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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). ...

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Punjab in Biological News

Straw bale house survives violent shaking at earthquake lab

... we utilize unskilled labor in the construction. "We build a small, steel compression box, pack it with straw, which is readily available from the punjab District, literally stomp on it to compress it, add a little more, stomp on it a little more, and then finally use standard farm-type hand jacks to do...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

...ince 2000. Dr. Amit Sethi (Southeastern Branch) received his B.S. in agriculture (honors in plant protection) and his M.S. in entomology from the punjab Agricultural University in India. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Florida, where he studied the biochemical basis for host plant resistance...

Killer fungus spells disaster for wheat

...extremely bad news, as Pakistan is not only critically reliant on its wheat crop, it is also the gateway to the Asian breadbasket, including the vital punjab region. Scientists met this week in Syria to decide on emergency measures to track Ug99s progress. They hope to slow its spread by spraying fungici...

Researchers combat slowing yields with targeted fertilizer applications

... MADISON, WI, DECEMBER 10, 2007 Scientists at punjab Agricultural University, the International Rice Research Institute, and Vir... northwest India using site-specific nutrient management strategies. The punjab province, which accounts for 10 percent of the Indian rice production, is c...
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