Health

Doctors Association welcomes action against SKIMS doctors

Srinagar, Jan 07 CNN Kashmir: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday welcomed the removal of director SKIMS and suspension of three senior doctors for violating the ban on private practice. “This is welcome decision,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communique. “        JK government yesterday removed director SKIMS and suspended three senior faculty members ...

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More than 35 lakh Kashmiris will have hypertension under new guidelines: DAK

Srinagar, Nov 26,CNN: With new guidelines on hypertension, more than 35 lakh people in Kashmir valley now will have high blood pressure, said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday in a communiqué. “That is a huge number of people,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. He said anyone with blood pressure higher than130/80 now will be considered to have ...

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Diabetic retinopathy ups fall risk by 31%: Study

People with diabetic retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests. Among almost 9,500 middle aged and older adults, those with moderate diabetic retinopathy were almost twice as likely as individuals with diabetes but no eye damage to experience falls during the study. Mild retinopathy, meanwhile, was associated with ...

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Srinagar, Nov 14,CNN Kashmir: To mark the World Diabetes Day, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday held a free diabetes screening cum awareness camp at Gulgam village of district Kupwara. “A team of doctors screened over 800 persons out of which 12 new cases of diabetes were detected with majority of them females and aged above 45 years,” said DAK ...

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DAK seeks free swine flu vaccine for high risk groups

Srinagar, Oct 31,CNN*: With swine flu scare looming over Kashmir valley after three deaths, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday has sought free vaccination against swine flu for high risk groups like young children, senior citizens, pregnant women and persons with medical conditions. President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué said free vaccination would increase ...

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Govt constitutes STF to combat Dengue, Swine Flu disease

Srinagar, Oct 27, CNS:  Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the preparedness and measures to curb Dengue and H1N1 (Swine Flu) Influenza virus in Kashmir Division. The meeting was informed that the Government has constituted Special Task Force (STF) under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to combat Dengue and Swine Flu disease in ...

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2.5 million died due to pollution in India in 2015: Lancet study

New Delhi: Even as national capital Delhi reels under heightened air pollution levels following Diwali celebrations, a report has said that pollution led to 2.5 million deaths in India in 2015 –the highest in the world. India was closely followed by China, which saw 1.8 million deaths due to pollution during the year. The report, published in The Lancet journal, said that in ...

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Happy Diwali to all- Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed (Co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba) today greeted people on the occasion of Diwali. “Wishing people in India and across the world a Happy Diwali,” Hfiz said in a statement. Ref by- http://www.kashmirnama.com, http://aiksath.com.pk

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