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Mega Event of IDY-2017 led by the Prime Minister to be Organised in Lucknow: Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
26 May. 2017,BHOPAL : The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, will host the main mega event of this year’s International Day of Yoga on 21st June and the event will be led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. This was formally announced by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik at a media briefing in New Delhi today. Addressing the media persons, the AYUSH Minister said, Ministers of the Government of India, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and several Yoga Gurus are also expected to take part in the event at Lucknow. The venue for IDY-2017 is Ramabhai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Lucknow and nearly 51,000 people are expected to demosntrate Common Yoga Protocol along with the dignitaries in this event.
Shri Naik informed that besides the main event in Lucknow, Delhi will also hold events in seven places . These events are being planned in association with NDMC, DDA and different Yoga Organisations. The locations of these events include Cannaught Place(NDMC), Nehru Park(NDMC), Lodhi Garden(NDMC), Talkatora Garden(NDMC), Dwarka(DDA), Rohini(DDA) and Khureji(DDA), he added. Shri Naik also said that besides this, the leading Yoga Organisations are planning several other programmes on the occasion of IDY – 2017 in Delhi as well as other parts of the country and also outside the country.
Shri Shripad Yesso Naik further explained that all the Central Government Ministries, Departments, their subordinate organisations are planning to celebrate the Yoga day in a grand manner. Similarly, the State Governments have also planned several programmes for the IDY-2017 . Besides these, NCC, NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendras, major Educational Institutes, Defence Forces, Para Military Forces, Corporates, Business groups have also been roped in for the celebration of Yoga Day in their own way.
The AYUSH Minister also said that the Central Council for Research In Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) is conducting One Month free Yoga camp in almost all the districts of the country through Govt. and Private Organisations. He said that the training programme has already started from 21st May, 2017.
Giving further details, Shri Naik said that Ministry of AYUSH is planing to have a few Yoga Parks across the country, specially meant for Yoga activities throughout the year, which will be managed voluntarily by the Yoga or other organisations. He said that it is expected that nearly 100 such Yoga parks will come up within this year, which will be further expanded subsequently.
In his welcome address, Secretary , Health and Family Welfare and AYUSH, Shri C.K Mishra said that a sustainable Yoga atmosphere should be created throughout the year by organising Yoga activities even after the International Day of Yoga is over. The Yoga institutuions/organisations in and around Lucknow will be actively involved in the main event this year, he added.
To make the celebration of International Day of Yoga a continuous process, Ministry of AYUSH had organised few Yoga Fests in the state capitals of the country and is expected to organise few more such Yoga fests in the days to come. Ministry of AYUSH has also requested Ministry of External Affairs to organise such Yoga Fests in the Indian Missions abroad.


30min walks can save $2,500 a year for you
10 Sept. 2016,BHOPAL : For people still struggling to make time for exercise, a new study offers a strong incentive: You’ll save $2,500, or Rs 1,66,000, a year.
The savings, a result of reduced medical costs, don’t require much effort to accrue — just 30 minutes of walking five days a week is enough.
The findings come from an analysis of 26,239 men and women, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers decided to see if they could determine what being active or inactive costs each of us annually in healthcare spending.
A study published in the Lancet in July put the costs of inactivity to the world economy at almost $68 billion annually.
For the new study, researchers stratified people into two broad groups: those who did or did not meet national exercise guidelines, which recommend that someone work out moderately for 30 minutes five times a week.
It turned out that, on average, someone who met the exercise guidelines paid $2,500 less in annual healthcare expenses related to heart disease than someone who did not meet the norms.


All you need to know about Dengue fever
Following a surge in the number of dengue cases in Delhi, the government has launched a 24-hour helpline -- 011-23307145 -- that will function round the clock to provide all relevant information about dengue and its treatment. The Health minister has directed municipal commissioners to send out bulk SMSes to people containing the message: "Dengue is curable and there is no cause for panic."
With 613 fresh cases reported over the last one week, the Delhi government was forced to cancel leave of doctors, open 'Fever Clinics' to treat those hit.

What is dengue fever?
Dengue infection is caused by a virus. It occurs commonly as dengue fever. Occasionally the patient suffering from dengue may develop bleeding.
Common sites for bleeding are nose, gums or skin. Sometimes, the patient may have coffee ground vomiting or black stools. This indicates bleeding in gastro intestinal tracts and it is serious.
The patient with dengue who has bleeding has dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF). Rarely the patient suffering from dengue may develop shock, then it is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
When should I suspect dengue?
Dengue should be suspected when you have sudden onset of fever.
The fever is high 103-105 degrees F or 39-40 degrees C. It is accompanied with severe headache (mostly in the forehead), pain behind the eyes, body aches and pains, rash on the skin and nausea or vomiting.
The fever lasts for 5-7 days. In some patients, fever comes down on 3rd or 4th day but comes back. All the above symptoms and signs may not be present in the patient. The patient feels much discomfort after the illness.
There are several types of fever, when should dengue be suspected?
The characteristics of dengue that make it different from other causes of fever are the pain behind the eyes, severe pains in the muscles, severe joint pains, and skin rashes.
These features make the diagnosis of suspected Dengue likely. The severe joint pains caused by DF are the reason why DF is also called break-bone fever.
What is the difference between suspected and probable case of dengue?
If a patient suspected to be having dengue has reduced platelets or an increase in blood haematocrit, then the patient has probable dengue. These additional findings make dengue more likely. Patients with dengue may not have a high haematocrit if the person was anaemic to start with.
(Platelets are cells in blood that help to stop bleeding. Haematocrit indicates the thickness of blood).
Can you get dengue again after suffering from it once?
It is possible to get dengue more than once. Dengue can occur because of 4 different but related strains of dengue virus.
If a person has suffered from one virus, there can be a repeat occurrence of dengue if a different strain is involved subsequently. Being affected by one strain offers no protection against the others. A person could suffer from dengue more than once in her/his lifetime.
Can the diagnosis of dengue be confirmed?
There are laboratory tests that provide direct or indirect evidence for dengue fever.
These tests provide evidence for the occurrence of dengue infection. There are some additional tests that can help to identify the type of dengue infection. The tests for confirmation of dengue should be done in reliable laboratories.
How can someone get dengue fever?
Dengue fever occurs following the bite of an infected mosquito Aedes aegypti. This type of mosquito has a peculiar white spotted body and legs and is easy to recognise even by laymen.
It breeds in clean water and has a flight range of only 100-200 metres. The mosquito gets the dengue virus after biting a human being infected with dengue virus.
Can someone get dengue fever from another person?
Dengue does not spread directly from person to person. It is only spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.
When does dengue develop after getting the infection?
After the entry of the virus in the person, it multiplies in the lymph glands in the body. The symptoms develop when the virus has multiplied in sufficient numbers to cause the symptoms. This happens generally about 4-6 days (average) after getting infected with the virus.
Can people suffer from dengue and not appear ill?
Yes. There are many people who are infected with the virus and do not suffer from any signs or symptoms of the disease. For every patient with symptoms and signs there may be 4-5 persons with no symptoms or with very mild symptoms.
Can dengue fever be treated at home?
Most patients with dengue fever can be treated at home. They should take rest, drink plenty of fluids that are available at home and eat nutritious diet. Whenever available, Oral Rehydration Salt/ORS (commonly used in treating diarrhoea) is preferable.
Sufficient fluid intake is very important and becomes more important in case DF progresses into DHF or DSS where loss of body fluid / blood is the most salient feature. It is important to look for danger signs and contact the doctor as soon as any one or more of these are found.
What is the treatment? Is it curable?
Like most viral diseases there is no specific cure for dengue fever. Antibiotics do not help. Paracetamol (can be purchased without prescription) is the drug of choice to bring down fever and joint pain.
Other medicines such as Aspirin and Brufenshould be avoided since they can increase the risk of bleeding. Doctors should be very careful when prescribing medicines. Any medicines that decrease platelets should be avoided.
Can dengue fever become dangerous?
The infection can become dangerous since it may cause damage to the blood vessels. The damage may range from increased permeability of the blood vessels, causing leakage of blood fluid/plasma into various organs to completely broken blood vessels that causes bleeding.
The symptoms and signs of dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome are related to damage to the blood vessels and derangement in functioning in components of blood that help it to clot.
Can people die from dengue fever?
People who suffer from dengue fever have no risk of death but some of them develop Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever or Dengue Shock Syndrome.
In some of these cases death can occur. With proper treatment, the patients with Dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome can recover fully. Good treatment provided in time can save most lives.

