At SKIMS, five lives lost in a month to ‘Transfusion Reaction’

At SKIMS, five lives lost in a month to ‘Transfusion Reaction’

In a shocking revelation, five patients have died of blood transfusion reaction at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura while the sixth one is battling for life in the intensive care unit (ICU). A senior doctor at SKIMS told...
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Deadly XDR tuberculosis spreads tentacles in state

Deadly XDR tuberculosis spreads tentacles in state

Detection of 12 patients with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has increased the worries of health officials in the state. It may pose a challenge to the target for the complete eradication of the disease by 2025. Officials associated with...
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Experts recommend caution as traces of dreaded Polio Type 2 Virus found in Polio Vaccines

Experts recommend caution as traces of dreaded Polio Type 2 Virus found in Polio Vaccines

When India was declared polio-free in the year 2014, the country heaved a collective sigh of relief. Which is exactly why the resurgence of the Polio type 2 virus in certain parts of the country is worrisome, to say the...
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8 in Sopore, 4 in Ponch illegal health clinics sealed

8 in Sopore, 4 in Ponch illegal health clinics sealed

The health department on Thursday sealed eight clinics in Sopore after the later failed to furnish “requisite documents”. An official said a departmental team headed by chief medical officer Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo and block medical officer Sopore ...
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To get fit & lean eight exercises recommended by experts for weight loss

To get fit & lean eight exercises recommended by experts for weight loss

There are times when you read so many articles on exercises and fitness that you forget the basics that are key to getting in shape. We tell you eight basic exercises which will not only get you in shape, but...
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Caught between the limited resources, Kashmiri’s are forces to eat dog food

Caught between the limited resources, Kashmiri’s are forces to eat dog food

Punjabi poultry farmers have used politics to retain Kashmir as their main market to sell used layers and parents’ chicks’ that otherwise is dog food. We report the costs that consumers pay for making the cheap and sub-standard poultry as...
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Valley doctors mitigate Nipah Virus fear

Valley doctors mitigate Nipah Virus fear

Doctors and health authorities Monday said there was no immediate threat of the deadly Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kashmir, but advised people to take precautions. The virology division of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has issued an awareness l...
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Nipah mystery deepens as lab report rules out bats as prime cause of infection

Nipah mystery deepens as lab report rules out bats as prime cause of infection

The mystery over the source of the deadly Nipah (NiV) virus infection that has claimed 12 lives in north Kerala deepened after the blood and serum samples of 21 bats tested at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases...
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Antibiotic resistance linked to global warming, rising population

Antibiotic resistance linked to global warming, rising population

The resistance to antibiotics among the human pathogens is spreading like a wild fire and will have serious consequences on the spread of infections and how our doctors treat them in the future. It is estimated that by 2050 around...
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Nipah Virus infection contained, no need to panic: Centre

Nipah Virus infection contained, no need to panic: Centre

The highly contagious Nipah virus infected 18 and killed 11 persons in Kerala before it was contained, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday of the viral disease that has triggered panic in the southern state. Seven infected persons were...
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