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Stricter Norms for Chemists in Punjab to Curb Addiction

The Punjab government and its pharmacy council will frame stricter rules for the chemists to// curb addiction to medicines, especially among the youth. Medical Education and Research Minister Tikshan Sood told reporters here Wednesday that the department and the pharmacy council would ensure...

Provisional Fees For Medical Courses Fixed By Punjab Government

The provisional fees for admittance into various medical courses offered by unaided medical institutions have been fixed by the medical education and research department// of the Punjab government. The courses include MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS and other similar medical and paramedical courses. Repr...

Art of Living Fights for Girl Child in Punjab

Punjab's abysmally low sex ratio - just 798 girls per 1,000 males in the 0-6 age group - has prompted various social groups, among them the Art of Living Foundation//, to tackle the practice of female foeticide. An 18-day campaign - Beti Sneh Sanjivni Yatra - by the Foundation in collaborati...

University to Campaign Against Female Foeticide in Punjab

For a technical university preparing engineers and other professionals, female foeticide and drug addiction would be quite unlikely topics to take up but the Punjab Technical University (PTU) is all set to launch an awareness campaign on these social issues. // The campaign by PTU gets underwa...

600 Doctors Transferred in Punjab

Nearly 600 doctors spread over various districts of Punjab have been transferred by the health department, leaving the medical community in the state fuming.// The transfer of these doctors in all 18 districts comes just weeks after the state government imposed a ban on general transfers in al...

Obesity: A Notorious Problem among People of Punjab

The recent National Family Health Survey for Punjab is bittersweet. While Punjab has done wonders to contain the population explosion, and managed to retain the fertility// level at two children per woman, there has not been much progress with the soaring obesity rates. Nearly 38% women and 30% m...

Vitamin B1 could reverse early-stage kidney disease in diabetes patients

...Naila Rabbani and Professor Paul J Thornalley at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, in collaboration with researchers at the University of punjab and Sheik Zaid Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan. The team has discovered taking high oral doses of thiamine can dramatically decrease the excretion of al...

CCEA Extends National TB Control Project for Five Years

...l. The CCEA also gave its approval for implementation of Public Private-mix (PPM) project - - Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, punjab and Uttar Pradesh - - by Indian Medical Association (IMA) with grant assistance from the Global Funds for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). The c...

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

... and water sources and was much appreciated by the delegates. "It is a very good effort and will be of great help to the girl child," remarked punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bikram Singh Majitha, who expressed keen interest in adopting the model in his state. Devaraj explained t...

Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low

... Only four percent of people in Pakistan's punjab province know about the use of condoms in the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Sydrome (AIDS). ...

Punjab University Reserves Seats for AIDS and Cancer Students

... The punjab University has reserved seats for students suffering from AIDS and cancer in various courses in its colleges . The University has reserved one ...

Punjab Wants Ban on Advertisements by Doctors

...s using advertisements to lure patients to their clinics and hospitals, the punjab government Monday asked the state's medical council to take steps to ban su... for prescribing certain tests," the minister said. He directed the punjab Medical Council and medical education and research department to take stron...

India to Have 30 World-class Universities Across the Country: PM

...m is, in many parts, in a state of disrepair," noted the prime minister, himself a former teacher who started his career as a lecturer of economics in punjab before moving to Delhi University where he taught at the Delhi School of Economics. "Almost two-thirds of our universities and 90 percent of o...

Indian-born Australian Scientist Wins Award for Stem Cell Research

... Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and even breast cancer." Hailing from Moga in Ferozepur district, Sidhu completed his doctorate from punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. He did his post-doctoral work in reproductive physiology, working on humans and variety of mammal species, at Was...

Government to Amend Birth Registration Act

...e governments of these states should implement a mechanism of sharing best practices with other high performing states such as West Bengal, Kerala and punjab where the rate is 100 percent. He said the government proposes to set up about 100,000 government service centres across the country with the ...

