Health and Lifestyle

Thursday, June 21, 2018Social connections reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes: DAK

Srinagar, Jun 21 : Claiming that social connections reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said that studies have revealed that about a third of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented by strong social ties.
“If you are connected to your neighbors, have strong family ties and are involved in your community, you have less chances of getting a heart att


Thursday, June 21, 2018Hundreds of children, SF personnel, NCC cadets practice Yoga in Kashmir, Ladakh

Srinagar, Jun 21: Hundreds of children, NCC cadets and security force personnel, including from Army, J&K Police and CRPF, took part in events held at various places in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region on the 4th International Yoga Day.

Scores of children, particularly Yoga students, participated in the International Yoga Day celebration held at S K Indoor Stadium in Srinagar. Governor N N Voh


Thursday, June 21, 2018Central team to identify source of Nipah virus

Kozhikode (Kerala), June 21: A central team is expected to arrive here to identify the source of the deadly Nipah virus that struck this Kerala district last month and claimed 13 lives.

According to official sources, the team led by the Central Animal Husbandry Commissioner will visit various areas. All previous attempts to analyse the samples from bats and other animals from places near here


Thursday, June 21, 2018Yoga very important for police as stress buster: DCP

New Delhi, Jun 21: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, along with 2000 Delhi Police personnel including the top brass, performed yoga on the occasion of World Yoga Day here in the capital.

Mr Patnaik led the 2,000 Delhi Police personnel in the yoga session organised at the Thyagaraj Stadium here between 0700 to 0800 hrs and was joined by all the Special CPs, Joint CPs of the force, and p


Tuesday, June 19, 20183 children die of suspected food poisoning; 40 hospitalised

Mumbai, June 19: Three children died and at least 40 people were hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning after they had a meal at a function in Maharashtra's Raigad district, the police said today.

A person, identified as Subhash Mane, had organised a house-warming party at Mahad village in Khalapur area last evening, Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar told TNN.

After having


Sunday, June 17, 2018Diabetes has become epidemic in India, needs urgent attention

Hyderabad, Jun 17: Diabetes has become an epidemic in the country which requires urgent attention, but good news is that the Centre as well as state governments are committed to address the situation, a public health expert has said.

"In India, (there are) 75 million estimated diabetics.

Another 70 million are called pre-diabetics. They would go into diabetes very soon. So, you are looking


Sunday, June 17, 201810 Gurudwaras implement FSSAI food safety guidelines for Langars

New Delhi, Jun 17: Ten Gurudwaras in the national capital including the historical Bangla Sahib Gurudwara have implemented the food safety and hygiene standards set by food regulator FSSAI.

The stricter set of food safety standards and hygiene have been put in place at all the 10 Gurudwaras where around one lakh devotees partake Langar, said Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) pr


Friday, June 15, 2018High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

New York, June 15: Consuming a Vitamin D rich diet is not only beneficial for your bones but can also keep colorectal or colon cancer at bay, a new study shows.

Compared to participants with circulating vitamin D concentrations considered sufficient for bone health, people with deficient concentrations of the vitamin had a 31 per cent higher risk of colon cancer.

Similarly, concentrations a


Thursday, June 14, 20184 HEALTHY EID DELICACIES

In order to enjoy Eid to the fullest, taking care of what you eat is very important, that is why we have put together a few healthy recipes. Whip up these delicious dishes and lay out an Eid feast, like never before!

Date Truffles


1 cup dates, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes.
1 cup boiled chickpeas
½ cup ground oats
½ teaspoon elaichi (cardamom) powder
1 tablespoon ses


Thursday, June 14, 2018Eid-Ul Fitr 2018- Celebrate the Healthy Way

“Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we celebrate Eid, a glorious occasion that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of various and delicious foods.”

Tis the season of festivities again. Eid, the most celebrated festival is likely to be celebrated after two day i.e. on Saturday and we hope that the preparations must be going on in your home in full swing. After fast


Saturday, June 9, 2018'Modicare does not address India's health inequities'

New Delhi, June 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), or Modicare, fails to address the enormous inequities in India's health sector, says Purendra Prasad, who, along with Amar Jesani, has edited "Equity and Access: Health Care Studies In India".

"The National Health Policy 2017 and the Union Budget 2018-19's announcement of the world's largest h


Friday, June 8, 2018Distribution of fish medicine to cure asthma begins

Hyderabad, Jun 8: The distribution of traditional annual fish medicine, claimed to cure Asthma and other Respiratory Illnesses, began at Exhibition Grounds at Nampally here on Friday.

The administering of fish medicine which started at 0900 hours ( on Mrigasira karthi day), will continue for 24 hours non-stop (up to 0900 hours on Saturday) which normally coincides with the onset of monsoon.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018Selling expired drugs at SMHS hospital shocking: DAK

Srinagar, Jun 6: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday expressed grave concern over sale of expired drugs at drug counter of SMHS hospital.

“It is shocking to know that expired medicines are given to patients,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement here.

On Tuesday, police revealed that expired intravenous contrast agent was sold at SMHS hospital. The contrast agent


Monday, June 4, 2018High End equipments inaugurated at SKIMS

Srinagar, JUNE 4: Director SKIMS Dr. Omar Javed Shah Monday inaugurated various high end equipments in the Department of CVTS, SKIMS, Soura, a statement said.

