HEALTH

WHO appoints new Goodwill Ambassadors for promoting health

AMN WHO has appointed four new Goodwill Ambassadors who will work closely with WHO to draw attention to health issues affecting people’s lives and well-being. The new Goodwill Ambassadors are: Cynthia Germanotta, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health Footballer Alisson Becker, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Promotion Dr Natália Loewe Becker, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for … Continue reading WHO appoints new Goodwill Ambassadors for promoting health

People with diabetes must be cautious during Ramazan fasting

Precautions and consultation with a physician are advised   Photo by Munawar Khan HEALTH DESK India has the third-largest Muslim population and a majority of them keep fast during holy month of Ramazan. This number will also constitute people living with diabetes and thus, the need of the hour is to fast while exercising caution. … Continue reading People with diabetes must be cautious during Ramazan fasting

Countries must take greater action to improve health of new born babies: UN Report

Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.   WEB DESK / USN NEWS Many countries across the world need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at … Continue reading Countries must take greater action to improve health of new born babies: UN Report

Ramadan best time to give up Smoking

  By Dr. Javed Jamil Ramadhan can and should be the best time to give up all forms of addictions including smoking forever. I will focus here on smoking only because while alcohol and drugs are considered Haram by all the religious experts of Islam, unfortunately, smoking has not yet been declared universally Haram. This … Continue reading Ramadan best time to give up Smoking

‘Consume adequate water to avoid dehydration in summer’

The requirement of water increases by 500 ml in adults in this weather due to excessive sweating HEALTH DESK With most parts of India experiencing high temperatures and heat wave, people must be aware of season related disorders and take preventive action. Three most common heat-related problems that occur due to prolonged exposure to heat … Continue reading ‘Consume adequate water to avoid dehydration in summer’

Chronic kidney disease can be debilitating in the longer term

Babies born preterm may stand the risk of developing the condition later in life HEALTH DESK Preterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study published in the BMJ. Preterm birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) interrupts kidney development and … Continue reading Chronic kidney disease can be debilitating in the longer term

WHO guideline on digital health interventions

  HEALTH DESK WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. “Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Ultimately, digital technologies … Continue reading WHO guideline on digital health interventions

WHO raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally

HEALTH DESK World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm over a 300 per cent increase in the case of measles globally in the first quarter of 2019 compared with last year. The UN body said provisional data has indicated a clear trend, with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks. The WHO has said yesterday … Continue reading WHO raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally

Unsafe abortions still rampant among women in India

Lack of awareness on how to safely terminate a pregnancy can prove detrimental   HEALTH DESK / New Delhi Latest Estimates indicate that a large majority of women, even in urban India, are unaware of their rights regarding abortion. They continue to resort to unsafe and medically non-substantiated methods of abortions which at times prove … Continue reading Unsafe abortions still rampant among women in India

UN chief highlights importance of technology to help people living with autism

World Autism Awareness Day   UN NEWS UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the importance of technology which helps people living with autism “achieve their full potential”. In his message On World Autism Awareness Day, Un Chief said: “Celebrate the diversity of our global community and strengthen our commitment to the full inclusion … Continue reading UN chief highlights importance of technology to help people living with autism

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ELECTIONS

Major victory for NDA in Bihar

File photo Anwarul Hoda / Patna As all the results have been declared in Bihar, out of 40 seats BJP has bagg ...

Haryana fully backs Modi, gives all 10 Lok Sabha seats to BJP 

AMN / CHANDIGARH The BJP has registered major victory as it has won all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. Union ...

Punjab, a ray of hope for congress in North India

By Onkar in Singh The results of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab have come in. Congress which has been r ...

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SPORTS

BOXING: India bags 57 medals at India Open International tournament

GUWAHATI India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open Internation ...

Boxing: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa Amit Panghal fight their way to gold

Harpal Bedi / Guwahati ix-time world champion Mary Kom was crowned the 51kg champion while Amit Panghal (52kg ...

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...