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Anti polio drive ends in Rawalpindi

Anti polio drive ends in Rawalpindi

APP Islamabad: A five-day anti polio drive started from October 14 concluded here on Sunday in Rawalpindi.During the drive over 1, 32,762 children below five years age were administered polio drops. Talking to APP, District Coordination Officer (DCO), Sajid Zafar ...

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Use of soft drinks at Iftar may damage kidneys

Use of soft drinks at Iftar may damage kidneys

Rehan Khan ISLAMABAD: Soft drinks either diet or regular are injurious to health especially at Iftar because after sixteen hours fasting, the use of soft drinks started declining the function of kidneys. Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Civil ...

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Excessive TV watching causes early death: Study

Excessive TV watching causes early death: Study

ISLAMABAD: People who watch TV for three hours or more each day may be twice as likely to die prematurely than those who watch less, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Television viewing ...

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243 million people use drugs worldwide: UN

243 million people use drugs worldwide: UN

ISLAMABAD: Around the world 243 million people have used drugs, according to a new UN report. About 200,000 drug users died in 2012, said Yuri Fedotov, director-general of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Thursday in Vienna. “In recent ...

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Disease of Pakistan’s poor now worries the rich too

Disease of Pakistan’s poor now worries the rich too

KARACHI: — Until recently, polio was considered a poor man’s problem in Pakistan — a crippling virus that festered in the mountainous tribal belt, traversed the country on interprovincial buses, and spread via infected children who played in the open ...

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Say no to fat: Experts for awareness to eradicate obesity

Say no to fat: Experts for awareness to eradicate obesity

Islamabad: As a major health issue, obesity has not been receiving much attention in Pakistan. However, its implications for a patient’s well-being are significant, and its rising incidence across the country disturbing.   To help create awareness about obesity and ...

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Even slightly high blood pressure could raise stroke risk

Even slightly high blood pressure could raise stroke risk

You don’t need to have extremely high blood pressure to have an increased risk of stroke — any number above a “normal” reading could raise risk, according to a new review of studies. Specifically, having prehypertension — meaning a blood ...

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Wastewater irrigation of vegetables proving a slow poison

Wastewater irrigation of vegetables proving a slow poison

APP ISLAMABAD: There is an urgent need to have proper check on cultivation of vegetables as contaminated sewage and industrial waste water was being used for irrigation, causing serious health hazard to citizens. There is also a need to adopt ...

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1pc of world population stammers, yet nowhere in govt priorities

1pc of world population stammers, yet nowhere in govt priorities

By Ishtiaq Ahmed ISLAMABAD — Almost one percent of the world population and five percent of young children stammers but no one yet knows its causes and how it can be cured. However unlike the developed countries, Pakistan is yet ...

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World’s only eyelash transplant surgeon visits Pakistan to treat acid attack victims

World’s only eyelash transplant surgeon visits Pakistan to treat acid attack victims

A surgeon from Manchester has travelled to his home country of Pakistan to help the victims of acid attacks. Dr Asim Shahmalak is one of the only surgeons in the world who can do eyelash transplants. He’s taken those skills ...

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