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Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines worth

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines worth ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from deadly diseases were wasted, officials said Tuesday. The pentavalent vaccines, which protect against five diseases with a single shot, spoiled because they were not stored at the proper temperature, officials said. “An inquiry commission...


Japan-US food trade

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Japan-US food trade Tokyo, JAPAN: US beef is displayed under a newly designed brand mark at a press conference in Tokyo on March 2, 2015. US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president Philip Seng is now here to promote more US meat consumption in the Japanese market. Japan and US governments are now in talks to lower tariffs on...


Childhood depression, anxiety tied to pain later

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Childhood depression, anxiety tied to pain later ISLAMABAD: Children who experience abuse or other adversities and develop mental health disorders are at greater risk for chronic physical problems when they are adults. Child maltreatment has been associated with increased risk of adverse physical health outcomes. In prior research that examined the influence of early psychosocial  environment on later physical health, the potentially...


Smoking is the major risk factor for ulcers: Experts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Smoking is the major risk factor for ulcers: Experts KARACHI: Smoking has emerged to be one of the leading risk-factors for ulcers that if left untreated may unfold into serious health conditions, said senior medical practitioners during a continuing medical education program at Murshid Hospital. Senior physicians, Dr. Abdus Sattar Essa Jaffer,  Dr. Madiha Ata and Dr.Sharif Abbasi, registering their concern towards growing trend...


Now, get tested for Ebola within 10 minutes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th February 2015

Now, get tested for Ebola within 10 minutes ISLAMABAD: Scientists have come up with quick test for Ebola that can diagnose the deadly disease within 10 minutes. The new test from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers involves a device, a simple paper strip similar to a pregnancy test, that can rapidly diagnose Ebola, as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as...


Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants: Study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

Eating peanuts early could prevent allergy in infants: Study ISLAMABAD: With peanut allergies on the rise worldwide, a study has found that contrary to previous advice, feeding foods containing peanuts to babies before 11 months of age may help prevent allergies. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine are based on a British study of 640 children, aged four months to 11...


ISLAMABAD: Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests.

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

ISLAMABAD: Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests. ISLAMABAD: Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests. “For a long time we have thought that bacteria make antibiotics for the same reasons that we love them – because they kill other bacteria,” said Elizabeth Shank, assistant professor of biology at University of North Carolina at...


Ireland says second major tobacco firm threatens legal action

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

Ireland says second major tobacco firm threatens legal action Ireland said a second major cigarette manufacturer, Imperial Tobacco Group, has threatened legal action against the government over plans for a law requiring them to sell cigarettes in plain packets. Ireland said in 2013 it wanted to become the first country in the European Union to ban branding on cigarette packages and reiterated its plans...


Vitamin A may protect kids from malaria

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd February 2015

Vitamin A may protect kids from malaria ISLAMABAD: Vitamin A may protect children against the mosquito-borne malaria parasite, a study said. Children under the age of five were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, the findings showed, Health news reported. “Our research found that children who received vitamin A...


Researchers discover previously unknown brain cells

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Researchers discover previously unknown brain cells ISLAMABAD: Scientists at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have produced a detailed map that identifies 47 different kinds of cell types. The findings by a group of scientists led by professor Sten Linnarsson were outlined in the journal Science, Xinhua reported. By studying over three thousand cells from the cerebral cortex in mice, one at a time...


Iran ranks first in tooth implanting in Middle East

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Iran ranks first in tooth implanting in Middle East ISLAMABAD: Iran ranks 1st in tooth implanting in Middle East, scientific secretary of the 1st International Tooth Implantology Conference (ITIC) said. ‘Iran enjoys a very high status in implanting technique in the world and can compete with the European countries, the US and other developed countries in this field,’ Dr. Ruhollah Norouzi said, IRNA reported....


Even insufficient sleep may lead to diabetes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Even insufficient sleep may lead to diabetes ISLAMABAD: Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre diabetic conditions in healthy young men, a new research reveals. While examining the impact of sleep loss on 24-hour fatty acid levels in the blood, the study said insufficient sleep may disrupt fat metabolism and reduce the...


Dean Foods leads supply on quiet HY day

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Dean Foods leads supply on quiet HY day NEW YORK: Three high yield bond trades were on offer on Friday ahead of what is expected to be an unusually quiet week for issuance. Food and beverage company Dean Foods Company priced a new US$700m eight year non call three senior notes via Morgan Stanley at par to yield 6.50%, or the tight end...


