Health and Lifestyle

Saturday, October 19, 2019Kovind interacts with parents of infants in the Philippines who underwent liver transplant in India

Manila, Oct 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the parents of the infants in the Philippines who successfully underwent liver transplant in India, expressing happiness about the country's engagement with the key Southeast Asian country that has brought people's causes within its expanding ambit.

In the last 28 months, 35 babies from the Philippines have underwent success


Tuesday, October 15, 20192 terrorists arrested in Ganderbal

Srinagar: Two terrorists belonging the pro-Pakistan outfit Hizbu-ul- Mujahideen were arrested in Ganderbal district, a police spokesman said.

Acting on a credible information, police along with security forces arrested two terrorist identified as Chandi Khatana and Wajid Ali Khatana, both residents of Jandiwada Rajouri, he said.

According to police records, both of them were part of the pro


Tuesday, October 15, 2019236 test positive for dengue in Jammu region

Jammu, Oct 15: As many as 236 people have been tested positive for dengue in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

A health department official said on Monday that till date 1147 patients have been tested for dengue and out of these 236 have been found positive while 911 patients were negative. He asserted that there is no need to panic as necessary measures are in place to deal with the vector-borne d


Sunday, October 13, 2019Watch your weight before 40, else face cancer risk

Researchers have found that being overweight before the age of 40 could increase the risk of various cancers in adults.

"Obesity is an established risk factor for several cancers. In this study, we have focused on the degree, timing and duration of overweight and obesity in relation to cancer risk," said study author Tone Bjorge, Professor at University of Bergen in Norway.

For the findings


Friday, October 11, 2019Over 25,000 dengue cases reported in Pak this year

Islamabad, Oct 11: Pakistan has recorded over 25,000 dengue cases so far this year, with a total of 42 fatalities due to the mosquito-borne disease, according to health authorities.

According to a government document available with Dawn news, 6,537 cases were reported from Islamabad, 5,642 from Punjab, 4,403 from Sindh, 4,276 from Khyber Pakhtun­khwa and 2,750 from Balochistan.

The remaini


Thursday, October 10, 201978 more test positive for dengue in J-K, total number goes up to 195

JAMMU, OCT 10: In last 10 days, 78 patients have been tested positive for dengue in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this year to 195.

Majority of the patients have already recovered fully, while the condition of rest of the people is stable, an official of Health Department said. He said a total of 1040 blood samples were taken for screening


Wednesday, October 9, 2019Anaemia a health problem in all states except Kerala

New Delhi: Anaemia is at least a mild public health problem for school-age children between the age group of 5-9 years in all states except for Kerala, according to the findings of the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), 2016-18.

Anaemia was a moderate or severe public health problem among pre-school children in 27 states, school-age children in 15 states and adolescents in 20 stat


Tuesday, October 8, 2019Nutrition survey finds rising diabetes risk in children

New Delhi: There is a growing risk of non-communicable diseases among children aged 5 to 9 years and adolescents aged 10-19 years in India. As per the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-18, one in 10 school-age children and adolescents were pre-diabetic.

One percent of school-age children and adolescents were diabetic and three percent of school-age children and four per cent


Tuesday, October 8, 2019DGP urges SFs to make Kishtwar militancy-free

JAMMU: In the backdrop of the increasing terror activities in Kishtwar township, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Monday exhorted the security forces to go pro-active and make the hilly district militancy-free once again.

Kishtwar was rocked by four terror attacks since November last year, but the security forces achieved a major success in the recent past by eliminating three hardco


Tuesday, October 8, 2019JKP to order 50 UAVs this month, procurement likely by 2019-end

JAMMU: One-and-a half-year after the proposal was first mooted in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir Police is set to make an order for 50 latest unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in two weeks from now, to help the force in security, surveillance and detection operations in the to-be union territory as the government braces for militants activities and other possible small incidents in the days to


Tuesday, October 8, 2019State BJP, RSS leaders meet Shah, Or officials

JAMMU: The State Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leaders and prominent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members Monday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior officials of Ministry of Home Affairs and discussed with them the policies and the future course of action ahead of Jammu and Kashmir’s bifurcation into two Union Territories (UTs).

The discussions with BJP president were also hel


Tuesday, October 8, 2019Four years on, JKMSCL fails to provide MRI Machine to GMC

Patients forced to take to pvt hospitals at 2.5x cost

JAMMU: The Jammu Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd (JKMSCL) has failed to provide the much-needed MRI Machine to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), the premier hospital of region, despite repeated requests by the hospital authorities since the last around four years.

It may be mentioned that there is only one MRI Machine in the GMC, which also caters to all the Associated


Monday, October 7, 2019Groundwater in US brimming with antibiotic-resistant genes

In an alarming find, a team of US researchers has discovered that antibiotic-resistant genes (ARGs) were prevalent in groundwater, posing a potential hazard to public safety and water security.

The big concern is the spread of new and emerging contaminants like ARGs through the water system and an increase in development of antibiotic-resistant super bugs, the researchers warned.

"ARGs are


Friday, October 4, 2019Less than 6 hours of sleep could be deadly for some

Those with high blood pressure, Type-2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at high risk of cancer and early death when sleeping less than six hours a day, says a study.

"Our study suggests that achieving normal sleep may be protective for some people with these health conditions and risks," said lead study author Julio Fernandez-Mendoza from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical C


Monday, September 30, 2019Quit tobacco addiction; e-cigarettes equally bad: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to quit tobacco addiction and cautioned on misconceptions about e-cigarettes, banned by the government, recently.

"I urge all of you to quit the addiction to tobacco and don't harbour any misconceptions about e-cigarettes. Come, let us all build a healthy India," Modi said in his monthly radio programme -- Mann ki Baat.

