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Anti-polio drive from Sept 29

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


Polio immunization needed to be incorporated in healthcare package

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Polio immunization needed to be incorporated in healthcare package KARACHI: Senior researcher and pediatrician Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta has suggested urgent measures to bundle polio immunizations into health-care packages that include vaccines for other diseases such as measles and diphtheria. Registering his concern about new cases of polio being reported in the country he said provision for basic medical services, including polio vaccination, to children...


Three more confirmed with dengue: Spokesman

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Three more confirmed with dengue: Spokesman SWAT: The number of dengue victims has been reached to 177 after detecting virus in three more patients during last 24 hours, confirmed Dr. Haider, Spokesman of Health Department. Dr. Haider informed Thursday that new victims of the disease included a child and a woman. He said that 177 patients were diagnosed with dengue adding...


Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th September 2014

Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia Colombia: First their hands and feet feel cold. Then they go pale and cannot move. Some convulse and fall to the floor. A mystery illness is plaguing girls in this town in northern Colombia, and locals say a vaccine against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, is to blame. In El Carmen de Bolivar,...


Healthy people carry viruses in their bodies too

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th September 2014

Healthy people carry viruses in their bodies too ISLAMABAD: On an average, healthy individuals carry about five types of viruses in their bodies and the same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, says a significant study. The study appeared online in the journal BioMed Central...


Extreme care towards maintenance of OPV cold chain mechanism needed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th September 2014

Extreme care towards maintenance of OPV cold chain mechanism needed KARACHI: Karachites expressing their concern about persistence of polio virus in the metropolis have urged the concerned authorities to review arrangements made for maintenance of cold chain during each OPV administration campaign in the province. Many of the parents talking to APP Wednesday said province that has registered 12 polio cases this year, including 11...


Ebola outbreak severity is impossible to predict, claims researcher

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th September 2014

Ebola outbreak severity is impossible to predict, claims researcher ISLAMABAD: A new study has revealed that a mathematical model which was supposed to predict Ebola outbreaks has now been ruled out to foretell its severity. The research by the University of Warwick, titled Epidemiological Dynamics of Ebola Outbreaks, showed that when applying the available data from the ongoing 2014 outbreak to the model that...


Daily sugar consumption should be cut: WHO

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th September 2014

Daily sugar consumption should be cut: WHO ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) and health experts have recommended further reduction in daily sugar consumption. The new advice cuts the previous recommendation for sugar intake proposed by WHO few months ago. The new advice suggests the target of 5% of energy intake from free sugars amounts to 25g for women (five to six...


How human brain processes fear revealed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

How human brain processes fear revealed ISLAMABAD:  A new study has recently provided researchers a deeper insight into how fear is processed in the human brain. The research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas would be the first to separate emotion from threat by controlling for the dimension of arousal, the emotional reaction provoked, whether...


17 Gastro cases reported from Khanewal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

17 Gastro cases reported from Khanewal KHANEWAL: As many as 17 patients of gastroenteritis including 10 women were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital here on Tuesday. According to hospitals sources, patients include Arfah of village 168/10-R, Yasmin of Colony No III, Sadia of Azizabad, Shazia of Colony no I, Layba of Payara Town, Kishwar of Hakimabad, Haseena of Azizabad, Sakina...


Sugar intake must be slashed to avoid tooth decay, say scientists

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th September 2014

Sugar intake must be slashed to avoid tooth decay, say scientists ISLAMABAD: The scientiests have said that the target to reduce sugar consumption should account for 5% of energy intake – down from 10%. The study was published in the BMC Public Health journal and suggested the target should be no more than 3%. The researchers said the move was needed after looking at the cost...


Vitamin E intake crucial for first 1,000 days of life’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th September 2014

Vitamin E intake crucial for first 1,000 days of life’ ISLAMABAD:If you believe that vitamin E deficiency never occurs, you are probably wrong. A new analysis suggests that an adequate level of this essential micro-nutrient is critical for the very young, the elderly and pregnant women,the findings appeared in the journal Advances in Nutritio. “It is important for all of your life but the most...


EPA committed to eliminate dengue mosquito

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th September 2014

EPA committed to eliminate dengue mosquito RAWALPINDI: Environment Protection Agency (EPA), under its ongoing anti-dengue drive on Saturday inspected 32 sites and also booked the owner of Welcome Wheel Allignment, Ghawalmandi, who did not take notice of the breeding larvae after being warned several times. District Officer EPA, Mian Mohammad Nawaz told APP that strict action was being taken against those...


1055 dengue fever suspects visit allied hospitals

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th September 2014

1055 dengue fever suspects visit allied hospitals RAWALPINDI: Around 1055  dengue fever suspects have so far been brought to the allied hospitals of the city,out of which 9 cases were positive who were provided the required treatment in the hospitals. Focal person for RMC and Allied Hospitals of Rawalpindi, Deputy Medical Superintendent (DMS) Holy Family Hospital (HFH) Dr Javed Hayat talking to...


Study links rare blood type to high risk of memory loss

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th September 2014

Study links rare blood type to high risk of memory loss ISLAMABAD: A new study suggests people with a rare blood type may be at a greater risk for memory loss later in life. The study, published in American Academy of Neurology, found that people with the blood type AB which is about four percent of the U.S. population- were 82 percent more likely to develop...


Eat fish to fight deafness

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th September 2014

Eat fish to fight deafness ISLAMABAD: Eating oily fish can slash the risk of hearing loss by a fifth, a new study has found. Fish such as sardines, salmon and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have already been shown to stave off heart disease, dementia, cancer, depression and arthritis. Now a study of women has shown that...


Growing air pollution, dust increasing number of asthmatic patients: Dr Khan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th September 2014

Growing air pollution, dust increasing number of asthmatic patients: Dr Khan HYDERABAD: The growing air pollution and dust is increasing the number of allergic asthmatic patients in urban populace of Hyderabad and there is need of formulation of an effective strategy in controlling air pollution. Eminent pulmonologist and Head of the Department of Pulmonology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro Dr Rashid Ahmed Khan...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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