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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Health

Health Ministry Approves Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Health Minister J.P. Nadda
Tuesday: Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda approved the introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). Universal Immunisation Programme to be implemented in five states, including Himachal Pradesh, in a planned manner from 2017. The other states, where it will be introduced, include Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. We have achieved a new milestone towards expanding the coverage...

Diabetes risk may cause by air pollution

Researchers have found that  traffic-related air pollution may put you at  risk of developing the diabetes risk . Air pollution increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of Type-2 diabetes, the study said. "Whether the disease becomes manifest and when this occurs is not only due to lifestyle or genetic factors, but also due to traffic-related air pollution,"...

Noida : Mystery Fever Kills 12

The district authority has ordered an investigation into the death of 12 villagers in the previous 15 days because of a mysterious fever in Sarfabad area near Sector 73 in Noida. The health dept has set up a health camp for the villagers who accuse polluted water for the deaths. "More than 100 individuals suffering from fever in the...

Anthrax in Rayagada : 4 Dead, 10 Hospitalised

Kalyansinghpur: While four tribals of Jambuguda town under Kashipur block in Rayagada locale have passed on of Bacillus anthracis subsequent to expending meat within a week, 10 more tribals of the town, suffering the ailment, have been confessed to district hospital where their condition is expressed to be critical, reports said. Talking to OTV, Parshu Majhi of Jambuguda village said...

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...

Nadda Launched Rotavirus Vaccine Nationwide From Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Health minister JP Nadda today launched the rotavirus antibody nationwide from Odisha today as a feature of the union government's normal vaccination program for shielding youngsters from the Diarrhea. Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak were present during the launch of the vaccine, which will also be rolled out in three other...

Odisha Government appoints 151 dental surgeons

The Odisha government appointed 151 dental surgeons on Monday. Handing over appointment letters to the new appointees during a workshop at Jaydev Bhavan, CM Naveen Patnaik said the appointments would help improve oral healthcare in remote parts of the state. As many as 110 dental surgeons were posted at different health institutions in the KBK and tribal sub plan districts....

India maybe the next destination of Zika virus

The Zika virus is spreading vigorously in the Americas following which the WHO has issued a warning to all countries, including India, who have the vector of Aedes mosquito that causes Dengue and Chikungunya too. The Zika virus is caused by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito that also causes Dengue and Chikungunya, both viral diseases are of great public health...

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...

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...

‘Spermbot’ can make sperm a better swimmer

A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility by attaching tiny metal helices to sperm cells. In the artificially motorised sperm cells, customised microhelices serve as motors for transporting sperm cells with motion deficiencies to help them carry out their natural function. Scientists said, "Our results indicate that metal-coated polymer...

Dental filling won’t be painful anymore

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), researchers have developed a new pain-free, long-lasting formulation of dental filling that does not shrink. Madha Dental College and Hospital professor and head, department of conservative dentistry and endodontics, Dr V Susila Anand said conventional dental composites shrink by up to 5% which not only leads to postoperative sensitivity or pain, but also causes gaps...

Are black raspberries the new superberries?

Black raspberries grown in Central Europe show greater health benefits than their better known cousins raspberries or blackberries, reveals a new study. As far as healthy foods go, berries make the top of the list as they contain potent antioxidants, which decrease or reverse the effects of free radicals natural byproducts of energy production that can play havoc on the...

‘Good’ fat cuts obesity

According to a recent research the body's ability to harness heat production by converting white fat cells which store calories into beige fat (good fat) cells that burn energy, can help curb obesity. The research suggests natural mechanism in the body, which converts white fat cells into beige fat cells - known as 'brite' fat cells - by using heat production...