Health and Lifestyle

Tuesday, April 23, 2019High risk percutaneous transcatheter performed at SKIMS

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Department of Cardiology, S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) performed a successful complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high-risk case, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institute said on Tuesday.
PRO said Head of the Department (HOD) Cardiology, Dr Nisar Tramboo informed that a 70-year-old man came with a massive heart attack. His angiogram show


Saturday, April 20, 2019Lack of air ambulance in Kashmir costing lives: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 20: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) expressed pressing concern over lack of air ambulance service in Kashmir valley as a result of which “precious lives are lost”.

“Non-availability of air ambulance is costing lives of trauma and emergency patients,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué.

“Majority of these patients die because they are unable to reach hospi


Wednesday, April 17, 2019Dentists From Jammu Conferred With Young Dentist Award

Jammu, Apr 17: Dr Dheeraj Sharma, Assistant Professor in Deptt. of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu was conferred with PTH Healthcare Award for excellence in the field of Oral Medicine & Radiology for the year 2018.

Dr Alpna Sharma, Assistant Professor in Deptt. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu was conferr


Tuesday, April 16, 2019WHO raises alarm over 300% increase in case of measles globally

April 16: World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm over a 300 percent increase in the case of measles globally in the first quarter of 2019 compared with last year. The UN body said provisional data has indicated a a clear trend, with all regions of the world seeing outbreaks.

The WHO has said yesterday that the early trends for 2019 likely underestimated the severity of the outbreaks


Sunday, April 14, 2019DAK proposes aptitude test for aspiring doctors at entry level

Srinagar, Apr 14 :Seeking introduction of aptitude test for aspiring doctors at entry level, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said apart from academic knowledge, the practice of medicine requires certain innate qualities that should to be tested at MBBS level.
“Medical profession requires individuals to have empathy, compassion and altruistic attitude. Such qualities in a doctor are e


Sunday, April 14, 2019Novel app may predict hernia risk after abdominal surgery

New York, April 14: Researchers have created an app that may predict the likelihood of developing an incisional hernia following an abdominal surgery, using Big Data analytics to potentially help address a problem effects one out of every eight of these surgical patients.

The team developed the app utilising electronic health records (EHR) to identify the most common risk factors for patients,


Saturday, April 13, 2019Car pollution caused asthma in 350,000 Indian kids

April 11: Traffic pollution caused asthma among 350,000 children in India, the second largest after China, in 2015, finds a Lancet study that analysed 194 countries.

The study, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, found that the largest number of cases (760,000) of traffic pollution-related asthma were in China.

It could be because China has the second largest population of children


Wednesday, April 10, 2019Dogs can sniff out cancer in blood with 97% accuracy

New York: Your canine friend can use its highly evolved sense of smell to pick out blood samples from people with cancer with almost 97 per cent accuracy, a finding that can lead to new low-cost and non-invasive screening approaches for the disease, finds a study.

Dogs have smell receptors 10,000 times more accurate than humans', making them highly sensitive to odours we can not perceive.


Sunday, April 7, 2019BLK Super Speciality Hospital launches Cancer OPD services in Jammu

Jammu, April 7: To provide world class healthcare facilities to the residents of Jammu region, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi launched its first Surgical Oncology OPD at Ganesh Daya Nursing Home, Jammu. The first OPD was launched with a multi speciality Camp where other than Oncology, Cardiology and Neuro Vascular Intervention consultations were also provided by eminent doctors of BLK


Sunday, April 7, 2019World Health Day observed at Kolkata Airport

Kolkata, Apr 07: On the occasion of World Health Day, a free medical health check-up camp was held at NSCBI Airport, Kolkata today for all our passengers and staff.
6 specialist doctors from Dr. Agarwal eye hospital and 4 doctors from Medica Super Speciality Hospital attended the drive for a general health check-up.


Saturday, April 6, 2019Millions of Bangladeshi, Rohingya children at risk of environmental disasters, states UNICEF

United Nations, Apr 6 : A UNICEF statement has stated that more than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, adding that half a million of which are Rohingya refugee children.
According to the study titled 'Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh', which was re


Thursday, April 4, 2019Barring people from Highway for two days will increase morbidity, mortality in patients: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 4: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday demanded exclusion of medical fraternity and patients from restrictions on vehicular movement on Highway for two days as announced yesterday by the Government.

“Highway is lifeline for Kashmir, the only road connecting rural network of hospitals with tertiary care hospitals,” DAK spokesman said.

The Doctor’s association said t


Thursday, April 4, 2019Eye bank at GMCH-J to be functional soon

JKMSCL places order for equipments

JAMMU: After missing several deadlines, the much-hyped Eye Bank in Jammu may be functional soon as the authorities have initiated the process of procuring essential instruments, required for conducting surgeries.

However, the building of Eye Bank is ready at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) in Jammu with the basic infrastructure.

Sources informed The


Wednesday, April 3, 2019Iodised salt not necessarily be good for health

While universal iodisation of salt helped control iodine deficiency disorders, it could be increasing the risk of high blood pressure -- a leading cause of heart ailments -- especially in the elderly, says retired Col Rajesh Chauhan, in his latest book.

The book, titled "Could universal iodisation of salt be the chief cause of hypertension assuming epidemic proportion?", has been published b


Tuesday, April 2, 2019McDowell's water banned in J&K after e-Coli found

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir's Food Commissioner has banned the sale and supply of McDowell's packaged drinking water in the state after the detection of E. coli bacteria in it.

An official statement by the Commissioner described McDowell's No.1 Platinum Packaged Drinking Water as "unsafe".

