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Pneumonia to kill 700,000 children in Pakistan by 2030: study


November 12, 2018

PARIS: Pakistan is among the worst affected countries where Pneumonia will kill 700,000 children by 2030, a recent study conducted by the health researchers has revealed Monday. The experts warned that the disease, the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide, will kill nearly 11 million children under five in the next 12 years. While in the developed world the severe …

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PM Imran chairs meeting of Task Force on polio eradication


November 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting of the National Task Force on Polio Eradication at PM Office. PM Imran Khan said that Polio incidence is a very serious issue for the country as it jeopardizes the future of our children. He urged the Provincial Governments to enhance efforts for complete polio eradication through spearheading of the …

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Superbugs killed 33,000 Europeans in 2015: study


November 6, 2018

Paris  -Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in the European Union in 2015, according to new research published this week warning that superbugs were “threatening modern healthcare.” In a study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, an EU-wide team of doctors examined data on more than a dozen combinations of antibiotic resistant bacteria across the continent, and …

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Minister orders treatment facilities for female cancer patient


November 5, 2018

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has taken notice of miserable condition of a young female patient and directed the Health Department to make all necessary arrangements for her medical treatment. Punjab Health Secretary Saqib Zafar, in this regard, has directed principal of Allama Iqbal Medical College/Jinnah Hospital to immediately constitute a special medical board and admit 23-year-old Rabia …

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Teaching Hospital DG Khan To Be Upgraded To 1000 Beds


November 4, 2018

Deputy Commissioner Mian Muhammad Iqbal Mazhar Mahar Saturday said that teaching hospital DG Khan would be upgraded to 1000 beds in phases. He said that Rs 4.5 billion were being spent for under construction 369 beds centrally air-conditioned three floors, heat system and purchase of machinery under missing specialties. While presiding over the meeting, the DC said that teaching hospital having 367 …

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UN sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia


October 31, 2018

Chimpanzees   tend to be faster than humans at making decisions  that are aimed at  benefiting  others, a study revealed. The search from University of Michigan comes after decades of observation on primates for their biological similarity with humans to determine their quick responses to situations that test cooperative behaviors. “Chimpanzees are an important comparative model for human cooperation,” said Alexandra …

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UN sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia


October 31, 2018

GENEVA: Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions, according to a UN report. Air pollution is a health risk for 4 billion people in Asia, killing about 4 million of them annually, and efforts to tackle the problem …

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Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk


October 28, 2018

THE HAGUE: Millions of people with high blood sugar may be at greater risk of tuberculosis than previously thought, scientists said Friday, warning that diabetes and TB could combine to create the “perfect storm” of disease. Tuberculosis, a severe infection caused by bacteria in the lungs, kills almost as many people each year as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. In 2017 …

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Battles begin to turn in long war on TB


October 28, 2018

THE HAGUE: It kills millions of people and is carried by a quarter of humans, yet there has been just a handful of new drugs in decades and the only vaccine is a century old. Tuberculosis, a curable and preventable lung infection, killed more than 1.6 million people last year — almost as many as HIV/AIDS and malaria combined — …

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Pharma sector attracts meagre $26m FDI


October 28, 2018

KARACHI: Foreign investment in the pharmaceutical sector remains lacklustre mainly due to government regulations and counterfeit drug production despite expectations of pharma-related expenditure to double in next 10 years. The sector attracted a paltry sum of $26.4 million in foreign direct investment during the first quarter of 2018-19. The sector sales as a percentage of GDP have consistently ranged at …

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