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Five ways to brighten-up your day

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th May 2015

Five ways to brighten-up your day WEB DESK: Are you having a dull day? Do you feel lazy? Fed up with your daily routine? Here are five ways to start your day with a bang. Believe it or not this routine will light up your whole day. Water: Start your day by consuming at least two glasses of water. It will...


Three ways to eat mangoes

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 27th May 2015

Three ways to eat mangoes Here are three ways you can eat a mango. Mango almond This is an easy, delicious recipe. Just blend mangoes with chopped almonds and some sugar. To make it thinner you can add ice cubes while blending. Pour into a glass, and sip this yummy drink. Sweet and sour mango pickle Don’t forget to try...


Ten ways to heal a sinus infection

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th May 2015

Ten ways to heal a sinus infection WEB DESK: Sinus infections strike millions of people around the world every year. Allergies, viruses, bacteria, fungi, swimming, smoking and dry conditions are the causes that triggers infection. A stuffy nose, headache, pain & pressure in the face, coughing up phlegm, post nasal drip, fever, bad breath, toothache and no sense of smell are all...


Have more Fresh juices to be healthy

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 25th May 2015

Have more Fresh juices to be healthy WEB DESK: For today’s eat-on-the-run lifestyle, fresh juices are the perfect go-to food. Fresh juice either of fruits or vegetable contains all the goodness of the whole product in a condensed form. A number of health benefits are hidden inside fresh juices. Helps in losing weight Weight loss tops the list. If you start your...


10 reasons to eat an onion

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th May 2015

10 reasons to eat an onion WEB DESK: Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds has long been associated with a reduced risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions. They are Nature’s remedy and provide immunity against different diseases. Here are few benefits of onions. Cancer: Allium vegetables have been studied extensively in relation to cancer, especially stomach and colorectal cancers. Onions...


No Malaria by 2030: WHO

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 23rd May 2015

No Malaria by 2030: WHO Picture Source : dailymail.co.uk WEB DESK: World health organization announced that, malaria will be eliminated from the world within the next 15 years. The announcement came in when diplomats from several countries gathered at Geneva to discuss the issue. There, they all agreed to the plan of cutting Malaria cases by 40 percent by 2020...


Bacteria blamed in indigenous Mexican baby deaths

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd May 2015

Bacteria blamed in indigenous Mexican baby deaths MEXICO CITY: Bacteria — and not a contaminated vaccine as initially suspected — were to blame for the recent deaths of two Mexican babies and for sickening 29 others, according to an official investigation. The babies, from the indigenous town of Simojovel in southern Chiapas state, became sick after receiving Hepatitis B shots earlier this...


Early age marriage, child birth complications main causes of Fistula:expert

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd May 2015

Early age marriage, child birth complications main causes of Fistula:expert MULTAN: Early age marriages and pregnancy related complications largely cause fistula problem in women, said Head of Urology Department at NMI, Dr Muhammad Rafiq Anjum. He was addressing a press conference in connection with United Nations day to end Obstetric Fistula at Regional Fistula Centre of Nishtar Medical Institute (NMI) Friday. Around 2 to 3.5...


6 reasons to eat Falsa this summer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd May 2015

6 reasons to eat Falsa this summer WEB DESK: It is almost the time of the year when you will see handcarts filled with purple and red berries and hear the familiar guttural voice which calls out potential customers to buy the ‘khattay meethay falsay’. Falsa or Grewia asiatica is native to sub continent. Its tree is small in size about 15...


How can nail polish damage your health?

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 22nd May 2015

How can nail polish damage your health? WEB DESK: As manicures are a special treat for some and a weekly grooming routine for others, women usually visit nail salons to have their nails painted perfectly. But they cannot even imagine how can these nail color affect their health. According to the reports which appeared in the Daily Mail, the chemicals in nail...


5 reasons to eat a water melon

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 21st May 2015

5 reasons to eat a water melon Watermelons are mostly about 92 percent water; it is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. Various health benefits have hidden in the juicy water melon. Soothes sore muscles: As watermelon is rich in an amino acid called...


Two million people suffering from epilepsy in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st May 2015

Two million people suffering from epilepsy in Pakistan KARACHI: Over two million people suffer from epilepsy in Pakistan, said neurologists at an event hosted at Karachi University on Wednesday. The country suffers from under-trained doctors with only one doctor available for 15200 patients, it was maintained. “Epilepsy is very well treatable with medications (anti-epileptic drugs). The majority of people with epilepsy (PWE) are...


Prevent yourself from Naegleria Fowleri

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th May 2015

Prevent yourself from Naegleria Fowleri By Farah Jamil Last month, in Karachi two people lost their lives to Naeglaria Fowleri. According local media reports,  37-year-old, Farooq Mir, died of the brain-eating naegleria fowleri. After  four days of treatment, he could not survive. Earlier, an eighteen-year-old girl, admitted to a private hospital died during treatment. Not just in Pakistan, but Naegleria...


