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Dengue hits five more

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

Dengue hits five more SWAT: The number of dengue patients in the districts has increase to 131 after confirmation of the virus in five more patients, spokesman of health department district Swat, Dr. Haider said on Tuesday. According to details five more patients were confirm with dengue virus after conducting proper diagnostic tests. The victims also included two females....


Caffeinated `energy’ drinks bad for heart

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

Caffeinated `energy’ drinks bad for heart ISLAMABAD: “Energy” drinks which are so popular during physical exercise and even otherwise among children and younger adults can cause heart problems, a research said. “People sometimes consume a number of these drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions, including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even...


Green tea can protect spinal cord neurons

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

Green tea can protect spinal cord neurons ISLAMABAD: Chinese researchers have found evidence that polyphenols can protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress and can reduce free radical damage. Polyphenols found in green tea are strong antioxidants and can protect your brain in case of a spinal cord injury, Press Tv reported. Chinese researchers have found evidence that polyphenols can protect spinal...


Sitting less better for workers’ health: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd September 2014

Sitting less better for workers’ health: study ISLAMABAD: A study has found that for desk- bound office workers, introducing interventions such as sit/stand workstations can reduce sitting time by over an hour each working day leading to better health. “What we know now is that adults still need their minimum 30 minutes of exercise a day, but it’s also important to avoid...


Polio drive launched in affected districts of Balochistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st September 2014

Polio drive launched in affected districts of Balochistan QUETTA: A three-day anti-polio drive has been launched in five affected districts of Balochistan here on Monday. “As many as 798099 children would be administered polio drops in Quetta, Pishin, Killa Abdullah, Zhob and Shirani districts of Balochistan during three day campaign beginning from Monday, Sep 1,  UNICEF Polio Officer, Masooma Qurban told APP. Official...


Botox injections may halt cancer growth: Research

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

Botox injections may halt cancer growth: Research ISLAMABAD: Botox injections used for wrinkle removing could cut the growth of cancer tumors and make them more vulnerable to chemotherapy, new research suggests. Animal tests indicated that the toxin used in Botox disrupts nerve activities which play significant role in helping fuel cancer growth, Press Tv reported. A team of international scientists of Columbia...


211 dengue suspects registered at allied hospitals

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th August 2014

211 dengue suspects registered at allied hospitals RAWALPINDI: A total of 211 suspected patients of dengue fever have been registered at allied hospitals here so far, while four patients with confirmed dengue virus were given medical treatment. This was stated by Dr Javed Hayat, Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS), Holy Family Hospital (HFH) Rawalpindi. Out of total 211 dengue fever suspected patients, medical...


EPA seals three places under anti-dengue drive; inspects 29 sites

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EPA seals three places under anti-dengue drive; inspects 29 sites RAWALPINDI: Environment Protection Agency (EPA), under its ongoing anti-dengue drive on Saturday sealed three places and inspected 29. District Officer EPA, Mian Mohammad Nawaz told APP that  EPA team inspected 11 Tyre shops, 17 junkyards/go downs and a nursery. He said strict action was being taken against the violators of the orders of the government...


Second hand e-cig smoke may be less harmful than regular cigarettes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th August 2014

Second hand e-cig smoke may be less harmful than regular cigarettes ISLAMABAD:  A new study has demonstrated that a second-hand smoke of e- cigarette has increased levels of certain toxic metals even if they were less harmful as compared to the regular cigarettes. The study conducted by USC discovered an overall 10-fold decrease in exposure to harmful particles, with close-to-zero exposure to organic carcinogens. According to...


Daily exercise improves bone and joint health

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

Daily exercise improves bone and joint health ISLAMABAD: Daily exercise and a healthy food regime helps minimise bone and joint health decline. According to new research on senior elite athletes, being physically active may significantly improve musculo-skeletal and overall health and delay the effects of ageing, Medical Xpress reported. “A lot of the deterioration we see with ageing can be attributed to...


LOCK&LOCK, Introduces The Innovative Interlock Range

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 28th August 2014

LOCK&LOCK, Introduces The Innovative Interlock Range High quality food storage containers can keep food fresh longer and prevent health risks. Lock&Lock,the global market leader in airtight containers, has recently introduced another innovative product to the Pakistani market, called the Interlock. The smart InterLock range is a line of airtight containers in which the top lids interlock with each other effortlessly. These...


Commissioner orders prevention campaign against congo virus in city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th August 2014

Commissioner orders prevention campaign against congo virus in city KARACHI:  Commissioner  Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui has directed the concerned authorities to initiate a public awareness cum- prevention campaign against Congo virus in the city. Chairing a meeting to discuss the threat to public health due to growing evidence of different viral infections, including Congo-Crimean fever, naegleria and dengue the Commissioner said focus of all...


KMC launches anti dengue and Congo virus campaign in the city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th August 2014

KMC launches anti dengue and Congo virus campaign in the city KARACHI:  As per directive of Sindh Chief Minister, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation on Tuesday initiated a month long anti dengue and anti Congo virus campaign. Addressing the inaugural session of the campaign KMC Administrator, Rauf Akhter Farooqui said 30 vehicles mounted with insecticides and anti viral sprays respectively would be engaged in fumigation across the...


