Black Fungus Vs White Fungus: Cause, Symptoms & Cure

Black Fungus Vs White Fungus - Cause, Symptoms & Cure

While black fungus infection is caused by fungi Mucor, white fungus infection is caused by candida group of organisms and Covid patients with low immunity are prone to both diseases. Even as cases of mucormycosis or black fungus infections rise across the country, reports of another fungal infection called white fungus have left many worried.A 55-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh was one of the first Covid-recovered patients to be treated for white fungus. This incident was soon followed by four people in Bihar getting diagnosed with the same. But what…

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In next two to four weeks J&K could see 10000 Cases, 100 Deaths per day: Prof Khuroo

In next two to four weeks J&K could see 10000 Cases, 100 Deaths per day - Prof Khuroo

Chairman, Apex Level Advisory Committee of Government of Jammu and Kashmir for COVID19, Prof. M. S Khuroo said that J&K should prepare to receive close to 10,000 COVID positive cases with around 100 deaths per day. The pandemic is likely to peak within 3 to 4 weeks and stay at a plateau for several weeks before showing regression. Prof Khuroo, former Director SKIMS, in an exclusive interview said that the next 6 to 8 weeks are crucial as J&K is likely to witness 6000 to 10000 COVID cases, 60 to…

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Ways to maintain positive mental health during the pandemic

By – Dr Siddharth Chowdhury Covid-19 has overwhelmed us in many ways. It has been more than a year and there are no signs which indicate that we can go back to the normal routine. This has resulted in people’s resilience increasingly getting frayed. So, how should we maintain our mental health? Here are few tips which can help you to stay positive as far as you mental health and well-being is concerned: Structure your dayOne of the basic things that Covid-19 has disturbed in the majority of homes is…

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Next 15-20 days very critical, people must restrict their movement: Experts

Experts on Wednesday said that the peak of the second wave of Covid-19 is yet to come in Jammu and Kashmir and it is expected to hit the region in coming two to three weeks. Former director SKIMS, Chairman Covid Advisory Committee and renowned Gastroenterologist Dr Mohammed Sultan Khuroo while talking exclusively with news agency, said that peak of second wave of Covid-19 is expected in next three weeks, till then cases of Covid-19 will surge further. He said that the fight against COVID needs to be intensified and it…

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South India’s N440K COVID variant 15 times more lethal, getting replaced by double mutant, UK variants: Data

South India's N440K COVID variant 15 times more lethal, getting replaced by double mutant, UK variants - Data

Several variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been emerging across the globe, continuing to threaten efforts to stem the world’s worst virus outbreak. The variants with N440K spike substitution have been detected in several parts of India, which has been hit by the second wave of the pandemic. Scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have found that lineages with N440K are not the dominant ones in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India. It was CCMB that had discovered the new coronavirus variant N440K. Experts have…

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India’s top doctor association termed Narender Modi “Super-Spreader” of the Covid-19 pandemic

India’s medical fraternity has had it with Narendra Modi. Dr Navjot Dahiya, vice-president of the Indian Medical Association, a voluntary organisation of medical professionals, has called the Indian prime minister a “super-spreader” of the Covid-19 pandemic. He told The Tribune newspaper that the blame for this devastating second wave lies squarely at the feet of Modi’s government. “While the medical fraternity is trying hard to make people understand mandatory Covid norms, prime minister Modi did not hesitate to address big political rallies tossing all Covid norms in the air,” Dahiya…

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In absence of lockdown and Virus being more communicable, infecti is spreading fast within families: Kashmir experts

In the second wave, coronavirus is spreading fast within families as compared to the previous year, health experts in Kashmir say. More and more families, with all or most of the members, are getting infected as people living in close spaces, particularly in Srinagar, are more prone to contracting Covid. “The virus during this wave is more communicable. That is the reason that the number of cases is rising immediately and virus is spreading fast within families. This year, a Covid patient’s chances of infecting others are more than last…

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Neck and Net

During the last one year of lockdown and introduction of online classes there has been an epidemic of neck pain among the students. God has given us a neck which connects the head with the body. It supports the head and acts as a conduit for transmission of many vital structures from head to body and vice versa. Neck has a column of seven bones supported by discs, ligaments and muscles. Neck also contains food-pipe(esophagus), wind-pipe(trachea) and many vital blood vessels. The cervical spine has a normal C shaped curve…

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Kashmir Poultry sector still untouched by the Avian Infection

Six of the 266 bird samples tested from Kashmir have been found positive for avian influenza, none among them from poultry.  The authorities maintained that Kashmir’s poultry sector is still untouched by the virus. Samples from dead crows taken from two locations in Srinagar were found positive for avian influenza in January, Deputy Director Poultry Kashmir Division, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Shah said. He said samples taken from wild birds in Anantnag, Kulgam and Baramulla districts have also been found positive in the past weeks, the total locations six now. “We…

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What is avian influenza or bird flu? Which Indian states have been affected?

After at least five states in India reported bird deaths due to bird flu in the past one week, the Centre has issued an advisory to all states asking them to test the droppings of migratory and poultry birds to prevent the spread. Close to 24,500 birds have died and thousands others are infected. Here’s an explainer on how serious is the 2021 bird flu threat. What is avian influenza or bird flu?Bird flu is a highly contagious viral disease caused by Influenza type A viruses which generally affects poultry…

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