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Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre

The Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC) in Ahmedabad has alerted the Drug Control General of India against the excessive use of paracetamol. CERC says that the commonly use drug might cause potential liver damage and might lead on to liver failure. ..CERC Secretary Ashwini Kumar warns that consumers must be aware of the potential hazards of paracetamol more so because it is being marke...

Education Levels Found To Predict Stress

Recent research show individuals in lower socioeconomic groups, as measured by level of education, report fewer stressful days than those with // higher socioeconomic status, but their stress is more severe and has a larger impact on their health. While those with more education have more days of stress, they are not as affected by it. ..For the study, more than 1,000 adults were interviewed dail...

Education in women brings sounder sleep

A research team from Taiwan had found out that sex differences in sleep patterns do exist, with //insomnia affecting women more than men. ..The researchers had carried out a national survey of 39,588 people of the age group pf 15 years and older in the city of Taiwan. The researchers considered several factors other than gender differences, like the social roles and socio economic status. ....The...

Education And Income Level May Not Guarantee Health

In a cross sectional study across Europe, researchers have reported// that there seems to be no link between the education of the parents and their socio-economic status with the condition o insulin resistance in children. The research that was carried across the countries of Denmark, Estonia, and Portugal, is published in the recent issue of British Medical Journal (BMJ). ....Across Europe, chil...

John Hopkins CGHH program provides Global Health education

The initiative for Center for Clinical Global Health Education was started by Bob Bollinger of John Hopkins who felt that improvement of medical care to patients would improve only if health care providers are trained in a better way//, his initiative was to provide training by John Hopkins through Global health education through telemedicine and distance learning for healthcare providers. Bollin...

AIDS awareness education for school children’

HIV/AIDS awareness education will be soon part of the school curriculum from Class IX in all schools as 35% of HIV patients in India are below the age of 25. The new curriculum would be made compulsory and this program is // an initiative taken by the Human Resource Department of Government of India and National AIDS Control Organization. .. ..The report developed by the ministry has also made it...

British medical education suffers shortage of bodies

London:Britain has long suffered from a shortage of medical professionals. But now the lack of dead bodies is affecting the training of new doctors... ..According to the Department of Health, two courses had been cancelled this year because of a lack of cadavers and // experts said more would be hit if the fall in body donations was not reversed. .. ..In the last five years, the number of bodies...

Disadvantaged Students May Not Go In For College Education

The Review of Policy Research has revealed why intelligent students who belong to communities that are disadvantaged are unable to utilize the college options// which are available to them. One reason for this is insufficient scholarship information available to them. ..The other reasons are group identity, self-contrast, and social identity, according to Jennifer A. Zimbroff, the author of the...

Sex Education, Need Of The Hour In Public Schools

A majority of Californian adults are of the opinion, that it is imperative to impart comprehensive Sex education in the State’s Public Schools//, according to a survey, by the San Francisco-based Public Policy Institute of California. About 75% of respondents opted for programs with information on abstinence from sex, use of condoms and contraception, while 17% favored information on mere abstine...

Medical education to sky rocket: in terms of fees!

After the IIM's, it is now medical colleges all set to shock parents of modest means and desirous of children becoming doctors//. ..This goes for people based in Karnataka where the fee of private medical colleges is extremely high for 2006-07 session. ..The respite comes through the Fee Fixation Committee headed by Justice H Rangavittalachar, which has reduced it drastically, which as usual has...

Stop HIV/AIDS in its Tracks with Education

A nine year saga of HIV Positive patient Shenequa Flucas is an eye opener to the benefits of HIV education, known to hold the key to curb its escalation. // ..She was diagnosed with aids in 1997 and subsequently delivered her second baby. Depressed with low self esteem, she is today, a changed person, because of the education and encouragement she received, that opened her mind rather than closi...

Extension Education for Blood Pressure advice!

As an extension education effort the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), has launched a $3.7 million three year project to improve high blood pressure... ..The education would be given by 150 physicians in 34 states// and Washington, DC, who have been trained to educate other physicians in their communities. The aim of this initiative is to help doctors and patients prevent and bet...

Education, an Impetus to Combat HIV/AIDS

Dar Es Salaam: Princess Mathilde of Belgium, the UNAIDS and UNICEF Special Representative for Children and AIDS, has stressed the importance of education, in bettering the lot of the children and youth in Tanzania,// a move which will give the anti-Aids movement a morale boost. ..The Princess , during the end of her visit to the East African Country said 'During the past days, I have heard the...

