State logs 26 fresh Covid-19 cases, no death

26 new cases of the infection were recorded in the past 24 hours. Bengal’s Covid-19 infection tally has gone up to 20,18,948 cases. The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in West Bengal now stands at 98.93 per cent.
#Covid #Covid19 #Bengal #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases

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Chethana Raj death: Bengaluru clinic had no licence for fat-loss surgery

Kannada actor Chethana Raj underwent fat removal surgery on May 16. The district health officer of Bengaluru Urban has served a notice to Shetty's Cosmetic Centre. The centre had no licence for the procedure (fat loss surgery) they did on the actor. They need to submit a written explanation of this incident. If they don't respond, necessary action will be taken.
#ChethanaRaj #sCosmeticCentre #Kannada #Bengaluru #BeautyFitness #CosmeticProcedures #CosmeticSurgery

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Booster shot for Mohali in fight against drug addiction

A total of 17 new Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) centres were opened on Wednesday at government health institutions across Mohali. Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said the new centers would be of great help to patients of drug abuse. She added that patients are treated free of cost in these centres.
#Mohali #Mohali #SensitiveSubjects #Health #SubstanceAbuse

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National Family Health Survey 5: ‘Excessive milk intake a major cause of...

National Family Health Survey 2019-11 (NFHS-5), the fifth in the NFHS series, showed a drop of nearly 20 per cent in cases of anaemia in children between the ages of 6-59 months from last year. The fact sheet for Chandigarh, in the key indicators category of ‘Child Feeding Practices and Nutritional Status of Children’ shows that 54.6 per cent of children aged 6 to 59 months are anaemic.
#NationalFamilyHealthSurvey #NFHS #Chandigarh #Health

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Explainer: Why monkeypox cases are rising in Europe

Outbreaks are raising alarm because disease mostly occurs in west and central Africa. It has only happened eight times in the past before this year, said Jimmy Whitworth, a professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who said it was highly unusual.
#JimmyWhitworth #Africa #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases

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Thinking of shutting down organ transplant procedures: Ruby Hall

Ruby Hall Clinic is considering shutting down organ transplant procedures in the wake of alleged malpractice in a recent kidney transplant at the hospital. In the transplant surgery that was performed on March 24, a woman ‘donor’ posed as the recipient’s wife after allegedly being promised Rs 15 lakh in return.
#RubyHall #Health #MedicalFacilitiesServices #HospitalsTreatmentCenters

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Create awareness about importance of booster shot: Yogi

Yogi Adityanath was reviewing the Covid-19 situation at a meeting of Team-9 here. He said a large number of children in the 12 to 14 years age group were yet to be vaccinated. The state government has decided to restart functioning of ANM/GNM training institutes that have remained closed for the past three years.
#YogiAdityanath #Covid19 #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #Health

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First signs of global outbreak of rare monkeypox disease in Europe

Spain is monitoring eight men who it believes are infected, with tests being carried out to confirm the virus. Five men in Portugal have also tested positive and at least 15 more cases are being investigated. Experts fear it is spreading more widely for the first time, after seven Britons were diagnosed in the past fortnight.
#Brito #Europe #Health

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Union health minister gives nod to AIIMS in Karnataka

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya gave green signal to establishment of an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Karnataka. The move came during a meeting between Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and the Union government in New Delhi Wednesday. The new 538-bed institute is set to come up in three years at a cost of Rs 489 crore.
#MansukhMandaviya #AIIMS #Karnataka #Health #PublicHealth #LawGovernment

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Pfizer Covid Pill Preventing Hospitalisations and Deaths: White House

Pfizer’s anti-Covid pill Paxlovid is helping stave off hospitalisations and deaths amid the United States’ latest wave of infections. Demand for the treatment has soared, with a four-fold increase over the past month. White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha told reporters in a press call.
#AshishJha #Pfizer #Covid #WhiteHouse #Health

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Surrogacy act: HC seeks hospital reply to couple’s plea seeking transfer of...

