Category: Health

Rising temps in Kashmir: Doctors issue guidelines to beat the heat
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Rising temps in Kashmir: Doctors issue guidelines to beat the heat

Urge precautions to stay hydrated, advise increasing water intake, avoiding sunlight, taking citrus fruits, salads Srinagar, May 22: As temperatures continue to rise in Kashmir, health experts have urged people, especially those exposed to direct sunlight, to take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Several doctors who spoke to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO),...

AB-PMJAY: Empanelled hospitals in J&K warns to suspend ops alleging funds non-clearance
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AB-PMJAY: Empanelled hospitals in J&K warns to suspend ops alleging funds non-clearance

  Jammu, May 22 : Alleging non-clearance of outstanding dues by the regulating authorities and the insurance company, the hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme may suspend their operations of treating the beneficiaries from June 1, 2024 across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, more...

Brazil surpasses record 5 mln dengue cases
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Brazil surpasses record 5 mln dengue cases

Rio De Janeiro, May 22 : Brazil has surpassed a record 5 million cases of dengue so far this year, with nearly 3,000 confirmed deaths from the disease, the Ministry of Health said Tuesday. According to the most recent data, 5,145,295 probable cases of dengue have been registered in the country, causing 2,899 confirmed deaths....

World Hypertension Day: Doctors say half of people suffering from hypertension unaware of their condition
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World Hypertension Day: Doctors say half of people suffering from hypertension unaware of their condition

‘Uncontrolled blood pressure leads to heart attack, brain stroke, kidney failure; need for hypertension progs in edu institutions’ Srinagar, May 17: Around half of the people suffering from hypertension remain unaware of their condition and many hypertensive patients struggle to control their blood pressure, which leads to severe consequences, according to medical experts. Doctors who...

India gets first home-grown gene therapy for Cancer
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India gets first home-grown gene therapy for Cancer

New Delhi, Apr 4: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday launched the country’s first homegrown, accessible and affordable gene therapy named “CAR-T cell” to fight against cancer. The CAR-T cell therapy is developed in collaboration between the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Tata Memorial Hospital and industry partner ImmunoACT. “The launch of India’s first gene therapy...

Govt orders cease on private practice by doctor in J&K
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Govt orders cease on private practice by doctor in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 23: The Government has ordered a cease on private practice by Dr. Ishtiyaq Abdullah, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Baramulla anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir. “Based on the findings of State Anti Fraud Unit (SAFU) regarding violations of Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) of State Health Agency, J&K and other standing...

World Oral Health Day: Maintain oral hygiene for healthy lifestyle, advise doctors
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World Oral Health Day: Maintain oral hygiene for healthy lifestyle, advise doctors

Urge regular check-ups, proactive oral care to prevent conditions like Periodontitis and safeguard overall health Srinagar, Mar 20: In light of World Oral Health Day, doctors in Kashmir have urged the people to prioritise oral hygiene for a healthy lifestyle, saying poor oral health can lead to conditions like Periodontitis. Speaking with the news agency,...

Doctors warn of health risks from worm infections in children, highlight importance of deworming
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Doctors warn of health risks from worm infections in children, highlight importance of deworming

Say untreated infections can lead to malnutrition, anaemia, impaired development Srinagar, Mar 19: Children who have worms often feel tired due to malnutrition and anaemia, which can lead to impaired physical and cognitive development, doctors have warned. In discussions with the news agency, doctors said that while worm infections are relatively easy to control, parents...

Resident doctors threaten protest over delay in salaries
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Resident doctors threaten protest over delay in salaries

Srinagar, Mar 19: The resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar, have threatened a protest against the delays in salary payments. A statement issued by the Resident Doctors Association said over the past year, resident doctors at GMC Srinagar have encountered prolonged delays exceeding five months in salary payments. “Despite diligent efforts to seek...

Expert advises diabetics to monitor diet during Ramadan Sehri for fluid balance
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Expert advises diabetics to monitor diet during Ramadan Sehri for fluid balance

Advises limiting salt, sugar & spice intake; taking water to stay hydrated Srinagar, Mar 16: People, especially those who are diabetic, need to limit the intake of salty, sugary and spicy food during Sehri (pre-dawn) meals in Ramdan to maintain fluid balance in the body, a noted endocrinologist said. Speaking with the news agency, Dr...