Vayalar Ravi Wants Health Education In Schools

Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi today said that he wanted health education to be made compulsory in primary school classes to help the coming generations to lead a healthy life.//.. ..Inaugurating a two-day 'inter-faith interface' on AIDS awareness in Thiruvananthapuram he said: "My personal view is that at least one hour a week should be devoted for health education by...

Annual Budget 2006: Health And Education Sector Receive A Boost

The main focus of the annual budget that was presented by India’s finance Minster P. Chidambaram would be targeted at achievement of a 10% growth rate//. If this were to be accomplished, it would help in the alleviation of poverty, which is omnipresent accross the entire country. The industrial sector had enabled the country achieve an 8.1% economic growth. Attempts would be made to reduce the fi...

Reminiscences of Chief Justice’s Call for Quality Medical Educatio

Feb. 24: The Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph has expressed the need for quality medical education in the country// and that the government must not leave any stone unturned to weed out black sheep institutions. ..According to the Chief Justice, this is a matter of grave concern to the society, to witness the dwindling nature of medical education. The educationists, professionals...

Chinese NGO To Popularize Sex Education For Youngsters

A largest NGO in China is all set to propagate a new method of sex education for youngsters throughout the country. // ..Xi Xiaoping, vice president with the China Family Planning Association, said: 'Puberty and child-bearing age have arrived earlier in recent years, but sex education is lagging behind.' ..China now has more than 300 million youngsters who have reached puberty, and about 20 mil...

MP Plans Education Campaign To Attract School Dropouts

Madhya Pradesh is to conduct a weeklong education campaign, starting from Monday, to encourage the dropouts back to school, in the form of rallies, art exhibitions// and plays. ..'The Rajya Shiksha Kendra (state education centre) will start an `Education For All Week' campaign with the intention to bring all in the five to 14 years' age group to school,' an official of the state's school educati...

Angelina Jolie Opts To Back For Global Education For Poor Children

Angelina Jolie, who was named as the world’s most beautiful woman by People magazine has voiced her interest to use her celebrity status to back a global education// campaign that will concentrate on educating poorest children. ....Appearing in an exclusive interview with NBC, Jolie, 30, urged the US and other first world countries to invest more in education to give children in the developing wo...

Dire need for sex education in UK schools

According to a survey conducted by National Aids Trust, it was surprising to find that young people in the UK are oblivious of the risks of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. // People between the age group of 15-24 years avoid using condoms if they or a partner go on the Pill. As a result of observing the National Condom Week (NAT) health officials have asked for including sex educat...

Medical Education Becomes Dearer In Scotland

After India now it is time for the medical students in Scotland to voice their opinion against the hike in their fees. British students held demonstrations //outside the Scottish Parliament to show their disapproval. The students said that the fees of up to £2,700 were very much close to the top-up fees. But ministers and Scottish Executive say that they were opposed to top-up fees. .. But last...

Girls In MP Want Sex Education In Schools: Health Survey

A recent health survey conducted in Madhya Pradesh has stated that more than 70 percent of the girls want sex education to be made a part of curriculum in schools//. ....The Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (MPVHA) spoke to 250 girls in the age group 10 to 19 years in 12 districts of the state. The girls indicated their desire to receive sex education, saying the awareness would help t...

Education Structure In Indian Schools To Be Revamped Soon

India's Knowledge Commission will soon come up with recommendations to overhaul the country's education structure at the school level to make it more competitive//, and to accommodate more students, said its chief Sam Pitroda Thursday. ...."We will come up with recommendations on the undergraduate educational set-up in the next 60 to 90 days," he said, adding that a group has also been appointed...

Sex Education In Schools Ineffective

Safe sex messages are no effective in encouraging students to adopt safe sex practices and prevent unwanted pregnancies//, a new study has found. The study, conducted by Mexican researchers has highlighted the need for more effective strategies to prevent the transmission of AIDS/HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. ..Although the students were stressed on the importance of condom use...

Teachers not comfortable in giving sex education: PU Study

Majority of Chandigarh's school teachers are not comfortable talking on HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health to students// and 60 per cent of the city's adolescents have problems related to sex, according to a Panjab University study. ....As many as 50 per cent adolescents studying from classes IX to XII have problems related to education and then at least comes emotional disturbances and...

Indian Students in Qatar Opts For Distance Education

More and more Indian students in Qatar, especially Doha, are opting for distance education programmes after passing their higher secondary examinations//. ....After clearing their Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 exams, the students are making a beeline for the various distance education programmes offered by a number of Indian universities in Qatar. ....The Indira Gandhi Na...

Indians in Gulf to Get More Education Facilities

India's Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who currently on a visit to Riyadh, has declared that by the next academic year (2007) //, an examination center for the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) will be opened in Saudi Arabia. ....'The issue of equivalence of degrees will cease to be a problem very soon,' the visiting minister told the Aligarh Muslim University O...

