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Since the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19—which is regarded as what will lead the way in arresting the pandemic a number of new variants of the virus have emerged.(AFP)

Can pandemics be securitised?

By Observer Research Foundation
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 04:32 PM IST
The study has been authored by Rajiv Pathni.
Young people with unstable work life might suffer mental health problems later(Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash)
Young people with unstable work life might suffer mental health problems later(Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash)

Young people with unstable work life might suffer mental health problems later

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 08:48 PM IST
A new study reveals that a precarious labour market may be shaping a poorer future for mental health of the young working population hence, future public health policies should address this problem in order to prevent long-term absenteeism
Switzerland plans to ban public events apart from church services and limit public gatherings due to the worsening of the Covid-19 situation.(Unsplash)
Switzerland plans to ban public events apart from church services and limit public gatherings due to the worsening of the Covid-19 situation.(Unsplash)

Swiss may ban public events to prevent worsening Covid-19 situation

Zurich | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Switzerland plans to ban public events apart from church services and limit public gatherings due to the worsening of the Covid-19 situation.
The research led by the head of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s Gynaecological Cancers group.(Unsplash)
The research led by the head of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s Gynaecological Cancers group.(Unsplash)

Every pregnancy helps reduce endometrial cancer risk: Researchers

Brisbane [Australia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 07:50 PM IST
Each additional pregnancy a woman experiences, including those that result in miscarriage, can help reduce her risk of developing endometrial cancer, new QIMR Berghofer research has found.
Study reveals how your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease(Twitter/itsmedicalworld)
Study reveals how your neighborhood may raise your risk of chronic kidney disease(Twitter/itsmedicalworld)

Risk of chronic kidney disease linked to your neighborhood? Study reveals association

Cincinnati (Ohio) [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:35 PM IST
An individual’s neighbourhood, such as overall socioeconomic status, walkability, violent crime and availability of healthy food may influence the risk of chronic kidney disease
The study found that for every 15 micrograms per cubic metres exposure in PM 2.5, there was an increase in 3.3 mm Hg in systolic BP.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
The study found that for every 15 micrograms per cubic metres exposure in PM 2.5, there was an increase in 3.3 mm Hg in systolic BP.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Polluted air linked to increase in blood pressure: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:14 AM IST
The model was fed with PM 2.5 data from the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, satellite data, etc, to study how PM 2.5 exposure affected blood pressure over time
PGIMER has been selected for the trials after the Drugs Controller General of India granted approvals to the Serum Institute of India in Pune for conducting phase 2 and 3 of the Covishield trials.(HT Photo)
PGIMER has been selected for the trials after the Drugs Controller General of India granted approvals to the Serum Institute of India in Pune for conducting phase 2 and 3 of the Covishield trials.(HT Photo)

PGIMER to start Oxford Covid vaccine trials by end of August

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Around 2,000 people will be examined and about 1,600 persons will be selected. Out of them the institute has committed around 250 people. Recruitment will be done in the first month
Representational images. (HT file)
Representational images. (HT file)

Delhi University to establish Public Health School under IoE scheme

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2020 09:46 AM IST
An advisory council consisting of eminent professionals working in the field of public health has been constituted for planning, designing and managing the academic activities and programmes of the DSPH.
Scientists, including those from Boston University School of Public Health in the US, said large-scale disasters, whether traumatic such as mass shootings, natural phenomena like hurricanes, or environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are almost always accompanied by increases in depression.(Unsplash)
Scientists, including those from Boston University School of Public Health in the US, said large-scale disasters, whether traumatic such as mass shootings, natural phenomena like hurricanes, or environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are almost always accompanied by increases in depression.(Unsplash)

Mental health consequences of physical distancing decoded by researchers

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 06:46 PM IST
As people across the world adopt physical distancing measures to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have assessed the consequences that self-isolation will have for mental health and well-being in both the short and long term.
University of Hyderabad.(File photo)
University of Hyderabad.(File photo)

Public Health students of Hyderabad varsity roped in for COVID-19 surveillance work

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 07:50 PM IST
About 15 students of the second-semester Master of Public Health (MPH) course of the university who have volunteered for the work have been issued orders by district authorities to participate in active and passive surveillance teams, a release from UoH said.
DEFEATING THE PURPOSE: Residents gathered on a street, giving two hoots to the PM’s appeal for social distancing, during the candlelight vigil against coronavirus in Mohali on Sunday.(gurminder singh/ht)
DEFEATING THE PURPOSE: Residents gathered on a street, giving two hoots to the PM’s appeal for social distancing, during the candlelight vigil against coronavirus in Mohali on Sunday.(gurminder singh/ht)

Crackers sound jarring note as Chandigarh tricity lights up on PM Modi’s solemn plea

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 05:23 AM IST
Crackers were burst in most parts of the tricity. In some localities, enthusiastic Bharatiya Janata Party workers resorted to sloganeering in favour of their party and PM Modi.

