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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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th October 2014

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...


No thanks to Ebola medical waste: US facility

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th October 2014

No thanks to Ebola medical waste: US facility WASHINGTON: A Louisiana firm said Monday it will not accept medical waste from the late Ebola patient in Texas, even though it acknowledged the refuse is safe. Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa. Duncan was hospitalized September 28 and died of Ebola on Wednesday in Dallas. The company,...


Elevating trend of mobile and wearable technology usage in health care sector

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Elevating trend of mobile and wearable technology usage in health care sector Innovations in Technology have revolutionized our life and people from all walks of life are being affected due to it. The same thing applies to the health care professionals because, now, clinician, nurses and others have started using mobile and wearable technology during patient treatment as they find it helpful in medication. Tablet, Smart Phone...


Brain may produce nerve cells even after stroke

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Brain may produce nerve cells even after stroke ISLAMABAD: Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells even after a stroke. Following an induced stroke in mice, brain support cells called astrocytes started to form nerve cells in the injured part of the brain, Health news reported. Using genetic methods to map the fate of the...


Study details the risk to infants put on sofas to sleep

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th October 2014

Study details the risk to infants put on sofas to sleep ISLAMABAD: Many cases of so-called crib death, about one in eight, occur among infants who have been placed on sofas, researchers reported on Monday. Dr. Jeffrey Colvin, a pediatrician at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., and his colleagues analyzed data on 7,934 sudden infant deaths in 24 states, comparing those that occurred on...


Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th October 2014

Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide MADRID: The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization warned, as authorities worldwide tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease and a Spanish nurse fought for her life in hospital. The WHO said 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of October 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered...


Healthy environment, diet, regular exercise help cure mental diseases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Healthy environment, diet, regular exercise help cure mental diseases ISLAMABAD: Healthy environment, healthy diet, active daily routine such as regular exercise greatly help cure mental diseases, Senior Psychiatrist Aysha Mokim Qurashi said on Friday. Talking to PTV on the eve of World Mental Health Day, she said the active daily routine patterns and a person’s surrounding atmosphere play a singnificant role in maintaining mental...


Days of heavy air pollution blight northern China

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th October 2014

Days of heavy air pollution blight northern China BEIJING: Days of heavy smog shrouding swathes of northern China pushed pollution to more than 20 times safe levels on Friday, despite government promises to tackle environmental blight. Visibility dropped dramatically as measures of small pollutant particles known as PM2.5, which can embed themselves deep in the lungs, reached more than 500 micrograms per cubic...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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