Alert! Solar eclipse can leave you blind: Dr Nisar ul Hassan

Alert! Solar eclipse can leave you blind: Dr Nisar ul Hassan

With solar eclipse nearing, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today advised that looking directly at the sun during eclipse with bare eyes could cause permanent damage to your eyes. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that watching...
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Smelly bomb to douse protests in Kashmir doesn’t raise a stink

Smelly bomb to douse protests in Kashmir doesn’t raise a stink

Bombs that smell like sewage didn’t meet the CRPF standards. Officials say the liquid used in the bomb is harmless and the protesters would manage to tolerate the smell without much difficulty. A bomb that smells like sewage and was...
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Home remedies for acne treatment

Home remedies for acne treatment

There are several home remedies for acne treatments which are very effective with no side effect. However, Dermatologists may recommend topical ointment and/or oral medicine to treat acne. Usually, people tend to press these pimples to make them vanish, yet...
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“Principles of Losing Weight”

“Principles of Losing Weight”

Dr Qayum Hamid Changal Most of the health related issues are related to being overweight or obese. During the past couple of decades if our life style has taken a couple of steps forward, the unhealthy part of it makes...
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Eating Momos causes Migraine, Cancer: Ramesh Arora BJP MLC

Eating Momos causes Migraine, Cancer: Ramesh Arora BJP MLC

Ramesh Arora, a BJP MLC from Jammu today said that ‘consumption of momos (dumpling) and use of ajinomoto salt is root cause of several life-threatening diseases, including migraine and cancer’. “Momos contain the carcinogenic monosodium glutamate or ajin...
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All 31 Blood banks in state without valid licences

All 31 Blood banks in state without valid licences

While people will observe World Blood Donor Day tomorrow, all 31 blood banks in the state are without valid licences, which are under the scrutiny of the Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO), J&K. As per the Drugs and Cosmetics...
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Heavy School Bags: Pvt schools to retain notebooks, additional books in classes

Heavy School Bags: Pvt schools to retain notebooks, additional books in classes

Following directions from government to reduce burden on students due to heavy school bags, private schools have decided to modify academic schedule for the lower primary and junior class students. The school administration in Biscoe and Mallinson Higher Secon...
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Once a month diabetes treatment may replace daily insulin jabs

Once a month diabetes treatment may replace daily insulin jabs

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a technology that may provide weeks of glucose control for diabetes with a single injection, which would be a dramatic improvement over current therapies. In primates, the treatment has been shown to.....
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Heavy school bags take toll on children

Heavy school bags take toll on children

In absence of regulation by authorities, school going kids in Kashmir are forced to carry heavy school bags— taking toll on their health. The heavy baggage, experts believe can cause joint deformity in school going children who are in tender...
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No check on sale of non-permissible ripening agents

No check on sale of non-permissible ripening agents

Be careful while consuming fresh fruits or lush vegetables next time as they may contain chemical agents used for artificial ripening as the health authorities do not have a proper monitoring system and manpower to inspect thousands of cartons of...
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