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Health sector in JK has improved considerably, say Officials

Health sector in JK has improved considerably, say Officials

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has made a considerable improvement in health sector over the years as the state has better parameters than the corresponding national average on various fronts, even as patient load on the public health institutions has increased tremendously. The state has been able to bring down the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) by […]

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250 Renal Transplants conducted at SKIMS

250 Renal Transplants conducted at SKIMS

Srinagar:  The department of Urology and Kidney Transplant Unit (KTU) at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has successfully conducted record 250 kidney transplants till date, making it at par with any other centre in the country, an officiual of the institute said here on Saturday. According to Saleem Wani, Head of the Department […]

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Pneumonia, a form of acute respiratory infection that affects lungs

Pneumonia, a form of acute respiratory infection that affects lungs

Kolkata : Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli, which fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli are filled with pus and fluid, which makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake. Pneumonia is the single largest […]

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WHO releases its 2018 Blueprint list of priority diseases

WHO releases its 2018 Blueprint list of priority diseases

Kolkata :The World Health organization ( WHO) releases its 2018 list of priority pathogens that have the potential to cause a public health emergency and which have no, or insufficient, countermeasures. WHO calls on the medical community to unite in greater R&D efforts for these 8 diseases to develop treatments and vaccines to help control […]

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Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years

Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years

Kolkata: Violence against children includes all its forms against people under 18 years old, whether perpetrated by parents or other caregivers, peers, romantic partners, or strangers. Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years, have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. Most violence against […]

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Autism spectrum disorders begins in childhood and tend to persist into adolescence & adulthood

Autism spectrum disorders begins in childhood and tend to persist into adolescence & adulthood

Kolkata:  Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) refers to a range of conditions characterised by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively. ASDs begin in childhood and tend to persist into adolescence and adulthood. In most cases the conditions are […]

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Over 2.52 lakh children to be covered under IPPI in Srinagar, Bandipora

Over 2.52 lakh children to be covered under IPPI in Srinagar, Bandipora

Srinagar : Over 2.52 lakh children of the age up to five years would be covered under Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) Round Ist on January 28, 2018 in Srinagar and Bandipora districts, an official spokesman said on Thursday. He said the total number of 1,87,173 children of age up to five years in Srinagar […]

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TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

Chennai:  Observing that Tamil Nadu was a pioneering state in organ transplantation in the country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said other states should emulate it in providing affording medical care to the people. Speaking at a function got up to felicitiate renowned transplant surgeon Dr Mohammed Rela of Gleneagles Global Health City […]

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Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s

Anxiety could be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s

New York: Is your elderly grandfather showing higher levels of anxiety? Beware, it may signal the early manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers warned. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that causes the decline of cognitive function and the inability to carry out daily life activities. The findings showed that worsening anxiety symptoms in older adults […]

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Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

Kolkata: Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans: cystic echinococcosis (also known as hydatidosis) and alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, respectively. Dogs, foxes and other carnivores harbour the adult worms in their intestine and evacuate the parasite eggs in their faeces. If the […]

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