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Over 160,000 people killed by tobacco-related diseases in Pakistan annually: report

According to a the latest edition of ‘Tobacco Atlas’ published earlier this month, Pakistan has made progress on tobacco control in recent years, however, people continue to die and become sick needlessly, and the costs to society from tobacco use continue to mount. A partnership between the American Cancer Society and the non-profit, Vital Strategies, the Atlas measures the tobacco …

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A big breakfast could aid weight loss, glucose control

(Online) – You may have heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day,” and a new study helps to support this. It found that eating a big breakfast and reducing lunch and dinner size may be key for people looking to lose weight and improve their blood glucose levels. Researchers suggest that three meals per day — …

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Edward Snowden terms Facebook a ‘surveillance company’

(Web Desk) – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has accused Facebook of being a surveillance company that collects and sells the data of its users. Taking to Twitter, he maintained that “Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as ‘surveillance companies. Their rebranding as ‘social media’ is the …

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China to build ‘world’s fastest’ wind tunnel

BEIJING (AFP) – China has announced it is building the world’s fastest wind tunnel to develop a new generation of super-fast airplanes, but it could also be used for hypersonic missile technology. Wind tunnels test how air will pass over a solid object, helping designers improve aerodynamics or reduce stress points for objects as they reach high speeds. State-run Xinhua …

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Stem cell eye treatment safe, restores some vision: study

PARIS (AFP) – Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from “wet” age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision or cause a blind spot when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into the eye, causing damage to a layer of cells …

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Kangana Ranaut justifies ban on Pakistani artists in India

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has shared her views on the ban on Pakistani talent in India and they may not go down well with her fans on this side of the border. Speaking at the News18 Rising India Summit, the Queen actor supported the ban on Pakistani artists in India. “At the time of ban on Pakistani artists, the country …

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