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Hepatitis C among drug abusers on rise in J&K

Hepatitis C among drug abusers on rise in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 28: The use of drugs mainly heroin is leading to a scary increase in Hepatitis C cases in J&K as around three among four drug users are Hepatitis C positive in Kashmir. Dr Yasir Rather Professor, Department of Psychiatry GMC Srinagar  said that “we screen every patient for Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and […]

Unmarried youth: J&K tops list in country as percentage highest

Unmarried youth: J&K tops list in country as percentage highest

Srinagar, Jul 14: The percentage of unmarried youth is on rise in India with J&K topping the list, reveals a report issued by Ministry of statistics and programme implementation. As per the National Youth Policy 2014, persons between the age group 15-29 years are classified as youth. “The percentage of the youth population (15-29 years) […]

73 percent children (5-59 months) in J&K are anaemic: Survey

73 percent children (5-59 months) in J&K are anaemic: Survey

Srinagar, Jun 17: At least 73 percent children of 6-59 months in Jammu and Kashmir are anaemic, the National Health and Family Survey-5 (NHFS-5) said. Official data  reveals that around 66 percent women and 37 percent men in Jammu and Kashmir are anaemic “About three-fourths (73%) of children aged 6-59 months are anaemic. This includes 25 […]

43 percent population above 15 years use tobacco products in J&K. Highest use in Kupwara: Survey

43 percent population above 15 years use tobacco products in J&K. Highest use in Kupwara: Survey

Srinagar, Jun 09: At least 43 percent of the population above 15 years use tobacco products in Jammu and Kashmir, reveals a survey. The survey conducted by Department of Periodontics and implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, University of Jammu as district wise data from National Health Survey-5, Ministry of Health and Family welfare 2019-2020 was […]

J&K has lowest fertility in country: Health study

J&K has lowest fertility in country: Health study

Srinagar, May 16: The National Family Health Survey for 2019-21 has revealed that J&K has lowest fertility in the country and there has been a decline of 0.6 percent fertility rate in J&K since 2015-16 when the last survey was conducted. As per the details of NHFS-5, the fertility rate among uneducated and women belonging to […]

J&K reports 2.5 maternal deaths during postnatal period: Study says

J&K reports 2.5 maternal deaths during postnatal period: Study says

Srinagar, May 07: Majority of maternal deaths in Jammu and Kashmir are reported during post-natal period with over 85 percent death reported at tertiary health care facilities alone. A retrospective study based on review of field data was conducted Saleem Ur Rehman Director General of Health Services, J&K, Asif Jeelani Senior Resident, Department of Community […]

COVID spurs depression, anxiety among teenagers in Kashmir: Study

COVID spurs depression, anxiety among teenagers in Kashmir: Study

Srinagar, Apr 18 (KNO): Besides resulting in largescale deaths, Covid pandemic has spurred mental health issues among adolescents in Kashmir.  A study conducted by four doctors of Government Medical College Srinagar aimed at assessing prevalence of depression and anxiety and its determinants among school-going adolescents in the Valley has found 16 percent children depressed and 20 […]

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