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Parents demand ban on junk food in schools

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Parents demand ban on junk food in schools ISLAMABAD: Parents of school going children demanded ban on selling of junk food in schools, fearing bad eating habits have long term negative health implications for kids. They said eating junk food causes obesity and depression. It is being sold in schools with no control by administration. Ehsan Khan, father of three kids, talking to...


Junk food makes you lazy, not just fat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th April 2014

Junk food makes you lazy, not just fat ISLAMABAD: According to the study, the energy-draining effects of junk food can persist even when someone is switched to a healthy eating plan. The study, conducted on two groups of female rats, found that those who ate junk food, high in sugar and low in nutrients, gained more weight than the other group who stuck...


Heart attack risk higher with angry outburst

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th April 2014

Heart attack risk higher with angry outburst ISLAMABAD: New study carried out by the US researchers has suggested that hot-tempered people are threatened by higher risk of heart and circulatory problems. Results of nine studies and monitoring thousands of people unraveled that in a period of about two hours immediately after an angry outburst, risk of a heart attack increased nearly five-fold...


Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measles

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th April 2014

Experimental drug offers promise in fight against measles WASHINGTON- An experimental antiviral drug taken orally could help contribute to the eradication of measles, an infection responsible for thousands of deaths per year, scientists said in a report Wednesday. The drug, so far tested on animals, has been effective on a virus closely related to the one that causes measles, having reduced virus levels...


World’s first living organ regenerated

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World’s first living organ regenerated ISLAMABAD: A team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh has completed a milestone in medical science by regenerating a living organ for the first time. Specifically, the scientists regenerated a thymus, which is an organ “located next to the heart that produces important immune cells,”. The regeneration was not with a human organ-instead, the...


‘H1N1 influenza is the cause of Swine Flu deaths’, Health Dept

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‘H1N1 influenza is the cause of Swine Flu deaths’, Health Dept LAHORE: Health Department of Punjab claimed that the deaths occurred due to Swine Flu is because of H1N1 influenza, whereas the prescribed medicines to avoid the deaths from this disease are still not provided in the hospitals. According to the Health Department of Punjab, patients who have flu, fever, diarrhea and different associated diseases for...


World Health Day being observed today

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World Health Day being observed today ISLAMABAD: World Health Day 2014 was observed on Monday. The theme of the day this year is “Small bite,  big threat”. The message of this year is that Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs  may be a threat to your health and that of your family at home and when travelling. The World Health Organisation and...


Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

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Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice LONDON- It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain has absorbed if not adopted the idea of five a day, the target endorsed by the state-run National Health Service...


Children who watch less TV behave better

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Children who watch less TV behave better ISLAMABAD: Children who spend less time in front of a television or computer screen get more sleep, are slimmer, do better at school and are better behaved, a new study has revealed. Researchers found parental monitoring of the time children spend watching television, playing video games and being online can be associated with more sleep,...


Good self-management helps reduce mortality of diabetes: Study

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Good self-management helps reduce mortality of diabetes: Study ISLAMABAD: People with type 2 diabetes who report good self- management behavior have a reduced mortality risk, a population-based study conducted by scientists at Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU) showed. The result emphasizes the great importance of patient behavior in the diabetes treatment process, said the HMGU, Xinhua Reported. Patient behavior, such as regular monitoring of...


Low back pain a great causes of job disability: Research

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th March 2014

Low back pain a great causes of job disability: Research ISLAMABAD: Lower back pain is the leading cause of job disability worldwide, Time.com reported. After analyzing data from 117 studies in 47 different countries, researchers found that lower back pain is the top cause for years lost because of disability. The study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, reported that about one in 10...


Eating fried food is more likely to make you fat if you have ‘obesity genes’

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Eating fried food is more likely to make you fat if you have ‘obesity  genes’ ISLAMABAD: People who eat too much fried food are twice as likely to become fat if they have a genetic predisposition to obesity, public health scientists have said. Gene mutations which are linked to obesity have been known about for some time, but it has not been clear exactly how our genetic makeup interacts with...


Saira stresses for raising awareness on TB prevention

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Saira stresses for raising awareness on TB prevention ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Tuesday stressed to raise awareness on preventive and treatment aspects of disease tuberculosis. Addressing a seminar in connection with World TB Day, which was observed on March 24th, the minister said that TB is a curable disease and the government...


Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012 – WHO

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Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012 – WHO LONDON: Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world’s single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one in eight of all global deaths in 2012 was linked to polluted air and shows how reducing pollution inside...


