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32 people died of swine flu in J&K in 2017

Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said about 32 people have died due to swine flu in the state in 2017. “The total number of...

HIV directly impacts brain in early stages: Study

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection, according to a study. It has long been known that...
WHO Endorses Kashmir Form of Psychological First Aid 

WHO Endorses Kashmir Form of Psychological First Aid 

Srinagar: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advocated the use of techniques adopted by NGO's involved in imparting Psychological First Aid in conflict ridden Kashmir...

At SDH Tral, medicos manage medical apparatuses from their own pocket

Despite its tall claims to develop SDH Tral as a model hospital in district Pulwama, the government has failed to provide even basic equipment...

Injured yatris stable at SKIMS

Two women pilgrims who were injured in Monday’s attack on yatris at Anantnag are undergoing treatment at SKIMS Soura here while four others who...

Protein that helps cancer spread identified: Study

Scientists have identified a protein that enables the spread of tumours by binding cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues, paving the...

Tak seeks probe into ‘medical negligence’ at DH Kishtwar

Member Legislative Council, Firdous Tak, has sought a thorough probe into an alleged case of medical negligence leading to death of a minor girl...

JK needs to tackle sub-standard drugs menace: Central Drug Authority

At a time when the government is facing criticism on supply of spurious drugs by J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (J&KMSCL) to state hospitals,...

Pellets are as dangerous as bullets: DAK

​ Srinagar, Aug 2, CNS: With growing demand for ban on use of pellet guns, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that pellets are as dangerous as...

‘You are Opening New Hospitals but Wherefrom will Doctors Come?’ Lawmaker asks Govt

Putting a question mark over the opening of new hospitals, an independent lawmaker on Monday asked PDP-BJP government to justify “wherefrom will it...

Even low dose X-rays could harm your heart: Study

Exposure to even low doses of ionising radiation, such as X-rays, may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a study warns. It is known that...

Scientists identify genetic origin in Zika virus

In a first, researchers have found evidence of higher susceptibility of some babies to the Zika virus due to a genetic origin, a finding...

SKIMS Medical College faculty interviews postponed 5th time

Authorities have postponed the interviews of SKIMS Medical College faculty for the fifth time, leading to disappointment and anger in aspirants. The authorities on Friday...

Now, Kashmir’s pellet victims slip into despair, hopelessness

In a waiting room outside an Operation Theatre at general specialty SMHS hospital here, Bashir Ahmad sits silent; his back leaning against the wall,...

3-yrs on, Mother, Child Care hospital awaits completion

The Mother and Child Care Hospital which was supposed to become operational in 2015 after renovation by the Jammu and Kashmir Health Department is...

IOK doctors to observe August 17 as Black Day

​ Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, an emergency meeting of executive members of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) was held under its President, Dr G M Mir,...

NHM conducts training for trainers of ASHA, ANM

National Disease Control Programmes Cell of J&K National Health Mission on Saturday concluded a three day training workshop for district trainers of ASHAs and...

Healthcare services disrupted in doctors” strike

Healthcare services at multiple hospitals across India were partially disrupted today when doctors went on a strike in protest against the controversial National Medical...

High incidence of digestive tract cancer biggest health hazard in J&K: Dr Sameer Kaul

Renowned Oncologist Dr Sameer Kaul today described high incidence of digestive tract cancer as biggest health hazard in J&K state. Dr Kual asserted that the...

Doctors at SKIMS assure Hepatitis C patient of kidney transplant

A patient admitted at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) for kidney transplant, who has tested positive for Hepatitis C will get kidney transplant...

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