Modi also highligh


Friday, September 27, 201921.5 lakh TB cases reported in India in 2018: Report

New Delhi, Sep 27: A total of 21.5 lakh TB cases were reported in 2018, an increase of 17 per cent over 18 lakh in 2017, thus showing an improvement in reporting and subsequent treatment, as per the Annual India TB Report for 2019 released.

As per the report, the sustained efforts of the government of India towards TB control have led to an unprecedented increase in TB notifications and improv


Thursday, September 26, 2019Fish oil show promise in prevention of heart attack: Study

Vitamin D and Omega-3 (fish oil) trial shows promise in prevention of cancer death and heart attacks, a new study suggests.

Results have been mixed but show promise for some outcomes and now confirmed by updated meta analyses, according to the researchers.

"The pattern of findings suggests a complex balance of benefits and risks for each intervention and points to the need for additional re


Monday, September 23, 2019Peanut butter for a healthier you

New Delhi, Sep 23: Peanut butter, a high-protein spread made from grounded peanuts, is a nutritious and delicious snacking option. A staple in many countries, especially the US, it is finding growing acceptance in India due to increasing health consciousness and rising disposable incomes.

Its texture and content make peanut butter a very tasty and filling snack. In other words, it is a super f


Monday, September 23, 2019Number of dengue cases in Pak crosses 10,000 mark

Islamabad, Sep 23; The number of dengue cases cases across Pakistan has crossed the 10,000 level mark, with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Zafar Mirza warning that there will be a further increase in the next 10 days.

"However, during next month the disease would be brought under control as the mercury would start going downwards. I have observed that politicians, du


Saturday, September 21, 2019Heartfulness meditation cultivates gratitude: Study

Hyderabad, Sep 21: Heartfulness meditation can contribute to cultivating gratitude among practitioners, a study said.

The study published in the International Journal of Recent Scientific Research has confirmed that Heartfulness meditation, the popular meditation practice around the world, helped to create a sense of gratitude among its practitioners.

World Gratitude Day is celebrated on Se


Saturday, September 21, 20191,300 child abuse cases reported in Pak within 6 months

Islamabad, Sep 2: Over 1,300 child sexual abuse cases have been reported across Pakistan between January and June this year, a report has revealed.

The report compiled by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sahil said that as many as 729 girls and 575 boys suffered sexual abuse of some kind in this period, The News International reported on Saturday.

It revealed that there had been 652


Friday, September 20, 2019Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be seen in kids: Study

Researchers have found that early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as 8 years old.

Type 2 diabetes is most often diagnosed in middle age or later, with its symptoms slowly developing over many years.

"It's remarkable that we can see signs of adult diabetes in the blood from such a young age, this is about 50 years before it's commonly diagnosed.

"This i


Friday, September 20, 20199,000 dengue cases reported in Pak this year

Islamabad, Sep 20: Nearly 9,000 cases of dengue have been reported from across Pakistan this year, while 16 people lost their lives during this period.

Briefing the media here on Thursday, Chief of Disease Surveillance Divi­sion at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Rana Safdar said that 2,132 cases were reported from Sindh, 2,076 from Punjab, 1,772 from Balochistan, 1,612 from Khyber Pakh


Thursday, September 19, 2019IGP reviews security scenario in Kishtwar, Doda

KISHTWAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh reviewed security and law and order situation in the two mountainous districts of Kishtwar and Doda.

He was accompanied by Bhim Sen Tuti DIG DKR Range, Mumtaz SSP Doda, Harmeet Singh SSP Kishtwar and other Gazetted Officers.

As part of his visit, IGP Jammu went around Kishtwar City to check on ground deployment and urged th


Thursday, September 19, 2019Dengue cases increase in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Sep 19: Uttarakhand has witnessed a surge in dengue cases for sometime now. Although officially there was no data on the number of cases, unofficially it was being said that there were over 1,000 cases.

An official of the state's Directorate of Health Services on the condition of anonymity, said: "The lower areas of the state were more affected and the condition is grim across the s


Thursday, September 19, 2019Centre bans e-cigarettes

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes for which an ordinance was cleared making the production, import, export, transport, sale or advertisements of such "alternative" smoking devices a cognizable offence attracting jail term and fine.
First time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. For subsequent offences, a jail term of up to t


Tuesday, September 17, 20191 MRI Machine catering to entire Jammu region

Patients getting dates after 3 to 4 months

JAMMU: Despite tall claims, the state health care in Jammu could be well assessed from the fact that there is only one MRI Machine for all the hospitals of Jammu region including the premier Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), its Associated Hospitals.
“There is only one MRI Machine installed at the GMC and the patients visiting GMC’s Associated Hospitals like SMGS Hospital, the pre


Monday, September 9, 2019Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter

London, Sep 9: Researchers have found that the scent of a lemon could help people feel better about their body image, and that people feel thinner and lighter when they experienced it.

The study presented at the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2019) also revealed people contrastingly felt thicker and heavier when they smelt vanilla.

"Our study shows how


Sunday, September 8, 2019Eating mushrooms cuts prostate cancer risk: Study

Researchers have found that consuming mushrooms three times a week cuts the risk of developing prostate cancer in males.

The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men.

For the findings, a total of 36,499 men, aged 40-79 years who partici


Friday, September 6, 2019Teens who do not date have low depression

Researchers have found that teenagers who were not in a romantic relationship have good social skills, low depression and fared better than those who dated.

The results refute the notion that non-daters are disturbed, researchers said, adding that efforts in schools that promote health should include non-dating as one option of healthy development.

"In the end, school health educators, ment