A Correlative Study On The Link Between Education And The Leading Causes Of Preventable Death

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers from the Cornell University in the United States used rich microdata from the National Longitudinal Study //of Youth in 1979, to analyze the correlation between high school completion and the two leading preventable causes of death – smoking and obesity. Their findings, which are to be published in the forthcoming July issue of the Journal of Labor Eco...

Rajasthan Government to Distribute Free Education Kits to Students

Rajasthan government has planned to distribute free education kits to students, which will include nail cutters.// ..The government will distribute the kits under the 'Sarva Siksha Abhiyan' (Programme for Universal Education). These kits will include textbooks, geometry boxes, erasers, pencils, note books and nail cutters. ..Education Minister Ghanshyam Tiwari said nail cutters had been includ...

Global Education Net Pvt Medical College Gets MCI Approval

The proposed private medical college of Global Education Net here has received Medical Council of India clearance for starting first year MBBS course. // ....Tripura Health minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters that the decision to provide approval to B R Ahmbedkar Hospital, run by Global Education Net (GENET) for starting the MBBS course was taken in the meeting of the Medical Council of In...

An analysis of pros and cons of health education at the workplace

With the ever increasing problems of health capturing people worldwide it is very important to educate people about health and disease//. This gain more impetus of it is done at the workplace for people who work- almost all now! ..Lot of programmes have been developed which educate the employees on how to attain a better health and remain free of disease as also modify their easting habits to st...

IIM Ahmedabad Signs MoU with US Firm for Corporate Education

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) here Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US-based Duke Corporate Education //CE to offer customised corporate education programmes in India and the Middle East. .......

Healthcare And Education Top Most Priority Of The Govt: Nitish

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said providing quality healthcare and education to the people of Bihar was the topmost priority of his government and for this the government had earmarked enough fund //. ....After flagging off four mobile hospitals christened as 'apan asptal (own hospital) and an incinerator unit at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) here, Kumar said his g...

Educationists Stressed the Need for Common School System for the Country

Stressing on the need to introduce a common school system in the country, educationists Sunday said it was the only method to improve the primary education //system and remove disparities among students. ...."There is a need to introduce common school system in the country so that all students get equal opportunities and facilities, thus lessening disparities amongst students," said Madhu Prasad...

India to Upgrade 13 Medical Institutions to Provide Quality Medical Education

In a bid to upgrade tertiary healthcare infrastructure and provide quality medical education, the government will upgrade 13 institutions in the country// at a cost of Rs.15.6 billion, it was announced Thursday. ....The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with an eye on underserved states like Jammu and Kashmir, Ut...

Sex Education Cannot Be Ignored: US Official

Providing sex education to youngsters is important to tackle HIV/AIDS in India, an official of the US Embassy said today. // ....Engaging youngsters and giving them leadership in programmes for prevention and treatment of AIDS was necessary, Micheal Friedman of Centre for Disease Control of the embassy said at a conference organised by the Madras Medical Mission... ..Clinical commitment, experti...

India's Northeast Students to Get Satellite-based Education Soon

Students in India's northeast will soon have satellite-based educational facilities to enhance their knowledge base. // ....Three states - Tripura, Mizoram and Nagaland - will be included in the first phase of the hi-tech facilities using the services of EDUSAT, a dedicated satellite for education launched in 2004. ....In the first phase, the project will cover government-run schools and it wil...

Rajasthan Plans to Promote Medical Tourism and Medical Education in the State

Rajasthan is to unveil an ambitious roadmap to boost medical education and medical tourism but there's a catch - investors will have to cough up //at least Rs.50 million (a million dollars) to take advantage of the scheme. ....Education Minister Ghanshyam Tiwari will unveil the "Policy to Promote Private Investment in Health Care Facilities 2006" at the Rajasthan Association of North America (RA...

Kerala MP Vows to Fight Clause in New Education Bill

A Kerala MP has vowed to fight the new education bill in the state that allows private professional colleges to charge higher fees from non-resident Indian (NRI) students//. ....Lok Sabha member Panniyan Ravindran, while talking to the Gulf Daily News newspaper, described the new bill as unfair and said he would fight it. ....He was in Bahrain to attend a memorial meeting marking the first death...

Medical Education in Australia Embroiled in Scandals

Medical education in Australia is getting caught in a number of issues which is corrupting the system, AMA has sounded a wake up call. This coupled with dwindling// numbers of health workers, has left very little to be desired in the field of healthcare education. ....Australian Medical Association president Dr Mukesh aikerwal said "There is a very real potential that parents and students will bo...
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