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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

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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

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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

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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...


800,000 die by suicide globally every year: WHO’s first report

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800,000 die by suicide globally every year: WHO’s first report KARACHI: More than 800,000 people die by suicide every year around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally. Evidence from Australia, Canada,...


Sleeping pills use linked with Alzheimer’s disease

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

Sleeping pills use linked with Alzheimer’s disease ISLAMABAD: Sleeping tablets and anxiety drugs taken by millions of people have been linked with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers warn. Common sleeping tablets and anxiety drugs taken by millions of patients has been linked to a 50 per cent increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have found. Taking the drugs known as benzodiazepines, which include diazepam...


Fresh honey could provide alternative to antibiotics

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th September 2014

Fresh honey could provide alternative to antibiotics ISLAMABAD:  At a time when antibiotic resistance is increasing, researchers have found that lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey could offer a possible alternative to antibiotics. The bacteria produced a number of active anti-microbial compounds, the findings showed. “When used alive, these 13 lactic acid bacteria produce the right kind  of anti-microbial compounds, depending...


Short walk cuts harmful effects of continuous sitting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

Short walk cuts harmful effects of continuous sitting ISLAMABAD: Slow and five minute walks can ward off the harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of continuous sitting, a new study has suggested. The study conducted at Indiana University examined the experimental evidence of effects of sitting for long hours, Science Daily reported. Saurabh Thosar, a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon Health and...


Doctors flag risk of e-cig refills for toddlers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th September 2014

Doctors flag risk of e-cig refills for toddlers PARIS: Doctors issued a fresh warning Monday that toddlers were at risk from e-cigarette nicotine refills, saying even a few drops could make a child very sick. In a letter to the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, physicians in Birmingham, central England, reported the case of a 30-month-old girl who had to be rushed...


Anti polio drive begins in Bajaur

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Anti polio drive begins in Bajaur BAJAUR: A three- day anti polio drive  has launched in Bajaur agency today aimed tight security to ensure protection of vaccinators. Briefing journalists about the drive here, Agency Surgeon Dr Zakir Hussain said that 225,286 children under five years of age would be administered anti-polio vaccine in the Agency. About 1,600 health workers including volunteers,...


Chickenpox disease mainly affects children below 12 years: Dr. Salma

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Chickenpox disease mainly affects children below 12 years: Dr. Salma HYDERABAD:  More than 90 percent of chickenpox cases occur in children less than 12 years of age. It is a very common and highly contagious disease, said eminent Child Specialist and Pediatrician of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro Professor Dr. Salma Shaikh. Transmission of chickenpox occurs from person-to-person by direct contact...


Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Facebook addiction can leave you lonely, depressed ISLAMABAD: Facebook is there to help you stay in touch with your near and dear ones, but there are consequences to its consistent use, including a “lowered life satisfaction of basic psychological needs and dampened mood”, according to new research. “There is a link between a dampened mood and Facebook,” informed Austrian psychologists Christina Sagioglou...


Another 53 gastro cases reported

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Another 53 gastro cases reported MULTAN: A total of 53 patients of gastroenteritis, were admitted at public hospitals of the city on Monday. Exactly 17 gastro cases were brought to Nishtar Medical Institute and 31 patients were admitted at Children Complex. Five patients reported at Civil Hospital while no patient landed at Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women, said an official...


Carmat fits a second patient with its artificial heart

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th September 2014

Carmat fits a second patient with its artificial heart PARIS: French company Carmat confirmed on Monday that it had fitted a second patient with one of its artificial hearts and would continue its clinical trials on two more patients. Carmat’s device, which mimicks nature’s work using biological materials and sensors, is designed to serve not as a bridge to a heart transplant but as...


Dengue awareness day at district jail

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th September 2014

Dengue awareness day at district jail LAHORE: On directions from IG Prisons Farooq Nazir and DIG Lahore Region Malik Mubashar Ahmad Khan, a dengue awareness day was arranged at District Jail Lahore on Sunday. All paramedical and executive staff participated in the event. Lectures were delivered and pamphlets regarding preventive measures were distributed among prisoners. Mosquito replants were also distributed among...


Dengue control cell set up

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th September 2014

Dengue control cell set up FAISALABAD: The Health Department has established a dengue control cell at DCO office to eradicate dengue. A spokesman for the health department said on Sunday that the dengue control cell would work round the clock and people could contact it at telephone number 041-9201491 and 041-9201492. Source:...


92 gastro patients hospitalized

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

92 gastro patients hospitalized MULTAN: A total of 92 patients of gastro were admitted to public hospitals in the city on Friday. Exactly 41 gastro cases were brought to Nishtar Medical Institute and 31 patients were admitted to Children Complex. As 11 patients were reported at Civil Hospital and nine at Fatima Jinnah Hospital for Women, said an official...


Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th September 2014

Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes ISLAMABAD: Regular breakfast consumption, particularly involving consumption of a high fibre cereal, could protect against the early development of type 2 diabetes risk. Make sure that your kids do not skip breakfast as researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, Khaleej...


Brain ‘can be trained to prefer healthy food’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th September 2014

Brain ‘can be trained to prefer healthy food’ ISLAMABAD: The brain can be trained to prefer healthy  food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study. Scientists say food addictions can be changed in this way even if they  are well-established. They scanned the addiction centre in the brains of a small group of men...


Sleep deprivation leads to schizophrenia-like symptoms

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th September 2014

Sleep deprivation leads to schizophrenia-like symptoms ISLAMABAD: Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia in healthy persons, a new study has found. A team led by researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany and King’s College London said that after 24 hours of sleep deprivation in healthy patients, numerous symptoms were noted...


Permanent hair dyes linked to cancer: Study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th September 2014

Permanent hair dyes linked to cancer: Study ISLAMABAD: Hairdressers who apply light-colour permanent dyes or perform perms on their clients have a high concentration of carcinogenic chemicals in their blood, a new study has found. Permanent hair dyes, also called oxidative dyes, work with the help of hydrogen peroxide, which causes a chemical reaction between so-called`intermediates’ the aromatic amines and dye `couplers’,...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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