According to the statement the ‘State of the Art’ equipments include ,3 High End, Intraaortic Baloon Pumps(Cardio Save/CS300), Maquet-Datascope, Germany) and 1 Portable , latest version and high end Portable Echocardiogram (EPIC -7C, Ph


Sunday, June 3, 2018Homeopaths claim to have medicines for Nipah

Kozhikode (Kerala) June 3: The Indian Homeopathic Medical Association's Kerala unit has claimed of having the medicines to treat the Nipah virus.

B. Unnikrishnan, an Association official, said homeopathy has the appropriate medicines for all types of fever and hence they should be allowed to treat the infected patients.

The Association has requested the state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja t


Saturday, June 2, 2018High-risk complex cardiac surgery performed in SKIMS

Srinagar, Jun 2: The Cardiac Surgical team of S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has, for the first time, performed very high complex cardiac surgery on an elderly patient hailing from Anantnag, suffering from multiple Valvular Heart Disease and Coronary artery disease.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institute said on Saturday afternoon that the patient was also suffering fro


Friday, June 1, 2018Green tea may prevent deaths from heart attacks

June 1:Love your cup of green tea? Besides playing a role in weight loss and boosting immunity, green tea -- rich in antioxidants -- may also help prevent deaths due heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis -- a condition of narrowed artery walls due to fat build-up, claims a study.

According to the researchers, a compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), found in green tea


Thursday, May 31, 201818 tips to tackle summer fasting this Ramadan

“Try to eat right and remain healthy throughout the holy month with our expert advice.”

This year’s Ramadan is a long one. This is not only because of the long hours — with fasting expected to last nearly 14 hours a day — but also because of the scorching summer heat.

To make things easy for you, we’ve turned to experts all over the country for tips on how to healthily get through these long days of fasting and make the best of this month.


1. Get in the zone




Worried that fasting during Ramadan will have a detrimental impact on health? Find out why the month long fast can have some surprising health benefits.

Although millions around the world have successfully observed the spiritual cleansing of Ramadan for more than a thousand years, some people fear that fasting over such a long period time will have detrimental effects on their health. If you’r


Thursday, May 31, 2018Anti-malaria drive in Odisha's Ganjam district

Berhampur(Odisha), May 31: Worried over the rising number of malaria cases, the administration in Odisha's Ganjam district has decided to launch a month-long surveillance drive from tomorrow in the remote areas.

The mass-screening drive will be undertaken in 273 villages spread over seven of the 22 blocks of Ganjam, District Malaria Officer R Jagadesh Patnaik said today.

The programme will


Thursday, May 31, 2018Amitabh Bachchan to front campaign againt child malnutrition

New Delhi, May 31: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has come on board to front a campaign to address the issues of malnutrition, stunting and infant mortality.

GSK Consumer Healthcare has launched Horlicks Mission Poshan, which will focus on first thousand days of a child's life which are critical for cognitive development, physical growth and immunity.

The campaign supports the governme


Tuesday, May 29, 2018WHO adopts resolution on digital health initiated by India

New Delhi, May 29: Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said the resolution on digital health brought out by India was adopted by the 71st World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

"I'm happy to share that the landmark resolution on #DigitalHealth - initiated by India - was unanimously adopted by the 71st World Health Assembly i


Saturday, May 26, 2018Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

New Delhi, May 26: Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest.

The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to


Friday, May 25, 2018How to Avoid Gaining Weight during Ramadan

Fasting during Ramadan can cause weight gain in some people. And if you are one of them, regulating your food intake in the evenings can help you control your weight. And consuming less food, will in turn decrease the calories consumed, allowing you to lose or maintain your weight during this holy month.


Eating continuously, especially be


Friday, May 25, 2018Ramadan 2018: Tips to stay healthy during Ramadan fasting

Fast the healthy way this Ramadan.

The month long fasting of Ramadan coincides with the summer’s most suffocating month of June. Fasting for almost 30 days is not easy since 15 hours of daylight also leaves lot of room for sun exposure (UVA & B related skin damage), sweating (prickly heat & heat rashes) and potentially dangerous loss of fluids (dehydration & heat stroke). Believers on the fast has to resist the urge to compensate


Monday, May 21, 2018Good heart health may prevent frailty in old age

May 21: Want to prevent frailty when you grow old? If so, then start maintaining good heart health. A new study indicates that low heart disease risks among older people may help them to prevent frailty.

Frailty is a condition associated with decreased physiological reserve and increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes. The outcomes include falls, fractures, disability, hospitalisatio


Monday, May 21, 2018First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India

Kolkata, May 21: In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a Kolkata private hospital on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand.

"This operation is being performed for the first time in the eastern region. This is a very major operation, we cannot comment


Monday, May 21, 2018Sugar in baby food dangerous to liver

May 21: Before opening that packet of formula food for your little bundle of joy, think again.

The seemingly-harmless top-up can cause serious damage to your baby's liver.

According to a new study, babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure, if they are fed with certain formulas, containing fructose.

Baby formula manufacturers should remove fruct


Thursday, May 17, 2018Depression in male partner may lower pregnancy chances

May 17: Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, according to a study.

The study showed that couples in which the male partner had major depression were 60 per cent less likely to conceive and give birth than those in which the male partner did not have major depression.

On the other hand, depression in the female par


Thursday, May 17, 2018Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly

Gandhinagar, May 17: The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday announced a unique health plan in the state, wherein the elderly would get access to primary health monitoring at their doorsteps.

"By paying a token amount of just Rs 1,000 and registering themselves with the government, those above 70 years of age in the state would be provided with all the basic health faciliti