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DAP, WHO collaborating centre to observe World Diabetes Day on Sunday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd November 2014

DAP, WHO collaborating centre to observe World Diabetes Day on Sunday KARACHI: The Diabetic Association of Pakistan and WHO Collaborating  Centre, Karachi have chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) here on Sunday. Secretary General, Diabetic Association of Pakistan and Honorary President, International Diabetes Federation, Prof. A Samad Shera, sharing details of the day long WDD activities said it would comprise two...


Too much texting bad for your spine, says study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st November 2014

Too much texting bad for your spine, says study ISLAMABAD: Simple texting on smartphone can exert nearly 23 kg of pressure on your spine depending on the angle at which you are texting, an alarming research has revealed. “Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses about the cervical spine,” wrote study author Kenneth K. Hansraj, a New...


Job authority spells depression for women: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Job authority spells depression for women: study WASHINGTON- Women in authority appear to be more vulnerable to depression than their male counterparts, a study by sociologists in the United States said. Researchers looked into 1,500 middle-aged women from Wisconsin and compared their workplace experiences with 1,300 men in the same age bracket from the same US state. They found that women with...


Exercise best medicine for older women

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 2014

Exercise best medicine for older women ISLAMABAD: Studies had shown that high intensity exercise over a sedentary lifestyle significantly reduced the risk of death. For women over age 50, daily exercise can be prescribed as medicine to reduce the risk of death, BBC health reported. According to researchers, in addition to conventional treatments for physical and mental health, doctors should prescribe...


Pomegranate miraculously good for heart :Report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 2014

Pomegranate miraculously good for heart :Report ISLAMABAD: The pomegranate – A nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life offers protection against heart disease and cancer,says a report. The report aired by a private news channel said the pomegranate a nutrient dense food contains high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection...


Virus infection raises diabetes risk in kids

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 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,...


Drink coffee, avoid cancer and diabetes: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th November 2014

Drink coffee, avoid cancer and diabetes: study ISLAMABAD: Three to four cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing diabetes and cancer by 25 per cent, says a study. According to the study, healthy amount of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing diabetes by a quarter when compared to having less than two cups a day,...


Anti-polio drive begins in Khyber Agency

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th November 2014

Anti-polio drive begins in Khyber Agency ISLAMABAD: Anti-polio campaign has been launched in Khyber Agency on Monday. During the drive, drops of polio vaccine will be administered to one hundred and twenty eight thousand children in the agency. Polio drops will also be administered to internally displaced children at reception points and camps in Bara. Three hundred and ninety four teams...


Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th November 2014

Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk ISLAMABAD: While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research. In a small yet significant study, 14 non-smokers sat for one hour in the passenger seat of a parked sport utility vehicle...


Living with smoker ‘as bad as living in polluted city’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th November 2014

Living with smoker ‘as bad as living in polluted city’ ISLAMABAD: Non-smokers who live with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study. The researchers found that living with smokers is the same as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, BBC health reported. Researchers at the...


Global threat of urban diabetes in spotlight on World Diabetes Day 2014

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th November 2014

Global threat of urban diabetes in spotlight on World Diabetes Day 2014 KARACHI: The rise of diabetes is one of the world’s most serious health challenges, and whether focusing on the effect of urbanisation at a country, regional or international level, the statistics are getting worse every year as two out of three with diabetes live in cities, says a report released by the International Diabetes Federation...


World Diabetes Day observed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

World Diabetes Day observed ISLAMABAD: Like other parts of the globe, World Diabetes Day was also observed in Pakistan on Friday to create awareness on disease in masses. Several events were organized by various medical organizations and institutions, both public and private, including awareness walks, seminars and symposiums. November 14 was chosen as World Diabetes Day because it is...


WHO targets to reduce indoor air pollution

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

WHO targets to reduce indoor air pollution ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first guidelines for indoor air quality, setting targets for reducing emissions of health-damaging pollutants from domestic cooking stoves, space heaters and fuel-based lamps. The new guidelines came after WHO revealed earlier this year that some 4.3 million people worldwide die every year from household air pollution emitted...


Learning a new language could sharpen your brain

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Learning a new language could sharpen your brain ISLAMABAD: Just as physical exercise helps you build your muscles, learning a new language could strengthen your brain, thereby making the process of ageing a lot more graceful, says a new research. Learning a new language changes your brain network both structurally and functionally, the findings showed, Khaleej Times Reported. “Learning and practicing something, for...


