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108 Ambulance Staff Strike Hampers Emergency Health Care In Odisha

Cuttack: Emergency health care services were completely thrown out of gear across the state due to agitation by staff of 108 ambulance services today. The situation was critical in Cuttack where employees of 108 ambulance services protested the arrest of 108 ambulance staff union President Manoj Sahu. Twenty six ambulances were stationed near Cuttack Collectorate and all the 183 employees...

Dengue Toll Reaches 4 As One More Dies In Cuttack

Cuttack: With one more dengue patient succumbing to death while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical here, the total toll has mounted up to four in Odisha. The deceased has been identified as Sanatan Nayak of Tangarapada village of Keonjhar district. Sanatan was shifted from the dengue ward in the hospital to the ICU on August 12 as his...

Genetic disorder evolves skin and nervous system problems

According to a new research, one of the most common genetic disorders is known as neurofibromatosis that causes brown spots on the skin and kind of tumours on the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the nervous system. "Neurofibromatosis is one of at least 60 genetic diseases called neurocutaneous disorders that involve the skin, central nervous system, and/or peripheral...

Vegan Diet May Affect Immunity, Say Experts

New Delhi (PTI): Vegans, especially expectant mothers, run greater risk of suffering "lowered immunity" or contracting infection as their protein intake comes completely from plant-based diet, health experts today cautioned. Top dieticians and nutritionists, who gathered in the capital to announce the launch of a protein awareness campaign in the country, also emphasised that pregnant women cannot achieve optimal protein intake...

Odisha’s Salman Who Fights Mosquitoes

Phulbani (PTI):  Salman Mallick has not heard of his more famous namesake. But when he talks about fighting malaria in his Odisha village, the 25-year-old - unknowingly - echoes the reel life s Salman much quoted words from a much watched film. Odisha's Salman is one of the many foot soldiers read Volunteer Health Practitioners (VHP) -- placed by Tata...

Purchasing Cancer: Paradip Police Seizes Dry Fish Containing Toxic Preservatives

Paradip: The Paradip police today seized nearly one quintal of ‘toxic’ dry fish during raids conducted on a dry fish manufacturing unit located on the outskirts of the Port township. The seizure indicated that dangerous chemicals with high toxic contents are still in use by dry fish making units in Paradip, The police seized dry fish stashed inside 12 plastic containers...

Rajasthan Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Record

Jaipur(PTI):  As many as 733 ayurveda students here today entered the Guinness Book of World Record for most people receiving 'Naysa Karm', an ayurvedic treatment, simultaneously for over seven minutes. 'Nasya karm' (treatment) refers to the ayurvedic therapy that includes instillation of herbal oils, juices or powders through the nasal route. It works specifically on disorders of ear, nose and...

Mysterious Fever Kills Three Children In Rayagada, 60 Others Affected

Rayagada: Residents of Lipi Chekna village, mostly impoverished tribals, under Kashipur block in the district are living in a state of fear with three children dying and several others affected by a mysterious disease in the last 15 days. According to reports, 40 adults and 15 more children have also been affected by the mysterious disease. All the affected persons are...

Jaga-Balia Kept On Ventilator, First Phase Of Separation Surgery Successful

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: After a gruelling 20-hour initial separation surgery conducted on the Kandhamal Siamese Twins, Jaga and Balia have been put on ventilator at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi today. After applying injectable paediatrics anaesthesia to the conjoined twins on August 28 at around 5AM, the highly critical operation started...

Prayer For Jaga-Balia, Angul Residents Light 108 Lamps For Successful Surgery

Angul: Praying for the successful separation surgery and early recovery of 27-months-old Siamese twins Jaga and Balia of Kandhamal district in Odisha, who had undergone a daunting 22-hour initial surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi recently, members of a youth club lighted 108 earthen lamps at Amalapada here today. Hundreds of residents...

Pervez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Islamabad, January 9: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf's medical report did not show any illness that justified his skipping hearings in his treason trial, the government prosecutor said today. Prosecutor Akram Sheikh asked the special court set up to try 70-year-old Musharraf on charges of high treason for imposing emergency in 2007 to summon him, saying the former army...

50 Not Out: 2 Persons Die Of Swine Flu, Toll Figure Reaches Half Century

Bhubaneswar: With two more persons succumbing to swine flu while undergoing treatment in two different private hospitals in the state capital, the death toll due to the influenza attack has reached the half century mark today. While one patient died at the CARE hospital, another person breathed his last at SUM hospital here. State Health department sources said that as many...

Video Game effects On Your Child’s Behavior

Video games sometimes get a negative effects on public health, but it may help to improve your child's behavior. Video games for health (G4H) field is pursuing innovative, potentially highly effective methods for changing behaviors and affecting health outcomes in children, but more research, defined guidelines and targeted funding are needed to drive game design, determine optimal use, and minimize...

Anti-depressant develops risk of aggression

According to a recent research conducted by the Denmark researchers, giving anti-depressants to children and youth can double the risk of aggression and suicidal tendencies.  They, however, found no significant association between anti-depressants and suicide and aggression in adults. The team carried out a study with 18,526 patients to examine the use of anti-depressants and associated serious harms. The study recommends "minimal...