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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Most people in Kashmir don’t need masks now: DAK

Most people in Kashmir don’t need masks now: DAK

The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday suggested that most people in the Valley do not need to wear masks now due to the low number of Covid cases. The association, while referencing Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention guidelines, said that Kashmir is a low-risk area now. “Masks can come off in schools too,” said DAK president Dr. Nisar Ul Hassan, in a statement. Dr. Hassan said, “Under new CDC guidelines, masks are not recommended if average new cases fall below 200 per 100,000 population, there are fewer…

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Cloth masks are useless: US health experts

Cloth masks are useless: US health experts

Prominent public health officials in the US have increasingly highlighted the limitations of cloth face masks, pushing for more effective respirator masks such as N95s as the Omicron variant is rapidly spreading across the country, a shift in messaging from earlier in the pandemic, the Washington Examiner reported. Officials encouraged the use of cloth masks in the spring of 2020 as a desperate measure to slow the spread of Covid-19 after previously recommending against masks and continued to boost them in the months after. Now, though, more experts are saying…

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Infection causing viruses flourish in cold temperatures: Experts

Infection causing viruses flourish in cold temperatures: Experts

With Kashmir witnessing sub-zero weather conditions, common cold, flu, and other respiratory illnesses spike during winter as infection-causing viruses thrive in cold temperatures, experts said on Tuesday. “People are indoors more often, allowing viruses to pass more easily from one person to another. And the cold, dry air may weaken resistance,” Epidemiologist and Assistant Director, Health Services, Kashmir, Dr. SM Qadri, told. “Colds are more common in winter but the temperature isn’t the reason, it is because we spend more time indoors, close to the people and in closed spaces,”…

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