Government to Amend Birth Registration Act

...e governments of these states should implement a mechanism of sharing best practices with other high performing states such as West Bengal, Kerala and punjab where the rate is 100 percent. He said the government proposes to set up about 100,000 government service centres across the country with the ...

PM to Convene NDC Meet to Discuss Healthcare

...a, according to the release. The average performing states were Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, punjab and Uttarakhand. The states which have so far not performed well in the implementation of NRHM programmes are Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, K...

Every Child Needs to Be Vaccinated to Lead India into a Polio Free Future - Ramadoss

...was extended to vulnerable states where the immunity level is comparatively low, like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Assam, Rajasthan, Gujarat, punjab and Haryana. The Minister asked the States to be cautiously optimistic as the risks and challenges remain of type 1 poliovirus spreading to o...

North India Reels Under Heat Wave

... a searing 46.6 degrees. Weather officials said that rain clouds were nowhere in sight. Following close behind Sri Ganganagar was Amritsar in punjab with a maximum of 46 degrees Celsius. "It is summer time and almost all cities in north India are experiencing high temperatures. This is noth...

Chandigarh to Become India's First Smoke-free City

...smoke free by July 1. The joint capital of punjab and Haryana will have designated smoking areas at ...Society, a NGO that pounded the administration and punjab and Haryana governments with 293 petitions under t...aces. "In the 1980s and 90s, terrorists in punjab had demanded a complete ban on smoking in the stat...

Police Recover Remains of Fetuses from Haryana Maternity Home

...Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh have heavily skewed sex ratios. In Rajasthan, there are 922 females to every 1,000 males, but officials say in punjab and Haryana, the sex ratio could be as low as 500 or 600 females to 1,000 males. ...

Stem Cell Treatment Offers Hope for Paralysis Patients

...ss of 34 percent after sustained treatment to 50 select patients," said Raj Kumar. Two 19-year old patients - Prabhdeep Singh, a musician from punjab who lost the power to move after a motor accident, and Srinivas, an aspiring accountant from Chennai who suffered from Transverse Myelitis (a devastat...

NRI Brings to India Effective Pain Relief Therapy

...rom several medical quarters and some are carrying out research on it. Escorts Hospital and Sports Medicine Department of Guru Nanak Dev University in punjab have shown interest," he added. Vikram Singh Yadav, sports medicine specialist at Guru Nanak Dev University, said that apart from pain relief, t...

Medical Teachers Retirement Age Increased

... The punjab government Thursday decided to enhance retirement .../ The decision was taken at a meeting of the punjab cabinet here. The retirement age has been in...ecision has been taken to save medical colleges in punjab from disaffiliation from the Medical Council of In...

TB Incidence on Rise Among Children in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra

...Andhra Pradesh (2,539) Madhya Pradesh (2,298)and Bihar (2,174). The other states where TB is increasingly affecting children are Kerala (1,930), punjab (1,680), Orissa (1,486), Haryana (1,395), Chhatisgarh (1,309) and Jharkhand (1,175). A senior official of the Union Health Ministry has noted th...

Indian American's Research Could Lead to Improved MRI

...injection into the body." Molecular magnets such as Fe8 hold great potential for other applications as well, he said. Dalal graduated from punjab University in 1962 and later, in 1971, did his doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Source-...

Fresh Polio Case Reported in Jammu

... were from Uttar Pradesh, two each from Haryana and Bihar and one each from punjab and Jammu and Kashmir," the official added. Of the 624 cases reported... reported from other states in 2006 include Haryana (18), Uttaranchal (13), punjab (8), Delhi (6), Maharashtra (5), Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (3 each). Assam...

Kidney Racket Not Ruled Out in Children's Killings

... Noida: Even as police in Uttar Pradesh sent teams to punjab to raid the house of a businessman accused of conniving with his domestic help in the gruesome// sexual abuse and murder of several children in Noida,...

Children's Killer Preyed On Victims For Two Years

...hat has shocked India got even weirder with the discovery of more skeletal //remains and revelations that the main culprit was a rich businessman from punjab who preyed on his innocent victims for almost two years. Police did not rule out the angle of human organ trading too as distraught parents of m...