"The public in general and the stakeholders in particular are informed through the medium of this no


Sunday, March 31, 2019Working in shifts may increase heart disease risks

Beijing, March 31 : People who work in shifts are at heightened danger of heart disease and the risk increases with years they work in shifts, finds a Chinese study of more than 300,000 people.
Shift work "can earn more profit, but it can also cause harm to the health of employees. Thus, employers should reduce shift work as much as possible," lead author Weihong Chen, a researcher in occupation


Sunday, March 31, 2019Two die of sun stroke, 44 suffered sun burns in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 31: Two people died of sun stroke and another 44 suffered sun burns in Kerala as mercury continues to rise above normal.
Sources said the two people, a farmer, Unnikrishnan from Muriathottam near Parasala on the city suburbs and a woman labourer, Chinnammalu of Nallur in Palakkad, died of sun stroke on Saturday.
Maximum Temperature is very likely to be above normal by 2


Wednesday, March 27, 2019Treating diabetes may prevent Alzheimer's disease

New York, March 26: Treating Type-2 diabetes may prevent people from developing Alzheimer's disease, says a new study.

Patients with untreated diabetes develop signs of Alzheimer's disease 1.6 times faster than people who did not have diabetes, according to the study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Scientists consider Alzheimer's as the result of a cascade of multiple problems inclu


Tuesday, March 26, 2019Obesity causes early onset of puberty, says study

March 26: Obese boys and girls are likely to enter puberty at an early age, which can result in stunted growth or depression, finds a new study.

The study showed total body obesity and excess belly fat in boys aged four-seven years were associated with greater odds of starting puberty before age nine.

"With the increase in childhood obesity worldwide, there has been an advance in the age a


Monday, March 25, 2019DAK warns against misuse of antibiotics

Srinagar, March 25: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday has warned the public and healthcare providers against misuse of antibiotics.

“Misuse of antibiotics is responsible for alarming levels of antibiotic resistance in Kashmir valley,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué.

“More than 70 percent of antibiotics prescribed are either given unnecessarily or used improp


Monday, March 25, 2019Five dengue cases reported in Delhi, three in March

New Delhi, Mar 25: At least five dengue cases, including three in March, have been detected in Delhi so far this year, even though the vector-borne disease is usually reported between July and November, a municipal report released Monday said.

Last year, 2,798 dengue cases and four deaths were recorded by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data on vector-borne diseas


Monday, March 25, 2019Medicine, personal care products may pollute rivers, seas

March 25: Traces of the medicine and personal care products are winding up in the rivers, lakes, and oceans through sewage, potentially affecting aquatic environments, scientists say.

Researchers from Rutgers University in the US found that bacteria in sewage treatment plants may be creating new contaminants that have not been evaluated for potential risks.

The scientists tested the ability


Thursday, March 21, 2019Scientists develop robotic swarm for medical use

New York, March 21 : Chinese scientists have developed a robotic system inspired by a colony of ants that can collectively achieve complex tasks like gathering large prey.

The study, published in the journal Science Robotics, described the nanorobots fleet that has demonstrated the potential for in-body diagnosis and treatment at the cellular or even molecular level.

A single robot is two m


Wednesday, March 20, 2019Drug peddler arrested in Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Mar 20 : The Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered codeine phosphate at Nishat area of Dal Lake in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, a Police Spokesperson said here on Wednesday.
According to the Spokesperson, the accused was identified as Parveez Ahmad Dar, a resident of Later Masjid Safakadel.
''Police Station Nishat, seized 68 bottles of 100 ml code


Tuesday, March 19, 20194 yrs on, GMC&H-J’s H1N1 swine flu lab yet not ready

As cost escalates, project to complete by May’19

JAMMU: The high-profile H1N1 Swine Flu Laboratory, which was sanctioned for Government Medical College & Hospital Jammu in the year 2015, couldn’t see light of the day till today as with cost escalation due to missing of several deadlines and retendering, the work on this important project is yet not complete.

Highly placed sources informed The News Now that two H1N1 testing labs were approve


Monday, March 18, 2019Ears can be used for ECG to predict heart rhythm

Researchers have developed a novel electrocardiogram (ECG) method that uses signals from the ear to check heart rhythm, making it easy for drivers, athletes and persons in the military to scan their own heart beat.

This is the first study to show that the ear can be used for ECG signal detection, said researchers at the annual congress of European Heart Rhythm Association 2019 in Lisbon.



Sunday, March 17, 2019Holi celebrated in Chinese Embassy

New Delhi, Mar 17: China's Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Sunday extended greetings to the people of the nations of India and China, on the festival of colours - 'Holi'.
Holi, which according to Hinduism marks the beginning of spring season, was celebrated at the Embassy of China in the National Capital, with pomp and fervour, for the second time.
The Ambassador said that the neighbouring c


Sunday, March 17, 2019El Niño might upset monsoon this year: Report

New Delhi, March 17: El Nino may make a comeback this year to upset the expectations of a good monsoon, according to the latest report by the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

El Nino is a climate cycle formed in the Pacific Ocean with an impact on weather patterns across the globe. The cycle begins when warm water in the western tropical Pacific Ocean shifts eas


Sunday, March 10, 2019Heart attacks also common in young adults: Study

New York, March 10: A heart attack, known earlier as a disease of the old, is now strikingly common in people aged 40 and below, finds a study.
The study compared people aged 41-50 years and 40 or younger heart attack survivors and found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall is 40 or younger.
In addition, the proportion of people below 40 having a heart attack ha


Sunday, March 10, 2019Mehbooba greets political rival Omar on birthday

Srinagar, Mar 10: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday greeted her political rival and National Conference (NC) Vice-President (VP) Omar Abdullah on his 49th birthday.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the former Chief Minister posted, ''Birthday greetings to @OmarAbdullah & hope the year ahead brings happiness & gratitude.''

In reply, Mr Abdullah, who is al