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Offering Namaz regularly can reduce back pain: study

According to a recent study, praying five times a day can work miracles for you in this world as well. A recently conducted study concluded that owing to the pivotal postures of sujood and ruku during Salah, the problem of lower back pain can be solved. There’s spiritual blessing and more when it comes to praying Salah. The Muslim prayer, …

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Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved by a U.S. House committee this week becomes law. In general, employers don’t have that power under existing federal laws, which protect genetic privacy and nondiscrimination. But a bill passed Wednesday by the House Committee on …

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AKUH gets CAP certification in Pakistan

KARACHI: Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has become the first health Institution in Pakistan to get the College of American Pathologists (CAP) certification. This was announced by Hans Kedzierski the Chief Executive Officer of AKUH at addressing a press conference here. He said that the clinical laboratory testing is an essential part of a quality healthcare service. “Since most of …

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Mild electric shocks on the arm might help ease migraine pain

LONDON: When a migraine strikes, patients might one day be able to make the experience less painful by using a smartphone-controlled device to deliver mild electric shocks to their arm, a company-funded experiment suggests. The experimental gadget, Nerivio Migra, is a patch with a battery, electrodes and a computer chip that can wirelessly communicate with mobile devices. It’s designed to …

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New advance could boost available organs for transplant

New advance could boost available organs for transplant MIAMI: A new scientific advance could boost the number of donated organs available for transplant, and possibly reduce a critical shortage that leads to thousands of deaths each year, researchers said Wednesday. Deep-freezing organs and tissue through cryopreservation has been possible since the 1980s, but re-warming them without cooking or destroying the …

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Civil servant´s death highlights world´s lowest birth rate

SEOUL: Trying to raise the world´s lowest birth rate is among the missions of South Korea´s welfare ministry — a challenge starkly illustrated when one of its own working mothers died at her office. The 34-year-old woman was an elite employee who had passed the highest category of the highly competitive civil service entrance exams. A mother of three, she …

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Civil servant´s death highlights world´s lowest birth rate

SEOUL: Trying to raise the world´s lowest birth rate is among the missions of South Korea´s welfare ministry — a challenge starkly illustrated when one of its own working mothers died at her office. The 34-year-old woman was an elite employee who had passed the highest category of the highly competitive civil service entrance exams. A mother of three, she …

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Women´s life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

PARIS: By 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach, researchers said Wednesday. South Korea is not only the first country in the world where women may live past 90 on average, it is also the one on track to log the biggest jump in longevity, they …

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Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old

GENEVA: More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency …

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Women´s life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

PARIS: By 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach, researchers said Wednesday. South Korea is not only the first country in the world where women may live past 90 on average, it is also the one on track to log the biggest jump in longevity, they …

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