Health/Lifestyle

Hepatitis transfers through saliva, semen and vaginal fluids

DAINIK NATION BUREAU With an aim to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis as a major global health issue Sanjay maternity centre observed World Hepatitis Day, on July 28. The theme for this year’s World Hepatitis Day is “eliminate hepatitis”. Dr. Sujata Sanjay, obstetrician and gynecologist, said that the jaundice outbreak was a man-made problem. It could be prevented only by ...

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Beware, Dengue reported in UK

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Believe it or not but this is true that six person have been identified as Dengue positive. Since then, the Department of Health and Family Welfare is on a high alert. As per the department, among the six are both adults and children. In 2017  around 849 cases of dengue came to light, while four persons had ...

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Indian vegetarian diets 84% protein deficient: IDA

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The Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) today claimed that vegetarian diets in the country are 84 per cent protein deficient, mainly due to lack of awareness among the public. Citing a study by market research firm IMRB, IDA said, “93 per cent of Indians are unaware of their ideal protein requirement and Indian vegetarian diets are worst affected with 84 per ...

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28th Meeting of GST Council held; sanitary napkin exempted from GST

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In the 28th meeting of GST Council headed by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, several major decisions were taken. During the meeting, the Council has removed Sanitary Napkin from the realm of Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST Council decisions on sanitary napkins gave women great relief. Earlier, the sanitary napkin was included in the 12 percent GST slab. But ...

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What is Female Genital Circumcision?

On Monday Supreme Court heard a case related to Female Genital Circumcision. although centre said that they have banned the practise. What is Female Genital Circumcision Female Genital Mutilation can also be called “Female Genital Cutting” or “Female circumcision.” Although the practice predates the birth of Islam, it has taken on a dimension of the religion. It is a practice ...

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Health insurance is a growing segment

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Health insurance in India is a growing segment, yet it hasn’t taken off fully and several measures are needed to improve and expand insurance coverage, according to the National Health Profile 2018 released today. Out of 4,37,457 persons covered under insurance, 79 per cent were covered by public insurance companies, with the remaining being covered by private ...

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Designer eggs for healthy heart

DAINIK NATION BUREAU “Designer eggs” rich in Omega 3 can prove the best alternative to fish, the only rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Developed by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) here for research purposes, these eggs will be laid by hens fed on chia seeds, hemp seeds and flex seeds. “These seeds are a good ...

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Pharma companies to launch new technique to check medicine counterfeiting

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Due to the arrival of counterfeit medicines in the market, the danger always remains that the medicines you have taken are real or fake. But now you do not have to think much about it. Actually, the drug makers now print unique codes on their product, along with their medicines. Due to this code, it is easy to know whether ...

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Nipah virus claims one more life in Kerala, toll rises to 11

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The deadly Nipah virus yesterday claimed one more life in Kerala, with a 61-year-old man succumbing to the virus, taking the death toll to 11. The latest victim, V Moosa, was on ventilator support since the past few days. There are totally 14 nipah confirmed cases, of whom 11 have so far lost their lives. Three people are undergoing treatment ...

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Diabetes and fasting during Ramdan; Dr Varun

Dr SK Varun Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and commemorates the time when the Holy Quran was revealed to Muhammad. The month-long (29–30 day) fast is obligatory for all healthy Muslims who have reached puberty, and is a time for spiritual contemplation and seeking nearness to God. Followers must refrain from eating and drinking ...

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