When should a patient suffering from dengue go to the hospital or consult a doctor?
Generally the progress towards dengue haemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome occurs after 3-5 days of fever.
At this time, fever has often come down. This may mislead many of us to believe that the patient is heading towards recovery. In fact, this is the most dangerous period that requires high vigilance from care-givers.
The signs and symptoms that should be looked for are severe pain in the abdomen, persistent vomiting, bleeding from any site like, bleeding in the skin appearing as small red or purplish spots, nose bleed, bleeding from gums, passage of black stools like coal tar.
Bring the patient to the hospital whenever the first two signs, namely, severe pain in the abdomen and persistent vomiting are detected. Usually it is too late if we wait until bleeding has occurred.
The most dangerous type of dengue is the dengue shock syndrome. It is recognised by signs like excessive thirst, pale and cold skin (due to very low blood pressure), restlessness and a feeling of weakness.
Is there a vaccine to prevent dengue fever?
A vaccine has been developed to prevent dengue fever, but it is still under trial. It is not yet available in the market. Scientific progress is likely to help in prevention of dengue fever by vaccination in the years to come.
Are there any long-term ill effects of dengue fever?
Most people who suffer from dengue fever recover in 1-2 weeks time. Some may feel tired for several weeks. However, if symptoms persist after this period, consult a doctor.
Where does the mosquito that spreads dengue live?
The highly domestic mosquito Aedes aegypti rests indoors, in closets and other dark places. Outside, it rests where it is cool and shaded. The female mosquito lays her eggs in water containers in and around the homes, and other dwellings. These eggs will develop, become larvae, and further develop into adults in about 10 days.
How can the multiplication of mosquitoes be reduced?
Dengue mosquitoes breed in stored, exposed water collections. Favoured places for breeding are barrels, drums, jars, pots, buckets, flower vases, plant saucers, tanks, discarded bottles, tins, tyres, water coolers etc.
To prevent the mosquitoes from multiplying, drain out the water from desert coolers/window air coolers (when not in use), tanks, barrels, drums, buckets etc.
Remove all objects containing water (e.g. plant saucers etc.) from the house. Collect and destroy discarded containers in which water collects e.g. bottles, plastic bags, tins, used tyres etc.
In case it is not possible to drain out various water collections or to fully cover them, use TEMEPHOS, an insecticide, ( brand name Abate) 1 part per million according to the local guidelines to prevent larvae from developing into adults
How can I prevent mosquito bites to prevent dengue?
There is no way to tell if a mosquito is carrying the dengue virus. Therefore, people must protect themselves from all mosquito bites.
Dengue mosquitoes bite during the daytime. Highest biting intensity is about 2 hours after sunrise and before sunset. Wear full sleeves clothes and long dresses to cover as much of your body as possible.
Use repellents -- be careful in using them in young children and old people. Use mosquito coils and electric vapour mats during the daytime also to prevent dengue.
Use mosquito nets to protect children, old people and others who may rest during the day. The effectiveness of these nets can be improved by treating them with permethrin (pyrethroid insecticide). This bed-net is called Insecticide Treated Nets and are widely used in the prevention of malaria.
Is there any advice for the patient with dengue fever to prevent the spread of the disease to others?
The spread of dengue from a patient to others is possible. The patient should be protected from contact with the mosquito.
This can be achieved by ensuring that the patient sleeps under a bed-net. Effective mosquito repellents are used where the patient is being provided care. This will prevent the mosquito from biting the patient and from getting infected and spreading it to others.
Any advice on travel if there is an outbreak of dengue?
There is no travel restriction. However, you should be aware of what to do if you are travelling an area where dengue has been reported.
This includes observing prevention measures described in these frequently asked questions and answers and reporting to the doctor if you have fever and are worried that it might be dengue fever.
What should the doctors treating dengue do?
Patients suspected to be suffering from dengue haemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome should be admitted to a hospital without delay.
The progress of these patients should be monitored regularly at 1-2 hours interval. Platelet counts and haematocrits should be monitored repeatedly to review the progress of patients.
If the haematocrit levels fall dangerously then a blood transfusion should be considered. A fall of more than 20 per cent as compared to previous levels may be an indication for transfusion.
If the haematocrit values rise the patient should be given fluids intravenously and the fluids carefully monitored to ensure that the patient does not get excess fluids. A rise of more than 20 per cent as compared to previous levels may be an indication for IV fluids.
The doctor should decide based on best judgement of patient's condition.
What should the doctors treating dengue NOT do?
Do not prescribe aspirin and brufen or any other medicine that reduces the platelets or increases the tendency to bleed. Avoid giving IV fluids unless the patient is bleeding or the haematocrit level is rising progressively.
Avoid rushing into giving blood transfusion unless the haematocrit is falling dangerously. Do not give platelet transfusion unless the platelet count is very low or unless there is bleeding.
In the case of a dengue outbreak or epidemic what are our strategies?
Prevention of mosquito breeding places remains our mainstay. However, to stop or to slow down the transmission it may be supplemented by "thermal fogging", using fogging machines.
In fogging, we use an insecticide that has an immediate knockdown effect on adult mosquitoes.
When fogging is undertaken after an epidemic occurs, it is unfortunately too late. Fogging, to be effective, should be done at about 3-4 days interval. It is expensive and time consuming.
Therefore, measures undertaken by the community, for the community, to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes is far more cost-effective than containment measures once an outbreak occurs.


