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Over 1 crore Children Vaccinated Under Measles-Rubella Campaign In Odisha

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Over one crore children have been administered Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccines in a span of only three weeks in Odisha, senior health officials said. The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign that began in the state on January 29 has been completed in 70,367 schools, the health officials said in a press meet here yesterday. As many as 47,689 ASHAs, 71,129 AWWs, 8665...

Modi’s Gujarat Records 53 Points Fall In Sex Ratio At Birth, Poor Show By 17 Of 21 Large States

New Delhi(PTI): The sex ratio at birth (SRB) saw a decline in 17 out of 21 large states of the country, with Gujarat recording an alarming dip of 53 points, a report released by the Niti Aayog stated and stressed on the need to check sex-selective abortion. According to the report, among the 17 states which recorded substantial drop of...

Scientists Grow Human Eggs To Full Maturity In A Laboratory

London(Reuters): Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity, a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice. Publishing their result in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction on Friday, scientists from Britain and the United States said it could one...

Rare Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery Performed BY Fortis Hospital In Bengaluru

Bengaluru(PTI): Doctors at a private hospital here today claimed to have successfully performed a rare bilateral knee replacement surgery on a 48-year-old man suffering from hemophilia. Fortis Hospital where the surgery was conducted recently, in a release said, the patient, Chikkanna was suffering from severe pain in both knees impairing his ability to perform daily work. It said his severe condition...

“We Are The Creator Of Our Own Worries, Pains Are Self-Inflicted”-Ramanjeet Kaur

Theatre is a release: of artistic expression, an outlet of human communication, a pot where human experiences melt and morph to explore the relationships set up in various contexts and their interrelatedness. An art form so otherwise understood as a creative vehicle of message carrier. It ranges from the most elemental to an inwardly metaphysical—and in the interim touches...

Regular Yoga Can Slow Down Ageing Of Brain: Study

New Delhi(PTI): Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and helps it stay young, claims a study. The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factors among men. DIPAS is a laboratory of...

54% Odisha Children Not Covered Under IMI Programme

Bhubaneswar: Over 50 per cent of the children in Odisha are yet to be covered under the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) scheme, a matter of great concern as these children are vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases. According to the latest report on immunisation drive of the Central Government, only 46 per cent of the monitored children have received all due doses....

Doctors Remove 72 Coins From Palghar Man’s Stomach

Nashik(PTI): A 50-year-old tribal from Maharashtra's Palghar district has been successfully operated upon on Thursday by doctors to remove 72 coins that the man had swallowed over a long period due to certain mental ilnesses, doctors said. Dr Amit Kele, who led the team of doctors that operated on Krishna Somalya Sambar, said that Sambar was suffering from a rare...

Odisha Government To Ensure Eye Care For All By 2022: Chief Minister Naveen

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today affirmed his government's resolve to ensure eye care for all by 2022. The state government has launched a Rs 600 crore Universal Eye Health Programme recently, the chief minister said Odisha is the first State in the country to launch such an initiative. "My Government has resolved to reduce all the barriers to the existing...

Only 8 Of 100 Malaria Cases Detected In India: WHO

New Delhi(PTI): Only eight per cent of malaria cases were diagnosed last year in India, which accounted for six per cent of the 216 million new cases globally, a World Health Organization (WHO) report has said. India was the third on the list of 15 countries which accounted for 80 per cent of all malaria cases in the world in...

639 Nails Recovered From Man’s Stomach In Kolkata

Kolkata(PTI): Doctors at the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here have removed 639 nails, weighing more than one kg, from the stomach of a 48-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia. The man had swallowed the nails over a period of time. "The patient is from North 24 Parganas district's Gobardanga. He was suffering from schizophrenia and had swallowed nails and soil...

‘Jolie Effect’ Spiked Breast Cancer Testing: Study

New York(PTI): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's admission that she had the BRCA gene - linked to high risk of breast cancer - may have encouraged women to get tested, according to a study which found that there was an 80-fold increase in genetic testing between 2003 to 2014. Researchers from University of Georgia in the US also noted that there...

‘64% Cardiologists Feel Stress Is Main Cause For Heart Ailments’

Mumbai(PTI): Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress is the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, says a report. Moreover, 68 per cent of doctors contend that any age group could be vulnerable to heart disease, it said. Sixty four per cent of cardiologists feel that stress was the main cause of cardiovascular ailments, contrary to popular belief that improper...

Sick Hospitals: Shortage Of Doctors Hits Health Services In Naveen’s District

Berhampur(PTI): A large number of vacant posts of doctors at health centres has impacted medical services in Odisha's Ganjam district, officials said. While the sanctioned strength of doctors in the district is 399, at least 275 of the posts are lying vacant, official sources said. "We have apprised the state government about the shortage of doctors," said Chief District Medical...