumption ups allergy risk in kids

Researchers have found that high consumption of junk food such as microwaved foods and barbequed meats may be responsible for food allergies in children.

The study, presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition, shows that high levels of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are associated with food allergies in kids.


Saturday, June 8, 2019RK Chhibber appointed as interim chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank

Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday appointed RK Chhibber as the interim chairman and the Director on the Board of Directors of the J&K Bank.

Chhibber will replace Pervez Ahmad, who was appointed in 2016 as the chairman of the bank.

In an order issued on Saturday, the government said: “Parvez Ahmad, Chairman cum Managing Director, shall cease to be Director on the Board of Directors of


Saturday, June 8, 2019Poor sleep linked to mental health issues in students

June 8: Insufficient sleep is associated with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm and suicide ideation among students and athletes, according to a study.

Published in the journal Sleep, the study analysis involved 110,496 students, out of which 8,462 were athletes.

"It was really surprising to see how strongly insufficient sleep was associated with a wide variet


Thursday, June 6, 2019Home-based weight management benefits kids, parents

New York, June 6: Researchers have found that home-based weight management programmes may be beneficial for both kids as well as parents.

The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, found that the DRIVE curriculum -- Developing Relationships that Include Values of Eating and Exercise -- reduces weight gain in kids and also prompts their parents to lose weight.


Sunday, June 2, 2019Int’l Yoga Centre coming up at scenic Mantalai

Mantalai, June 2 : Surrounded by Deodar trees, lush green forests, this scenic place is not less than a ‘heaven on earth’ and soon will be a hub of tourists including the foreigners as it is coming up as state-of-the-art international Yoga centre -- a part of the previous NDA Government’s ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme launched to develop potential tourist spots in the country.
The centre is coming up


Friday, May 31, 2019Body shaming leads to more weight gain in kids

Teasing and bullying overweight children could act as a catalyst in further increasing their weight by 33 per cent, compared to obese kids who do not suffer body shaming, a study suggests.

The findings, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change their behaviour and attempt to lose weight.

The study involved o


Friday, May 31, 2019J&J to pay 67 patients Rs 25 lakh compensation each

New Delhi: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) told the Delhi High Court that it will pay Rs 25 lakh compensation each to 67 identified patients affected by the company's faulty articular surface replacement (ASR) hip implants.

In his order, Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed Johnson & Johnson to pay compensation to identified patients affected by its faulty hip implants.

J&J has conducted a verification pr


Wednesday, May 29, 2019Kidney swap unites Hindu, Muslim families

Chandigarh, May 29: In a rare gesture, a kidney swap was successfully conducted between a Hindu family from Bihar and a Muslim family from Kashmir at a private hospital near here.

The surgery was performed by doctors led by Priyadarshi Ranjan, Consultant with Fortis Hospital in Mohali, Punjab.

The families of Manjula Devi from Bihar and Abdul Aziz from Kashmir were looking for suitable dono


Wednesday, May 29, 2019Drug compound to kill antibiotic resistant superbugs found

London: Researchers have discovered a new drug compound which kills antibiotic resistant gram-negative bacteria that can cause infections including pneumonia, urinary tract infections and bloodstream infections.

The research, published in the journal ACS Nano, describes the new compound which kills gram-negative E. coli, including a multidrug resistant pathogen said to be responsible for mill


Wednesday, May 29, 2019Help every girl child feel hygienic: Akshay Kumar

Mumbai: On Menstrual Hygiene Day, actor Akshay Kumar, who gave a push to conversation on menstrual hygiene with his film "PadMan", urged people to help women feel hygienic and safe.

"Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day to all the girls, mothers and sisters. Let's all help every girl child feel hygienic, safe and confident every day of the month. Period," Akshay wrote on Twitter.

Along with the twee


Tuesday, May 28, 2019Vaccination single best defence against allergies: DAK

Srinagar, May 28: Claiming that allergy season is at its peak right now in Kashmir valley with increase in the number of people seeking medical advice for various allergic disorders, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said allergy vaccination, also known as immunotherapy, is the single best defence against allergies.

''Allergy vaccination is the most effective form of treatment for a