Cancer-fighting drugs hold promise against malaria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th August 2014

Cancer-fighting drugs hold promise against malaria ISLAMABAD: The US scientists looking for new drugs to fight malaria have identified certain compounds – currently in clinical trials to treat cancer – that could curb drug-resistant malaria strains from spreading. Researchers from Duke University identified more than 30 enzyme-blocking molecules, called protein kinase inhibitors that curb malaria before symptoms start, “By focusing on...


WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th August 2014

WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors GENEVA:Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that they pose a “serious threat” to foetuses and young people. The UN health body also recommended that the cigarette-shaped electrical devices be banned from public indoor spaces “until exhaled vapour is proven to be not harmful to bystanders”....


Green tea can protect spinal cord neurons

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Green tea can protect spinal cord neurons ISLAMABAD: Polyphenols found in green tea are strong antioxidants and can protect your brain in case of a spinal cord injury, say researchers. Chinese researchers have found evidence that polyphenols can protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress and can reduce free radical damage. In lab experiments over rats, lead researcher Jianbo Zhao and co-workers...


Over two million adolescents living with HIV worldwide

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th August 2014

Over two million adolescents living with HIV worldwide ISLAMABAD: Over two million adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 years are living with HIV worldwide, and many do not receive the care and support that they need to stay in good health and prevent transmission. According to World Health Organization (WHO), millions more adolescents are at risk of infection and the failure...


Awareness seminars to be held at ditt level on breast feeding

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th August 2014

Awareness seminars to be held at ditt level on breast feeding LAHORE: The Punjab government will observe World Breast Feeding Week from August 25 to 30 by organizing awareness seminars at district headquarters to highlight the importance of breast feeding for the better health of infants and children. Health Provincial Coordinator Lady Workers Programme (LHWs) Dr. Javed Umer told APP Sunday that during the seminars, lecturers...


EPA inspects 32 sites under anti-dengue drive; seals six

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th August 2014

EPA inspects 32 sites under anti-dengue drive; seals six RAWALPINDI: Environment Protection Agency (EPA), under its ongoing anti-dengue drive on Sunday inspected 32 sites and sealed six including five junk yards and an auto shop in different areas here. District Officer EPA, Mian Mohammad Nawaz told APP that strict action is being taken against the violators of the orders of the government to save...


SWDR teams conducting anti-dengue surveillance in selected areas

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th August 2014

SWDR teams conducting anti-dengue surveillance in selected areas RAWALPINDI: Social Welfare Department (SWD) teams on the direction of the district government have been conducting anti-dengue surveillance in selected areas of Rawal Town. According to District Officer Social Welfare Muhammad Aslam Maital, the team members were given special training for anti-dengue surveillance. A large number of government officials were also trained as master trainers,...


Feeling good at work may lead to negative outcomes:Research

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd August 2014

Feeling good at work may lead to negative outcomes:Research ISLAMABAD:Contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, while feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes, says research. “The findings of the studies challenge the widely held assumption that in the workplace positive emotions generate or engender a positive outcome, and vice versa,” said Dirk Lindebaum...


Spread of infectious diseases likely due to sit-ins in Federal Capital

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 22nd August 2014

Spread of infectious diseases likely due to sit-ins in Federal Capital ISLAMABAD: Health experts have pointed out that there are high chances of spread of infectious diseases in Federal Capital due to presence of people from different areas in the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). They claimed people, who came here from various cities of the country in the protest with...


Pilgrims vaccination from 25th

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd August 2014

Pilgrims vaccination from 25th LAHORE: Vaccination will start from August 25 in Haji Camp Lahore for pilgrims under the government scheme. According to a press release issued by Pakistan Hajj and Umrah Service here on Friday, pilgrims would be vaccinated against meningitis, influenza and polio. The Ministry of Religious Affairs has set up vaccination centers in all Hajj directorates...


Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd August 2014

Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study WASHINGTON:Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol, US researchers said Thursday. The study looked at data from 10,711 adults — just over half of whom were women — in the Korean National Health and Nutrition...


Fruit, vegetable consumption may reduce stroke risk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st August 2014

Fruit, vegetable consumption may reduce stroke risk ISLAMABAD:Adults who report consuming high amounts of fruits and vegetables had a reduced risk for stroke compared with adults who report consuming low amounts, says a new study. The meta-analysis included data from 760,729 participants who were followed for a range of 3 to 37 years. All studies had stroke as the primary outcome of...


Research:Handshake strength reveals age

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st August 2014

Research:Handshake strength reveals age ISLAMABAD: A handshake can tell a lot about a person.Researchers say the strength of someone’s grip may reveal how fast they’re aging, their education level and even their future health. The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis researchers reviewed more than 50 published studies from around the world for their article in the journal PLOS...


 
 
 



 
 



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