Hookah smokers breathe in higher metals than believed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

Hookah smokers breathe in higher metals than believed ISLAMABAD: According to a new study, when smoking Hookah, only a minimal amount of heavy metals are removed in the “filtration” process, suggesting that shisha pipes are not as toxin-free as previously believed. Research of the German Jordania University and the Royal Scientific Society Amman-Jordan showed that on average, 3 percent of heavy metals present...


Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

Soft drink consumers at a higher risk of cancer: study ISLAMABAD: People who consume one or more cans of cold drinks per day are exposing themselves to a potential carcinogen, warns a new study. The ingredient, 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) – a possible human carcinogen – is formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel colour. Caramel colour is a common ingredient in colas and other...


Sunbathers take heed: skin damage continues hours after exposure

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

Sunbathers take heed: skin damage continues hours after exposure Here’s a warning to sunbathers everywhere. Scientists have found that the skin damage caused by UV rays does not stop once you get out of the sun. Researchers said on Thursday much of the potentially cancer-causing damage wrought by ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning beds occurs up to three to four hours after exposure...


About 34 per cent Pakistanis suffer from depression

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

About 34 per cent Pakistanis suffer from depression KARACHI: Depression is the most common mental disorder in Pakistan as around 34 per cent population of the country are suffering from this disease. Good mental health, therefore, is the foundation for an individual’s and a community’s effective functioning and well-being. Nearly 450 million people suffer from mental and behavioral disorders worldwide. Prof. Dr.Muhammad Iqbal...


AIDS: New drug shields monkeys from infection – study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

AIDS: New drug shields monkeys from infection – study PARIS:  Scientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine. Macaque monkeys given the drug were able to fend off high, repeated doses of the simian version of the human immunodeficiency virus...


National Health Sciences Research symposium to begin on Feb 24

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

National Health Sciences Research symposium to begin on Feb 24 KARACHI: The 18th National Health Sciences Research Symposium, with the theme “Cancer: Promoting Comprehensive Care.” will be held here at Aga Khan University, from February 24-26. As one of the major event in Pakistan, the symposium will provide a platform for policy makers and health professionals, educators and media to discuss the issues around cancer...


TECHNICALS-NY coffee to retest support at $1.5490

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

TECHNICALS-NY coffee to retest support at $1.5490 SINGAPORE: New York March coffee may retest support at $1.5490 per lb after completing its current rebound around resistance at $1.5910. Support and resistance are identified respectively as the 100 percent and the 61.8 percent Fibonacci projection levels of a downward wave c, the third wave of a three wave cycle that developed from the...


Training workshop being held on water resources management

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th February 2015

Training workshop being held on water resources management ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) started a 5 day training workshop on `Nurturing Satellite Remote Sensing application for water management’ in collaboration with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) from Feb 16-20. Speaking as a chief guest at the inaugural session of the Workshop, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Kamran...


Polluted Nullahs pose health problems

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th February 2015

Polluted Nullahs pose health problems ISLAMABAD: The polluted nullahs in various sectors of federal capital pose health problems due to the negligence of the authorities concerned. These nullahs are not only creating hurdles for smooth flow of rainwater but also causing bad smell in the vicinities. Nullahs have become dumping sites owing to negligence on the part of civic body...


54 gastro cases reported in city

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th February 2015

54 gastro cases reported in city MULTAN: A total of 54 patients of gastroenteritis were hospitalized in the city on Monday. Exactly 42 patients reported at Children Complex, while three gastro cases were brought to Nishtar Medical Institute, said an official source. Five patients of gastro were admitted at Civil Hospital and four were shifted to Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women,...


Ebola hit nations pledge to eradicate virus in 60 days

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th February 2015

Ebola hit nations pledge to eradicate virus in 60 days CONAKRY: The leaders of the countries devastated by the West African Ebola outbreak vowed at a summit in Guinea on Sunday to eradicate the virus by mid April. The outbreak, which began 14 months ago, has killed more than 9,200 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and savaged their economies and government finances. Guinea’s...


Japan Rsesearchers hope to Develop Low-Cost Test to Detect Cancer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

Japan Rsesearchers hope to Develop Low-Cost Test to Detect Cancer ISLAMABAD: Japanese researchers with he help of Kyushu university hope to develop a new low-cost test to detect cancer in one hour, by studying the reaction of roundworms after coming into contact with the urine of patients. In a study, it was determined that roundworms, measuring approximately one mm in length, are attracted to the...


Ebola transmission from dead patients possible

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th February 2015

Ebola transmission from dead patients possible ISLAMABAD: The deadly Ebola virus may transmit  even from dead patients, says a new study, underscoring the importance of using safe practices for handling corpses. The scientists from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)  sampled five deceased Ebola-infected monkeys and discovered the virus remained viable for at least seven days. They also detected non-infectious...


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