Diseases

Punjab to install dust collectors

Punjab is set to counter dust pollution in grain markets across the state with the installation of dust collectors on nearly 50,000-grain cleaning machines. It will provide relief to 3,00,000 directly-affected workers. The pollution is the main cause of respiratory and lung diseases among labourers, farmers, and commission agents, as well as those living in the vicinity of the grain markets.

Government to immunize all healthcare workers

Government has decided to vaccinate all healthcare workers, involved in conducting deliveries, giving injections and exposed to blood or blood products, for Hepatitis-B. Hepatitis-B is a viral infection that attacks the liver & can cause both acute and chronic disease. The virus is highly contagious and is transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.

3D printed human corneas created

Scientists have created 3D printed human corneas in order to solve the shortage of eye donors. This would help millions of blind people gain sights and also prevent corneal blindness because of diseases such as trachoma. The dimensions of the printed cornea were taken from an actual human cornea to match its shape and size.

World No Tobacco Day observed on 31 May

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The World Health Organisation(WHO) has designated 31st May of each year as the World No Tobacco Day. The theme for 2018 is “Tobacco and heart disease”.

First essential diagnostics list

World Health Organisation has published its 1st essential diagnostics list, a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases. The step was taken to address the problem of people’s inability to access diagnostic services. List focuses on vitro tests like tests of blood & urine.

Gauri became Brand Ambassador for Haryana

The Haryana government has appointed shooter Gauri Sheoran as the Brand Ambassador for its Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign & Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).Under the MR campaign, about 80 lakh children aged between 9 months and 15 would be vaccinated. RBSK is an initiative aimed at covering defects at birth, deficiencies, diseases, and disability.

World Liver Day observed

World Liver Day is commemorated on 19th April every year to build awareness and understanding how important the liver is for our body.This year, the theme of World Liver Day 2018 is ‘Riding New Waves in Liver Diagnosis, Staging & Treatment’. According to WHO, liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in India.

Haryana Govt. to support TB patients

Haryana government has decided to provide special benefits, including nutritional support, to tuberculosis patients in an effort to eliminate the infectious disease by 2025. The government would provide nutritional support of ` 500 per month during treatment to notified TB patients. Free services would be provided to TB patients in government hospitals of Haryana, including X-Ray.

Scientists found off-switch for inflammation

Scientists have discovered a new process that can switch off inflammation in the human body. They found that ?itaconate?, a molecule derived from glucose, acts as a powerful off-switch for macrophages. Macrophages are the cells in the immune system at the heart of many inflammatory diseases like arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease.

World Tuberculosis Day- 24 March

World TB Day is celebrated every year on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis. The theme of World TB Day 2018 is ?Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world?. World TB Day provides the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the disease and mobilize political and social commitment for accelerate progress to end TB.