Campaign in every village for girls’ awareness about health and hygiene
Bhopal, 13th Aug. 2015– Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Maya Singh has said that a campaign will launched in every village to make girls’ aware about health and hygiene. Smt. Singh was inaugurating Project Udita and newly constructed Anganwadi building at Budhni tahasil in Sehore district today.
The Minister said that under leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a number of important schemes have been launched for all-round development of women, girls and children which has attained national recognition.
In the series, Project Udita was launched to make girls aware about health and hygiene. It was dedicated by the Chief Minister at Mahila Panchayat. She directed Anganwadi and health workers to make adolescent girls aware of use of sanitary napkins through the project.
She gave sanitation-related information. She said that participation of society is necessary to end malnutrition among children, women and girls. Smt. Singh informed that under Project Udita, automatic vending machines have been installed at 208 places and 240 more machines will be installed soon.
Principal Secretary Women and Child Shri J.N. Kansotiya said that Project Udita is a good beginning whose far-reaching impacts will be seen in society.
Commissioner Integrated Child Development Scheme Smt. Pushplata Singh said that use of filthy clothes during menses affect reproductive health. She informed that according to a survey, 23 adolescent girls stop going to school after first menses, only 12 percent use sanitary napkins and 10 percent girls are taken ill due to use of filthy clothes during menses.
She informed that Project Udita has been launched as pilot project at Gwalior, Indore, Jhabua, Narsingarh, Murar, Mhow, Burhanpur and Budhni on Kishori Diwas on every fourth Tuesday, Anganwadi workers will solve adolescent girls’ problems and remove their apprehensions. Through vending machine at Anganwadi, a set of napkins (3 napkins) can be obtained for Rs.10. local women’s self-help groups will be trained to produce good quality sanitary napkins.
Smt. Maya Singh presented vending machine to Principal of Girls Higher Secondary School for use in school. She flagged off Project Udita publicity van, distributed certificates to beneficiaries of Ladli Laxmi Yojana and planted a sapling at Anganwadi centre.


Health Minister Dr. Mishra wishes success of Mission Indradhanush

Bhopal, 1 April 2015:
Health Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra has urged to ensure success of programme for vaccination to prevent small pox, tetanus, polio, TB, chronic cough, hepatitis-B and hemophilic influenza in 15 districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Under Mission Indradhanush, complete vaccination of all children will be ensured. Mission’s activities will be held in the state in 4 phases of one week each in next 4 months.
The Minister hoped that the campaign will evoke encouraging results through joint efforts of health workers, voluntary organisations and people to ensure success of Mission’s activities.

List of private hospitals identified for swine flu treatmentat Bhopal and Indore

Bhopal, 12 Feb 2015:
The state government has released a list of private hospitals identified for swine flutreatment.
Along with government hospitals, these private hospitals will also cooperate incontrol of the disease.
As many as 13 private hospitals have been identified for treatment of swine flu atBhopal including Rainbow, National, Chirayu, B.M.H.R.C., Paliwal, P.C.M.S., ChirayuMedical College, LBS, People’s High-tech, Narmada, J.K., Bansal and Miracle. Private hospitals identified at Indore include Arabindo (SAMS), Bombay Hospital,CHL, Vishesh, Rajshri (Apollo), Bhandari, Arihant, Gokuldas, Index, Life Care, GlobalSNG, Suyash, Cloth Market, Arpan, Mayur and Choithram hospitals.

Health Ministry holds review meeting on H1N1

Bhopal, 11 Feb 2015:
The status of H1N1 influenza being reported from different states was reviewed today at a high level meeting chaired by the Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) Shri B P Sharma where in addition to the Director General, Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Jagdish Prasad, representatives of leading government hospitals such as Dr. Ram ManoharLohia Hospital, Safdurjung, AIIMS, and from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) were also present.
It was noted that that during the period 1 Jan 2015-10 February 2015, the total number of H1N1 cases is 5157 and number of deaths is 407. Largely the cases are from Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana whereaslargely the deaths due to H1N1 are in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Telangana.
The current trends of morbidity and mortality, the diagnostic and test algorithms being followed, availability of diagnostic kits and drugs, and other preventive measures were discussed. Based on the advice given by experts it was decided that various health institutions treating H1N1 cases be advised for vaccination against H1N1 influenza for the concerned health workers in the hospitals in contact with H1N1 patients. This will be in addition to the proper personal protective measures being followed at the hospitals.
Guidelines are being drafted for vaccination of healthcare workers and thesewill be shared with the states for dissemination to all health institutions. The Government of India has already placed an order for enhancing stock of diagnostic kits to be supplied to the lab network under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)being used for testing H1N1 influenza. To enhance the level of preparedness, additional 60,000 Oseltamivirmedicines and 10,000 N-95 masks are being procured. In addition, NCDC has floated a tender for additional 10,000 diagnostic kits. In case of need, labs under ICMR have been identified across the country to provide additional testing facilities.In order to prevent panic and inconvenience to people, and to encourage only those cases requiring H1N1 testing are actually taken up for testing, it was decided that the communication strategy should create awareness among the general public regarding this aspect.

