Consuming Antidepressants, Antibiotics without consulting doctor can lead to organ failure, warn doctors

Consuming Antidepressants, Antibiotics without consulting doctor can lead to organ failure, warn doctors

Saika Nisar (name changed), 27, started consuming Petril 0.5 mg (a tablet used in the treatment of epilepsy and anxiety disorder) prescribed by her Doctor in 2015 when she lost her brother in an accident. She was advised to take...
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Medical Benefits of Ramadhan

Medical Benefits of Ramadhan

Fasting During Ramzan Improves the health and stamina, so enjoy your fasting. But Mus­lims don’t fast because of health benefits but because it has been ordained to them in the Quran. The medical benefits of fasting are as a result...
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Walking is the best exercise to lose weight, control diabetes: Experts

Walking is the best exercise to lose weight, control diabetes: Experts

Not the type to lift weights in the gym? No patience for yoga? Feel like you’ll pass out 5 seconds into running? We hear you. Walking is the best form of exercise you can take up. It’s great for people...
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Antibiotics needlessly prescribed in Kashmir: Doctors Association

Antibiotics needlessly prescribed in Kashmir: Doctors Association

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said “far too many antibiotics are needlessly prescribed in Kashmir. “Doctors write antibiotics to patients who do not need them,” said DAK president Dr Nisarul Hassan. He said more than two thirds of antibiotics a...
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Will government act upon sweet ‘Poison’ in Kashmir?

Will government act upon sweet ‘Poison’ in Kashmir?

Kashmir region has become a dumping ground for fake, adulterated and substandard toffees, candies and other confectionery. This investigative report by ZT reveals that most of these products do not abide by the standards and guidelines as prescribed under the....
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Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India not safe: Experts

Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India not safe: Experts

Some top-selling diabetes drugs in India may not be safe for patients, says a team of international experts, according to whom, the country’s drug regulatory system allows use of a treatment that has not been found effective or safe. For...
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Patient battles for life after docs remove kidney ‘Fraudulently’

Patient battles for life after docs remove kidney ‘Fraudulently’

The family members of a patient from Pattan area of north Kashmir, who underwent a surgery at Al Amin Hospital Hyderpora four days before have accused doctors of removing his kidney “fraudulently” during the procedure. Ali Mohammad Dar, a carpet...
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Stop use of antibiotics 3 days prior to market supply, DFCO advisory to poultry dealers

Stop use of antibiotics 3 days prior to market supply, DFCO advisory to poultry dealers

Amid reports about overuse of antibiotics in poultry chicken, the Drugs and Food Control Organization (DFCO) on Tuesday issued an advisory on use of antibiotics in poultry birds. “The poultry farm dealers shall stop use of antibiotics in poultry birds...
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Eating antibiotic injected chicken can prove fatal for humans

Eating antibiotic injected chicken can prove fatal for humans

Doctors in Jammu and Kashmir have expressed their concern over the use chicken that has been administered with antibiotics for quick growth. The recently conducted research has revealed the consumption of such chicken might put the lives of people at...
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Kashmir witnesses 161 Hepatitis, 207 Chickenpox cases in 2017

Kashmir witnesses 161 Hepatitis, 207 Chickenpox cases in 2017

At least 161 cases of hepatitis and 207 cases of chickenpox have been reported in 2017 from Kashmir valley, fresh figures of health department have revealed. According to figures available with Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, at least 207 cases...
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