Rigorous testing of travelers on arrival: Demand Srinagar’its

Rigorous testing of travelers on arrival - Demand Srinagar'its

Amid fear of a possible threat that the new COVID-19 variant Omicron could pose, residents of Srinagar Monday urged the authorities to rigorously test and screen arriving travelers, especially foreigners. The residents said that the travelers from South Africa and other countries, who were “at-risk”, needed to be screened and put under necessary quarantine in case of symptoms. A group of residents of Dalgate said that they saw few tourists arriving in vehicles roaming freely without being screened on their arrival. “We inquired from them if they had been screened…

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Why Kashmir sees increased cases of heart attacks in winters?

Why Kashmir sees increased cases of heart attacks in winters?

In the past two years or so, Kashmir has seen a sharp increase in cases of heart attacks especially during winters with young and healthy individuals dying because of it leaving everyone baffled and worried. In this article, we will try to know from top cardiologists the reasons for this upsetting trend. Several studies suggest that during winter, the risk of stroke, heart failure, cardiovascular issues, arrhythmia, and disorders rises several times. Many top cardiologists think that it happens due to the body’s physiology and the temperature drop that impacts…

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As fog engulfs Kashmir Valley, Health experts advise people to avoid morning walks

As fog engulfs Kashmir Valley, Health experts advise people to avoid morning walks

Experts cold weather conditions increase the risk of stroke and heart attack as it constricts blood vessels; increasing Covid cases, another concern; so people must avoid morning walks till the fog conditions subside As Kashmir continues to witness low and sub-zero night temperatures, which leads to foggy mornings, doctors have advised people to avoid going out for morning walks as it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Another concern is the increasing Covid cases. Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season on Saturday…

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COVID19: J&K registered 181 cases with 155 from Kashmir

COVID19: J&K registered 181 cases with 155 from Kashmir

Srinagar continues to report the highest cases Srinagar: One hundred and eighty-one new positive cases COVID-19, 26 from Jammu division and 155 from Kashmir division, were reported on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, an official bulletin said. Moreover, 95 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 15 from Jammu Division and 80 from Kashmir Division. Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases, the bulletin said that Srinagar reported 44 cases, Baramulla reported 43 cases, Budgam reported 23 cases, Pulwama reported 02cases, Kupwara reported 17cases, Anantnag reported…

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Eight areas in Srinagar declared micro-containment zones as 02 died & 109 fresh cases of COVID reported in J&K

Eight areas in Srinagar declared micro-containment zones as 02 died & 109 fresh cases of COVID reported in J&K

Two persons died of Covid-19 while 109 new cases of Covid-19, 11 from the Jammu division and 98 from the Kashmir division, were reported on Friday, an official bulletin said. The dead hailed one each from Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, 79 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 08 from Jammu Division and 71 from Kashmir Division. Providing district-wise breakup, it said that Srinagar reported 64 cases, Baramulla reported 12 cases, Budgam reported 08 cases, Pulwama reported no cases, Kupwara reported 07 cases, Anantnag reported no…

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84 Percent population in Kashmir have antibodies against COVID-19: Dr Salim

84 Percent population in Kashmir have antibodies against COVID-19: Dr Salim

Says 78 percent of school children have also developed antibodies as per Sero-Surveillance conducted in July this year. Professor and HoD, Community Medicine, SPM, Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, Dr. S. Muhammad Salim Khan Friday said that as per the Sero-Surveillance conducted in the month of July this year 84 percent population of Kashmir has developed antibodies against the Covid-19, and 78 percent school children have also developed the antibodies. Dr. Salim said that the transmission of the virus is very rapid which is worrying, however, the vaccination has a…

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Hypertension higher among educated, urban residents: Study

Hypertension higher among educated, urban residents: Study

About 29.9% of participants in the study had uncontrolled hypertension With hypertension a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, a study revealed that approximately 42% of adults aged 45 years and above, and their spouses had hypertension, and prevalence was found to be higher among richer, more educated individuals residing in urban areas across India. Research conducted by experts of the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and others, published in ‘PLOS Medicine’ on August 24, 2021, estimated that 29.9% of the people who participated in the study had uncontrolled…

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Obesity: Causes & Prevention

Obesity: Causes & Prevention

Seerat Haneef Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Usually, obesity results from a combination of inherited factors, combined with the environment and personal diet and exercise choices.The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health…

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Children are hidden victims of Pandemic: Experts

Children are hidden victims of pandemic - Experts

Aarifeen School of Excellence Baramulla in collaboration with the child guidance and wellbeing center institute of mental health and neurosciences Kashmir organized a webinar on the theme “Psychosocial issues among children and Responsive Parenting during COVID-19”. On the occasion, Adil Wadoo Programme Coordinator Child Guidance & Well-being Center Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Srinagar briefed the audience about the impact of covid-19 on the mental health of children, psychosocial wellbeing of children and adolescents, common psychological disorders among children, and responsive parenting. “Children are hidden victims of this pandemic…

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Kashmir hospitals see a rise in Post-COVID complications: Experts

Kashmir hospitals see a rise in Post-COVID complications: Experts

Even as Covid-19 cases are declining, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said hospitals in Kashmir are witnessing a rise in the number of patients with severe post-Covid-19 complications.“We are getting many Covid patients with severe neurological complications weeks after recovery,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr. Nisar ul Hassan. Dr. Hassan said recovered Covid patients come with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), an autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nervous system in which the body’s immune system attacks the healthy nerve cells. “Patients with GBS manifest with weakness of all four…

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