17 Year old teenager died of H1N1 influenza taking Swine Flu deaths toll to 22

17 Year old teenager died of H1N1 influenza taking Swine Flu deaths toll to 22

A teenager died of H1N1 influenza at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Tuesday taking the toll of people who died due to Swine flu to 22. Official sources said that a 17-year-old patient tested positive for H1N1...
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With 2 more deaths at SKIMS due to H1N1 influenza, toll 16

With 2 more deaths at SKIMS due to H1N1 influenza, toll 16

Two more patients have died of H1N1 influenza at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here in the past two days, taking the death toll due to the viral infection to 16 in Kashmir so far, an official source said...
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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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