In Canada, Marijuana is legal … but there are mixed reactions

In Canada, Marijuana is legal … but there are mixed reactions

Canada became the first major country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis use. 46-year-old Ian Power,  one of the first Canadians to buy legal weed in the easternmost province of Newfoundland said he wasn’t going to smoke, vape or bake the gram of cannabis he bought. Rather,  he was going “to frame” his historic […]

Idols and the polluted rivers

Idols and the polluted rivers

Sir Durga Puja has arrived, bringing a festive season with itself.  We can see the huge pandals getting fixed with various beautiful decorations and lights. The rituals will last for 10 days but 7th, 8th and 9th are the major attractions. People dress themselves in their best attires and visit pandals and fairs. On the […]

Health Camp held at Patna Women’s College

Health Camp held at Patna Women’s College

Health Centre, P.G Department of Home Science has organized a health camp in Collaboration with Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Patna. A team of eight Doctors under the supervision of Dr. Neeraj Agrawal, HOD, conducted blood test using finger-prick method to evaluate blood Hemoglobin level among the students of Patna Women’s College. Post– […]

Are people in Patna eating Poisonous Fish?

Are people in Patna eating Poisonous Fish?

Fish is an important source of protein as well as nutrients. City fish lovers should now beware. There is alarming news for you. Imported fish from other states may contain a dangerous chemical called formalin. Cities like New Delhi, Nagaland, Kerala, Tripura, and Punjab are also affected by fish adulterated with formalin. There have been several […]

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt is one way to make sure that our young children avoid cretinism, goitre and other brain deficiencies. Iodized salt adds nutrition to a child’s meal. India began its salt iodization programme in 1962 following studies demonstrating the links between goiter and iodine deficiency. After an initial period of low political priority, strong government […]

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

Meghalaya: HIV prevalence up, Assam: Screening at Observation Homes

From  Shillong comes the news that  HIV prevalence in Meghalaya has actually increased by  0.73 per cent, from 0.16 per cent in 2015, according to the HIV Sentinel Surveillance, 2017. An official from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) said  on Friday that that the cumulative anti-retroviral therapy (ART) data in October showed that the […]

Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

Health Ministry says India has achieved 6th Millennium Goal !

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Is the  latest claim by the Union Health Ministry is actually true? The sixth Millennium Development Goal of halting and reversing the incidence of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS has been achieved, the Health Ministry informed the Union Cabinet today. While apprising the Cabinet of the progress under the National Health […]

1,317 child deaths in 8 months in BRDMC

1,317 child deaths in 8 months in BRDMC

Gorakhpur (UP): The spate of deaths continued in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital  with 13 more children dying in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 1,317 so far this year. As many as 13 children, 10 in NICU and three in general paediatric ward died in the past 24 hours, […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

1 2 3 5