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Early help tied to better language skills in kids with hearing loss

MELBOURNE (Web Desk) Children with permanent hearing loss may develop better language skills if they get hearing aids or cochlear implants while they’re still babies, an Australian study suggests.For the study, researchers examined data on language abilities at age 5 for children born with permanent hearing loss who received similar …

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High-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk study

NASHVILLE, US (Web Desk) People who eat a lot of saturated fat – the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef – are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggests.Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot …

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Can Islamabad’s reincarnated restaurants recapture old magic?

SANAM ZEB Two popular eateries in the capital have managed to rekindle their spark since the authorities cracked down on them After authorities cracked down on commercial entities operating in residential areas last year, several eateries disappeared from the map of the capital. Some saw reincarnation; others were never heard …

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Greek parliament approves government’s proposed bailout reforms

ATHENS (Web Desk) The Greek parliament has approved a motion allowing reform proposals submitted by the government to international creditors to be used as a basis for further negotiations.In the early hours of Saturday morning, Greek lawmakers voted 251 to 32 in favor of the government’s proposed reforms in return …

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Rising number of hepatitis cases in Balochistan set alarm bells ringing

QUETTA (Web Desk) As 10 to 30 out of every 100 people are affected by hepatitis in Balochistan, the World Health Organization has declared seven districts at high risk of the disease.According to Chief Minister’s Initiative for Hepatitis Free Balochistan Coordinator Dr Ismail Mirwani, hepatitis is most common in the …

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US proposes cigarette nicotine cut, shift toward e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (Web DESK) The US government proposed cutting nicotine in cigarettes to “non-addictive” levels on Friday in a major regulatory shift designed to move smokers toward potentially less harmful e-cigarettes. Shares of major tobacco companies in the United States and the UK slumped in heavy trading volume after the proposal …

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Sleep may even help memory in very young babies

NEW YORK (Web Desk)  Three-month-old infants have better recall when they get a brief nap after learning something new, according to small experiment that suggests sleep may play a role in solidifying memories very early in life.While previous research has linked frequent naps to better memory in babies as young …

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Women to be hired for polio eradication plan in Bajaur

KHAR (Web Desk) The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has planned to hire female staff for its polio eradication activities in Bajaur Agency, according to sources. They said that according to the notification sent to local health department by Unicef few days ago, at least 60 female staffers including community …

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Can Islamabad’s reincarnated restaurants recapture old magic?

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) After authorities cracked down on commercial entities operating in residential areas last year, several eateries disappeared from the map of the capital. Some saw reincarnation; others were never heard from again.The problem with most sequels, be they in movie theatres or fine-dining establishments, is that they seldom …

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Women with HIV in Cameroon still stigmatised

YAOUNDE (Web Desk) Blandine, a 28-year-old mother of a baby girl, sits restlessly on a chair in a womens’ health centre in Cameroon’s capital, not knowing how or what to feel as she waits for an HIV test.Blandine is HIVpositive.But the waiting is not for her — it is to …

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