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34 suspected cases of H1N1 influenza reported in Punjab

LAHORE (Web Desk) A total of 34 suspected cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported so far in Punjab this year with only one confirmed case whereas 443 cases were reported last year that resulted in 31 deaths, said an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday. Surveillance and …

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K-P likely to expand anti-cancer project

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) As the toll from the viral dengue fever soared past 30, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Health Minister Shahram Tarakai only had words to offer. Addressing an event organised by the Oncology department of the Hayatabad Medical Complex’s (HMC) in collaboration with a multinational pharmaceutical company, Tarakai stated that the Pakistan …

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Human stem cells restore mobility in Parkinson’s monkeys: study

PARIS (Web Desk) Lab monkeys with Parkinson’s symptoms regained significant mobility after neurons made from human stem cells were inserted into their brains, researchers reported Wednesday in a study hailed as “groundbreaking”.The promising results were presented as the last step before human clinical trials, perhaps as early as next year, …

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US approves first gene therapy for cancer

MIAMI (Web Desk) The United States approved the first gene therapy in the nation on Wednesday a treatment that uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight leukemia opening a new era in the fight against cancer.The treatment is made by Novartis and is called Kymriah,(tisagenlecleucel).This type of immunotherapy,known as …

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Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

OTTAWA (Web Desk) Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests.Over the course of about seven years, diets with roughly 35 percent …

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Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite ‘modest’ benefit

ZURICH (Web Desk) Novartis will seek regulatory approval this year for a new kind of anti-inflammatory heart drug, though some experts fear fatal infection risks and a high price may overshadow the medicine’s limited benefits.Keenly awaited clinical trial results released on Sunday showed heart-attack survivors on one of three doses …

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Why teens need to understand care plans for dying parents

LONDON (Web Desk) When children lose a parent during adolescence, their mental health as young adults may depend on how comfortable they were with the treatment and support provided at the end of their parents’ lives, a recent study suggests.To understand the lasting psychological impact of the death of a …

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More than 1,500 dengue cases reported in Peshawar

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) A total of 24 new cases have been reported in Peshawar in the last 24 hours, according to the office of deputy commissioner Peshawar.Around 1,547 dengue positive cases have been reported since June 1, the office revealed.Since June 1, about seven patients have passed away due to …

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Eating disorders linked to history of theft

NEW YORK (Web Desk) Women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia are up to four times more likely to be convicted of theft – often petty thefts like shoplifting – compared to peers without eating disorders, according to results from a large Swedish study. This increased risk of criminality in women …

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Low to no risk from pesticide-tainted eggs experts

PARIS (Web Desk) The pesticide fipronil at the heart of Europe’s latest food safety scare is found in common household products used to rid the family dog of ticks, kill lawn pests, and in cockroach bait.It is also a prolific killer of bloodsucking red mites that can devastate poultry farms, …

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