Indian MPs to Attend AIDS Conference in Lahore

... The Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), a worldwide network of individual parliamentarians, in collaboration with the provincial assembly of punjab (Pakistan), Pakistan National Assembly and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, is organising the conference on HIV/AIDS and the health policy in S...

A Snapshot of the Findings of the National Family Health Survey in India

...irst to the third survey. It’s very rare, nationally." The percentage of married women who are subject to spousal violence ranged from 25 per cent in punjab to 39 per cent in Orissa. The data enabled by this survey established the need to relook at certain policies concerning violence to women.” The ...

Government Initiates A Program To Curb HIV

...use. Mr. Anbumani added that the "Incidence of HIV/AIDS through drug abuse was usually high in North Eastern states. But it has slowly spread to punjab and now was seen raising its ugly hood in Chennai too," A Recent study shows that more than 600 million youth of the country were equally at risk ...

35 dead in suicide attack on Pakistan army base

...ecruits and injuring about 40, state-run and private television channels reported, quoting military sources. // The attack occurred on the elite punjab Regiment's training centre in the Dargai area of the Malakand district. The district, which borders the tribal territory of Bajaur, is where the...

Current Dengue and Chikungunya Status in India

...1770 cases on Delhi. Apart from Delhi , upto 04.11.2006, the maximum number of dengue cases have been reported from Rajasthan (1224) followed by punjab (922), west Bengal (864), Kerala (853), Uttar Pradesh (605), Maharashtra (582), Gujarat (477), Haryana (409), Tamil Nadu (328), Andhra Pradesh (110)...

13-Year-Old Boy Is Latest Dengue Victim; Delhi Toll 47

...hi, dengue cases were reported from Rajasthan (972) followed by Kerala (834), Gujarat (456), West Bengal (675), Uttar Pradesh (513), Tamil Nadu (308), punjab (586), Maharashtra (582), Haryana (315), Karnataka (92) and Andhra Pradesh (81). Health authorities were also battling chikungunya in many state...

Dengue Claims Another Victim in Delhi Taking the Toll to 46

...r of dengue cases was reported from Rajasthan (909) followed by Kerala (834), Gujarat (456), West Bengal (627), Uttar Pradesh (513), Tamil Nadu (308), punjab (586), Maharashtra (582), Haryana (305), Karnataka (92) and Andhra Pradesh (79). Chikungunya is also reportedly on the decline as the number of ...

One More Victim Succumbs to Dengue in Delhi

... other states, Kerala reported 794 dengue cases, followed by Rajasthan (697), Gujarat (443), West Bengal (429), Uttar Pradesh (418), Tamil Nadu (307), punjab (250), Maharashtra (240), Haryana (167), Karnataka (90) and Andhra Pradesh (35). The country is also battling chikungunya fever, a virus spread ...

Dengue Claims Yet Another Victim in Delhi

...uito-borne disease has spread its tentacles are Kerala (794), Rajasthan (456), Gujarat (441), West Bengal (405), Uttar Pradesh (349) Tamil Nadu (307), punjab (250), Maharashtra (240), Haryana (100), Karnataka (90) and Andhra Pradesh (27). The spread of chikungunya virus was also alarming as the total ...

Delhi Death Toll Due to Dengue Rises to 24

... hit. Among the states Kerala has 794 patients, Gujarat 424, Rajasthan 328, West Bengal 314, Tamil Nadu 306, Uttar Pradesh 282, Maharashtra 240, punjab 201, Haryana 100, Karnataka 60 and Andhra Pradesh 18. Of the total cases coming to Delhi from nearby areas, Haryana tops the list with Uttar Pra...

India registers 3,000 dengue patients, toll crosses 40

... Punjab's Health and Family Welfare Director Sukhdev Singh said that no death had been reported in the state due to dengue. A dozen patients from punjab and Haryana have so far come to hospitals in Chandigarh for treatment. Doctors in Himachal Pradesh were on alert after the first case of dengue w...
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