Exercise maximum caution in family welfare operations Health Department issues directives Negligence to entail strict action

Bhopal, 17th Nov 2014:
Directorate of Health has directed all District Health and Medical Officers to implement family welfare programmes with maximum caution. These directives have been sent in the backdrop of incident at sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh. Though health staff in Madhya Pradesh is already cautious and alert, directives have been given to comply directives of the Central Government for family planning (sterilisation) operations verbatim and act as per prescribed protocol. Besides, directives have also been given to use medicines supplied only by WHO-GMP certified companies.
It has also been directed that strict action will be taken against negligence and those purchasing medicines from uncertified institutions will be punished. Directives have been given to perform operations of restricted number of 20-25 persons at family welfare camps. These directives have been sent to all concerned. At village-level slogan of Mamta Abhiyan “Jo Mata Hamen Jeevan Deti Hai, Ham Use Marne Naheen Denge” is becoming popular as a resolve.
Incentive scheme being implemented
Incentive money on sterilisation operation has been increased from last month under Family Welfare Programme. A woman beneficiary will get Rs. 1400 incentive money for sterilisation operation at government institution and male beneficiary Rs. 2000. Similarly, a woman beneficiary will be given Rs. 2200 if she undergoes sterilisation operation immediately after or within 7 days of delivery. Persons motivating a woman to undergo sterilisation operation in a government institution will be given Rs. 200 and for male Rs. 300. Similarly, a person motivating a woman to undergo sterilisation operation immediately after or within 7 days of delivery will be given Rs. 300. Male and female beneficiaries will be given Rs. 2000 incentive money on undergoing sterilisation operation in a government institution and Rs. 1000 at private hospital or nursing home.

Free Naturopathy Camp on 17th Nov at Aakriti Nature Cure Centre

Bhopal, 15th Nov 2014:
Aakriti Nature Cure Centre would organise free Naturopathy Camp on 17th November from 10 AM to 1 PM & 4 PM to 7 PM at ANCC, National Highway, Near Gram Phanda, Bhopal.
Dr Jay Sanghvi famous Naturopath from Gujarat would examine patients. Dr Jay specialises in treating Kidney and other vital organ disorders. He has also been successfully treating cases of various auto-Immune Conditions like Rhematoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, SLE and digestive system disorders like Colitis, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis etc.
Hemant Kumar, CMD, Aakriti Group , said that the Naturopathy is a holistic approach to wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself. Using the healing power of nature and gentle therapeutic techniques, the body, mind and emotions are supported during the healing process. patients shall be treated free of cost at the camp. The main objective is to provide benefit to the people suffering from various ailments like Kidney Failure, Auto Immune Disorders and Digestive System Disorders".
The principle of Naturopathy is that the accumulation of toxins is the root cause of all diseases. Prevention and elimination of toxins is the route to health. Treatments are based on the 5 great elements of nature that have immense healing properties. There is no role of internal medications in the nature cure system.
For registration, please call 0755-3939100 or 8435500847.


Survey to control malaria and dengue continues Malaria cases decline

Bhopal: November 6, 2014 Teams of Health Department and Municipal Corporation are constantly undertaking a drive to destroy larvae and make people aware. Use of fogging machines is being continuously made to kill mosquitoes in various areas of Arera Colony, colonies adjoining Kolar Road and localities of new and old Bhopal. Today, 4782 houses were surveyed and larvae found in 446 houses were destroyed. As many as 78 teams are undertaking survey. Today, 28940 containers were checked. People are also making voluntary efforts to flush out water from old tyres, flowerpots, rooftops, in and around houses. Directives have been sent to all Chief Medical and Health Officers to activate subordinate staff for prevention and treatment of malaria, dengue and other seasonal diseases. Punishment will be given for negligence to guilty doctors and health workers. *** Ashok Manwani


The Union Government Will Set Up A Pharma Park In Madhya Pradesh: Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemical And Fertilizers

The Union Government will set up a Pharma Park in Madhya Pradesh. After inaugurating the 6th International Echo Course & Workshop in Bhopal today Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemical & Fertilizers said that the concept of life style should be included in the Educational curriculum. The Union Minister also said that we should manufacture medical devices in the India. Madhya Pradesh can be the first State in India to manufacture medical devices. Mr. Kumar further said that Cardiac problems have become life time problems directly linked to Diabetic. There is a need for creating awareness among the students about Blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. All the medical personnel are to be trained in attending the cardiac problems at District and Tehsil level. The Union Minister presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to an eminent Echo Cardiologist Dr. Navin Nanda on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradeshn Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the Madhya Pradesh has achieved 25 per cent Agriculture Growth. The state government provides medical assistance of Rs. 2 lakh for the BPL Families through Rajya Bimari Sahayata Kosh. Participating in the Inaugural Function, MP State Health Minister Mr. Narottam Mishra informed the gathering that the state government has launched several health and welfare Scheme especially for protection of Girl child in Madhya Pradesh.
Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers inaugurating the 6th International Echo Course & Workshop by lighting the lamp in Bhopal today. Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is also seen.
Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers is addressing the 6th International Echo Course & Workshop in Bhopal today.
Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers is presenting the Life time Achievement Award to an eminent Echo Cardiologist Dr. Navin Nanda. Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh is also seen.


Almonds reduce Heart disease risk

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that participants who ate almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet significantly improved certain factors associated with heart disease risk.[i] Researchers estimated that for every 30 grams increase (approximately 1 ounce) of almonds consumed daily during the study, study participants’ estimated 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) risk score was reduced by 3.5%.

The randomized, controlled clinical study, conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, included 27 adult participants (mean age of 64 years) with elevated LDL cholesterol. Participants followed a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol that also included each of three dietary interventions for four weeks each in a crossover design.

Each day for four weeks, researchers gave one group 50-100 grams (2-4 ounces) of almonds. A control group received 100-200 grams of muffins, and a third group received 25-50 grams (1-2 ounces) of almonds plus 50-100 grams of muffins. Each participant completed all three dietary treatments, so the total length of the study was 12 weeks.

Study Details:

Design: The study was a randomized, controlled clinical trial that evaluated the effects of almond consumption on serum fatty acid composition and estimated 10-year risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Study participants were 27 adult men and women (mean age: 64 years) with elevated LDL cholesterol (mean 167 mg/dL) but were otherwise healthy. For four weeks, subjects consumed a National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Step 2 diet along with 50 – 100 g/day (approximately 2-4 oz.) of almonds (full-almond dose); 100 to 200 g/day of muffins (control); or 25 to 50 g (~1-2 oz.) of almonds plus 50-100 g/day of muffins (half-almond dose).

