Dolo-650 makers gave freebies worth Rs 1000 crore to doctors for prescribing tablet: Medical body to SC

Dolo-650 makers gave freebies worth Rs 1000 crore to doctors for prescribing tablet: Medical body to SC

A PIL filed by the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India, stated that DOLO had invested 1,000 crores in freebies to have its anti-fever drug prescribed to patients. Manufacturers of the Paracetamol drug ‘Dolo’, which became popular as a drug during the Covid-19 pandemic, spent over Rs 1,000 crores as freebies on doctors, a body of medical representatives told the Supreme Court on Thursday. Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India, told the bench, “Over Rs 1,000 crore…

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Alert! Love chicken? You might be vulnerable to diseases

Alert! Love chicken? You might be vulnerable to diseases

Experts say the chicken you eat from these places, especially the broiler variant, is often pumped with large amounts of antibiotics Since the birds are tightly packed in cages, the threat of infection always looms. Nearly 70 per cent of antibiotics vital for fighting infections in humans are sold for use in meat and dairy production. Poultry injected with growth hormone despite ban imposed by Centre Even a bird’s-eye view of certain poultry farms in Haryana reveals a tale of cruelty and hazardous practices, was found. Experts say the chicken…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis; Signs, Symptoms and Causes

Rheumatoid Arthritis; Signs, Symptoms and Causes

What is rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is basically a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease wherein your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. RA strikes usually many joints at once, and commonly takes a toll on joints in the hands, wrists, and knees. “Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone damage and joint deformity. RA can also affect other tissues throughout the body and cause problems in organs such as skin, lungs, heart, blood vessels and eyes,” says Dr…

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J&K reported 58 fresh coronavirus cases and one death

J&K reported 58 fresh coronavirus cases and one death

Jammu and Kashmir reported 58 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the infection tally in the Union Territory to 4,55,391, while one new fatality due to the disease pushed the death toll to 4,757, officials said here. While 28 cases were reported from the Jammu division, 30 cases were reported from the Kashmir valley, they said. The new fatality was reported from the Jammu division, the officials said. There are 577 active cases of the disease in the Union Territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,50,057, the officials…

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Drug Addiction: Over 6 lakh Kashmiris affected

Drug Addiction: Over 6 lakh Kashmiris affected

Drug addiction in Kashmir is increasing at an alarming rate with 10-15 new drug abusers – mostly heroin abusers – brought to hospitals every day while a survey carried by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of AIIMS on the magnitude of substance use in India placed J&K on 5th spot and claimed that over 6 lakh people in the Union Territory were affected by drug abuse. A psychiatrist at the Institute of Mental Health said that on an average over 50 drug addiction cases are received every day, which…

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COVID-19: 56 fresh cases, one death reported in J&K

COVID-19: 56 fresh cases, one death reported in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 56 fresh Covid cases, taking the number of infected persons to 454698, while one person died in Jammu division due to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the new cases, 43 were from the Jammu division and 13 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, Officials said. There are 321 active cases in the union territory while the number of recoveries so far has been 449721, officials said. 28 Covid-19 patients recovered today, 18 from Jammu division and 10…

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Why are women in J&K putting on unhealthy kilos?

Why are women in J&K putting on unhealthy kilos?

Changing life styles, unchanged cultural practices are to be blamed By: Zehru Nissa Negate, deny, justify, change, dismay: the kilos on the belly of men and women are met with many reactions. Often we believe that the issue of weight gain is a miniscule problem that only we are faced with. However, globally, the plumping bodies and unhealthy fat especially around the middle of the belly is a major health issue. Recently, the Government of India published the National Family Health Survey – 5. The survey, while depicting the improving…

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63% Parents across Kashmir Valley feel their child addicted to cell phone: Study

63% Parents across Kashmir Valley feel their child addicted to cell phone: Study

A latest study has put the spotlight on the growing dependence on cell phones in Kashmir, similar as in many other parts of the world. As many as 63 percent of parents interviewed in a study have acknowledged that their child is addicted to an electronic device, mostly a mobile phone. The study titled “Increase in Screen Time for Children in COVID Times and its effects” carried out by the department of Social and Preventive Medicine has analysed the patterns in electronic device usage among children. This study involved 307…

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Youngsters across Kashmir grappling with Hypertension: Survey

Youngsters across Kashmir grappling with Hypertension: Survey

Decades of braving conflict, curfews, lockdowns, deaths and physical injuries have definitely cost Kashmir its health as the latest round of National Family Health Survey(NFHS) has revealed that J&K has 18.9 percent men and 20 percent women in the above 15 age group who are battling hypertension. While 21.3% of women and 24% of men aged above 15 have hypertension in India, J&K has 20% women and 18.9% men in the same age group (above 15) who have hypertension. In the pre-hypertensive category, while the prevalence is 39 percent women…

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Amazing health benefits of Pine Nuts (Chilgoza)

Amazing health benefits of Pine Nuts (Chilgoza)

A delicious dry fruit, chilgoza, or pine nuts are widely used in traditional medicine, aromatherapy, alternate medications, and of course in many diet and nutrition programs. Nutritionists spill the beans on its amazing health benefits which will instantly encourage you to add it to your diet routine Widely known in India as chilgoza, the edible seeds of pines or pine nuts are called piñón in Spanish and pinoli in Italian, even pignoli, and without shells, they are another delicacy that has a very distinct taste as compared to other nuts…

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