Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

The condition also negatively impacts quality of life. Medical practitioners surveyed feel that peppermint oil is a safe and better treatment option that can help alleviate symptoms. Over 3,000 patients and 300 medical practitioners participated in the survey

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeismA study conducted by the Heart Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national health NGO has revealed that about 5 to 10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek medical help. The study aimed […]

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effect

Colistin and its tolerance limits will be removed from the list of antibiotics and veterinary drugs for foods. The food regulatory body came up with the draft of the amendment and directed that it be operationalised immediately

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effectThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on August 8, 2019, issued a draft regulation to prevent the use of antibiotic colistin in food, banned by the Union government in July. In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, FSSAI has framed draft Food […]

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Globally, India bears the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), parasitic worms which live in the intestine. These worms consume nutrients which are meant for the human body

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to doWorm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

No more plump chickens on your plate, govt bans colistin in poultry industry

The Centre has issued an order banning the last line antibiotic, colistin, for use in animals. With this ban, the government cracks down on the misuse of antibiotics in the poultry industry as growth promoters, which is one of the key reasons for growing antibiotic resistance in the country. Experts call it a significant move in targeting development of resistance to the antibiotic

No more plump chickens on your plate, govt bans colistin in poultry industryWe all are familiar with the white-feathered chickens which are the common primary ingredient of the most loved chicken meals which are eaten across households as a Sunday afternoon meal. The component that gives chicken their extra plumpness will soon be banned across India. Colistin is a valuable, last-resort antibiotic that saves lives in critical […]

Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among women

In a transitional society like India, with rising incomes and easier access to substances, women often feel obliged to perform several sometimes contradictory roles. They must be contributing members of the family, workplace and society. At times, women feel the pressure of these roles and some of them may turn to alcohol or drug use as a form of recreation to ease their stress

Shocking: Ministry data reveals, rise in alcohol and drug addiction among womenWomen are becoming more independent in their lifestyle choices, once upon a time you would not see a woman smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol. But these days, people wouldn’t be surprised if people saw a woman drink in a restaurant. With changing times, women are also becoming victims of drug addiction and substance abuse. […]

Over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol, reveals government survey

Recently, social justice and empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot stated in the Rajya Sabha that over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol of whom 5.7 crore people are addicted to alcohol

Over 16 crore Indians consume alcohol, reveals government surveyThe minister also added that after alcohol, Indian people are found to be addicted to cannabis and opioids. The statistics submitted by the Union minister states that 3.1 crore people use cannabis and about 77 lakh people take opioids. The Union minister made this statement while replying to a debate on rising drug addiction among […]

India witnesses a decline in road accidents in the last three years

While replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways admitted that the country had seen a reduction in road accidents from 2015 to 2017. He also highlighted the steps that were being taken to increase road safety awareness among people

India witnesses a decline in road accidents in the last three yearsThe question on the World Health Organization (WHO) report on road accidents was raised by Ramdas C. Tadas and Chandra Prakash Joshi. They asked the minister whether the government has taken cognizance of the World Health Organization report which puts India at the top of the list of the countries where the maximum number of […]

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The incidence of cancer is rising across the country. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the figures in regards to the cancer cases in the country

Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer casesThe question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first day

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning  (June 3)on a cycle to take charge of his ministry

Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first dayDr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed in the Prime Minister-led Narendra Modi cabinet for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning on a cycle to take charge of his ministry. .@drharshvardhan cycles to Health Ministry to take charge. Senior officials of #MoHFW welcomed him. […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as union health minister

Dr Harsh Vardhan was appointed Minister of Health and Family Welfare during the Narendra Modi government’s first stint in 2014 and later, given the charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology. Harsh Vardhan was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from the Chandni Chowk seat, winning it by a margin of over 2 lakh votes this time

Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as union health ministerThe Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan took oath as Cabinet Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30. An experienced party hand with decades of experience in the Capital’s politics, speculation was rife about him being placed at the helm of the party’s State unit to focus on the Delhi Assembly elections early next […]
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