Conclusion:
Eating almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet had favorable effects on serum fatty acid profiles, which were associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease. These data are consistent with the large body of evidence in support of the heart health benefits of almond consumption.

About California Almonds
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Seven miraculous food for a healthy and beautiful skin

Who does not want a healthy, marvelous and glowy skin?Everyone desires to look young, to have that soft beautiful skin which feels good to touch and will make you look healthy and confident but, maintaining skin is not an easy task. Doing facials every day, or using cosmetic products for keeping your skin glowy is not a feasible for most of us, whether in terms of money or in terms of time. So, we need an alternative 7 miraculous food which will get that glowy skin with using less time and money.

1.Flax seeds: Adding Flax seeds to your oat meal or smoothies can help you to get rid of skin irritation and redness of skin. Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3 which control age spots and fine lines on your skin. It will make your skin look fresh and soft.


2.Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants. It purifies skin and makes your skin look younger.



3. Chocolate: It is not just pleasing for your taste buds but is also good for your skin. Chocolate increases flavonol intake that translates to gorgeous skin.



4.Sweet potatoes : they are high in vitamins C which increases collagen production that keeps your skin supple and smooth and also in vitamin A which is a potent antioxidant that fights free radical damage and prevents skin cancer.


5.Yogurt: Yogurt contains protein that keeps your skin firm and that helps fight the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.



6.Salmon: Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that help hydrate your skin from the inside out as well as help fight inflammation, acne and wrinkles. Plus, consuming salmon regularly keeps your scalp hydrated and promotes healthy, strong hair.


7.Spinach: Spinach is a nutrient-rich food you should definitely include into your eating plan. It’s an excellent source of Vitamin E, iron, chlorophyll, folate, magnesium, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and plant protein, which are all great for your skin. Spinach is also packed with antioxidants that help prevent different types of skin problems. Eating spinach regularly will help clean your skin from the inside out.

Anuja Gurele


Laughter: A free, priceless medicine

How many of us actually had a great laugh lately and I mean the real laugh not the LOL that we write during texting but a real laugh out loud. I guess the answer will be no, for most of us and for those who said yes, are indeed the lucky ones. Gone are the days when we used to sit each day atleast few hours or minutes with our friends and relatives and had that great fun loving, emotionally touching conversation, which made us laugh aloud.

Our busy days, hectic schedule, stress, anxiety and isolation have turned us mundane and monotonous. We have turned into mannequin with no fun, no emotions and no affection. It seems like a huge problem but a one which need to be diagnosed soon in order to bring back the lost color of one’s life.

So what’s the treatment? What’s the medicine one should use? The answer is simple, the medicine is priceless but it’s free for you to use. The medicine is laughter. Yes! A small laugh can make your day. It can turn your monotonous life into a life which is full of joy, excitement and amazement. It will just not only make a difference in your life but will also affect the lives of your loved ones because as the old saying says Humor is infectious.

Laughter is far more contagious than any sniffle, cough or sneeze. One cannot laugh alone but need a partner to have a laugh with and to share the fun element of the life. In this way laugh enhances ones social bonding and creates a level of intimacy with the people.

Not just this, good laughter develops your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Those who are looking something in this article connection with weight loss here’s comes the line which matters to you it does reduced fat from your face and make your face glow.

Five Benefits of laughter on your physical health
  1. It releases feel good hormone which makes you feel joyful.
  2. It relaxes your whole body.
  3. It boosts immune system.
  4. It decreases pain and stress.
  5. It reduces risk of heart disease.
Five Benefits of laughter on your psychology
  1. It adds joy and peace your life.
  2. Provide relief from anxiety and fear.
  3. It Relieves stress
  4. Improves mood
  5. Prevent mood swings.
Five Benefits of laughter on Social relationships
  1. It strengthen relationships
  2. Enhances level of intimacy.
  3. Enhances the spirit of teamwork.
  4. Avoids any conflict
  5. Helps in Bonding
Anuja Gurele


After horoscopes, health checks a hit among couples

Chennai: Earlier, it was the practice to match horoscopes before getting married. Today, new-age couples may still get horoscopes matched but they are also going in for more practical means of ensuring a long and fulfilling life together -- pre-marital health check-ups. These include a gamut of tests that screen for potential health problems and hereditary diseases.
"There is more awareness now. While women used to come earlier with their mothers, aunts or friends, now they are coming with the men they are going to marry," says fertility specialist Dr Priya Selvaraj. "While some couples are comfortable with each other as they are in love, even in the case of arranged marriages, the couple get talking, get to know each other, and are honest about their problems."
Pre-marital health checkups are very important, says sexologist DrNarayana Reddy. "You need to get not just blood tests done but also a physical examination by a doctor. It can rectify certain things that can later on impact a marriage."
While blood tests screen for hereditary diseases like thalassemia and haemophilia, it is also essential to get blood sugar and cholesterol levels checked. "For instance, if a person has diabetes, it is better to avoid marrying someone with the same disorder as the chances of the baby being diabetic is higher if both parents have it," says Reddy.
A few hospitals and diagnostic centres have come up with special packages. Apollo Hospitals offers pre-marital health checks for couples as well as individuals that includes blood group and Rh typing, urine routine, screening for HIV as well as semen analysis and consultation with an urologist for men, and pelvic ultrasound screening and gynaecologist consultation for women. The package costs 4,000 per person and requires you to spend a couple of hours in hospital.
"We test for diabetes, anaemia, and even Rh typing. If the man is Rh +ve and the woman Rh -ve, they need to know what precautions to take in case the baby is Rh +ve," says Dr Udhaya Balasubramanian, group director, preventive medicine, Apollo Hospitals. "These check-ups are useful to start a healthy married life."
A leading diagnostic centre with several branches in the city offers pre-marital screenings. Its technicians will also come home for tests if you prefer it. While some may not opt for packages, women do often visit gynaecologists for a wellness check-up. "Some women want to check if their uterus and ovaries are normal as they have irregular menstrual cycles. Others want to know if they are healthy enough to go ahead with a pregnancy while yet others who don't want to conceive immediately want contraceptive advice," says fertility specialist Dr Geetha Haripriya.
"We do an ultrasound of the abdomen, check blood sugar and do infection screening, checking for hepatitis B and C. We also offer HIV screening but it is optional."


