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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


Three-day anti polio campaign starts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th August 2014

Three-day anti polio campaign starts CHAKWAL, Aug 20 (APP): A three-day anti polio campaign has been started on Wednesday in the district and it will continue till August, 22. It was reported that polio virus was detected in a minor girl in Kallar Kahar and due to which DCO Chakwal, Asif Bilal Lodhi directed for a special anti polio campaign....


Thyroid problem has become common ; Dr. Naeem

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th August 2014

Thyroid problem has become common ; Dr. Naeem HYDERABAD:The increasing cases of thyroid problem is posing a great threat to human lives as the disease has so far affected tens of millions of people worldwide. Thyroid disorders particularly thyroid cancer, thyroid under-activity and thyroid over-activity have become common among the people in general and women in particular, said Director NIMRA Dr. Naeem Leghari,...


EPA visits 39 sites under anti-dengue drive, seals three

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2014

EPA visits 39 sites under anti-dengue drive, seals three RAWALPINDI: The Environment Protection Agency (EPA), under its ongoing anti-dengue drive, on Tuesday inspected 39 sites and sealed three of them where dengue larva was found. EPA District Officer Mian Mohammad Nawaz, while talking to the media persons said that an FIR has also been lodged against the owner of a Motel on Peshawar Road...


10th Health Asia 2014 Int’l from Sept 16 – 18

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

10th Health Asia 2014 Int’l from Sept 16 – 18 KARACHI:The 10th Health Asia 2014 international exhibition and conferences incorporating Pharma Asia international exhibition will be held from September 16 to 18 at Expo Centre here. Approximately 177 international and domestic exhibitors are expected to showcase their products and services in the event,said a statement on Monday. Over 80 foreign delegates are also expected to...


Changing disease pattern enhances need for molecular research

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Changing disease pattern enhances need for molecular research KARACHI:Rapid changes emerging in the disease pattern and eruption of wide ranged variants in all categories of infection demand urgency to keep actively involved the local researchers and students in molecular and immunodiagnostic research. This was suggested by experts including Dr. Ata-Ur-Rehman, Prof.Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Prof. M. Umar Farooq, Dr. Saeed Khan, Dr.Shaheen Sharafat,...


Office with windows boosts health of workers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th August 2014

Office with windows boosts health of workers ISLAMABAD: There was also a trend for workers in offices with windows to have more physical activity than those without windows. The windows in your office may open gateways to good health as researchers have found that daylight in office improves worker’s sleep, physical activity and quality of life, Khaleej Times reported. Employees with windows...


Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th August 2014

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study PARIS:Being overweight boosts the risk of 10 common cancers, said a study of five million UK adults that prompted a call Thursday for tougher anti-obesity measures. Researchers calculated that 12,000 cases of these 10 cancers every year in the UK were attributable to excess body weight. And if current trends continue, “there could be over 3,500...


Study unveils clues to infant brain’s growth

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th August 2014

Study unveils clues to infant brain’s growth ISLAMABAD:A group of researchers have demonstrated a novel map to measuring early brain development of infants from birth to three months. The research conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii by using advanced scanning techniques could unveil the growth speed of infant’s brain, Press Tv...


 
 
 



 
 



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