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E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble: study


March 16, 2019

Washington: People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have heart problems than those who don´t, says a study released on Thursday in the US. The rate of heart attacks among those who vape was 34 percent higher than among those who don´t, once corrections were made for risk factors such as age, gender, body mass index, cholesterol level, blood …

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President Arif Alvi to open int’l rheumatology conference with global experts in Karachi


March 16, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan is facing an acute shortage of qualified rheumatologists to treat diseases of joints, muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons, experts revealed at Karachi Press Club on Tuesday During the presser, the expert panelists revealed that in a country where 15 to 20 percent of the population is suffering from rheumatic diseases, there are only 60 rheumatologists who are practicing …

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Pharmacy helps NHS through digitalisation


March 16, 2019

By Our correspondent LONDON: Well Pharmacy, the third largest pharmacy chain in the UK, has pledged its support for the NHS Long Term Plan through digitalisation. The plan published by the NHS aims to make greater use of community pharmacists’ skills and opportunities to engage patients in vital healthcare services. The plan has a heavy focus on a ‘digital first’ …

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Pakistan ranked 8th in the world in kidney diseases: Experts


March 16, 2019

KARACHI: The experts said that unfortunately, most of the kidney is already damaged by the time the symptoms of kidney diseases appear while Pakistan is the eighth largest country with high prevalence of kidney diseases causing 20 thousand deaths annually. They were speaking at a day-long public awareness program, organized on the occasion of World Kidney Day by the Sindh …

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Airpods, wireless headphones pose cancer risk: 250 scientists warn


March 16, 2019

NEW YORK: In a shocking development, it has been revealed that epic use of wireless Bluetooth headphones such as Airpods pose a serious threat to the human health. A group of 250 experts have signed a petition to the United Nations and World Health Organisation (WHO) expressing ‘serious concern’ about the risks of Airpods and other similar  wireless devices. The scientists, …

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Rain brings polio campaign in Pindi to a halt


February 22, 2019

RAWALPINDI: A special five-day anti-polio drive kicked off here on Feb 19 after polio virus detected in sewage of Rawalpindi, was suspended for one day on Thursday due to heavy rain. The campaign  reinstated on Friday while 238,679 children were administered anti-polio drops in two days. The children up to 10 years of age are being administrated polio drops in …

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Thousand patients suffer as young doctors go on strike again in Sindh


February 21, 2019

KARACHI: Junior doctors in Sindh led by the Young Doctors Association (YDA) reverted back to protesting on Wednesday. Out Patient Departments (OPD) in various government hospitals remained closed in Sindh. The young doctors demand that their pay packages be similar to the salaries of doctors in Punjab. The YDA is also demanding an end to corrupt practices in provincial hospitals …

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PM Imran launches ‘Sehat Insaf Cards’ for patients from tribal areas


February 21, 2019

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan here Friday launched gigantic ‘Sehat Insaf Cards (SIC)’ program to provide free treatment facilities to patients of merged tribal districts of erstwhile Fata in any top paneled Govt and private hospitals of the country. The Prime Minister distributed Sehat Insaf Cards (SIC) among poor tribesmen including widows, orphans, persons with disabilities and senior citizens during …

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Two children die as doctors’ strike enters fourth day in Sindh


February 21, 2019

KARACHI: Patients continue to suffer in  government run medical facilities as Young Doctor’s strike in Sindh entered fourth day on Saturday. According to Geo News,  at least two children have died  after non-availability of doctors   at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in Karachi The doctors have been protesting against the government for not increasing their salaries, with Young …

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´Killer´ cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine


February 21, 2019

PARIS: Scientists said Monday they had discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an “extraordinary breakthrough” that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, kill hundreds of thousands of people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Due to its mutating strains, vaccine …

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