Never Skip Dinner

What can I eat for dinner? Should I even eat dinner? Maybe, I should eat a 'no-carb' dinner...

Don't these questions perplex most of us? Especially those who believe that 'food = calories'. Food is the magical fuel that not only nourishes us to live a satisfied, accomplished and happy life but is also the reason you and I are alive. But fearing food is the best way to lose the plot.
And this fear of food doubles when we think of eating at night. Why? Do you believe that when the sun sets, your breathing, circulation or vision reduces? No! This beautiful human body is constantly working, even through the night when we are sleeping. The pumping action of the heart, the breathing through the lungs, the excretory system - all work 24*7, a feat no machine can ever match. Thus, fuelling this body is essential, be it before or after the sun has set.

Don't sleep on an empty stomach
I agree dinner meals should be smaller as compared to our breakfast or lunch; only because our activity gradient reduces as the day progresses (unless you are working night shifts). But dinner is also an important meal, which must never be skipped. Skipping this meal will result in a very large gap between your last meal of the day and the first meal of the next day. This can cause ravenous hunger, severe acidity, nausea, blackouts and a disturbed sleep to name some of the most basic side-effects. Skipping a meal as important as dinner can also be the reason you give in to temptation and crave 'something sweet' at night. This happens because you have not filled your bowl well through the day with the right calories (read carbs) and thus will reach out and fill it with the wrong ones (read desserts) - instincts of survival, remember?

What's the right time to eat?
The earlier you eat your dinner, the better it is, only because you are awake longer and perhaps, a little more active than you'd be too late in the night. When we are awake, our body works at BMR (basal metabolic rate) but when we sleep, its slows down to RMR (resting metabolic rate). The longer you are awake, the more your body will be able to burn versus burning lesser at rest. But as I said earlier, dinner is an important meal and it should not be skipped. So, definitely eat a light dinner and stay awake for at least two hours post that. Yes, sacrificing your sleep may be the price you have to pay, but you can't win everywhere!

Heavy dinners cause 'fat hangovers'
Eating a very large, lavish dinner results in what I call a 'fat hangover'! Just like drinking excess alcohol slows you down the next day, eating a large, high-sugar or highfat meal at night overloads your digestive system. It doesn't get adequate rest through the night, thereby slowing your body physically and mentally the next day.The key here is to maintain a balance. Eat a light, healthy, carb-included, small dinner every night and see how easily you fall asleep. You'll wake up happy, fresh and full of life the next day, it will clear your bowels and last but not the least, it will help you lose some weight along the way!


CHRC inaugurates new unit
3 October 2013, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre (CHRC) with joint collaboration of ZOC, Centre for Surgery, Germany, has inaugurated Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement Surgery centre to give world class facilities and services to the patients.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Georg Fieseler inaugurated the centre and delivered his speech on rehabilitating patients of knee transplantation and disabilities due to arthritis.


Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in 2 patients

Both Had Received Transplants For Blood Cancer
8 July 2013,London : Two HIV-positive patients in the US who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus, researchers said on Wednesday.

The Harvard University researchers stressed it was too early to say the men have been cured, but said it was an encouraging sign that the virus hasn’t rebounded in their blood months after drug treatment ended.
The first person reported to be cured of HIV. American Timothy Ray Brown, underwent a stem cell transplant in 2007 to treat his leukemia. He was reported by his German doctors to have been cured of HIV two years later.
Brown’s doctors used a donor who had a rare genetic mutation that provides resistance against HIV. So far, no one has observed similar results using ordinary donor cells such as those given to the two patients by the Harvard University researchers.

ACCIDENTAL CURE?

The researchers, Timothy Henrich and Daniel Kuritzkes of the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, announced last year that blood samples taken from the men - who both had blood cancers – showed no traces of the HIV virus eight months after they received bone marrow transplants to replace cancerous blood cells with healthy donor cells. The men were still on anti HIV drugs at the time.
The men have both since stopped anti-retroviral therapy – one 15 weeks ago and the other seven weeks ago – and show no signs of the virus, Henrich told an international AIDS conference in Malaysia on Wednesday.
“They are doing very well,” Henrich said. “While these results are exciting, they do not yet indicate that the men have been cured. Only time will tell.”
The HIV virus may be hiding in other organs such as the liver, spleen or brain and could return months later, he warned.

A painless way to treat cavities : Regrow teeth using stem cells

Tokyo : No more painful root canals? Scientists are close to developing a new and effective way to treat tooth decay that fully restores the tooth rather than requiring it to be filled, capped or extracted. The method, which uses stem cells, could prove especially useful in treating the kinds of cavities leading to most dreaded and painful procedure – the root canal.
“Generally we treat deep cavities by capping the tooth and removing any inflamed pulp surrounding it. But this has limited success and the problem frequently progresses until the tooth must be removed, “ said Misako Nakashima, of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Japan. In the study, the goal of researchers was to test a stem cell-based therapy that would regenerate the dentin-pulp complex and, consequently, totally restore the tooth’s structure and function. At the same time, researchers wanted to assess the safety of pulp stem cell transplantation in humans as a prelude to upcoming clinical trials.
They began by performing root canals on a group of 18 dogs, collecting the pulp stem cells and then treating them in the lab with a growth factor called granulocyte-colony stimulating factor(G-CSF).


Night shifts up cancer risk in women
8 July 2013,London : Working night shifts for more than 30 years can double a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, scientists have warned. In a study published in the British Medical Journal, Canadian researchers assessed whether night shifts were linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. They studied 1,134 women with breast cancer and 1,179 women without the disease, but of the same age, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Kingston, Ontario. Shift work has been suggested as a risk factor for breast cancer, but there has been some doubt about the strength of the findings, largely because of issues around the assessment of exposure and the failure to capture the diversity of shift work patterns. Several previous studies have also been confined to nurses rather than the general population. The women, who had done various different jobs, were asked about their shift work patterns over their entire work history; hospital records were used to determine tumour type. This may be important, said the authors, because risk factors vary according to hormone sensitivity, and the sleep hormone melatonin, disruption to which has been implicated in higher breast cancer risk among night shift workers, may boost oestrogen production. Around one in three women in both groups had worked night shifts. There was no evidence that those who had worked nights for up to 14 years or between 15 and 29 years had any increased risk of developing breast cancer. But those who had worked nights for 30 or more years were twice as likely as likely to have developed the disease, after taking account of potentially influential factors, although the numbers in this group were comparatively small. The associations were similar among those who worked in healthcare and those who did not.


