Health ministry to soon replace TT vaccine with TD vaccine

In accordance with the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTGI), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to replace the Tetanus Toxoid (TT) with Tetanus and Adult Diphtheria vaccine (Td) in the Universal Immunisation Programme

Health ministry to soon replace TT vaccine with TD vaccineAt present, TT booster doses at 10 and 16 years of age and two doses of TT or single booster dose TT given to pregnant women. These will be replaced by Td vaccine toward the end of this year. In this regard, the states will need to plan for training of health workers, medical officers […]

FSSAI busts myth about ‘plastic eggs,’ issues guidance note

Many people from the different parts of the country have written to Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) about the presence of plastic eggs in the market. The FSSAI, in this regard, has issued a guidance note dispelling the myth about ‘plastic eggs’

FSSAI busts myth about ‘plastic eggs,’ issues guidance noteIn the past few months, many people have raised their concern over the issue of quality of the eggs in the market. Moreover, people have also shared concerns regarding the presence of fake or plastic eggs. People from different parts of the country have written to the Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) […]

IIT Roorkee professor awarded for contribution to biomedical nanotechnology

Dr P. Gopinath has developed an economical and green way to detect and kill cancer cells and a portable nanofibrous material for treating air and water pollution

IIT Roorkee professor awarded for contribution to biomedical nanotechnologyThe Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Faculty Dr. P. Gopinath has been awarded the prestigious G.D. Naidu Award for Young Scientist by Makkal Sinthanai Peravai, a non-profit organization. The award carries a cash component of Rs 1 lakh and citation and is sponsored by the Singapore Mustafa Tamil Trust. The award was given to Dr […]

Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI study

Indians have been taking much more salt as against the 5 gms per day limit recommended by WHO, said a new study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Indians consume more salt than recommended, reveals PHFI studySalt intake among adult Indians has been found to be high and exceeding the levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a recent study conducted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The study, was conducted in Delhi, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh, and covered around 1,395 adults. The study found that salt […]

#IndependenceDay2018: Maha school students to take a pledge to make India tobacco-free

As per a global study, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day. Consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week, claimed a Global Tobacco Atlas study. In India, in the year 2016, 82.12 billion cigarettes were produced

#IndependenceDay2018: Maha school students to take a pledge to make India tobacco-freeOn the 72nd Independence Day, August 15, students across all the schools in Maharashtra will take a pledge to make a tobacco-free India. The Directorate of Health Services Maharashtra has issued a circular for all the schools. Though the Global Tobacco Survey (GATS) states, the tobacco prevalence has gone down. The number of children smoking […]

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS study

The study was conducted by NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru.  A total number of 220 cases of road accidents were included in the study for a period of 3 years. The study states, those who were wearing (Indian Standard) 'ISI' mark full face helmet none of them had head injuries

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS studyIn is well known that riding a bike without a helmet is an open invitation for danger, wearing a helmet is paramount for safety, but did you know that not every helmet guarantees your safety. But, wearing a good quality of ‘ISI’ mark helmet can save your life. The study was performed to study the […]

Using e-cigarettes can harm immune cells in lungs, warns study

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria

Using e-cigarettes can harm immune cells in lungs, warns studyVaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers ‘caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe.’ However, Public Health England advises they are much less harmful than […]

Maha: State govt to serve notices to doctors for not notifying TB cases

The Maharashtra government has decided to serve notices to all the private doctors in the state, to register tuberculosis (TB) patients on the ‘Nikshay’ website. The decision has been taken as the state has noticed that a number of private doctors are not notifying the TB patients to the central government

Maha: State govt to serve notices to doctors for not notifying TB casesThe government has made it mandatory for all the private doctors to register TB patients on the ‘Nikshay’ website. The government will file a First Information Report (FIR) against those doctors who will fail to register the TB patients after serving a notice. In order to eliminate TB menace in India, the union government has […]

Treating depressed teens can also be beneficial for parent’s mental heath

According to previous studies, many of those teens' mental health is linked to depression in their parents But new research suggests there's a flipside to that parental effect: When teens are treated for depression, their parents' mental health improves, too

Treating depressed teens can also be beneficial for parent’s mental heathThe bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviours, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to be linked, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. When a teen’s depression improved through treatment, so did depression experienced by his or her parent, […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck painSit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one static […]