JAIPUR: The blistering heat conditions continued in the state for the second consecutive day on Sunday when maximum temperatures in the state remained on and above 42 degrees Celsius.

Nearly 70,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with cancer, or have had a cancer diagnosis in the last 18 years.

Fatehabad DC orders pollution check

Following a spate of reports about prevalence of cancer in villages adjoining the Ghaggar, allegedly due to its polluted water, Fatehabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Saket Kumar today asked the officials concerned to find a solution to the problem. Villagers from over six villages had recently apprised Dr Saket Kumar about the alarming trend during his visit to the Ghaggar near Chandpura. The DC had gone there to review flood-control measures in the area.

Ladakh's high-altitude environment, which makes it so attractive to tourists, also leaves them prone to skin diseases, something local residents and temporary settlers have already been suffering f

Kochi: The pollution in the industrial belt of Eloor-Edayar is impacting on its population with four major non-communicable diseases claiming as many as 110 deaths in Kadungallur grama panchayat in just 10 months up to October 2012.

The Pathalam bund in Periyar is located in Kadungallur and 85 chemical industries are also situated above the bund. The KWA Muppathadam pump house in the Periyar which supplies drinking water to one lakh popupation in Alangad, Karumaloor and Kadungallur panchayats, is also situated in Kadungallur panchayat.

An acute skin disease is affecting people in south Punjab, it is learnt.

To Devise Strategies For Diseases Caused By Air Pollutants, Harmful Ultraviolet Radiation

Pune: City-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) plans to devise mitigation strategies for respiratory and skin diseases caused by air pollutants and harmful ultraviolet radiation, with help from medical institutions in the city. The institute plans to use the data generated by its system of air quality forecasting and research (SAFAR) for the purpose.

Rabbit skin model was used to test skin irritation of the most commonly used cosmetic products in Jimma town, southwestern Ethiopia. The most commonly used cosmetics were Dove, Glysolid, College, Top Society, Fair and Lovely, Nivea, Lux, Magic fruit world, Solea, Body talk, Kris, Holly, Victoria, and Sweet Heart. Methods. Intact and abraded rabbit skins were tested for erythema and edema under shade and under sun exposure. Draize Primary Irritation Index (PII) was used to calculate skin irritation of each cosmetic. Cosmetic ingredients were analyzed from the labels. Results and Discussion.

Of the 74 districts monitored in February, five reported 189 incidents of child mortality as compared to the preceding month when 157 children died in seven districts.

Over 100 people in Munjai village of Lower Dir have been suffering from cutaneous leishmaniasis, a skin disease caused by a bite of a specific mosquito or sand fly, which a local doctor say has no