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World Polio Day: Pakistan renews pledge to become polio-free country

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday articulated his resolution to wipe out the polio virus from Pakistan, for a better and safer Pakistan.Pakistan is amongst the only three countries in the world, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, that is still under the influence of widespread polio. The World …

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Dr Rizvi wants more SIUT centres across Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk) The founder of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Dr Adeeb Rizvi has called for more centres to be opened across the country.In a video message, Dr Rizvi announced that centres had been opened in Sukkur and Larkana, while they were trying to open another …

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Super Foods That Are High in Vitamin D

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Vitamin D is the only nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight.However, up to 50% of the world’s population may not get enough sun, and 40% of us are deficient in vitamin D (1, 2).This is partly because people spend more time indoors, wear sunblock outside …

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Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

UN (Web Desk) Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk.The UN health agency´s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one …

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Easy techniques to prevent food waste at home

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Food waste has become an environmental stigma and many companies around the world are doing the hard work to prevent food from going to waste.Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year approximately 1.3 billion tonnes gets lost or wasted.Sadly, …

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Beet juice may reduce walking pain with leg artery disease

NEW YORK (Web Desk) Patients with peripheral artery disease who drink beet juice before walking may feel less pain from this type of exercise than people who don’t, a small experiment suggests.Peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops over time with hardening of the arteries and reduced blood and oxygen flow to …

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1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

PARIS (Web Desk) More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise, doctors are warning, with global activity levels virtually unchanged in nearly two decades.With richer nations enjoying an increasingly comfortable, sedentary lifestyle, a study by the World Health Organization …

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Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Current smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research.The more a person smokes, the greater the risk, but quitting smoking appears to lower it significantly, the authors report in the European Journal of …

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Paternal smoking linked to miscarriage risk

LONDON (Web Desk) Would-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests.Based on data for nearly 6 million pregnancies, researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the first few …

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Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids

LONDON (Web Desk) Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests.Researchers examined hearing test results for 3,316 children ages 9 to 11. They also asked parents about hearing complaints from their children, how often kids used portable music …

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