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Sepsis has resulted in more deaths globally than cancer: study


January 17, 2020

Blood poisoning, known in the medical world as sepsis, is said to be the cause of more deaths around the world than cancer, suggests a new theory. Conducted by the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington schools of medicine, the study cites that around one in five deaths appear to be a cause of the …

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Man Infected with virus (pneumonia) in China dies after outbreak


January 12, 2020

SHANGHAI: A 61-year-old man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan after an outbreak of a yet to be identified virus while seven others are in critical condition, the Wuhan health authorities said on Saturday. In total, 41 people have been diagnosed with the pathogen, which preliminary lab tests cited by Chinese state media earlier this …

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Mystery pneumonia outbreak claims first death in China: report


January 12, 2020

WUHAN: A 61-year-old man has become the first person to die in China from a respiratory illness believed caused by a new virus from the same family as SARS, which claimed hundreds of lives more than a decade ago, authorities said. Forty-one people with pneumonia-like symptoms have so far been diagnosed with the new virus in Wuhan, with one of …

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China: Mystery pneumonia outbreak kills one


January 11, 2020

Central China’s health authorities on Saturday reported the first death from a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has been blamed on a new strain of virus from the same family as SARS. Out of 41 people diagnosed with the new type of coronavirus in the city of Wuhan where it was first confirmed, one had died, two were discharged from treatment, …

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Researchers say ‘habitual green tea drinkers could live longer’


January 10, 2020

A new Chinese study has found that drinking tea at least three times a week could increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life. “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said the study’s first author Xinyan Wang at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing. The analysis — published …

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Six new polio cases surface in Pakistan


January 10, 2020

Six new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan, bringing  2019’s tally to a total of 134. The overall tally of reported polio cases across the country has climbed to 134 this year, including 91 cases in KP, 24 cases in Sindh, eight in Punjab, and 11 in Balochistan. These cases fall in last year’s tally based on the date …

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Surgeries stopped, ICU closed in NICVD Karachi


January 8, 2020

KARACHI: Surgeries were stopped in the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD)  and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has also become  inactive here on Tuesday. The executive director of NICVD said that due to smell spread in the ICU and the Operation Theatre of the hospital these departments have been closed and their machinery are temporarily being shifted to centres …

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Prices of 89 essential medicines reduced by 15pc..


January 8, 2020

KARACHI: The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) has decreased the prices of essential medicines by 15 per cent and issued notification in this regard. According to a notification, the ministry under continuation of Drug Pricing Policy 2018 reduced the prices of 89 life saving drugs by 15 per cent. Special Assistant to Prime Minister SAPM Dr …

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PFA destroys 18749 litres adulterated milk


January 5, 2020

The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Saturday recovered and destroyed 18749 litres adulterated milk in an investigation spree across the entire province. According to the authority, dairy safety teams of the PFA on the direction of the DG PFA Irfan Memon inspected 1817 vans of milk at the exit and entrance points of different cities across the province. During inspection, …

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US unveils partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes


January 3, 2020

WASHINGTON: The US government on Thursday announced it would soon ban most flavored e-cigarettes as it tries to curb a rising tide of youth vaping, but stopped short of the full ban promised in September by President Donald Trump. The Food and Drug Administration said cartridge-based e-cigarettes in flavors “other than tobacco or menthol” would be illegal unless they receive …

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