People warned against harmful combination of Smoking, Diabetes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

People warned against harmful combination of Smoking, Diabetes KARACHI: People suffering from diabetes and also indulged in smoking are exposed to a deadly combination that enhances their vulnerability to wide range of health related complications. In an article published in the latest edition of Diabetes Digest, a publication of Diabetic Association of Pakistan, smoking causes circulation and wound healing problems leading to foot...


Healthy diet, lifestyle change, exercise, brisk walk, help cure diabetes : Dr. Qureshi

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Healthy diet, lifestyle change, exercise, brisk walk, help cure diabetes : Dr. Qureshi ISLAMABAD: King Edward Medical University, Lahore’s Prof Dr Irshad Hussain Qureshi said on Friday that healthy diet, change in lifestyle, exercise ,brisk walk are essential prerequisites to cure diabetes. In an interview with PTV News, he said there were 36 crore diabetes patients in 2011 which can exceed to 55 crore by 2030 as it...


Young heart can heal itself faster

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Young heart can heal itself faster ISLAMABAD: The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it to heal after injury adding that the harmful immune cells from the bone marrow disrupts this process in adults. According to researchers these immune cells are called macrophages – whether they reside in the heart or arrive from the bone marrow,Health...


Ebola fears leave nerves on edge in Southeast Asia

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 13th November 2014

Ebola fears leave nerves on edge in Southeast Asia ISLAMABAD: More than 100 Philippine peacekeepers arrived home from Ebola-ravaged Liberia on Wednesday to spend 21 days in quarantine a sign of the region’s nervousness over the deadly virus. Although there have been no cases of Ebola in Southeast Asia or Asia Pacific, governments have been swift to implement preventative measures, as in the case...


WHO for increasing tobacco price to reduce usage

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

WHO for increasing tobacco price to reduce usage ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for increasing the price of tobacco to reduce its use by discouraging potential users and helping to prevent relapse in those who have quit smoking. According to WHO, higher taxes on tobacco raise more revenue for governments and health programmes, which reduce tobacco use and lead to...


SNID campaign enters 2nd day to fight polio

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

SNID campaign enters 2nd day to fight polio MULTAN: Sub National Immunization Day (SNID) campaign against polio has entered second day as children upto five year age are being vaccinated in 60 union councils of the district. Deputy District Health Officer (DDHO) headquarter,Dr Habib-ur-Rehman told this news agency on Tuesday that the teams would visit high risk population areas during the campaign. He...


Fujifilm expects Avigan to be promising drug to treat Ebola

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Fujifilm expects Avigan to be promising drug to treat Ebola TOKYO- Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Tuesday that it expects its influenza drug Avigan tobecome a highly effective drug to treat Ebola. “So far, four Ebola patients have recovered after being treated with the drug,” Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm’s chairman and chief executive, told a news conference. “We believe that the drug will become highly effective...


Anti-typhoid gene found, may improve vaccines: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Anti-typhoid gene found, may improve vaccines: study PARIS- Scientists said Monday they had found a variant of a gene that confers a near five-fold protection against typhoid fever, which affects millions of people each year. The discovery, that came from screening the genomes of hundreds of infected people and healthy controls in Vietnam and Nepal, may aid the development of better vaccines...


2.8 mln children to be given anti-polio drops: Health Minister

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th November 2014

2.8 mln children to be given anti-polio drops: Health Minister KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Food and Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that during current polio campaign almost 2.8 million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine drops in different districts of Sindh including 97 union councils of Karachi. In Karachi only 818,000 children will be given polio drops and 2400 polio teams are working...


UN chief hails progress in fight against Ebola, urges intensified response

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th November 2014

UN chief hails progress in fight against Ebola, urges intensified response UNITED NATIONS: The world is on the right track to defeating Ebola as the infection rate of the deadly virus shows some signs of slowing in West Africa’s most affected areas, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared Monday as he urged the international community to remain constant in fighting the disease until it is completely...


Laundry soap pods dangerous for young kids: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th November 2014

Laundry soap pods dangerous for young kids: study WASHINGTON- Laundry detergent pods could be dangerous for young children, researchers warned Monday, as reports grow of kids under six swallowing the capsules in the United States. The detergent pods — on US shelves since 2010 — are just the right size for a single load of laundry, eliminating the need to measure out a...


Saira conducts surprise visit to airport health counter

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th November 2014

Saira conducts surprise visit to airport health counter ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar on  Friday conducted a surprise visit to health counter at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. The minister examined the working of staff deployed at the departure lounge, who are responsible to vaccinate travelers against polio and verifying polio vaccination certificates of vaccinated travelers. The...


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