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Needles found in strawberries in two more Australian states


September 18, 2018

  MELBOURNE: Needles have been found inside strawberries in two more Australian states, police said on Monday, broadening a health scare that has caused supermarkets to recall brands and farmers to dump fruit amid the peak growing season. One man in the state of Western Australia and a girl in South Australia reported finding needles in their strawberries in the …

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CJP raps private hospitals for overcharging patients


September 16, 2018

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday lambasted private hospitals functioning in the provincial metropolis for fleecing patients in the name of medical facilities and hinted at ordering forensic audit of their accounts. The chief justice had taken a suo motu notice of exorbitant rates of private hospitals and summoned their owners/shareholders. Notices were issued to the …

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Health dept’s anti-dengue plan for Khyber hit by jurisdiction issue


September 13, 2018

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department is struggling to execute its plan to address endemic dengue fever in Khyber tribal district over a lack of clarity over the Fata health directorate’s merger with it. Currently, the district’s jurisdiction falls under the Fata health directorate. Sources told Dawn that the KP chief secretary had asked the Fata health directorate to report …

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PTI’s doctors wing calling the shots in KP health sector


September 11, 2018

PESHAWAR: The Insaf Doctors Forum, the doctors wing of the ruling PTI, has been playing significant role in shaping up health policy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to sources. Different political parties have their wings in the medical community but IDF has a distinction among them as the PTI leaders take their proposals seriously. The latest example of the influence of …

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Anti-dengue drive launched in Jamrud as 150 get infected


September 11, 2018

LANDI KOTAL: The health authorities launched a five-day anti-dengue campaign in Jamrud subdivision of Khyber tribal district on Monday. The officials said that 35 health teams along with representatives of different line departments and polio workers would participate in the campaign. The number of dengue patients in Jamrud has reached 150. The officials said that health teams would pay visits …

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Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are Not The Same Disease


September 8, 2018

Diabetes begins and ends with insulin. Diabetes is a disease brought about by your body’s reaction to insulin, or to the lack of it. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas. One of the roles played by the insulin is to control the levels of sugar in the bloodstream. Sugar or glucose is the fuel that drives …

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The 4 Best Home Exercise Machines for Weight Loss


September 8, 2018

More than 160 millions Americans, according to Health Data, are overweight or obese. Considered by doctors and medical experts to be one of the biggest health issues facing the US, being overweight and inactive comes with health issues and dangerous–perhaps even deadly–complications. From heart attacks to high cholesterol, nerve damage to atrophied muscles, being overweight is a serious problem. Fortunately, …

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The Facts About Supplements for Seniors


September 8, 2018

Supplements sound incredible: they can help you get the vital nutrients you need, bolstering your health and even potentially eliminating some of your health woes. Dietary supplements come in so many different selections that there’s one for every need. You could take fish oil for your heart health, calcium to strengthen your bones, and vitamin A to improve your sight. …

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Osteoporosis 101: How Osteoporosis Works


September 8, 2018

Osteoporosis is a pain in the back–or neck–in more ways than one. This medical condition weakens the bones throughout the body, resulting in a vulnerability to fractures. Your bones are the centerpiece of your entire body. Without a strong, healthy skeleton, your health problems will only increase and lead to more pain. Osteoporosis is not a condition that presents obvious …

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Things You Should Know About Colon Cancer


September 8, 2018

Colon cancer is a frightening disease: because symptoms don’t generally appear until the disease is advanced, it’s hard to be proactive and prevent its onset. However, when caught early, colon cancer is highly treatable if you know what to look for. Part of the reason more people aren’t proactive about colon cancer is people might not be paying attention enough …

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