Understanding Cooking Oils: Smoke Points, Health Benefits, and Risks

Kargil, May 05: The smoke point of a cooking oil is the temperature at which the oil begins to break down and smoke. This is caused by the decomposition of the oil’s fatty acids into glycerol and free fatty acids, which can then further decompose into harmful compounds such as acrolein, free radicals and other toxic fumes.

The smoke point is affected by a variety of factors, including the type of oil, its purity, how it has been processed, and how long it has been stored.

Oils with a h...

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7 Tips for Managing Your Sugar Intake: From Reading Labels to Choosing Whole Foods

Sugar is a common ingredient found in many foods and drinks. While it may taste delicious, consuming too much sugar can lead to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. To manage sugar intake, it’s important to understand how much sugar you’re consuming and to make healthy choices.

  • Read food labels: Food labels provide important information about the sugar content of foods. Check the total sugar content and the ingredients list to see where the sugar is coming from. ...
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Constipation During Ramadan

Constipation is a common problem during Ramadan fasting, as changes in eating and drinking habits can affect digestion and bowel movements.

Some people may experience constipation during Ramadan fasting because they are not drinking enough fluids or eating enough fiber-rich foods. When the body does not receive enough fluids, it can lead to harder and dryer stools that are more difficult to pass.

To prevent constipation during Ramadan fasting, it is important to drink plenty of water ...

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Delegation of Doctors in Ladakh Meets LG to Discuss Recruitment Rules for Health Department

VoL Desk, April 08: In a recent development, a delegation of members from the Doctors Association of Ladakh met with the Hon’ble Lt. Governor at Raj Niwas to discuss the provisions in the Recruitment Rule draft for Gazetted posts in the Health Department of Ladakh.

The delegation requested the filling up of senior posts such as BMO, DIO, Dy. CMO, DHO, etc. through promotions instead of direct recruitment.

Additionally, they also requested the creation of additional administrative post...

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Headache during Ramadan fasting

During Ramadan fasting, headaches at the end of the day are relatively common, and there can be several reasons for this.

  • One of the primary causes of headaches during Ramadan fasting is dehydration. Fasting can lead to a decrease in fluid intake, and if you don’t drink enough water during the non-fasting hours, you may become dehydrated. Dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms.
  • Another reason for headaches during Ramadan fasting may be related to low blood sugar ...
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What Is Stress and How to Manage It?

Stress is a physical and psychological response to a perceived threat or challenge. It is a normal and natural response to certain situations and can be beneficial in small amounts, helping us to stay focused, motivated, and alert. However, when stress becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can have negative effects on our mental and physical health.

Stress can be triggered by a variety of factors, including work, relationships, financial concerns, health issues, and major life changes such ...

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Dentists in Kargil request extension of services, LG assures policy draft for government agency postings

VoL Desk, March 20: In a recent meeting, a delegation of dentists working on honorarium in various medical centers and hospitals of Kargil called on the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra. The dentists expressed their concern about the need for an extension of their services on the same posts.

The delegation requested the intervention of the Lieutenant Governor to ensure that every eligible dentist of Ladakh gets a chance to work in a government agency. They also highl...

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LG Ladakh Orders Expedited Procurement of CT-Scan and MRI Machines for Kargil Hospital

VoL Desk, March 20: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra, has taken up the issue of a non-functional CT-Scan machine at the District Hospital in Kargil. During a briefing on the issue, the Lt. Governor expressed his concern about the delay in repairing and maintaining crucial medical equipment, which has caused inconvenience to patients.

The Lt. Governor directed the concerned authorities to expedite the procurement of a new CT-Scan machine for the hospital to avoid furt...

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Mobile medical units organised camps at Nyoma, benefitted 396 patients

Leh, March 20:  The Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) camp was organised by Health Department Nyoma on March 19. Free check-up, treatment, and medicine have been provided to patients.

A total of about 396 patients benefitted from the camp.

Mobile Medical Unit provides OPD consultation services to the public of Hanley such as medical OPD, hypertension, Acid peptic disease (APD), osteoarthritis, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), urinary tract infection, upper respiratory tract infection, Rheumatoid...

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Patients Suffer Due To Non-Functional CT Scan Machine At District Hospital Kargil

VoL, Mar 15: Patients in District Hospital Kargil are facing significant difficulties due to a non-functional CT scan machine for the last twenty days.

According to the hospital’s Superintendent, Dr Liyaqat Ali Khan, the breakdown occurred on February 21 and has caused problems for patients for the last twenty days.

The hospital authorities contacted the empaneled consultant for all machinery, Medi City, in Jammu to fix the problem, but the complaint was not registered due to the ME nu...

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