Braid-Chopping affects psyche of children across Kashmir

Braid-Chopping affects psyche of children across Kashmir

The fear of braid chopping has not only petrified women and girls across Kashmir, but has also affected the psyche of children as well. Three-year-old Adeeba Farooq said on Sunday that she has seen three back-to-back incidents of braid chopping...
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Mystery ‘Braid Chopping’ cases add panic to trauma in Kashmir

Mystery ‘Braid Chopping’ cases add panic to trauma in Kashmir

A wave of brutal, deadly panic has swept Indian-administered Kashmir after more than 100 women said they were victims of attackers who chopped off their hair. Despite suggestions the cases may have been fabricated or fuelled by hysteria, the consequences...
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Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across J&K

Over 40% population has no proper drinking water supply across J&K

Over 43 percent of J&K habitations have erratic or no piped water supply, making people living in these areas depend on open sources of water, often contaminated, putting their lives at risk as per Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation...
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Drugs, Late marriages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder reasons for rising infertility cases

Drugs, Late marriages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder reasons for rising infertility cases

The ongoing conflict in Kashmir has not only taken a heavy toll on human lives, but is said to be the major reason for the increasing cases of infertility. Late marriages, drug abuse are also cited as the other reasons....
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Every third kid in kashmir is overweight: WHO study

Every third kid in kashmir is overweight: WHO study

Obesity is prevalent in epidemic proportions world over, J&K included, spiraling the way for diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases, as per a joint study by World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College London published this week in Lancet. Obe...
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As conflict continues, mental health cases on rise across Kashmir

70,000 treated by neurosciences institute this year Psychiatric disorders have become a lifestyle ailment in Kashmir due to the unending conflict as the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) has treated at least 70,000 people with mental healt...
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Meat intake can increases diabetes risk: Study

Meat intake can increases diabetes risk: Study

Eating too much red meat and poultry may increase risk of developing diabetes, a large Asian study suggests. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, partially attributes the risk to the higher content of heme iron in these...
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Swine Flu now a deadlier, year-round disease: Doctors Association Kashmir

Swine Flu now a deadlier, year-round disease: Doctors Association Kashmir

Deadly swine flu is no more a seasonal illness and mutation of the virus has made it active in summer season for the first time, causing unusual spike in cases across India, Doctors Association Kashmir warned on Sunday. Asking the...
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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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