48% Covid-19 positive patients in Chandigarh tricity aged between 21-40

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 08:34 PM IST
The age bracket hit the next hardest is between 41 and 60 years at 25.7%. Senior citizens, who are above 60 years, account for 20% of the positive cases, all from Mohali
HT Image
HT Image

PGI begins YouTube channel for information on Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 12:25 AM IST
A brainchild of Dr Amarjeet Singh, the channel aims at providing authentic information
First case was reported in Chandigarh on March 18.(Anil Dayal/HT)
First case was reported in Chandigarh on March 18.(Anil Dayal/HT)

No fresh Covid-19 case reported in 3 days in tricity, 248 of 261 tested negative

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:24 AM IST
Of total 261 samples tested at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector12, 248 came negative.
British nationals who have been flown back from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the epidemic broke out, are being quarantined for 14 days.(AP)
British nationals who have been flown back from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the epidemic broke out, are being quarantined for 14 days.(AP)

Britain declares coronavirus a serious and imminent threat to public health

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 03:11 PM IST
The virus has killed more than 900 people, all but two in mainland China, and has spread to at least 27 countries and territories.
HT Image
HT Image

Three doctors of PGIMER Chandigarh, former dean in race for directors’ post at six new AIIMS

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The Union health and family welfare ministry had invited applications for the positions in February last year
The findings also point to new factors to examine in working to prevent this persistent public health issue.(Unsplash)
The findings also point to new factors to examine in working to prevent this persistent public health issue.(Unsplash)

Physical illness ups suicide risk in men, not women. Here’s all you need to know

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:59 PM IST
Many of the study’s findings study, led by BUSPH and published in JAMA Psychiatry confirmed previously-identified risk factors, such as psychiatric disorders and related prescriptions.

Dr David Ludwig

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 05:06 AM IST
Willpower is an emotion, much like happiness and anger.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Willpower is an emotion, much like happiness and anger.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Experiments with willpower: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Happiness, anger and determination are primary emotions that can be channeled to generate will-power to fight temptation or get things done.
Ashok Alexander(Photo Credit: Star Plus Team)
Ashok Alexander(Photo Credit: Star Plus Team)

‘Problems must be prevented before they become health emergencies’: Ashok Alexander

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Ashol Alexander, founder of the NGO Antara Foundation, outlines how public health issues can be prevented at the community level before they turn into health emergencies.
Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami is the head of the panel constituted to recommend the names for the Institution of Eminence (IoE) status.
Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami is the head of the panel constituted to recommend the names for the Institution of Eminence (IoE) status.

Eminence tag: Panel chief seeks inclusion of 2 institutes

By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 05:48 AM IST
The IIPH and IIHS were among the 30 institutions the panel recommended in December 2018 for the IoE tag.
(PTI file)
(PTI file)

Pursuing a degree in public health after MBBS

By Dr Pankaj Gupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 03:02 PM IST
Amongst the most plum of health-related avenues is that of Public Health, which entails all aspects of promoting and maintaining the standards of people’s health. There are specialized courses that empower and guide students for this role, the most important being MPH or Master of Public health.
Indian food raw mango rice, which is a traditional and popular dish, is especially made on the festival day of Ugadi.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Indian food raw mango rice, which is a traditional and popular dish, is especially made on the festival day of Ugadi.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

India can lead the way in nutritious, sustainable diet, say experts

Hindustan Times, Stockholm | By Sanchita Sharma, Stockholm
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Food, mostly red meat, production has emerged as the biggest cause of land-use change, biodiversity loss, and natural water depletion and accounts for about a fourth of greenhouse gas emissions.
The ideal amount of coconut(Shutterstock image)
The ideal amount of coconut(Shutterstock image)

To have, or not to have, coconut oil...

Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:22 PM IST
When an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health called coconut oil one of the worst things anyone can eat, it was only the latest in a long flip-flop. So should we eat coconut oil or not? The answer, as in most things, might be in moderation
Ramesh Verma, additional commissioner (Public Health) of SDMC, has written to all agencies that manage drains and water bodies — DDA, PWD, CPWD, DJB and the flood and irrigation department.(HT Photo)
Ramesh Verma, additional commissioner (Public Health) of SDMC, has written to all agencies that manage drains and water bodies — DDA, PWD, CPWD, DJB and the flood and irrigation department.(HT Photo)

South civic body in Delhi writes to agencies to clear drains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:18 AM IST
Several ponds that have dense habitation around them and become dumping grounds for locals with ample floating garbage on the surface include the Shamsi Talab, Aya Nagar pond and Ghitorni lake.
The gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed.(Unsplash)
The gap between urban and rural BMI in many of these countries shrank or even reversed.(Unsplash)

Obesity rising faster in rural areas than cities: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 05:31 PM IST
In high-income countries, the study published in the journal Nature showed that BMI has been generally higher in rural areas since 1985, especially for women.
India’s polio programme’s success was in the coming together of business, social and medical skills. There was active engagement with the community, involving religious leaders. There was creative use of media(AFP)
India’s polio programme’s success was in the coming together of business, social and medical skills. There was active engagement with the community, involving religious leaders. There was creative use of media(AFP)

Attract more talent to public health

By Ashok Alexander
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2019 01:38 AM IST
Newly minted MBA’s head for enticing jobs in business. It is very difficult to get people to take on rural service. The problem can be resolved only if it is made mandatory
The cases of online victims, online aggressors, and victims of cyberbullying goes down when interventions are made by teachers who have had specific training.(Shutterstock)
The cases of online victims, online aggressors, and victims of cyberbullying goes down when interventions are made by teachers who have had specific training.(Shutterstock)

Parental behaviour influences involvement of children in cyberbullying

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 02:10 PM IST
Recent studies confirm that without the intervention of teachers in class, cyberbullying increases among students.
According to officials of the Directorate of Public Health, the baby had died in the womb.(Getty Images/Blend Images)
According to officials of the Directorate of Public Health, the baby had died in the womb.(Getty Images/Blend Images)

Stillborn baby’s head dismembered during delivery in Tamil Nadu village

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:46 PM IST
The woman was later shifted to Chengalpattu Medical Hospital where the baby’s torso was removed. Her condition is stated to be normal.
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