Soursop, a most effected cure for Cancer Disease than Chemotherapy

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Soursop, a most effected cure for Cancer Disease than Chemotherapy by Sumaira Shiraz Soursop, a flowering plant derived from the evergreen tree native to tropical regions in the world has been proved to be the most effected cure for cancer than the chemotherapy procedure. Soursop is derived from a flowering plant. It is a green fruit, which is claimed to kill cancer up to 10,000...


Eating yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd March 2014

Eating yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk ISLAMABAD: Higher consumption of yoghurt can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28 per cent. According to researchers, specific foods may have an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and are relevant for public health messages.The research included more than 25,000 men and women and it compared a detailed...


Family medicine a largely neglected subject in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th March 2014

Family medicine a largely neglected subject in Pakistan KARACHI: Only 13% of all doctors registered with PMDC are categorized as “specialists” yet family medicine remains the most neglected discipline. Doctors talking to APP Thursday regretted that little attention is paid towards improving curriculum of medical and nursing schools in the country where masses are getting fast prone to both communicable and chronic diseases....


Country needs culture of drug reaction assessment for patients’ safety

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

Country needs culture of drug reaction assessment for patients’ safety KARACHI: Adverse drugs reaction is a fact that is direly needed to be taken into account by the local pharmaceutical companies, pharmacologists as well as doctors prescribing medication to the patients. Experts addressing the certificate distribution ceremony for participants of a course on compilation of adverse drug reaction reports through application of electronic data base...


Heart attacks misdiagnosed as anxiety in women: study

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Heart attacks misdiagnosed as anxiety in women: study OTTAWA: Women are more likely to die of heart attacks because their symptoms are often misdiagnosed as anxiety so they do not get vital swift treatment, said a study Monday. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal set out to understand sex differences in mortality rates for men and women with acute coronary syndrome. They asked...


Understanding needed about weather and climate effect on dengue fever

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Understanding needed about weather and climate effect on dengue fever KARACHI: Country is in an urgent need to evolve a surveillance mechanism with specific reference to Weather and Climate Effect on the growth of Aedes Egypti, the dengue fever-causing type of mosquitoes Dr Erum Khan, a senior researcher associated with the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Aga Khan University talking to APP said weather conditions,...


Organs of brain dead patient help others

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th March 2014

Organs of brain dead patient help others ISLAMABAD: A medical team at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh has succeeded in harvesting the organs of a brain dead patient, who had been hospitalized at the King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Dammam, after his family consented to donating his organs. The organs saved four patients who were suffering from end-stage organ failure,...


456,721 kids to get polio vaccine in B’nagar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th March 2014

456,721 kids to get polio vaccine in B’nagar BAHAWALNAGAR: As many as 456,721 children under five years of age will be administered polio vaccine during the three-day anti-polio drive starting from March 24 in the district. This was told in a meeting held here on Saturday with DCO Bahawalnagar Muhammad Irshad Hussain Shah in the chair. DOC Malik Mushtaq Ahmed, DSP headquarters Khalid...


Meditation improves mood, sleep in cancer patients

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Meditation improves mood, sleep in cancer patients ISLAMABAD: Daily meditation can help improve mood and sleep in teenagers suffering or recuperating from cancer, a promising research shows. Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teenagers, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention led by researchers at University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital. According...


Eating a favorite pastime enhances our risk to kidney disease

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th March 2014

Eating a favorite pastime enhances our risk to kidney disease KARACHI: Eating, for past several years has turned to be one of our most favorite national pastime with an additional cost of obesity and high blood pressure i.e. hypertension enhancing every chance of surge in kidney diseases. Doctors talking to APP Thursday said World Kidney Day 2014 being celebrated with the theme “Chronic Kidney Disease...


Stem cell scientist calls for retraction of study

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Stem cell scientist calls for retraction of study TOKYO, March- A co-author of a Japanese study that promised a revolutionary way to create stem cells has called for the headline-grabbing research to be retracted over claims its data was faulty. The findings, published by Japanese researcher Haruko Obokata and US-based scientists in the January edition of British journal Nature, outlined a simple and...


Noise pollution triggers hearing impairment among street kids

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th March 2014

Noise pollution triggers hearing impairment among street kids KARACHI: Hearing impairment due to constant exposure to noise pollution was registered to be another serious health hazard among no less than 119 street children of the city in a medical camp organized by Sahar Foundation on Sunday. Syed Rafiq Shah, chairman of the NGO told APP Monday that senior ENT experts and general practitioners...


 
 
 



 
 



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