DAK warns, Swine flu increases risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

DAK warns, Swine flu increases risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Swine flu patients are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, Doctors Association Kashmir led by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan said on Saturday. Dr Nisar, in a statement issued here, said, “While people may think of the flu...
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Variation in drug prices leaves patients in a fix

Variation in drug prices leaves patients in a fix

Pharmacies in govt hospitals charging more than those in markets Variation in the prices of medicines at private medical shops and government-approved shops on the premises of the Government Medical College and Hospital has left the patients in a fix....
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Kashmir likely to witness epidemic of cardiovascular disease: Dr Shahid

Kashmir likely to witness epidemic of cardiovascular disease: Dr Shahid

Following ‘6 S’ can mitigate risk factors, says Dr Shahid Stress can cause devastating changes in blood pressure and lead to Intracranial Hemorrhages Senior Cardiologist and Head Department of Cardiology (Unit-1) JLNM hospital, Rainawari, Dr Shahid Iqbal ...
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Men more Hypertensive, Diabetic than women in state

Men more Hypertensive, Diabetic than women in state

14 percent men, 12 percent women hypertensive 9% men, 8% women diabetic A total of 14 percent men are hypertensive and 9 percent others have high blood sugar level against the range of 12 percent hypertensive and 8 percent diabetic...
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Woman dies of H1N1 at SKIMS taking Swine flu death toll to 8

Woman dies of H1N1 at SKIMS taking Swine flu death toll to 8

A 72-year-old woman from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, who had tested positive for H1N1, died at Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, officials said. “The woman was H1N1 positive and died on Friday. She was 72 and was a case...
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Use of banned calcium carbide continues to ripen fruits

Use of banned calcium carbide continues to ripen fruits

Despite a ban by the state Horticulture Department, the use of harmful chemicals like calcium carbide by vendors to ripen fruits continues unabated. Whether it is the wholesale market at Narwal mandi or small vendors selling different fruits on roadsides,...
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HC directs govt to improve medical care facilities in all hospitals

HC directs govt to improve medical care facilities in all hospitals

The High Court on Monday directed the government to improve medical care facilities in all the government run hospitals and take steps to decrease the infant mortality. Disposing of a Public Interest Litigation(PIL), a division bench of Justice Ramalingam Sudh...
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16,840 Cancer cases detected across J&K

16,840 Cancer cases detected across J&K

With the state lagging behind in the medical advancements for the timely detection of cancer, the number of cancer cases has been increasing every year. According to the data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research, 16,840 patients with...
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Six SKIMS doctors test positive for H1N1

Six SKIMS doctors test positive for H1N1

At least six doctors working at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here have tested positive for the H1N1 influenza, an official source said on Tuesday. The source said that those who have tested positive for the H1N1 are mostly resident...
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Youngsters in Kashmir more prone to diabetes: Dr Ashraf Ganie

Youngsters in Kashmir more prone to diabetes: Dr Ashraf Ganie

Sedentary lifestyle, stress, high calorie diet among major causes Noted endocrinologist, Dr Muhammad Ashraf Ganie, who is President of MPPCOS Society and Senior Consultant Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS, New Delhi is currently working as senior Professor ...
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