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3,37,842 children immunized against polio in district central during three day polio campaign

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st October 2014

3,37,842 children immunized against polio in district central during three day polio campaign KARACHI: Around 0.35 million children, under 5 years of age, were administered oral polio vaccine along with vitamin A capsule in district Central of Karachi during the three-day National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign that concluded in three districts of the city on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner, Karachi – Central,  Dr. Syed Saifur Rehman, sharing details of...


Another 80 gastro cases reported

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th September 2014

Another 80 gastro cases reported MULTAN: Another 80 cases of gastroenteritis,were reported from various hospitals of public sector in the city on Tuesday. Forty nine gastro cases were reported from Nishtar Medical Institute and 30 cases from Children Complex. Only one patient was reported at Civil Hospital, said an official source. As many as 31 patients were discharged while no...


Malaria deaths linked to where people live: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th September 2014

Malaria deaths linked to where people live: study ISLAMABAD: Researchers have discovered that people have formed different defences against malaria depending on what part of the world they live in, according to a ground- breaking study. The study, which involved almost 12,000 people, was conducted over 10 years, across 11 different countries, looked for specific mutations in genes that result in resistance against...


22 gastro patients admitted to hospital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th September 2014

22 gastro patients admitted to hospital KHANEWAL: As many as 22 patients of gastro, including 13 women, were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital here on Saturday. According to hospitals sources, Yaqoob of Civil Line,Ali Hamza of Mehr Shah, Bushra Bibi of Khalil Town, Amina Bibi, Ariba Bibi, Shazia Perven, Tayaba Noor, Muhammad Hassan of village 74/15-R, Areeba of Kot Alla...


Women with diabetes at higher heart disease risk: Study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th September 2014

Women with diabetes at higher heart disease risk: Study ISLAMABAD: Women with diabetes are 44 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) than men with diabetes, a large global study has revealed. “Taken together, these data provide convincing evidence that diabetes poses a greater relative risk for cardiovascular diseases in women than in men,” said professor Rachel Huxley from University of Queensland...


Now, a DNA tool to spot cancer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th September 2014

Now, a DNA tool to spot cancer ISLAMABAD: Detecting cancer could soon become a lot easier as scientists have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells. The nanosensor measures pH variati ons at the nanoscale-how acidic (a higher pH level) or alkaline (a lower pH level) it is. Cancer cells often display...


Ebola vaccine might be ready for limited distribution in early 2015: WHO

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th September 2014

Ebola vaccine might be ready for limited distribution in early 2015: WHO ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) said that potential vaccine against the Ebola virus might be ready for limited distribution in January 2015. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director General for Health Information and Systems, told a press conference that there are several potential candidate vaccines but the WHO is focusing on two, Xinhua News...


Moot participants call for focus on treatment of psychiatric diseases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th September 2014

Moot participants call for focus on treatment of psychiatric diseases HYDERABAD: The participants of national conference on psychiatry have emphasized the need of focusing more attention towards the treatment of psychiatric diseases which are on rise among the people, particularly children. There is  need of creating awareness among the people to consider the psychiatry hospital as disease treatment centers instead of mental hospital, they said...


China pledges “harshest penalties” for food-safety violations

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th September 2014

China pledges “harshest penalties” for food-safety violations SHANGHAI: China has vowed to hand out the “harshest penalties” to food safety violators and to further reform the food and drug safety administration, Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. Vice-Premier Wang Yang made the comment during an inspection tour of Beijing’s food safety monitoring centre on Friday, the news agency said. Food safety is...


0.754 Million children to be vaccinated against polio

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th September 2014

0.754 Million children to be vaccinated against polio PESHAWAR: As many as 0.754 million children under the age of five years would be administered polio drops in Peshawar during the polio campaign starting from Saturday, district administration said. It is said that 4,200 teams have been constituted to vaccinate the children against the disease, while 5,700 police official are being deployed for the...


Boys at computers may develop weaker bones

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th September 2014

Boys at computers may develop weaker bones ISLAMABAD: Males especially young boys who spend a lot of time on computer are vulnerable to weak bones syndrome, says a study. The findings for boys clearly show that inactive lifestyle during adolescence can impact bone mineral density (BMD) negatively and thus compromise the acquisition of peak bone mass, BBC health reported. Hooked to computer...


Week long health awareness programme

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th September 2014

Week long health awareness programme JHANG: A week long awareness programme for ‘Mother & Children’ would be held in the district with a focus on people living in flood hit areas. During a number of corner meetings and gatherings the village people would be apprised of health issues,risks as well as preventive measures,said Dr. Zulfiqar Ali,district coordinator IRMNCH in NGO...


Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th September 2014

Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy ISLAMABAD: Researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed on a melanoma mouse model, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than chemotherapy alone, Health news reported. “The immediate concern for patients is the cancer but then when you get over that hump, you...


Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th September 2014

Fruits and vegetables linked to mental well-being ISLAMABAD: The higher an individual’s fruit and vegetable intake the lower the chance of their having low mental well-being. According to researchers the more portions of fruits and vegetables you take in a day, the better are your chances of improving mental well-being along with your physical health, Health news reported. The research involved 14,000...


Obese people at risk of stress-related diseases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th September 2014

Obese people at risk of stress-related diseases ISLAMABAD: A new study has found that overweight people could be more vulnerable to stress-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The research at Brandeis University, found that both overweight and obese patients display higher levels of stress-induced inflammation, compared to people who are in a healthy weight range, BBC health...


Exercising may bolster your brain wires in old age

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th September 2014

Exercising may bolster your brain wires in old age ISLAMABAD: People who stay physically active into old age may be improving their brain health by preventing a decline in the brain’s white matter, a new study suggests. The white matter is composed of fiber like parts of brain cells that enable communication between brain regions. “We hope that this will encourage people to take...


Anti-polio drive from Sept 29

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd September 2014

Anti-polio drive from Sept 29 FAISALABAD: The health department has decided to re-start anti-polio drive after six months gap in order to sustain the district’s polio free status. According to official source,three days anti-polio campaign will kick-off across the district from Sept 29 and end on Oct 1. During the campaign,more than 1,250,000 children under five years of age will...


Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd September 2014

Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate LONDON: The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed. The study of cancer patients who smoke found that those using e-cigarettes as well as tobacco cigarettes were more nicotine dependent and equally or...


Army setup three-day eye camp

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

Army setup three-day eye camp SWAT: Pakistan Army has setup three-day free eye and health camp at Charbagh, Kashwara and Gulibagh area with specialists doctors from Al-Shifa hospital Islamabad examined the visitors, a release of ISPR said here on Saturday. According to details, the eye camps was started around 8:00 a.m. in the morning and continue till 5:00 p.m. wherein...


Information Minister announces health, sanitation drive from Sept 22

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

Information Minister announces health, sanitation drive from Sept 22 HYDERABAD: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjil Inam Memon has announced the launching of one month long health and sanitation campaign from September 22, 2014  all over Sindh. With consultation of all political parties of the province, theSindh Government has made a final decision that no political pressure or influence will be accepted...


Drink broccoli sprout beverage to lower air pollution risks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

Drink broccoli sprout beverage to lower air pollution risks ISLAMABAD: Broccoli sprouts are a source of glucoraphanin – a compound that generates sulforaphane when the plant is chewed or the beverage swallowed. A novel way of curbing health risks associated with air pollution could be consuming a broccoli sprout beverage, said the study in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Researchers have found that daily...


Air pollution linked to autism and schizophrenia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

Air pollution linked to autism and schizophrenia ISLAMABAD: A new study has pointed out that exposure to air pollution damages the brain of developing mice, affecting the same area of the brain that is known to play a role in autism and schizophrenia in humans. Researchers from the University of Rochester in the US found that when mice were regularly exposed to...


White bread helps develop ‘good’ gut bacteria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th September 2014

White bread helps develop ‘good’ gut bacteria ISLAMABD: Researchers have now discovered that white bread might not be bad at all, as it helps the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, the deficiency of which makes one vulnerable to diseases. Sonia Gonzalez and colleagues noted that the bacteria in guts, or microbiome, play an important role in health, and one of the most...


178 get infected by Dengue virus in Swat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th September 2014

178 get infected by Dengue virus in Swat SWAT: The dengue mosquito continues haunting down people in the district where the numbers of infected people have reached at 178, Swat Department of Health reported on Friday. During the last 24 hours, one patient namely Sher Bahar resident of College Colony succumb to the infection at special dengue ward in Saidu Sharif Hospital. The...


Polio drive to vaccinate 146,904 children from Sept 29

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th September 2014

Polio drive to vaccinate 146,904 children from Sept 29 MATIARI: Deputy Commissioner of Matiari Fayyaz Hussain Abbassi has informed that 146,904 children will be administered polio drops during the three-day immunisation campaign starting September 29. According to a press release issued by Sindh Information Department here Friday, the DC chaired a meeting with the concerned officials at his office. He said as many as...


Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th September 2014

Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote LONDON: The Ebola virus raging through West Africa is mutating rapidly as it tears a deadly path through cities, towns and villages, but the genetic changes are for now not giving it the ability to spread more easily. Concern that the virus could gain capability to transmit through the air – creating a nightmare scenario...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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