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Fruit, vegetable consumption may reduce stroke risk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...


WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa outbreak

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WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa outbreak GENEVA: A World Health Organisation panel of medical ethics experts ruled on Tuesday that it is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines as potential treatments or preventions in West Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak. Source :...


Seminar on Breastfeeding held

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Seminar on Breastfeeding held RAWALPINDI:City district health department arranged a seminar to create awareness regarding the importance of breastfeeding for both mother and child here on Monday at district health office Khaban-e-sirsyed. Executive District Officer (EDO- Health) Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal while speaking on the occasion said that about 60 per cent of new mothers give their babies water...


Benin waiting for test results on two possible Ebola cases

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Benin waiting for test results on two possible Ebola cases COTONOU: Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease. Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being treated as suspected cases...


Canola oil-enriched diet may benefit people with diabetes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th August 2014

Canola oil-enriched diet may benefit people with diabetes ISLAMABAD: Switching to a diet low in simple sugars and high in healthy fats, like the types found in canola oil, could help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar, a study says. People with type 2 diabetes who were advised to follow a diet with a low glycemic index supplemented with extra...


DC calls for report on polio cases

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th August 2014

DC calls for report on polio cases HYDERABAD: The Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Nawaz Soho while expressing grave concern over the report of ten cases of Polio in Sindh has directed the concerned officers of Health Department to ensure the polio eradication campaign more effective. Chairing a meeting about Polio eradication campaign here on Thursday, he directed the officials concerned to visit...


Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th August 2014

Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study PARIS: Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract, according to an overview of research published on Wednesday. Aspirin greatly reduces the risk of developing and dying from bowel,stomach and oesophageal cancer, its authors said. They found that taking aspirin for 10 years could cut bowel cancer cases...


People warned against deadly combination of Smoking and Diabetes

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th August 2014

People warned against deadly combination of Smoking and 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 infection....


People urged to be cautious about food, water use during monsoons

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th August 2014

People urged to be cautious about food, water use during monsoons KARACHI: The current spell of monsoon showers has neutralized the intensity of summers and associated health conditions yet exposed the vulnerability of Karachiites to ailments ranging from diarrhea, dysentery, cholera to hepatitis E. Doctors talking to APP on Monday have advised citizens to be extremely careful with specific reference to consumption as well as application...


Chronic pain may make you lethargic

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th August 2014

Chronic pain may make you lethargic ISLAMABAD: If you are suffering from chronic pain, it may affect the brain in such a way that it decreases your motivation level even after popping painkillers, says a study. According to Neil Schwartz from Stanford University in California people with chronic pain report feeling fatigue, depression and decreased motivation,  said the study appeared in...


Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st July 2014

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia PARIS: Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin have spread to border areas in western and northern Cambodia,...


Karachiites keen to ascertain their hepatitis status

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th July 2014

Karachiites keen to ascertain their hepatitis status KARACHI:  Despite fasting, and also giving final touch to their preparations for the Eid festival, hundreds of Karachiites visited Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation(SIUT) Monday to avail of the free of charge screening facility against Hepatitis. The screening against all types of Hepatitis and free administration of first dose of Hepatitis B was part...


Hepatitis E found in donor blood; call for EU screening

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th July 2014

Hepatitis E found in donor blood; call for EU screening PARIS: One in almost 3,000 blood donors in England carry the hepatitis E virus (HEV) which can cause liver disease, said a study Monday that sparked a call for screening in Europe. Published on World Hepatitis Day, a study in The Lancet medical journal said a systematic analysis of donated blood showed that 79 out...


Hepatitis is claiming 0.12 mln lives in Pakistan per anum

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th July 2014

Hepatitis is claiming 0.12 mln lives in Pakistan per anum HYDERABAD:The Hepatitis is claiming around 0.12 million lives every year in Pakistan and if the authorities concerned failed to initiate sincere efforts, the numbers of death could rise further. Dr. Ali Akbar Siddiqui, talking to this scribe here on Thursday said that awareness to masses about precautionary measures against disease could reduce the numbers of...


Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th July 2014

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds LONDON: Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition,according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday. A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that the popular pain medicine was no better than placebo, or dummy...


Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd July 2014

Encephalitis outbreaks in India kill more than 150 NEW DELHI: Recent outbreaks of encephalitis in India have killed more than 150 people, with health officials on alert fearing the death toll could rise further, state government directors said. Some 102 people have died in West Bengal state from the mosquito-borne virus which affects mainly malnourished children and can cause brain damage and seizures,...


Cancer drug works in HIV treatment: Researchers

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 23rd July 2014

Cancer drug works in HIV treatment: Researchers ISLAMABAD: Researchers have experimented a drug used against cancer to activate hibernating HIV virus, which is then released from infected cells and turns into a sitting duck target. The Danish scientists used Romidepsin, a drug used to treat rare lymphomas, to kick the virus out of the cells. HIV is known to hibernate in so-called...


 
 
 



 
 



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