Drug control Authority suspends Operation of 6 Drug Sale Establishments in Anantnag
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Drug control Authority suspends Operation of 6 Drug Sale Establishments in Anantnag

Anantnag: The enforcement staff of Drug Control Authority Anantnag conducted various inspections in the market of Anantnag town, Uttresso, Brariangan and adjacent villages of Shangus tehsil on Saturday to secure due diligence with respect to the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act/Rules and recent circulars issued by the Worthy State Drug Controller J&K. During the...

Doctors’ warning about artificial ripened fruits leads to 50 pc drop in watermelon sales
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Doctors’ warning about artificial ripened fruits leads to 50 pc drop in watermelon sales

Samples taken, results tomorrow: Official Srinagar, Mar 15: The Kashmir Valley has witnessed a 50% decrease in watermelon sales following concerns raised on social media regarding the safety of consuming artificially ripened watermelons. Dr Wajahat, a clinical oncologist at a premier hospital, recently cautioned against consuming artificially ripened watermelons during the off-season, citing potential cancer...

Kenyan doctors launch nationwide strike
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Kenyan doctors launch nationwide strike

Nairobi, Mar 15 : Doctors in Kenya began a nationwide strike Thursday, accusing the government of failing to address their grievances, including calls for promotions and the posting of more than 4,000 medical interns. The strike has paralyzed medical services in hospitals across the East African nation as patients were left unattended. Areas affected by...

Govt forms high level selection committee for post of Dir SKIMS
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Govt forms high level selection committee for post of Dir SKIMS

CS Dulloo appointed as Chairman Srinagar, Mar 13: Jammu and Kashmir government has constituted a high level selection committee led by Chief Secretary for the post of Director Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura. As per the order issued by the Health and Medical Education Department, a copy of which lies with the news...

Silent thief of vision’: Glaucoma among leading causes of irreversible blindness, say doctors
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Silent thief of vision’: Glaucoma among leading causes of irreversible blindness, say doctors

Stress regular eye screening, caution against self-medication Srinagar, Mar 13: Glaucoma, often termed the “silent thief of vision”, is one of the primary causes of irreversible blindness, and there is a critical need for regular eye screening, according to doctors. Dr Shugufta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at GMC Srinagar, speaking with the...

Dr Abid Rashid assigned charge of Director SKIMS Soura
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Dr Abid Rashid assigned charge of Director SKIMS Soura

Srinagar, Mar 12: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday assigned the charge of Director SKIMS Soura to Dr Syed Abdi Rashid Shah in addition to his own duties. According to an order, a copy of which lies with the news agency, the appointment has been made in view of the retirement of Dr Parvez...

Brazil reports 391 deaths from dengue in 2024
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Brazil reports 391 deaths from dengue in 2024

Rio De Janeiro, Mar 12: Brazil has registered 391 confirmed deaths from dengue so far this year with another 854 deaths under investigation, the Health Ministry said on Monday. A total of 1,583,183 suspected cases of dengue have been reported nationwide, including 12,652 severe cases, the ministry said in its daily report. The incidence rate...

As cancer cases rise, GMC Anantnag lacks radiotherapy, CT-simulator, tele-cobalt unit
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As cancer cases rise, GMC Anantnag lacks radiotherapy, CT-simulator, tele-cobalt unit

Attendants, doctors demand regional cancer centre at hospital Srinagar, Mar 08: Amid the rise in cancer cases, hundreds of patients from South Kashmir in need of radiotherapy and other treatment facilities are suffering due to the absence of radiotherapy facilities at Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag. Officials on condition of anonymity told the news agency,...

Services edge Mizoram to reach Santosh Trophy final
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Services edge Mizoram to reach Santosh Trophy final

Itanagar, Mar 7 : Six-time champions Services advanced to the final of the 77th NFC for the Santosh Trophy on Thursday at the Golden Jubilee Stadium here. Reduced to 10 men in the 88th minute, Services ended Mizoram’s fine run in the tournament with a 2-1 victory in the day’s first semi-final, courtesy goals from...

Cancer genetic testing on NGS technology begins in Jammu hospitals
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Cancer genetic testing on NGS technology begins in Jammu hospitals

  Jammu, Mar 6 : In a first of its kind, the Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu has successfully started genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations on cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology at Government Medical College. As per officials, as a capacity building in genetic sequencing and to provide...

Clinic run by ‘fake doctor’ seized in Pulwama
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Clinic run by ‘fake doctor’ seized in Pulwama

Srinagar, Mar 05: A clinic run by an alleged fake doctor has been seized in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. An official told the news agency, the premises along with the chemist shop were seized after a self-styled doctor was seen treating patients in a video that went viral on social media. He said...