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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First suspected case of delta+ variant traced in Jammu

The first case of suspected delta-plus variant of Covid has been detected in Jammu and Kashmir. The patient, a 39-year-old employee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has been kept in isolation at home with mild symptoms. “The employee was posted at Himkoti enroute the cave shrine. He was on leave. Before resuming his duties, he was tested for Covid. His reports showed him positive for the suspected Delta Plus variant. The employee has been sent back home,” said a shrine board official. The principal and dean of the…

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‘Fourth Wave Winter’, UK scientists warn of ‘Miserable Winter’ due to new viruses

'Fourth Wave Winter', UK scientists warn of 'Miserable Winter' due to new viruses

British scientists have warned of a “pretty miserable winter” in the UK this year due to new respiratory viruses likely to emerge, with further lockdowns a possibility. Professor Calum Semple, member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said that children and elderly people will be especially vulnerable to endemic viruses at the end of the year, Xinhua news agency reported. Describing it as the “fourth wave winter”, he told Times Radio on Sunday “there’s a sting in the tail after every pandemic” because social distancing will have…

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Back to back lockdowns triggers a wave of suicides in Kashmir

Back to back lockdowns triggers a wave of suicides in Kashmir

Two ventilators of SMHS Hospitals were sustaining two young men at the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) in the week that just ended. Both between 30 and 40 years of age had attempted to end their lives. While one among the duo just got shifted to a ward where his grief ravaged family awaited him. The other was not so lucky and his family’s grief multiplied on Saturday when they were told to take his body. Suicides have increased dramatically in the past one month in Kashmir, coinciding with the…

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Amid a downturn in virus cases, J&K experts say no room for complacency

As coronavirus disease cases in Jammu and Kashmir continue their downward trend, experts have asked the public to not lower their guard as it could lead to another upsurge in infections in the Union Territory. Around 4,000 people have died in the UT since the virus outbreak in March 2020. May had proved to be deadliest month with 1,625 deaths and 1,14,382 infections. The lockdown has played a vital role in curtailing the spread, which is being reflected in the hospitals’ reduced caseloads, says Baramulla Government Medical College senior doctor…

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Children & Coronavirus Third Wave

Children & Coronavirus Third Wave

Will the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India hit children the most? Here’s what top expert Prof Muzaffar Jan, a noted pediatrician, Head Department of Pediatrics at GMC Srinagar, and a member of the J&K Government’s advisory panel for Third Wave preparation had to say. Q: How will the Third Wave affect children?A: The first wave that hit the World in 2020 affected the elderly and those with underlying illnesses the most. The mortality was also high in that age group. The Second Wave that hit in 2021,…

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Spat on between Doctors & Bureaucrats for what is scientific or unscientific over COVID19 vaccination

Spat on between Doctors & Bureaucrats for what is Scientific or Unscientific over COVID19 vaccination

A row ensued as influenza expert Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, who heads a faction of Doctors’ Association of Kashmir, stated that people allergic to any ingredient of Covid vaccine should not receive the jab. A verbal spat over what is scientific or unscientific over Covid-19 vaccination is playing out between a health expert and a prominent bureaucrat in Kashmir. The row ensued as influenza expert Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, who heads a faction of Doctors’ Association of Kashmir (DAK), stated that people allergic to any ingredient of Covid vaccine should not receive the jab.…

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How to manage kids during the pandemic

How to manage kids during pandemic

Dr. Sana Salim Khan I get a lot of queries from parents with different scenarios where Covid is concerned. Today, I would be talking about the different case scenarios concerning children. Here is how to manage Covid under different situations at your home: If both the mother and child are Covid positive, it is advisable that they should be allowed to stay together unless the mother is hospitalized or too sick. Children should not be sent to stay with other members of the family such as grandparents.For infant children, it…

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