Zika: Beyond the Initial Bite – Unveiling the Virus’s Long-Term Health Threats

Zika: Beyond the Initial Bite - Unveiling the Virus's Long-Term Health Threats

The Shadow of Zika: Long-Term Health Effects Haunt Children and Adults By: Saika J The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne menace, gained notoriety during the 2015 outbreak. While initial concerns focused on the immediate symptoms, a more unsettling truth has emerged – Zika’s long-term health effects pose a significant threat, particularly to the nervous system. This insidious virus casts a long shadow, impacting both children exposed in the womb and adults infected later in life. A Stolen Start: Neurological Impact on Congenitally Exposed Infants Infants exposed to Zika prenatally face a…

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Beat Stress Naturally: Discover the Top 7 Foods for Relaxation and Calm

Beat Stress Naturally: Discover the Top 7 Foods for Relaxation and Calm

Eat Your Way to Zen: 7 De-Stressing Foods to Combat Chronic Stress By: Saika J Chronic stress has become a modern-day epidemic, impacting both our mental and physical health. The relentless pressure to juggle work, family, and personal commitments can leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and depleted. While seeking professional help and practicing stress-management techniques are crucial, what we put on our plates can also play a significant role in managing stress levels. Certain foods are nature’s stress-busters, packed with nutrients that can help regulate stress hormones, improve mood, and…

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Clear The Line: SKIMS Reiterates Ban on Private Practice by Doctors, Staff

Clear The Line: SKIMS Reiterates Ban on Private Practice by Doctors, Staff

Patients First: SKIMS Prioritizes Hospital Care with Ban on Private Practice Srinagar: In a move to uphold ethical standards and ensure undivided service to patients, the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura has once again cracked the whip on its medical and paramedical staff barring them from indulging in private practice. A strongly-worded circular issued by Director SKIMS, Dr Abid Rashid, has categorically prohibited the institute’s employees from practising privately, invoking legal provisions and the threat of severe penalties. Quoting the circular, Dr Abid Rashid stated, “By legal statutes…

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Doda Ambush: 6 Security Personnel Injured in 3rd Terror Strike; Jaish Claims Responsibility

Doda Ambush: 6 Security Personnel Injured in 3rd Terror Strike; Jaish Claims Responsibility

Five soldiers and one special police officer were injured after terrorists opened fire at the Army’s Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Wednesday. In the gunfight, a terrorist was also killed. The injured were taken to Sub-District hospital in Bhaderwah for treatment, the official told India Today. Jaish-e-Mohammed-linked terror group, the Kashmir Tigers has claimed responsibility for the ambush attack on security forces. An encounter and search operation to apprehend the terrorists is underway. Speaking on the terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, ADGP Anand Jain said,…

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Conquer Cholesterol: Everyday Habits for a Heart-Healthy You

Conquer Cholesterol: Everyday Habits for a Heart-Healthy You

Small Changes, Big Impact: Manage cholesterol and reclaim your well-being By: Saika J High cholesterol is a growing concern worldwide, silently raising the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health complications. But the good news is, you have significant control over your cholesterol levels through everyday lifestyle choices. This guide explores simple yet powerful habits you can incorporate into your routine to keep your cholesterol in check and promote a healthier, happier you. The Power of Fiber: Binding Bad Cholesterol (Soluble Fiber) Imagine cholesterol as a sticky substance clinging…

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Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Carry Hepatitis, HIV, and Cancer Risks, Warn Doctors

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Carry Hepatitis, HIV, and Cancer Risks, Warn Doctors

Love to get tattooed? Beware, the ink and needle used may raise your risk of getting diseases like Hepatitis B, C, HIV, and even cancers of the liver and blood, warned doctors on Wednesday. Tattoos have become very popular, especially among the youth, as a form of body art and a means of expressing their thoughts or passion. “The most obvious health concerns emanate from the use of possibly infected needles used to draw these tattoos in non-expert hands & the risk of contracting infections like Hepatitis B, C or…

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Blood Sugar Rollercoaster: Foods That Send Your Levels Soaring

Blood Sugar Rollercoaster: Foods That Send Your Levels Soaring

Unlock the Glycemic Load Mystery: Mastering Blood Sugar Portions By: Saika J The human body is a marvel of complexity, with countless systems working in harmony to maintain balance and health. One critical aspect of this balance is blood sugar regulation. Blood sugar, or glucose, is the primary energy source for our cells, and keeping its levels stable is vital for overall well-being. While carbohydrates are the main source of glucose, not all carbs affect the body in the same way. This article delves into the world of blood sugar…

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Alarming Rise in Cancer Cases Among Young Indians: Men Hit Hard

Alarming Rise in Cancer Cases Among Young Indians: Men Hit Hard

A new study indicates a rise of cancer incidences amongst younger people. It showed that 60 per cent of the cancer patients below the age of 40 years were men. Twenty per cent of cancer patients who called an NGO-run helpline to seek a second opinion were below 40 years of age, indicating a rise of cancer incidences amongst younger people, data from the organisation stated. There were 1,368 callers between March 1 and May 15, according to the Cancer Mukt Bharat Foundation, launched by a group of oncologists. The…

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Sattu Sharbat: A Nutritional Powerhouse for Optimal Health

Sattu Sharbat: A Nutritional Powerhouse for Optimal Health

Beyond the Summer Trend: Unveiling the Science Behind Sattu’s Benefits By: Saika J Sattu sharbat, the humble drink hailing from Bihar, has transcended regional boundaries to become a nationwide wellness phenomenon. Championed by celebrities and touted for its summery benefits, this protein-rich beverage is much more than just a passing fad. Sattu, the roasted gram flour at the heart of this drink, is a veritable treasure trove of nutrients, offering a multitude of advantages for overall health. Let’s delve deeper into the science behind sattu’s impressive benefits, and explore how…

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10 Post-Prandial Benefits: Why a 10-Minute Walk After Meals Can Enhance Your Health

10 Post-Prandial Benefits: Why a 10-Minute Walk After Meals Can Enhance Your Health

Beyond the Bite: 10 Benefits of Taking a Walk After You Eat By: Saika J In the quest for better health, sometimes the simplest habits can have the most profound impact. One such habit is taking a brief, 10-minute walk after each meal. Known as post-prandial walking, this practice offers a host of health benefits supported by science. Let’s dive deeper into how this easy, time-efficient activity can significantly enhance your well-being. 01. Enhanced Gastrointestinal Motility The Science Behind It  Post-prandial walks stimulate peristalsis, the wave-like contractions of the digestive…

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