This summer have more of Chia Seeds (Tukh Malanga)

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th May 2015

This summer have more of Chia Seeds (Tukh Malanga) by Asim Ahmed Mallick Chia seeds are to heat as Kryptonite is to Superman; it can also help in weight loss, very effective in stomach related disease and is considered a cardiac friendly food. They are enriched in fiber, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium, also a heart friendly food According to United States Department of...


Restaurant selling human meat sealed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th May 2015

Restaurant selling human meat sealed WEBDESK: This news is plain wicked. Not for the weak hearted; so prepare. A restaurant in Nigeria was caught selling human flesh. The report first in BBC Swahili News. A bunch of visitors notified the police after noticing strange activity at the restaurant. When the police arrived, they saw human heads and toes, still reeking...


Mangoes this summer?

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th May 2015

Mangoes this summer? By Farah Jamil The joy of digging your teeth into a juicy yellow mango. Yes its summer, and if anything makes it better it is the arrival of mangoes. There will always be people who will talk you out of eating one– they give pimples is a common myth. So next time you meet a...


Walnuts can slow down cancer

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th May 2015

Walnuts can slow down cancer WEB DESK: A small amount of Walnuts a day can slow the growth of tumours by reducing blood supply to the tumour, noticeably slowing down its growth. Walnuts contain Omger-3 fatty acids and they can help slow the spread of cancer tumours. Doctor Christos Mantzoros of Harvard Medical School carried out a first of its...


Bribing best way to quit smoking

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2015

Bribing best way to quit smoking WEB DESK: The best way to help smokers quit is to bribe them, a new study states. Researchers found out that $150 distributed over a period of six months, four times can rid a smoker of his cancer-causing habit. When compared to providing smokers nicotine gums and counseling, financial rewards stood a better chance. It...


Remedy for Cancer that can boost up the immune system

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th April 2015

Remedy for Cancer that can boost up the immune system Scientist uncovered a protein that can improve the number of cancer fighting T-cells. Researchers from Imperial College London discovered a once unknown protein that boost up the production of very important cytotoxic T-cells (Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy are the prime examples of cytotoxic therapy) which destroy virus-infected and cancerous cells. This discovery is named as lymphocyte...


Breath test ‘could give clues to stomach cancer risk’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th April 2015

Breath test ‘could give clues to stomach cancer risk’ ISLAMABAD: A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, an early study shows. It detects chemical compounds in people’s breath, in an attempt to distinguish unique “breath prints” in those with risky pre-cancerous changes, BBC News reports. Experts say if proven in large...


This dietary fiber may help control weight better

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2015

This dietary fiber may help control weight better ISLAMABAD: A study has suggested that a dietary fiber supplement named ‘oligofructose’ may lead to better weight control. The research, conducted by University of Calgary, helped to determine the mechanisms of weight control and energy balance. The experiment was conducted on rats, who were given the dietary fiber supplement, while being on a high fat...


Promising single-dose Ebola vaccine developed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th April 2015

Promising single-dose Ebola vaccine developed ISLAMABAD: A single dose of an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to protect monkeys against the strain of the deadly virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa last year. “These findings may pave the way for the identification and manufacture of safer, single dose, high efficiency vaccines to combat current and future...


Blood transfusion can transmit food allergies in kids

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

Blood transfusion can transmit food allergies in kids ISLAMABAD: Some children may develop anaphylactic allergies to previously tolerated foods after blood/platelets transfusion, a case study reveals. “It is very unusual to identify someone who experienced passive transfer of allergy from blood products,” said Julia Upton from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto. “Importantly, this condition has an excellent prognosis and typically resolves...


Ebola-hit Sierra Leone arrests 13 at unsafe burial: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th April 2015

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone arrests 13 at unsafe burial: police FREETOWN: Police in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone raided a funeral and arrested 13 people suspected of organising an unsafe burial, risking spreading the disease, officers said on Tuesday. Police superintendent Da Samah said “heavily-armed” police arrived just in time to stop a 50-year-old man being interred on the outskirts of Freetown after they were tipped off...


Less sleep, mood disorders trigger nightmares

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th April 2015

Less sleep, mood disorders trigger nightmares ISLAMABAD: Showing a clear connection between overall wellbeing and nightmares, Finnish researchers have found that symptoms of depression and insomnia are the strongest predictors of having frequent nightmares. “This is most evident in the connection between nightmares and depression, but also apparent in many other analyses involving nightmares and questions measuring life satisfaction and health,”...


Agri Extension Dept, growers’ body to hold pre-rain awareness drive

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th April 2015

Agri Extension Dept, growers’ body to hold pre-rain awareness drive HYDERABAD:  Agriculture Extension Department Hyderabad and growers’ organisation will hold awareness campaigns among growers and farmers to prevent loss to the crops due to expected rain falls in the province. The decision was taken in a meeting held at Hyderabad Office of Agriculture Extension on Friday which was presided by Director General (DG) Agriculture Extension...


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