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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Health

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...

One More Dies Of Swine Flu, Toll Mounts To 17

Bhubaneswar: With one more person succumbing to Swine Flu while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the death toll due to H1N1 influenza has gone up to 17 in the state today. According to reports, the deceased hailed from Balasore district. With the fresh case SCB Medical has so far recorded four swine flu deaths. Two...

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...

5,000 Diabetes Specialists To Attend RSSDI Conference In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Nearly five thousand diabetes specialists from all over the country are expected to attend the four-day 45th annual conference of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes In India (RSSDI) to be held from coming November 2-5 here. RSSDI is a research organization which promotes holistic  innovative research on the cause, diagnosis, complications and treatment of diabetes in the...

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...

It Is Literally Dog’s Death In Malkangiri Village

Malkangiri: As many as one hundred pigs and tens of  dogs have died at Badigata village in Kalimela block of the district since three days due to some mysterious disease. Reports said that the pigs and dogs suddenly fall ill while roaming outside and die within a few hours under mysterious circumstances. . A team of veterinarians from Bhubaneswar has reached...

Swine Flu: 13 More Test Positive, Total Cases Rise to 84

Bhubaneswar: With 13 more persons having tested positive for HINI virus today, the total number of swine flu positive cases in the state has gone up to 84 creating panic among people. Swab samples of 24 persons were sent to the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) today of which 13 samples tested positive for H1N1 influenza. Till date, swab samples of...

Vitamin B3 Can Prevent Miscarriage And Birth Defects

Melbourne (PTI): Taking vitamin B3 - a common dietary supplement - can prevent miscarriages and multiple types of birth defects, scientists said today, hailing the finding as a major medical breakthrough. Every year 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect worldwide. In the vast majority of cases the cause of these problems has remained a mystery. Scientists at Victor Chang...

Lisa Hyadon Shares Breastfeeding Photo

Mumbai (PTI): Actor Lisa Hyadon Shares Breastfeeding Photo has shared a picture of herself feeding her son, Zack, saying it has helped her shed the pregnancy weight. Lisa's son, Zack Lalvani, who she shares with husband Dino Lalvani, was born on May 17, 2017. "I've gotten loads of posts asking about life after having my son... esp to do with weight and fitness....

Swine Flu: 34 Tested Positive, Hospitals Asked To Set Up Special Wards

Bhubaneswar: With two more persons testing positive for HINI virus, the total number of swine flu cases detected in the state has gone up to 34 today while the Health Department has directed both government and privately-run hospitals to set up special wards  to treat influenza affected persons. The Health Department has issued special advisory to 15 privately-run hospitals and...

Havard Study: Warming May Cause Protein Deficiency For 53 Million Indians By 2050

Boston(PTI): Human-caused carbon dioxide emissions may put 53 million people in India at the risk of protein deficiency by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, a study warned today. If carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than five per cent...

Brain Dead Man’s Organs Save Four Lives

Thane (PTI):  A 38-year-old brain dead man's organs have saved four lives after his family decided to donate them, a hospital has said. The man had suffered injuries due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. He was rushed to the Jupiter Hospital in Thane where he was declared brain dead at 7.30 PM on Tuesday,...

World’s First Double Hand Transplant On Child A Success

London (PTI): The world's first child to receive a double hand transplant - a 10-year-old boy from the US - is now able to write, dress and even play baseball, say doctors, declaring the pioneering surgery a success. Zion Harvey was two-years-old when he had sepsis, a life-threatening infection. Doctors had to removed both his hands at the wrist, and...

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...