Male infertility IVF tied to autism in kids?
5 July 2013,London : Children born after IVF treatments used for male infertility are 50% more likely to suffer from an intellectual disability and are also at a higher risk of autism, a new largest-of-its-kind study has claimed. The study led by researchers at King’s College London, Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York is the first to compare all available IVF treatments and the risk of neuro-developmental disorders in kids. By using anonymous data from the Swedish national registers, researchers analysed more than 2.5 million birth records from 1982 and 2007 and followed-up whether children had a clinical diagnosis of autism or intellectual disability (defined as having an IQ below 70) up until 2009.

Of the 2.5m children, 1.2% (30,959) were horn following IVF. Of the 6,959 diagnosed with autism, 103 were born after IVF. “IVF treatments are vastly different in terms of their complexity. When we looked at IVF treatments combined, we found there was no overall increased risk for autism, but a small increased risk of intellectual disability.” Said Sven Sandin, co-author of the study from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry. “When we separated the different IVF treatments, we found that ‘traditional’ IVF is safe, but that IVF involving ICSI, which is specifically recommended for paternal infertility is associated with an increased risk of both intellectual disability and autism in children, “he said.


Setu Sampark Yojna to mark ASHA Diwas

Madhya Pradesh launched Setu Sampark Scheme to mark the occasion of ASHA Diwas on January 28, 2013. The ASHA workers will be in contact with each other and health machinery and information systems through closed user group using special mobile sim. It will help them report about health status and situation in their respective jurisdictions. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the scheme.

A target has been set to distribute over 75 thousand sim cards. Of this, 56 thousand sim cards will be given to ASHA workers and 14 thousand to multi-purpose health workers. Works are underway in the state to make available effective health services to people through ‘Kayakalp Abhiyan’ and ‘We Care’ scheme. Sick new born care units are functional in 39 districts. Madhya Pradesh is pioneer in the country to have established such units. Similarly, 276 nutrition rehabilitation centres are also functional.

District level Cancer Treatment Camps will be held in the state from February 25 to March 30. Camps are underway from January 15 at health centres and development block headquarters for examination of cancer and other diseases. Under e-monitoring, a transparent system has been implemented in the state for health budget, purchase, distribution and management of medicines. Arrangements for receiving complaints regarding sex determination test-based abortion have been made through ‘Hamari Bitiya’ website.


Increase in doctors’ service allowance

Free pathology test facility in Government hospitals

Free pathology test facility will be available in government hospitals and health centres in Madhya Pradesh. The State Cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a decision to this effect. A special medical allowance for doctors has also been sanctioned.

As many as 48 types of Pathology tests could be conducted in district hospitals. Similarly, 13 types of tests will be conducted in primary health centres, 5 in sub-health centres. The community health centres will have facility for 26 types of pathology tests while 32 tests will be conducted in civil hospitals. The Chief Minister formally launched the free pathology test facility from Pachor in Rajgarh district.

About 4000 doctors to get benefit

The doctors and specialists employed under the Health & Family Welfare Department will have Rs. 2000 to Rs. 5000 per month as medical service allowance with effect from August 26, 2008. About 4000 doctors will get benefit. Medical service allowance will be given as per their pay scales and grade pay.


How to Prevent Swine Flu?

Don’t know whether or not to get the H1N1 vaccination? You might want to read some of these precautions before you sign up for the shot. If you’re opting for other ways to dodge the flu, here are 14 tips to boost your immunity and stay healthy

1. Optimize your vitamin D level. Adequate levels of vitamin D are essential for our immune systems to function optimally. Unfortunately there are no significant dietary sources of vitamin D, most of our intake comes from exposure to sunlight. If you live far from the equator, you simply don’t get enough sun through Fall and Winter to make all the vitamin D you need. So unless you supplement during this period, your innate immunity will be compromised. vitamin D plays such a crucial role in so many aspects of your body’s functioning, that supplementing with it makes sense whether you decide to get the flu shot or not.

We know that influenza always gets worse during the winter months. Now there is good evidence to suggest that this is because as sunlight hours lessen during the winter, the people living in the northern hemisphere become vitamin D deficient and are susceptible to influenza infections of all kinds.

The current recommendations from the Food and Nutrition Board of the U.S. Institute of Medicine: from 200 to 600 IU/day depending on one’s age, are way too low.

These values were originally chosen because they were found to prevent osteomalacia (bone softening) and rickets. It is now recognized that vitamin D has many additional physiological functions, for which these levels are totally inadequate. A number of scientists are therefore calling for the Food and Nutrition Board in the U.S. and its counterparts abroad to reassess their current recommendations. Get your 25 hydroxy vitamin D level checked by your Doctor (if that is not an option, you can self test your level with ZRT labs)

Although the current normal range is between 20 and 50ng/ml, this is much too low for optimal health. You want your level to be between 50 and 70ng/ml.

This is the most important step you can take to prevent the flu! It may require a number of months taking 5,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily (especially during winter) under a doctor’s supervision, to optimize your blood level. Monitor your 25 hydroxy vitamin D status every three months until you are in the optimal range, then cut back to a maintenance dose of at least 2,000 IU a day.

2. Get adequate sleep.This is an indispensable requirement for a strong immune system.

3. Get adequate exercise.This keeps you robust.

4. Take actions to lower your stress levels.

Do breathing exercises, meditate, practice yoga, spend time doing something that makes you happy. Feeling spent, overwhelmed and or mentally run down has a causal relationship to your physical health.

5. Wash your hands frequently but not excessively.It decreases your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don’t use antibacterial soap because of the risk of creating resistant bacteria. Rather use a simple chemical-free soap.

6. Avoid sugar and processed foods as they decrease your immune function dramatically.

7. Eat phytonutrient rich meals (lots of colorful salads and dark greens).

8. Eat lots of garlic, it works as a broad spectrum antibiotic.

9. Take a probiotic daily (look for one with 10-20 billion organisms). A strong immune system relies heavily on having a strong foundation in the gut.

