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Trump to meet with vaping industry on vaping, e-cigarettes


November 11, 2019

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry officials as well as medical and political officials to discuss vaping and e-cigarettes. “Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma. Children’s health …

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PTI govt working on plan to upgrade tribal health centres


November 10, 2019

PESHAWAR: The provincial and federal governments are working to upgrade the health facilities in the newly merged tribal districts (NMTDs) to improve the delivery of healthcare services at their doorsteps. This was stated by K-P Health Minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Khan on Friday while inaugurating new equipment installed in the emergency and outpatient wards of the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) in the …

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ERRA to be subsumed into NDMA


November 10, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) will be subsumed into the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by December 31. However, financial matters of the earthquake authority would be finalized by the end of the budget year. “Subsuming of ERRA into the NDMA is under way in light of the federal cabinet’s decision and would be completed by the end …

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Lahore smog continues, but govt refuses to clear the air


November 9, 2019

Air quality levels across the city are rising and people are panicking. They’re filing petitions in the Lahore High Court and organizing protests but the government says everything is fine. Pakistan may have a very different way of looking at air quality than the rest of the world—it revised its air quality standards to say levels that the rest of …

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Two new polio cases reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


November 9, 2019

Two new polio cases have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, taking the tally in the province to 61. Both cases have been reported from Lakki Marwat’s Sarai Naurang. The polio virus was detected in both children. One of the victims is 22 months old, while the other is 15 months old. Pakistan has been accused of covering up an outbreak …

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Why is drug-resistant typhoid becoming more common?


November 9, 2019

Sindh is going to immunise children against typhoid and its extremely drug-resistant form, XDR typhoid, which has alarmed authorities with how quickly it has spread. The campaign begins November 18.  Doctors at various hospitals across Karachi say they have been seeing more cases of drug-resistant typhoid compared to the non-resistant type, especially among children. “All the cases of typhoid I’ve …

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What harm does second-hand fumes from vaping cause to young lungs? Medical experts want to know


November 8, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. — Health issues caused by second-hand smoke from cigarettes are well-documented. Now, researchers are looking into a potential new issue: lung problems caused by vaping. Young people we talked to didn’t seem to be worried about breathing in second-hand vapors. “It really doesn’t bug me,” said Issai Rodriguez. “It doesn’t bug me. They do their business. I do …

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10 injected with insulin instead of flu shot at home for disabled residents in Oklahoma


November 8, 2019

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma — An investigation is underway after a frightening medical mistake in Oklahoma. Authorities say 10 people who thought they were being injected with the flu vaccine were actually given insulin. The error happened Wednesday at Jacquelyn House, a facility for disabled residents. When police arrived, they say it was a chaotic scene as patients were reacting to the …

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California-based company Astura Medical announces move to new Irving HQ


November 8, 2019

Spine technology company Astura Medical has announced that it’s moving its headquarters from Carlsbad, Calif., to Irving effective Nov. 4. The new headquarters will house its operations including marketing, sales, finance, accounting, research and development and even what it calls a state-of-the-art cadaver lab. Astura Medical has purchased two buildings on West Royal Lane in Irving that have a total …

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