The Chicken we eat is being pumped with antibiotics meant for critically ill patients

A study by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent, non-profit media organization, has found that hundreds of tonnes of Colistin – an antibiotic of last resort – ship to India for the routine treatment of chickens. Chickens raised in India have been dosed with some of the strongest antibiotics known to medicine that can have repercussions on human health. A study by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent, non-profit media organization, has found that hundreds of tonnes of Colistin – an antibiotic of last resort – ship to…

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Another death due to swine flu at SKIMS, toll 30

A 78-year-old man from Chanapora Srinagar lost his battle to swine flu Thursday at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura taking the death toll since October to 30. The elderly man was admitted at SKIMS on January 25 and was being treated in the isolation ward. According to doctors, he was diagnosed with viral pneumonia and died at 5:20 pm Thursday. Public Relation Officer (PRO) SKIMS said two more patients including a 22-year-old girl from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district died on January 29. With the three fresh deaths, the…

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Use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos declared unsafe

Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, today informed the House that use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos has been declared as unsafe. He said a special drive to detect use of Monosodium Glutamate in Momos was conducted by Drugs and Food Control organization J&K. The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Ramesh Arora in which he drew the attention of the government towards ‘a matter of urgent public importance viz the situation arisen due to use of MSG/Azinomoto in Momos and supplements used in Gym…

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Cancer on steep rise in J&K; 28424 patients registered in 7 years

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday revealed that there was a sharp rise in cancer cases in the state, particularly in Kashmir region. Replying to a question of legislator Saif-ud-Din Bhat and supplementary questions raised by legislators Qaiser Jamsheed Lone and Vibod Gupta, Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat said that 28,424 cancer patients have registered with government hospitals of Jammu and Srinagar in the last seven year. Giving year-wise details, the minister said that number of cancer patients treated in 2011 was 3057, in 2012 the…

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Energy drinks are more dangerous for the heart than coffee

Over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event. Beware! Teenagers and adults who consume energy drinks may suffer from rapid heartbeat, nausea and seizures, warns a recent study. According to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures. Currently, Canadian legislation is meant to prohibit energy drinks from being marketed…

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Two more die of Swine Flu at SKIMS, toll rises to 27

Two more patients died of Swine Flu at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, taking the death toll to 27 this season. Sources at SKIMS told Kashmir Post that a woman hailing from central Kashmir’s Budgam district died of H1N1 on Tuesday. “She was a case of comorbidities and also tested positive for H1N1 influenza earlier in the week,” they said. Another male patient from Ganderbal died of influenza on January 7 due to H1N1 at the hospital. With the fresh deaths, the death toll due to H1N1 influenza…

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With two more deaths due to Swine Flu, toll rises to 25

Two more patients have died of H1N1 influenza at SKIMS, Soura in last past two days, taking the death toll by Swine Flu to 25 this season. Sources in SKIMS told Kashmir Post that a woman hailing from Srinagar died of H1N1 influenza in the hospital this morning. “She was a case of comorbidities and had tested positive for H1N1 influenza earlier this week,” they said. Another male patient hailing from south Kashmir died of influenza on Wednesday afternoon. “He was also suffering from malaria and had acute kidney injury,”…

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Patients suffer as doctors go on long winter holidays

‘Patients suffer immensely due to long winter holidays of doctors’ Come winter, senior doctors at Kashmir hospitals go for two-month-long winter holidays leaving patients to fend for themselves, said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday in a communique. “Patients suffer immensely due to long winter holidays of doctors,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “It is that time of the year again when senior doctors abandon their places of work to evade the harsh winter of the valley and go on sojourn within and outside the country,” he said.…

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17 Year old teenager died of H1N1 influenza taking Swine Flu deaths toll to 22

A teenager died of H1N1 influenza at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Tuesday taking the toll of people who died due to Swine flu to 22. Official sources said that a 17-year-old patient tested positive for H1N1 influenza last week and was also suffering from sepsis. With the fresh death, the toll due to H1N1 influenza in Kashmir has risen to 22 this season. In last two months 121 cases including six doctors treating patients were admitted in SKIMS with Swine Flu symptoms. Of them 90 have…

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With 2 more deaths at SKIMS due to H1N1 influenza, toll 16

Two more patients have died of H1N1 influenza at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences here in the past two days, taking the death toll due to the viral infection to 16 in Kashmir so far, an official source said on Sunday. Two male patients who had been admitted to the hospital had tested positive for the H1N1 influenza and died during the past week, the source said. One of the male patients from Srinagar, aged around 60, was admitted for brain hemorrhage and suffered a respiratory failure. During the…

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