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Steps being taken to eradicate polio, dengue: Minister

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th October 2014

Steps being taken to eradicate polio, dengue: Minister KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health and Food Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that effective measures are being taken to eradicate polio and dengue in the province while precautionary measures are being adopted at entry points. This he said while presiding over a meeting in Sindh Secretariat after assuming the charge of Health Minister here...


Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

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Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media BEIJING- Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country’s “one child” policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation’s demographic challenges. The world’s most populous country has restricted most families to a single child since the late 1970s, but the Communist party said in...


Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th October 2014

Have nuts, fruits to lower stroke risk ISLAMABAD: Eating diets rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, poultry and fish combined with physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower risk of a first-time stroke. Researchers said “we have a huge opportunity to improve how we prevent new strokes, because risk factors that can be changed or controlled...


Brain abnormalities in people with chronic fatigue: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

Brain abnormalities in people with chronic fatigue: study WASHINGTON- A study of 15 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has found that patients’ brains have at least three distinct abnormalities when compared to healthy people, researchers said Wednesday. The findings, if confirmed, could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat the troublesome condition that affects more than a million Americans, said the study...


Device to measure neurological diseases developed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th October 2014

Device to measure neurological diseases developed ISLAMABAD: A device has been developed which measures the nervous system reaction time to monitor the progress of neurological diseases. Farin Zakaei researcher at Amir Kabir University in Iran has developed the device, Mehr news agency reported. He stated that it is capable of measuring the reaction time for the nervous system in various people...


Reminiscing can help boost mental performance

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th October 2014

Reminiscing can help boost mental performance ISLAMABAD: Engaging brain areas linked to so-called ‘off- task’ mental activities can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, a new research led by a neuroscientist shows for the first. To solve a mental puzzle, the brain’s executive control network for externally focused, goal-oriented thinking must activate, while the network for internally directed thinking...


WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

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WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015 GENEVA- Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali. Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola and...


World Polio Day observed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

World Polio Day observed ISLAMABAD: Like other parts of the globe, World Polio Day was also observed in Pakistan on Friday to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease. The day designated by the World Health Organization is a reminder of Rotary New Zealand part in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the second...


Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 mln to Ebola fight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Microsoft co-founder Allen commits $100 mln to Ebola fight SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen said on Thursday he would increase his total donations to organizations tackling Ebola to more than $100 million, making him one of the biggest personal donors in the fight against the virus. The Seattle man, who co-founded what became the world’s biggest software company with Bill Gates in 1975,...


NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital NEW YORK: The doctor being tested in New York for Ebola has not been back to his hospital job or seen patients since returning from West Africa, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was described as a “committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first” in...


Fruit, vegetable consumption may reduce stroke risk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd October 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...


Cuba Ebola doctors bringing island in from cold

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd October 2014

Cuba Ebola doctors bringing island in from cold HAVANA: Cuba’s contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States. Despite its small population and strapped economy, Cuba has sent 165 medical professionals to Sierra Leone, a larger contingent than most...


‘Heart attacks not connected to family history’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

‘Heart attacks not connected to family history’ ISLAMABAD: Researchers have found that heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed. Lifestyle choices and environment decides whether one will have a heart attack or not, not the genes,reported BBC health. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and...


Dengue counters at Emergency ward for 24/7 services

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th October 2014

Dengue counters at Emergency ward for 24/7 services LAHORE: Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital (LGH) Prof Anjum Habib Vohra has urged medical practitioners to join campaign against dengue and wipe out this menacing threat to public health. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting held in connection with dengue awareness campaign. The meeting was attended by all...


SIAD campaign to begin in Central, West districts from Tuesday

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SIAD campaign to begin in Central, West districts from Tuesday KARACHI: The first Supplementary Immunization Additional Dosage (SIAD) campaign for selected areas of Karachi could not take off in its Central and West districts due to non availability of required police security. Officials talking to APP said the campaign was scheduled to be held from October 20 to 22 at 13 highest risks areas located...


Virus infection raises diabetes risk in kids

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th October 2014

Virus infection raises diabetes risk in kids ISLAMABAD: Children who have been infected with enterovirus are around 50 per cent more likely to develop Type 1 diabetes, says a study. Type 1 diabetes is considered to be caused by complex interaction between genetic susceptibility, the immune system and environmental factors, health news reported. “Though the cue for genetic predisposition has been elucidated,...


NICVD to initiate Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program for young heart patients

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th October 2014

NICVD to initiate Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program for young heart patients KARACHI: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) is in process to initiate Adult Congenital Heart Disease program to meet the ever growing pressure of patients, aged between 18 years to 30 years. The Executive Director of NICVD, Dr. Khan Shah Zaman talking to APP Friday said this group of young population coming with structural heart...


Preliminary tests show Yale student does not have Ebola

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th October 2014

Preliminary tests show Yale student does not have Ebola NEW HAVEN: Preliminary tests show that a Yale University graduate student evaluated at a Connecticut hospital for Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease, the hospital said in a statement on Thursday. The patient is one of two Yale University graduate epidemiology students who traveled to Liberia last month to advise the health ministry on...


Lock&Lock Pakistan: Live Healthy, Eat Healthy

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th October 2014

Lock&Lock Pakistan: Live Healthy, Eat Healthy Lock&Lock Pakistan, global leaders of premium quality airtight storage containers,recently took the initiative of organizing an activity in Lahore to promote healthy eating and living in Pakistan. An evening of healthy bites and beverages, mingling and light hearted conversations was enjoyed by women of all walks of life. Health experts Dr. Zarqa Suharwardy Taimur, Dr...


Eight New York hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th October 2014

Eight New York hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases NEW YORK: New York state is running surprise drills to prepare hospitals for possible Ebola patients and has designated eight medical centers to treat any cases of the disease diagnosed in the state, the governor said on Thursday. Governor Andrew Cuomo said authorities were erring on the side on caution in their preparations, and that...


Ebola response in high-gear amid UN warning ‘things will get worse before they improve’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th October 2014

Ebola response in high-gear amid UN warning ‘things will get worse before they improve’ UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities. The UN World Food Programme...


Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th October 2014

Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk LONDON: Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday — and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public health research consortium, the UK-based scientists said the relationship they found between depression and...


Stress hurts women’s hearts more than men’s

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th October 2014

Stress hurts women’s hearts more than men’s ISLAMABAD: A new study has found that stress may be more harmful for women’s heart than it is for men’s. Researcher from Duke University, Wei Jiang, who’s also the study’s senior author, said that normally when under stress, people fought back by pumping more blood to the body, and as per the data, women were...


Ebola: Questions about a stealthy virus

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th October 2014

Ebola: Questions about a stealthy virus PARIS- The Ebola virus species that has killed more than 4,000 people in west Africa caught everyone by surprise when it erupted thousands of kilometres from its historical hotbed. The outbreak, experts say, revealed just how little we know about the deadly agent. What is the virus’ natural range? Are there limits? Can they shift?...


Regular fruit juice drinking could lead to high BP

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th October 2014

Regular fruit juice drinking could lead to high BP ISLAMABAD: A glass of fruit juice a day may not be as `healthy’ as previously thought as researchers found that those who regularly drink fruit juice have significantly higher blood pressure than those who have it occasionally. With high amounts of sugar with negligible fiber, a daily glass of fruit juice could lead to high...


Obama urges more action to fight Ebola crisis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th October 2014

Obama urges more action to fight Ebola crisis WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday and agreed the international community had to step up its effort to “decisively address the Ebola crisis,” the White House said. Obama also spoke to French President Francois Hollande and agreed more had to be done to establish treatment facilities in...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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