10. Keep a supply of antiviral herbal supplements on hand. As opposed to antiviral drugs, antiviral herbs do not cause resistant strains because they are multifaceted and contain literally thousands of different medicinal compounds. Thus they are able to attack viruses with a full spectrum of synergistic substances. Andrographis, Olive leaf extract, Grapefruit seed extract and Elderberry extract all have antiviral properties. Use one or a combination of some of them as a prophylactic measure, for example, whenever you travel (airports) or enter a potentially compromised environment such as a large office, auditorium, stadium, theater etc.

And if you really want to go all out, here are 4 more tips:

11. Take 1-2 grams of fish oils daily– it’s beneficial for immune function.

12. Take 2 grams of vitamin C daily, yes it does help.

13. Stock your home pharmacy with an immune building formula. Look for one that contains Cordyceps and Astragulus — take it throughout the flu season.

14. Keep homeopathic Oscillococcinum on hand. Take it at the earliest sign of a cold or flu as early intervention is essential.

If you are exposed to someone with the flu directly, you can take one dose twice a day for two days. You can also take one vial once a week throughout the winter, and two or three times a week during flu season, as a preventative measure.


EXPECTANT MOTHERS TO GET FREE DIET

Bhopal: Expectant mothers will be given free of cost diet in the government hospitals till their discharge after delivery from there. Post-natal, a woman will be kept at the health institution for 48 hours compulsorily. The responsibility of providing these women quality and suitable food will rest with the district-level Quality Assurance Committee and officers of the office of the Controller, Food and Drugs Administration Department. These instructions have been given by Commissioner, Health, JN Kansotiya to all the district collectors and Chief Medical and Health Officers. Detailed directives have also been issued in this connection. After ordinary delivery, the woman should be kept at the health institution for at least 48 hours so that if any complication is detected during this period, it can be treated. Instructions have been given to provide free of cost breakfast, lunch and dinner to such women at the government hospitals where there is kitchen facility. It has been made clear in the instructions that if any health institution does not have kitchen facility, then the Rogi Kalyan Samiti will arrange meals through a selected self-help group. Assistance can also be sought in this task from the self-help groups, which have been preparing midday meals. It has been said in the instructions that free of cost nutritious diet should be given at the government hospitals to pregnant women for at least three days in case of general delivery and for seven days in case of cesarean delivery. It has also been made clear that such a woman can be kept in the hospital for more than this period if it is medically required and given free of cost diet during this extended period. A woman admitted to a government hospital for pre-natal complications will also be provided free food. If the new born is kept in S.N.C.U after delivery, his mother will also be given free food during that period. It has been said in the instructions that the responsibility of ensuring quality of diet will rest with the district-level Quality Assurance Committee and district officers of Food & Drugs Administration Department.


EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF PNDT ACT

The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 (PNDT Act) will be effectively implemented in the state with a view to making Bitiya Bachao Abhiyan result-oriented. According to the Act, now the powers of training for running ultra sound sonography machines will be exercised by the government medical colleges. The committee constituted under PNDT Act undertakes reviews of its implementation in the state and gives its advices. Those present at the meeting included Joint Director Health Dr BN Chouhan, Additional Secretary Law RK Bani, UNFPA state programme coordinator Dr Prakash Dev, representatives of voluntary organisations and officers concerned. At the meeting, stress was laid on ensuring implementation of the Act on the grassroot level with a view to making Bitiya Bachao Abhihan. Concerning officers were asked to strictly undertake regular inspections of ultra sonography centres and ensure whether they are working as per the norms laid down under the Act. They were also told to immediately cancel the licence of the ultra sonography centre, which flouts the norms. Instructions were given at the meeting, to compile information about the women undergoing pre-natal test in Form-F. It should also be ensured that the report given to the patients contains the name of the institution and the doctor who conducts the test. Emphasising the need for training and sensitisation of radiologists, the meeting was informed that now the powers of giving training and certificate about handling ultra sonography machines rest exclusively with government medical colleges. Only the certificate issued by these institutions should be recognised. It was also suggested that with a view to ensuring balance in sex ratio, Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act should not be allowed to be misused.


CONTROL YOUR HEART ATTACK
Soon a smile will be seen on the faces of all the hearts patients. Here is a reason to smile. Now a single pill "polipill" will reduce the chances of heart attack to almost 80%. And to add more to the smiles, this pill is potent enough that it will help the patients to live 10-12 years more. Dr.Rekha.A.Pathak, a consultant in Nanavati Hospital, who has been the director, Head & Professor of J.J.Group of hospitals, updated the doctors with this new discovery. Dr. Lekha .A. Pathak was here in Bhopal to visit the 3rd round of the occasion of Cardiology, Diabitology & Electro-cardiology. This pill helps in controlling Blood Pressure as well. POLIPILL is a mixture of different medicines. This pill is not available in the market yet. More research is on the way to launch it in the market

"Walk Your Way To Life"

Walking is the best form of exercise. It is low-impact on the joints and high-impact in results. It burns calories on per-mile basis equivalent to running (average 100 per mile for an adult, only the distances vary). Labeled as leisurely exercise though, it offers a great workout for the entire body. But how to make it better? Increase pace, not the stride. Walk at a brisk speed of 12-13 min per mile (4.5 mph) from an ordinary walk of 3 mph.

Secret: Take more steps per minute at a normal stride. Do not increase stride. Longer stride in less time causes fatigue and is less effective.

Line Yourself: Olympic and other elite race-walkers swing their hips more often than the sedentary folks do. Their feet move in line, as opposed to walking with legs at shoulder width.

Proper arms movement: Swinging arms correctly are necessary. Arms should be bent at the elbow at an 85 degree angle, and should be pumped close to the body from the lower breast bone to the back of the hips. This actually propels the body forward, and helps achieve a quicker and shorter stride.

Few Tips to Keep You Fit & Healthy
Want to keep up your fitness & health? Read the following & enjoy a healthy life:
  • Try to get up early in the morning rather before dawn.
  • After awaking, take 2-3 glasses of water.
  • Never take bed-tea, as it is harmful to your digestion system.
  • Neither eat too much nor too little, your meal should be balanced.
  • Do not have meal while you are watching the TV or you are reading something.
  • Always take fresh, hot & digestive food.
  • There must be a gap of about 4 hours between lunch & dinner.
  • Do not have the fruit with the food; it should be taken one hour before or after the meal. The water should also be had in the same manner.
  • Take some rest after lunch & walk a little after dinner.
 
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