The Bombay High Court sought reply by P D Hinduja Hospital in a plea seeking directions to allow the petitioners to complete a surrogacy procedure. The petitioners said that the wife had lost both her children and could no longer give natural birth to a child due to a medical issue. The hospital initially said the couple could not transfer the embryos to the surrogate carrier as the new law was passed.
#BombayHighCourt #PDHindujaHospital #Health #ReproductiveHealth

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Amid signs of Covid's 6th wave, more US areas may see mask recommendations

CDC: Covid-19 pandemic could get worse in the U.S. In the weeks ahead. More of the country could be advised to wear masks indoors, CDC director says. How much worse the pandemic gets depends on several factors, including how much previous infections will protect against new variants.
#Covid #Covid #Health #HealthConditions #InfectiousDiseases

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‘HIV vaccine development has taken a back seat’

With antiretroviral therapy, HIV has become a chronic but manageable disease. New HIV infections in India have declined by 37% between 2010 and 2019. AIDS-related deaths have declined in India by 66% against the global average of 39%. Despite commendable progress, challenges continue to confront our goal to end AIDS by 2030.
#HIV #AIDS #India #Health #HealthConditions #AIDSHIV

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Is your coffee giving you cancer? Here's what a cancer surgeon has to say

Excessive consumption of coffee is known to cause several health problems like restlessness, insomnia, dizziness, dehydration or anxiety issues. Dr Prasad Kasbekar, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai, answers the question.
#PrasadKasbekar #MasinaHospital #FoodDrink #Beverages #CoffeeTea

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Karnataka: ASHA workers demand immediate resolution to RCH web portal issues

Thousands of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) swamped Bengaluru’s Freedom Park Tuesday. The protest was led by the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC) affiliate Karnataka Rajya Samyuktha ASHA Karyakarteyara Sangha. RCH portal is the key data entry system where details of the work done by them are uploaded.
#ASHA #Karnataka #PeopleSociety #SocialIssuesAdvocacy #Health

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Sun Pharma to launch first-in-class oral lipid-lowering drug in India

Mumbai-based drug major said one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries plans to launch a first-in-class oral drug, Bempedoic Acid, in India for reducing LDL cholesterol. The company will launch the drug under the brand name Brillo. The drug is indicated for people who have an inherited genetic disorder that causes high cholesterol levels.
#SunPharma #Mumbai #BempedoicAcid #India #Health #HealthConditions #HeartHypertension

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Explained: What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome refers to the sudden and unexpected death of an otherwise healthy infant under the age of one, generally while they are sleeping. The illness, however, is shrouded in mystery — experts have been unable to identify what causes the deadly disease. Babies at risk of SIDS have low levels of an enzyme called butyryrylcholcholinesterase (BChE) in their blood.
#SuddenIn #drome #Health #HealthConditions

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Pineapple extract may help treat Alzheimer's disease, animal study suggests

An extract derived from pineapple stem may potentially improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Lovely Professional University in Phagwara, Punjab, said the current treatment is not effective in managing the long-term effects of the disease on patients' quality of life. The study was recently published in the journal NeuroToxicology.
#LovelyProfessionalUniversity #Alzheimers #Phagwara #Health #HealthConditions #NeurologicalConditions

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Pineapple extract may help treat Alzheimer's disease, animal study suggests

An extract derived from pineapple stem may potentially improve symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The current treatment is not effective in managing the long-term effects of the disease on patients' quality of life. Researchers at Lovely Professional University in Phagwara, Punjab, found that the compound bromelain could improve symptoms in mice.
#LovelyProfessionalUniversity #Alzheimers #Phagwara #Health #HealthConditions #NeurologicalConditions

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ICSI CSEET May Result 2022 declared, here’s direct link to check

Institute of Company Secretaries of India has declared ISCI CSEET May result 2022 on May 18, 2022. Candidates who have appeared for Company Secretary Executive Entrance Test can check the result through the official site of ICSI on icsi.eDu. The written examination was conducted on May 7 and May 9, 2022 across the country.
#ICSICS #Health #ReproductiveHealth

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