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Conference in city to tackle menopause
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
The Indian Menopause Society (IMS) is holding its 11th Annual National Conference on February 4-5, 2006 at the Bhargava Auditorium, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

The Indian Menopause Society is a multi-disciplinary national society launched in 1995 by medical practitioners of different specialties. Membership of this society is open to medical professionals and corporates with interest in care and well-being of elderly women.

The IMS 2006 aims at providing simple and practical guidelines for managing problems of women above the age of 45 like coping with hot flushes, repeated urinary infections, difficult & painful intercourse, protection from heart problems, porous bones, arthritis, painful bone and joints, tendency to fall easily and fracture, ageing of the brain, memory loss, weight gain, diabetes and thyroid problems.

Management of patients, who undergo menopause before 40 years (Premature Menopause) as well as those menstruating beyond 50 years (Delayed Menopause) will also be discussed.

There will be a special panel discussion on management of women alarmed with bleeding even after menopause.

Should all women have Bone Mineral Density testing at menopause, considering that this is an expensive test; is a mammography test necessary on an annual basis considering radiation hazards; should ovaries be removed at the time of uterus removal above the age of 45 years as has been the practice so far, in view of cancer of the ovaries, if left behind. All these issues will debated at the conference.

A session on 'Alternatives to Medicine' will give practical tips on how to get the best out of diet and resolving confusions regarding the beat combinations of exercise.

Among the participants are Dr Duru Shah, President, Federation of Obstetrics & Gynae Societies of India (FOGSI); Dr Behram Anklesaria, Past President, FOGSI; Dr Asha Kapadia, President, IMS; Dr Urvashi Jha, Past President, IMS; Dr Atul Munshi & Dr Sonia Malik, Current & Past Secretary - General, IMS; Dr P.M. Gopinath, President, FOGSI Southern India; Dr Mala Arora, Chairman, Quiz Committee FOGSI; Prof Raksha Arora & Dr Vijay Zutshi from MAMC & LNJP Hospital; Dr N. Subramanium, Urologist, Apollo; Dr JPS Sawhney, Cardiologist, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital as well as several other acclaimed national faculty.

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School Games inaugurated
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
National School Games in the discipline of archery, table tennis, karate, wushu (under-19) and table soccer ( all under-14 and 19) boys and girls were inaugurated at DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8, here, today.

The teams from as many as 20 states- DAV and Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, Haryana, HP, Assam, MP, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttranchal, Delhi, Punjab, UP, Kerala, Pondicherry, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, J&K, Chhatisgarh and Goa are taking part in the games. 

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14 hockey players attend session
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
The probables for the forthcoming Indo-Pak Hockey Test series today underwent light stretching exercises under the supervision of physical trainer Sampat Kumar and Coach Rajinder Singh Jr at the Hockey ground, Sector 18, here today.

After exercises, a local singer also entertained the players and officials with choicest Punjabi numbers.

Out of 20-member probables’ team, only 14 players attended today’s session. Among those present were Rajpal Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh, Harpal Singh, Ignace Tirkey, Prabodh Tirkey, Sandeep Singh, Didar Singh, Sardara Singh, Tushar Khandekar, Tejbir Singh, Adam Sinclair, Shivender Singh, Bharat Chetri and Adrian C Souza. 

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St Xavier’s, New Public in basketball final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 3
St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, will take on New Public School, Sector 18 in the finals under boys’ category of the HT Pace Inter-School Basketball Tournament tomorrow at the school in Sector 44 here.

In the first semifinal played today, NPS-18 outclassed Doon Public School Panchkula, 34-18. Tsetan (8) and Ravi (6) were the highest scorer for the winning side and Akshay with 10 points scored highest for the losing side.

In second semifinal, hosts drubbed Mount Carmel, 50-6. Sorang scored 12 points for the winners whereas Gunbir (8) was the highest scorer for the losers.

Results:

Boys: St Xavier’s-44 beat St Xavier’s, Panchkula, 46-2, for the winners Tejasvi Sharma 16 pts, Angad 6 pts, for the losers Shadab 2 pts; Mount Carmel beat AKSIPS- 41, 36-18, for the winners Manreet 10 pts, Tejasvi 8 pts, for the losers Amanjot 6 pts, Simmar 4 pts; Doon Public School beat Baptist-45, 30-20, for the winners Shubham 16 pts, Yuvraj 8 pts, for the losers Harkirat 8 pts, Deepak 6 pts; NPS-18 beat St Xavier’s B, 30-16, for the winners Anshuman 6 pts, Ravi 6 pts, for the losers Gurjot 4 pts, Supasit 4 pts.

Girls: Sacred Heart beat Bhavan Vidyalaya 24-6, for the winners Anita 6 pts, Archana 6 pts, for the losers Vasundhara 4 pts; St Xavier’s beat SD Public School-32, 20-8, for the winners Harnit 6 pts, Puja 4 pts, for the losers Aastha 4 pts, Varsha 4 pts. 

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